Last month's Ffos Las winner PENSION PLAN has travelled a long way for this and has conditions to suit again. A follow-up is a distinct possibility, though this is Locked Inthepocket's time of year and Thomas Garner takes off 7lb on his return from a break. Amigo has to be respected, despite a big weight though he's gone up a further pound since only finishing third at Wincanton. Howizee and Seven Is Lucky are both previous course and distance winners, as is Too Cool To Fool, while Always Bold should be staying on when others have cried enough. Andhaar may be best of the rest.
Amigo (FR) 13-8fav (11-8) Held up in rear, headway when hampered after 3 out, went 3rd approaching 2 out, stayed on same pace, no impression, 3rd of 9, 12l behind Benvolio (11-3) at Wincanton 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) hvy in Feb.
Andhaar 50-1 (11-4) In rear, slow and reminder 6th, struggling 4 out, left in poor 5th before 2 out, blundered last, tailed off, 5th of 7, well behind Open Hearted (11-12) at Kempton 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-145 (2) sft in Mar.
Howizee 6-1 (11-7) Held up towards rear, headway 6th, went 3rd 4 out, weakened from 2 out, 4th of 13, 30l behind Beeves (11-0) at Ayr 3m hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gs in Mar.
Lackamon 20-1 (11-5) Tracked leaders, mistake 5th, soon lost place, tailed off 4 out, 6th of 10, 40l behind Kaylif Aramis (11-2) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) hvy in Mar.
Locked Inthepocket (IRE) 7-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 5th until 8th, weakened 2 out, last of 5, 26l behind Desert Cry (11-12) at Ayr 2m hcp chs 0-140 (3) hvy in Jan.
Bescot Springs (IRE) 5-2fav (9-7) In touch, in rear from 3rd, weakened before 5 out, last of 5, 39l behind Junior (11-12) at Newcastle 3m listed hcp chs (1) hvy in Dec.
Pension Plan 3-1fav (11-2) Chased leaders, driven to challenge approaching 3 out, blundered when led next, ridden clear last, ran on well, won at Ffos Las 3m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft in Mar beating Black Is Beautiful (11-0) by 4l, 8 ran.
Karinga Dandy (IRE) 15-2 (11-8) Towards rear, pushed along 5th, weakened before 3 out, 9th of 14, 43l behind Mitchell's Way (11-8) at Carlisle 2m 3f cond hcp hdl 0-1115 (4) gd in Mar.
Always Bold (IRE) 20-1 (9-12) Behind, outpaced 5 out, kept on after 2 out, never dangerous, 4th of 12, 22l behind Billy Dutton (10-11) at Exeter 2m 7f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) sft.
Andreo Bambaleo 20-1 (11-8) Towards rear, mistake 2nd, soon reminders, stayed on late from late, never dangerous, 6th of 19, 13l behind Mrs Eff (9-7) at Wetherby 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs.
Seven Is Lucky (IRE) 14-1 (10-5) Mid-division, lost place before 6th, pulled up, in a race won by Beeves (11-0) at Ayr 3m hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gs in Mar, 13 ran.
Markadam 8-1 (10-13) Tracked leaders in 4th, lost place before 14th, outpaced 3 out, kept on to take 3rd near finish, 3rd of 7, 7l behind Dusky Bob (10-10) at Carlisle 3m 2f hcp chs 0-130 (3) hvy in Mar.
Too Cool To Fool (IRE) 5-1 (10-11) Held up towards rear, pushed along after 8th and some headway, no impression, 7th of 9, 16l behind Pudsey House (10-2) at Kelso 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs.