These could end up spread over half of the Cotswolds. Pearlysteps is the class act and trainer Henry Daly won this in 2010 with Martha's Kinsman. His charge was fourth in the Foxhunters Chase at The Festival but whether he'll stay this far is anybody's guess. Pentiffic has never won beyond 3m but Gone To Lunch was second in the Scottish National in 2009 and still does well from limited opportunities. King Fontaine has also been placed in a Scottish National and won over 3m1f at Bangor earlier this month. He's preferred to Soulard and Aintree Fox Hunters sixth Court Red Handed. MONSIEUR JOURDAIN beat Poppy Day over a marathon trip between the flags last time and Sarah Easterby's charge can follow up in this, with Universal Soldier also worth a second look.
Pearlysteps 8-1 (12-0) Mid-division, headway 3 out, chased leaders next, stayed on to take 4th after last, never on terms with front trio, 4th of 24, 10l behind Tammys Hill (12-0) at Cheltenham 3m 2f hts chs (2) gd in Mar.
Pentiffic (NZ) 4-1 (12-1) Chased winner, hit 13th, led narrowly 14th until next, soon lost 2nd, lost 3rd 4 out, beaten when mistake next, went modest 3rd again flat, 3rd of 6, 15l behind Rockiteer (11-13) at Ludlow 3m hts chs (5) gd.
Golan Way 2-7fav (11-9) Refused to race, in a race won by Bay To Go (11-9) at Southwell 3m hts chs (6) gd, 3 ran.
King Fontaine (IRE) 1-5 (12-7) Made all; ro wl, won at North Staffordshire 3m ptp gf beating Torn Asunder (12-0) by 1 1/2l, 2 ran.
Soulard (USA) 5-1 (12-3) Held up; led 15 til hdd app 3 out; led bet last 2; lft solo last, won at Andoversford 3m ptp, 5 ran.
Vincitore (FR) 5-1 (11-0) (cp) led to 3 & 4 til hdd aft 12; wknd 3 out, 3rd of 8, 20l behind Horsham Lad (11-0) at North Warwickshire Hunt Club 3m ptp gd.
Bally Wall (IRE) 3-1 (12-0) Ap; ev ch 2 out; ro flat, 2nd of 8, nk behind Ide No Idea (12-5) at Essex 3m 6f ptp gd.
Coolykereen Castle (IRE) 10-1 (12-0) (cp) 2nd outing; wl bhnd 8; to 14; rn out last; rtrcd, 3rd of 5, well behind Broken Eagle (12-0) at North Cotswold 3m ptp gd.
Court Red Handed (IRE) 25-1 (12-0) In touch, went 4th from 10th (Bechers), ridden before last, soon faded, 6th of 21, 38l behind Warne (12-0) at Aintree 2m 5f hts chs (2) gd.
Fourth In Line (IRE) 4-1 (12-0) (v) (tt) held up; chsd ldrs 3 out; kpt on wl flat, 2nd of 10, 1l behind The Booshy Man (12-0) at Essex 3m ptp gd.
Gone To Lunch (IRE) 5-4 (12-7) Hdwy 18; one pce 2 out, 3rd of 6, 3 1/2l behind Schindler's Prince (12-0) at Tedworth 3m 6f ptp gd.
Gypsy Jack (IRE) 5-1 (12-0) Held up; hdwy 3 out; nvr nr to chall, 3rd of 5, 9l behind Dashing John (12-0) at Seavington 3m ptp sft.
Keenan's Future (IRE) 5-1 (12-0) (bl) hdwy 9; led 11 til blun & ur 2 out, in a race won by The Rubber Man (12-0) at North Shropshire 3m ptp gf, 6 ran.
Monsieur Jourdain (IRE) 5-4 (12-0) (cp) ap; led 7-9; led 11; stayed on wl, won at Middleton 4m 1f ptp gs beating Poppy Day (11-7) by 1 1/2l, 10 ran.
Schindler's Prince (IRE) 6-4 (12-0) (cp) hdwy 17; led 4 out; all out, won at Tedworth 3m 6f ptp gd beating Pastek (12-0) by 1 1/4l, 6 ran.
Universal Soldier (IRE) 7-4 (11-0) Led til hdd 2; ev ch 2 out; kpt on, 2nd of 6, 1 1/4l behind Invisible Man (11-4) at Bitterley 3m ptp.
Poppy Day 5-2 (11-7) (cp) ap; chsd wnr 12; ev ch 2 out; one pce, 2nd of 10, 1 1/2l behind Monsieur Jourdain (12-0) at Middleton 4m 1f ptp gs.