George Nympton was second off today's mark at Southwell last time. Mister Grez was third at Stratford after a short break but this looks an inadequate test of stamina. O'Callaghan Strand is still 6lb higher than his last winning mark but didn't show much at Market Rasen last time. OLYMPIAN BOY hasn't managed a win this season but has slid down the handicap as a result. This looks a good opportunity, though Jeanry seems to like it here and Josh Wall's claim takes him down to the minimum.
George Nympton (IRE) 20-1 (11-12) With leader, ridden to lead 3 out, headed before last, kept on run-in, no chance with winner, 2nd of 7, 5l behind Memorabilia (11-7) at Southwell 2m hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd in Mar.
Mister Grez (FR) 8-1 (11-12) Held up, blundered 1st, not fluent 4th, headway 10th, not fluent 12th, went 2nd 2 out, no impression on winner when lost 2nd and mistake last, weakened flat, 3rd of 8, 16l behind Caulfields Venture (10-3) at Stratford 2m 7f hcp chs 0-125 (3) sft in Mar.
O'callaghan Strand (AUS) 10-1 (11-2) Chased leaders, mistake 7th, no impression before 3 out, 4th of 7, 29l behind Highbury High (10-11) at Market Rasen 2m 4f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gs in Mar.
Olympian Boy (IRE) 8-1 (11-2) Held up in rear, hit 3 out, went 4th before 2 out, one pace, 4th of 5, 23l behind Prince Of Dreams (11-12) at Newbury 2m 1f hcp chs 0-125 (3) gs in Mar.
The Mumper (IRE) 4-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, not always fluent, mistake 12th, blundered next, soon beaten, weakening when mistake 3 out, 4th of 6, 41l behind Clondaw Flicka (11-5) at Doncaster 3m nov hcp chs 0-110 (4) gd in Nov.
Come On Annie 8-1 (10-12) Held up in rear, in touch at back of group before 4 out, no progress after and soon well held, last of 8, 28l behind Noche De Reyes (11-3) at Ludlow 2m nov hcp chs (0-125) (3) gd in Mar.
Entertain Me 14-1 (10-13) In rear, some progress on outside approaching 11th, soon pushed along, weakened 13th, tailed off, 6th of 8, well behind Speed Master (11-12) at Warwick 2m 4f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd in Mar.
Lamb's Cross 7-1 (11-5) Tracked leading trio, reminder after 9th, disputing 3rd 4 out, soon ridden and beaten in 4th, left poor 3rd 3 out, tailed off, 3rd of 6, 44l behind General Ross (10-6) at Wincanton 2m nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) gs in Mar.
Jeanry (FR) 11-4 (11-3) Close up, chased winner 7th, kept on one pace, 2nd of 5, 14l behind Lord Navits (11-10) at Bangor 2m 1f nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) hvy in Feb.