Brave Buck will likely be a short price in this having won by 11 lengths at Ffos Las last month. But he does carry a penalty and the runner-up did little for the form at Plumpton on Monday. FLORA LEA caused a huge surprise over 2m here in March but was making her hurdling debut that day and can only improve. She's bred to appreciate further so gets the nod with Robert Dunne taking off 3lb. Bangor second Jeanry is still 5lb higher than for his only victory in 2010 but Radical Impact is surely better than he's shown so far.
Brave Buck 8-1 (11-3) Disputed lead, led narrowly 7th, joined and hit 3 out, clear before last, kept on strongly, won at Ffos Las 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) hvy in Oct beating Landenstown Star (10-8) by 11l, 9 ran.
Flora Lea 66-1 (10-9) Tracked leader, led before 3 out, in command when mistake last, soon joined on run-in, rallied and just held on towards finish, won at Chepstow 2m mrs nov hdl (4) hvy in Mar beating Clouds Of Mist (10-12) by shd, 8 ran.
Salut L'as (FR) 100-1 (10-12) Chased leaders, pushed along and weakened before 3 out, behind when mistake and unseated rider last, in a race won by Horizontal Speed (10-12) at Exeter 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Oct, 15 ran.
Jeanry (FR) 8-1 (10-2) Led, jumped right 1st, headed before 2nd, tracked leaders, went 2nd 2 out, no impression on winner last, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 9, 2l behind Flicka Williams (11-12) at Bangor 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Sep.
Pirans Car 33-1 (10-0) Held up towards rear, mistake and pushed laong 7th, stayed on from 2 out, not much room and kept on flat, nearest finish, 4th of 11, 8l behind Ray Diamond (10-3) at Exeter 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs in Oct.
Bolberry Springs 20-1 (10-0) In rear, not fluent, mistake 3 out, no impression in 8th when mistake 2 out, 9th of 13, 45l behind Letemgo (11-5) at Wincanton 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Oct.
Radical Impact (IRE) 50-1 (11-0) In rear, jumped slowly and behind from 3rd, tailed off, 8th of 9, well behind Dont Do Mondays (11-0) at Warwick 2m nh nov hdl (4) sft in Mar.