Quantity undoubtedly outweighs quality in this but Straits Of Messina must have a decent chance having won at Fakenham three runs ago and finishing second off today's mark at Market Rasen last time. DELPHI MOUNTAIN is hardly consistent but took advantage of a drop in grade to land a lady riders' handicap under Lizzie Kelly at Huntingdon last week. Thomas Cheeseman's claim takes care of his penalty and this is within his capabilities if in the same mood. Crackerjack has gone close a couple of times at Taunton this season and should be in the firing-line again with Doncaster fourth Benefitofhindsight arguably best of the rest.
Delphi Mountain (IRE) 8-1 (11-5) Held up mid-division, headway before 3 out, went 2nd before 2 out, led before last, kept on, won at Huntingdon 2m ldys hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs beating Daliance (11-4) by 3/4l, 9 ran.
Tenby Jewel (IRE) 14-1 (10-4) Tracked leaders on inside, lost place 4th, ridden after 6th, weakened before 3 out, tailed off, 6th of 8, well behind Minella On Line (10-13) at Chepstow 3m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft.
Straits Of Messina (IRE) 5-1 (10-11) Held up mid-division, went 2nd 3 out, every chance 2 out, in 3rd and chance when left 2nd last, kept on same pace, no chance with winner, 2nd of 7, 6l behind Run Ructions Run (11-8) at Market Rasen 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft in Feb.
Donnachas Chant (USA) 5-1 (10-7) In touch, ridden 2 out, kept on same pace, 4th of 8, 9l behind Lillioftheballet (10-2) at Market Rasen 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Sep '12.
Drumgooland (IRE) 14-1 (11-0) Led, headed narrowly when fell last, in a race won by Epee Celeste (10-1) at Market Rasen 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in Feb, 8 ran.
Chance Encounter (IRE) 8-1 (11-2) Not fluent 1st, prominent after next, led 3rd, headed after 3 out, weakened flat, 7th of 16, 21l behind Withy Mills (10-3) at Taunton 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy in Jan.
Lodgician (IRE) 14-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders, weakened after 3 out, 6th of 8, 22l behind Whispering Harry (11-4) at Southwell 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy in Feb.
Billy My Boy 66-1 (11-1) Held up towards rear, ridden 5th, fell 3 out, in a race won by Milo Man (11-11) at Taunton 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Jan, 14 ran.
Crackerjack 5-1 (10-13) Tracked leaders on inside, went 2nd before 2 out until approaching 2 out, stayed on same pace in 3rd, 3rd of 7, 2 3/4l behind The Darling Boy (11-12) at Taunton 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy in Feb.
Out Of Nothing 18-1 (11-0) Led until 6th, every chance 2 out, no extra flat, 6th of 14, 10l behind Seaside Shuffle (11-4) at Taunton 2m 1f hcp hdl (3yo+) (5) gd in Dec.
Benefitofhindsight 16-1 (10-9) Led or disputed lead, narrow advantage after 5th, headed 3 out, kept on same pace, no impression with leaders before last, lost 3rd flat, 4th of 11, 19l behind Polstar (10-12) at Doncaster 2m nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in Feb.
Mister Fantastic 25-1 (10-6) Raced keenly, prominent, mistake 3rd, raced wide and lost place before next, behind from 4 out, tailed off, last of 10, 48l behind Rolling Dough (9-11) at Ludlow 2m hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gs in Dec.
Generous Bob 66-1 (10-12) Held up in mid-division, not fluent 3rd, mistake 3 out, soon well beaten, pulled up before last, in a race won by Be Bop Boru (10-10) at Wincanton 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy in Feb, 11 ran.
Pearl (IRE) 20-1 (10-5) Held up towards rear, headway before 2 out, went 4th before last, kept on same pace, 4th of 9, 9l behind Gigondas (10-12) at Taunton 2m 1f sell hdl (5) gd in Nov.
Wheelavim 25-1 (9-13) Led or disputed lead until outpaced before 3 out, ridden next, soon weakened, 6th of 11, 26l behind Polstar (10-12) at Doncaster 2m nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in Feb.
Pennant Dancer 20-1 (10-8) Chased leaders, challlenged 6th, every chance after 3 out, soon pushed along in 3rd, ridden and weakened approaching 2 out, 6th of 13, 22l behind Sarenice (11-9) at Taunton 2m 1f hcp hdl (3yo+) (5) hvy in Dec.
Oscar Rainbow 5-1 (12-0) Trkd ldrs; ev ch 14; wknd 2 out, 4th of 10, 20l behind Upton Venture (12-0) at Heythrop 3m ptp gd in Jan.
Take The Crown 7-1 (10-5) Tracked leader on inside, mistake 4th, 5th and beaten 2 out, weakened last, 7th of 11, 16l behind Be Bop Boru (10-10) at Wincanton 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy in Feb.