ROBIN WILL is penalised but has been very impressive on both recent starts in this sphere and is impossible to oppose. Jayo looks the main threat as this once useful Irish chaser wasn't beaten far on his reappearance after a long break at Wincanton in February. The remainder will need to show some improvement though Himalayan Express did manage to win a novice hunters' event at Newton Abbot last year and Miss Tinks won a point last month.
Robin Will (FR) 4-6fav (12-2) Patiently ridden, held up last in steadily run race, went 3rd at 11th, hit next, closed before 4 out, led 3 out, soon clear, easily, won at Exeter 3m hts chs (6) sft in Mar beating Vintage Class (12-2) by 27l, 4 ran.
Himalayan Express 8-1 (11-9) Mid-division, jumped slowly and lost place 2nd, last when mistake and reminder 5th, headway from 10th, outpaced 4 out, mistake 2 out, veered left and rider lost iron briefly, ran on flat, 4th of 13, 17l behind Martys Mission (11-9) at Ludlow 2m 4f hts chs (6) sft in Feb.
Beherayn 25-1 (11-5) Led, hit 4th, not fluent 7th, mistake 3 out, headed next, no extra last, 5th of 8, 18l behind Saphir Des Bois (11-5) at Leicester 2m hts chs (6) sft in Mar.
Betabob (IRE) 16-1 (12-0) Held up; eff 14; wknd 2 out; pu last, in a race won by Gone To Lunch (12-0) at New Forest 3m ptp sft in Mar, 10 ran.
Jayo (FR) 6-4 (11-0) Ss; held up; lft 2nd 13; ev ch 3 out til no ex flat, 3rd of 5, 1 1/4l behind Special Occasion (11-0) at Mendip Farmers 3m ptp sft in Mar.
Noble Ben (IRE) Evens (12-0) Hdwy 13; ev ch 2 out; wknd flat, 2nd of 11, 7l behind Over The Phone (12-0) at North Hereford 3m ptp gs in Mar.
Party Pictures (IRE) 25-1 (12-0) Prom; led 12-13; wknd 15; wl bhnd when pu last, in a race won by Batu Ferringhi (12-0) at Milborne St Andrew 3m ptp gs in Feb, 15 ran.
Regal Rumpus 4-6 (12-0) (h) (tt) led til hdd & wknd qckly 4 out; pu 2 out, in a race won by Nobody Tells Me (12-0) at Quantock Staghounds 3m ptp sft in Mar, 2 ran.
Miss Tinks 11-10 (11-7) (h) held up & bhnd; stdy prog 13; led 2 out; hdd flat; rallied to ld final 75yds, won at Western 3m ptp sft in Mar beating Tikkeche (11-0) by 1 1/2l, 7 ran.