Scales just held on over 2m4f at Taunton and will be better suited by this trip and looks certain to get involved. Engai is still a maiden over hurdles but reasonably consistent from this mark and should go well again though it's HIGH VILLE who gets the vote on his handicap debut. David Pipe's charge was runner-up in three bumpers and has been quite highly tried over hurdles so this looks his turn to shine. Key To Milan, is up 7lb for his Wincanton success but will love the ground conditions and has to rate a threat.
Kim Tian Road (IRE) 18-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear, headway 4th, went 2nd last, led flat, ran on, won at Exeter 2m 3f mares NH nov hdl (4) gd in Mar beating Alder Mairi (11-9) by 2l, 12 ran.
Runaway Green (FR) 33-1 (11-1) Held up towards rear, not fluent 4th, headway after 3 out, shaken up before 2 out, never on terms with leaders, 7th of 16, 32l behind Karinga Dancer (11-1) at Wincanton 2m mdn hdl (4) gs in Mar.
Engai (GER) 6-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, not much room 3 out, every chance last, stayed on same pace flat, 3rd of 11, 5l behind Ladies Dancing (11-2) at Huntingdon 2m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Mar.
Dont Take Me Alive 9-2 (11-0) Always towards rear, pulled up, in a race won by Crafty Roberto (11-6) at Market Rasen 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft in Feb, 14 ran.
High Ville (IRE) 3-1 (10-7) Pulled hard, jockey attemped to drop in last, headway 2nd, chased winner before 4th until approaching next, soon ridden, weakened after 3 out, 6th of 9, 39l behind Dont Do Mondays (11-0) at Warwick 2m nh nov hdl (4) sft in Mar.
Scales (IRE) 11-4fav (11-7) Raced on inside, chased leaders, went 2nd 5th, led soon after, blundered 3 out, strongly pressed from next, stayed on gamely under pressure flat, won at Taunton 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft in Mar beating Meirig's Dream (10-0) by 3/4l, 7 ran.
Over The Rubicon (IRE) 100-1 (11-1) Held up in rear, effort 3 out, no impression next, weakened before last, 8th of 16, 34l behind Karinga Dancer (11-1) at Wincanton 2m mdn hdl (4) gs in Mar.
Clouds Of Mist 10-3 (10-12) Held up mid-division, tracked leaders in 3rd after 4 out, went 3rd before 2 out, every chance run-in, kept on and just held towards finish, 2nd of 8, shd behind Flora Lea (10-9) at Chepstow 2m mrs nov hdl (4) hvy in Mar.
Key To Milan 9-2 (11-1) Led, headed after 2nd, prominent, mistake 6th, led 3 out, reminders and tended to idle soon after, edged left approaching last, driven out, won at Wincanton 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs in Mar beating Backhomeinderry (11-12) by 1l, 12 ran.
Residence And Spa (IRE) 20-1 (10-6) Led until 1st, tracked leaders, every chance 3 out and when mistake and bumped 2 out, one pace flat, 4th of 10, 7l behind Chilbury Hill (9-9) at Exeter 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in Mar.