It's a Mistake and Nodividendsagain, third at Taunton on debut a year ago, both have a lengthy absence to overcome but the former's stablemate Letbeso had a run over course and distance last month and won a point-to-point in October. Western Jo was third at Taunton in December and will know more here but Rebecca Curtis has a terrific strike rate on this course with her bumper horses so we are siding with WESTERN COMMANDER. By King's Theatre, he's a half-brother to bumper winner Western Flyer and his second in a Loughanmore point-to-point in December will have taught him plenty.
Its A Mistake (IRE) 9-2 (11-2) Led, headed 5f out, weakened 2f out, 5th of 9, 19l behind Billy Twyford (10-11) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f NH flat (6) gd in May.
Letbeso (IRE) 25-1 (11-4) 5th of 8, 22l behind Heath Hunter (11-4) at Ffos Las 2m NH flat (6) hvy in Feb.
Nodividendsagain 2-1 (10-2) Tracked leaders, effort over 3f out, soon one pace, 3rd of 5, 14l behind Mist The Boat (10-2) at Taunton 2m 1f cond NH flat (5) gf in Mar '12.
Western Commander (IRE) 5-1 (12-0) Ww, steady prog bef 4out, not qckn 2out, lft 2nd bef last, ko, 2nd of 17, dis behind Lecale Lad (11-4) at Loughanmore 3m ire ptp hvy in Dec.
Western Jo (IRE) 8-1 (11-7) Took keen hold, held up, headway to chase leaders, halfway, stayed on same pace final 2f, went modest 3rd in closing stages, 3rd of 11, 16l behind Doctor Harper (11-7) at Taunton 2m 1f mdn nat hunt flat (5) sft in Dec.