Paul Nicholls clearly has no concerns about a second race in double quick time for TRICKY TRICKSTER following a lengthy absence. Connections are trying to qualify him for next month's Foxhunters' Chase at Cheltenham and he should prove in a different league to these. Cave Hill, Pathian Prince and Fair Point are all returning from a lengthy absence but Silver Token won between the flags recently. Bobs Law has place claims as he's run a couple of fair races under Rules this year and has a decent amateur on board.
Cave Hill (IRE) 6-1 (11-8) Led, headed 13th, led again 5 out, blundered and unseated rider 4 out, in a race won by Lorikarad (11-8) at Chepstow 3m hts chs (6) gs in Mar, 13 ran.
Pathian Prince 6-1 (11-11) Ran in snatches, not fluent 10th, soon driven in 5th and losing touch, behind 13th, pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Postmaster (11-11) at Ludlow 2m 4f hts chs (6) gd in Mar, 6 ran.
Tricky Trickster (IRE) 4-5fav (11-9) Tracked leader until not fluent 2nd, went 2nd again from 5th, led 14th, headed before next, led 2 out, shaken up flat, comfortably, won at Huntingdon 3m hts chs (6) gs beating Flaming Gorge (11-11) by 4 1/2l, 4 ran.
Big Game Hunter (IRE) 33-1 (11-5) Mid-division on outside, outpaced from 9th, no impression after, 5th of 11, 40l behind Chapoturgeon (11-9) at Newbury 2m 6f hts chs (6) sft in Jan.
Bobs Law (IRE) 11-2 (11-12) Mid-division, mistake 10th, headway next, outpaced 4 out, rallied 3 out, no impression before next, stayed on to press for 3rd from last, 4th of 14, 10l behind Kirkleigh (11-9) at Wincanton 3m 1f hts chs (6) hvy in Jan.
Fair Point (IRE) 25-1 (11-5) Held up, headway 3rd, hit 15th, soon behind, pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Clash Duff (11-9) at Exeter 3m 6f hcp chs 0-125 (3) gd in Mar, 12 ran.
Kingspark Boy (IRE) 7-1 (11-7) 7th of 9, 50l behind Chosen Milan (11-0) at Pentreclwydau 3m ptp gs in May.
Princeful (FR) 14-1 (12-0) In tch to 12; to & pu 2 out, in a race won by Cottage Oak (12-7) at Point-to-Point Owners & Riders 3m ptp gs in Dec, 16 ran.
Silver Token 20-1 (12-0) Hdwy 9; led app 2 out; drvn out, won at Chaddesley Corbett 3m ptp hvy in Dec beating Le Burf (12-0) by 3/4l, 17 ran.
Spirit Of Barbados (IRE) 15-2 (11-0) Lost plce 7; to & pu 3 out, in a race won by Master Medic (11-0) at Larkhill Racing Club 3m ptp gd in Jan, 11 ran.