Ludlow winner River Rhapsody may prefer a faster surface and was well beaten on good to soft at Lingfield last time so we'll give a tentative vote to MOORLANDS TERI. Already a winner over hurdles and in bumpers, she was quite highly tried in her first season over fences and could take advantage of this drop in grade. Sir Bumble and This Way look exposed now, while Kilcommon Pride's form over hurdles left much to be desired.
Moorlands Teri 16-1 (10-13) Held up, jumped left 3rd and 4th, mistake 5th, headway approaching 9th, ridden after 11th, soon behind, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Winterwood (11-12) at Ffos Las 3m nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) sft in Feb, 7 ran.
River Rhapsody (IRE) 10-3 (11-7) Tracked leader effort 3 out, soon under pressure and one pace, 2nd of 4, 12l behind Goring One (11-10) at Lingfield 2m 4f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gs.
This Way (IRE) 8-1 (11-3) Held up in rear, closer order 5th, mistake 9th, headway to poor 3rd 3 out, tailed off, 3rd of 7, 20l behind Ede's (10-2) at Fontwell 2m 2f hcp chs 0-95 (5) hvy.
Sir Bumble (IRE) 13-2 (10-4) Tracked leaders on outside, ridden 3 out, weakened before next, 5th of 7, 32l behind Pingaro De La Vire (11-5) at Towcester 2m 6f hcp 0-100 (5) gd.
Kilcommon Pride (IRE) 40-1 (10-9) Held up towards rear, soon in touch, weakened 5 out, 8th of 17, 35l behind Kateal (11-12) at Chepstow 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) hvy.