On a line through Kayf Moss, there's not a great deal between Bally Rone and HEATH HUNTER on bumper form. Rebecca Curtis' gelding has already had a run over hurdles, finishing third over course and distance earlier this month, but David Pipe's six-year-old may have the greater scope and can extend his unbeaten run under Rules. Taqaat won on the Flat as a three-year-old while Fishing Bridge and Fuhgeddaboudit have hinted at ability but are likely to be playing for places if the market principals perform as expected.
Bally Rone (IRE) 5-1 (10-9) Held up in touch, closed 5th, challenged 7th, ridden approaching 2 out, stayed on same pace flat, 3rd of 16, 4 1/2l behind Whisky Yankee (11-2) at Ffos Las 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gs.
Chain Reactor 66-1 (11-2) Prominent, led 2nd, not fluent 4th or 5th, lost place before next, tailed off, 9th of 14, well behind Shernando (11-2) at Huntingdon 2m 4f mdn hdl (4) gd.
Edgar Jones 66-1 (10-12) Mid-division, weakened from 4 out, 6th of 12, well behind Still Believing (9-12) at Ffos Las 2m 4f NH mdn hdl (4) hvy.
Fishing Bridge (IRE) 15-2 (10-12) Held up towards rear, headway before 7th, ridden before last, kept on well run-in, 5th of 12, 3l behind Still Believing (9-12) at Ffos Las 2m 4f NH mdn hdl (4) hvy.
Fuhgeddaboudit 14-1 (11-1) Mid-division, mistake 3 out, headway to track leaders before 2 out where mistake, no extra, 5th of 15, 26l behind Chemistry Master (10-12) at Wincanton 2m mdn hdl (4) gs.
Heath Hunter (IRE) 2-1fav (11-4) won at Ffos Las 2m NH flat (6) hvy in Feb beating Kayf Moss (11-4) by 3l, 8 ran.
Hugo Drax (IRE) 33-1 (11-1) Held up towards rear, well beaten after 3 out, pulled up before next, in a race won by Chemistry Master (10-12) at Wincanton 2m mdn hdl (4) gs, 15 ran.
Monderon (FR) 40-1 (10-10) Held up in rear, pushed along in 5th after 3 out, never a factor, 5th of 8, 23l behind Fox Run (11-10) at Taunton 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Feb.
Regal County (IRE) 4-1 (11-2) Held up, took keen hold, headway 8f out, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 4th of 5, 18l behind Lookout Mountain (10-12) at Ffos Las 2m NH flat (6) hvy in May.
Signe D'estruval (FR) 100-1 (10-11) Tracked leaders, weakened after 4th, pulled up before next, in a race won by Whisky Yankee (11-2) at Ffos Las 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gs, 16 ran.
Taqaat (USA) 5-1 (9-9) With leaders, ridden and weakened quickly 5f out, finished detached, last of 8, well behind Pahente (8-12) at Lingfield 1m 3f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Aug (flat).
Tiger's Jacey (IRE) 16-1 (10-5) Mid-division, went 6th before 5th, weakened from 4 out, 10th of 12, well behind Still Believing (9-12) at Ffos Las 2m 4f NH mdn hdl (4) hvy.