Fiftyonefiftyone was sent off favourite at Southwell last month but found one too good in Sparville and Brendan Powell junior now switches to MORESTEAD. His father's gelding is back on a winning mark and should appreciate the switch back to fences having found things happening too quickly for him over hurdles. He gets a tentative vote though Petit Ecuyer looks a threat on his latest second at Plumpton and Ray Diamond is tumbling down the ratings.
Free World (FR) 11-1 (11-12) Held up in rear, weakened after 6 out, tailed off and pulled up after 5 out, in a race won by Time To Think (11-5) at Chepstow 2m 3f hcp chs 0-115 (4) hvy in Mar, 6 ran.
Oscar Close (IRE) 14-1 (10-1) Jumped right, towards rear, not fluent 5th, behind 7th, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Triangular (11-9) at Newbury 2m 6f hcp chs 0-130 (3) gd in Mar '12, 12 ran.
Ray Diamond 12-1 (11-11) Chased leader, hit 8th and reminder, lost place next, soon struggling rear, blundered 10th, tailed off and pulled up 4 out, in a race won by Upton Mead (9-11) at Kempton 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in Apr, 7 ran.
Fiftyonefiftyone (IRE) 2-1fav (11-9) Led until 2nd, with leader, not fluent 7th, led next, headed 4 out, no impression on winner 2 out, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 8, 5l behind Sparville (11-12) at Southwell 2m hcp chs 0-105 (4) gd in Apr.
Morestead (IRE) 6-1 (11-0) Given clear lead start, reduced lead 5th, driven and headed after next, chased leader until 7th, weakened rapidly soon after, tailed off, 9th of 10, well behind Starlight Air (10-11) at Fontwell 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs in Apr.
Petit Ecuyer (FR) 2-1fav (11-5) In touch in rear, went 2nd after 3 out traveling well, every chance from 2 out, not quicken towards finish, 2nd of 5, 1/2l behind Mr Muddle (11-12) at Plumpton 2m 1f hcp ch 0-110 (4) sft in Mar.
Try Catch Me (IRE) 5-1 (9-13) Chased leading pair until approaching 6th, mistake and weakened next, tailed off, 6th of 8, 49l behind Sew On Target (11-12) at Chepstow 2m 3f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gf in Apr.