Stormyisland Ahead was due to run under a penalty at Taunton last night while it's usually worth taking on the reluctant Lajidaal, though he is starting to come down the weights again. MIGHT AS WELL was conceding plenty of weight to Quayside Court when third behind Claire Dyson's charge at Taunton in November but only has to give away a couple of pounds here and arrives in good form after winning by six lengths at Plumpton last month. He gets the nod as Top Benefit and Current Climate continue to let supporters down.
Stormyisland Ahead 9-4 (10-13) Tracked leaders, led 6 out, clear before 3 out, kept on well, won at Ffos Las 2m 5f nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) gs in Apr beating Hodgson (11-12) by 17l, 5 ran.
Lajidaal (USA) 9-1 (11-10) Tracked leaders, pushed along after 8th and reminder, soon lost place and outpaced, kept on from 2 out, no impression, 5th of 7, 7l behind Doheny Bar (10-5) at Plumpton 2m 4f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gs in Mar.
Might As Well 3-1 (10-9) Tended to jump right, pressed leader, led 8th, made rest, came clear from 4 out, not fluent last, eased close home, won at Plumpton 3m 2f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd in Apr beating Absolute Shambles (10-2) by 6l, 5 ran.
Top Benefit (IRE) 4-1 (10-6) Held up, mistake 3rd, not fluent 9th, headway after 4 out, 4th and beaten 2 out, 4th of 7, 10l behind Keeverfield (11-5) at Towcester 3m hcp chs 0-100 (5) sft in Mar.
Quayside Court (IRE) 3-1 (10-10) Led until 3rd, pushed along and lost place 7th, closed before next, led 9th, jumped left and bumped next, went left and headed 3 out, weakened before 2 out, tailed off, 4th of 6, well behind Doubletoilntrouble (11-12) at Towcester 2m 6f nov hcp chs 0-100 (5) sft in Mar.
Current Climate (IRE) 15-2 (10-9) Held up in last, reminder after 7th, jumped slowly 10th, behind 12th, tailed off, 7th of 8, well behind Bounds And Leaps (11-12) at Fontwell 3m 2f hcp ch 0-110 (4) hvy in Mar.
Ten More (IRE) 14-1 (10-5) Tracked leaders, bad mistake 1st, pulled up before next, in a race won by Solitary Palm (10-0) at Taunton 2m 7f nov hcp chs 0-95 (5) gf in Apr, 9 ran.
Rudinero (IRE) 25-1 (10-10) Chased leaders, pushed along 10th, weakened 13th, tailed off from 2 out, last of 9, well behind Quayside Court (10-6) at Towcester 3m hcp chs 0-95 (5) gs in Mar.