The form of Victor Dartnall's yard is a bit of a concern but SEEBRIGHT, a decent hurdler last season, will surely improve for his third at Exeter and likely market rival Wilton Milan again made mistakes when finally completing a race over fences last time. Backhomeinderry has yet to win under Rules and is making his chasing debut, as is Serious Mixture, while it's difficult to fancy Zigzaga returning from a lengthy absence.
Backhomeinderry (IRE) 33-1 (10-5) In rear until pulled up before 6th, in a race won by Horatio Hornblower (11-11) at Newbury 2m 3f cnd nov hcp hdl (0-120) (4) gd in Mar, 13 ran.
Seebright 10-11fav (10-12) Tracked leaders on outside, not fluent 6th, ridden after 11th, one pace 4 out, went 3rd from next, closed on 2nd flat, no impression on winner, 3rd of 7, 9l behind Freckle Face (11-12) at Exeter 2m 3f nov chs (3) gd in Mar.
Serious Mixture 50-1 (11-1) Chased leader, led 5th until after 4 out, weakened before next, tailed off, 6th of 12, well behind Ashford Wood (11-1) at Ffos Las 2m 4f NH mdn hdl (4) sft in Mar.
Wilton Milan (IRE) 9-2 (11-8) Chased leaders, went 2nd 12th until pushed along approaching 4 out, lost 3rd and went right 4 out, weakened next, tailed off, 5th of 7, 38l behind Dare To Endeavour (11-1) at Exeter 3m (3) sft in Feb.
Zigzaga (IRE) 9-2 (12-0) Mists; nvr on terms, 4th of 12, 26l behind Boston Article (12-0) at Grafton 3m ptp gd in May.