A trappy contest in which a chance is taken with NORMALLY. John Flint's charge surely 'bounced' last time after an excellent effort following a lengthy absence and has every chance if recapturing the level of that comeback run sporting first-time blinkers. Ukrainian Star has had a good time of things mixing chasing and hurdling and this C&D winner seems sure to give another good account despite a hike in the ratings. Burnthill showed a good attitude when obliging at Huntingdon and has room for further improvement, while Rivermouth, Bernard and Septos are also noted in an open heat.
Bounds And Leaps 11-2 (11-5) Mid-division, outpaced 4 out, soon weakened, 5th of 15, 19l behind Rockabilly (11-8) at Exeter 2m 7f nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in Mar.
Rathconrath (FR) 40-1 (11-3) Tracked leaders, ridden and outpaced after 3 out, weakened before next, 3rd of 10, 26l behind Wistow (11-2) at Warwick 3m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Mar.
Ukrainian Star (IRE) 15-2 (11-2) Prominent, sometimes jumped right, led 5th, headed 8th, led after 10th, hit next, driven when mistake 2 out, headed near finish, 2nd of 11, nk behind Quazy De Joie (11-0) at Chepstow 3m Conditional Handicap Chase (0-100) (5yo+) (4) gd in Mar.
Normally 2-1fav (11-12) In touch on inside until ridden along and lost place after 7th, struggling in modest 8th after 3 out, tailed off, 9th of 13, 44l behind Acosta (10-5) at Taunton 3m hcp hdl 0-90 (5) sft in Feb.
Can't Remember 25-1 (10-4) Held up towards rear, mistake 6th, headway 3 out, never reached leaders and soon outpaced, no impression after, 6th of 11, 16l behind Veiled (11-9) at Warwick 2m 5f mrs hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Mar.
Burnthill (IRE) 10-3 (10-2) Chased leading trio, went 2nd 6th, led before 2 out, driven out from last, won at Huntingdon 3m 2f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Mar beating More Equity (11-11) by 1l, 8 ran.
Tiger Line 4-1 (10-4) Held up towards rear, pushed along approaching 5th, weakened before 4 out, 6th of 9, 41l behind Kings Guard (10-6) at Newcastle 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) sft in Jan.
Doctor Kilbride (IRE) 17-2 (10-6) Held up in mid-division, not fluent 5th, behind 8th, tailed off, 12th of 14, well behind Premier Des Marais (11-9) at Huntingdon 3m 2f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Feb.
Rivermouth 25-1 (11-5) Mid-division, ridden when mistake 6th, stayed on well from 2 out, went 2nd flat, no chance with winner, 2nd of 15, 20l behind Emmaslegend (11-10) at Wincanton 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-90 (5) gf in Mar.
Bernard 8-1 (10-12) Held up, headway approaching 5th, chased leaders 8th, went 2nd briefly under pressure after 3 out, came wide straight, no impression on leading duo when lost 3rd last, 4th of 10, 16l behind Captain Becket (11-2) at Taunton 3m hcp hdl 0-90 (5) gd in Mar.
Filimoss 100-1 (10-1) Behind, reminders 4th, soon lost touch, tailed off when pulled up 4 out, in a race won by Rockabilly (11-8) at Exeter 2m 7f nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in Mar, 15 ran.
Woodlands Gem (IRE) 10-1 (10-13) Ridden along and soon in rear, lost touch after 5th, pulled up before 7th, in a race won by Ukrainian Star (11-3) at Hereford 3m 2f hcp hdl 0-90 (5) hvy in Jan, 17 ran.
Glamorous Gg 8-1 (11-4) Held up, outpaced approaching 4 out, stayed on from 3 out, went 4th approaching last, no impression, 4th of 9, 11l behind Lightening Fire (10-7) at Chepstow 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-90 (5) gd in Mar.
Our Flora 40-1 (11-4) Mid-division, reminders after 3rd, struggling 6th, tailed off, 9th of 15, well behind Emmaslegend (11-10) at Wincanton 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-90 (5) gf in Mar.
Septos 13-2 (10-5) Chased leaders, stayed on under pressure from last to press for 3rd, never any chance with winner, 4th of 12, 5l behind E Street Boy (11-7) at Hereford 2m 6f nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs in Mar.
Gallimaufry 6-1 (10-10) In rear and struggling when fell 3 out, in a race won by Captain Becket (11-2) at Taunton 3m hcp hdl 0-90 (5) gd in Mar, 10 ran.
Fillyofthevalley 18-1 (10-10) Blundered 2nd and 10th, towards rear, tailed off when pulled up approaching 4 out, in a race won by Delgany Gunner (10-6) at Fontwell 2m 6f hcp chs 0-90 (5) gs in Mar, 11 ran.