Halucha made all to score at Towcester 11 days ago but has 9lb more to carry in this better race. Dreamsoftheatre rattled up a hat-trick in the summer but was never travelling when pulled up at Fontwell last time and may be in the handicapper's grip now. Stablemate Tarvini has been in fair form lately, however, and gets won well with 10lb claimer Patrick Cowley while Woodford County should strip fitter for his run at Chepstow but was a long way behind ALBEROBELLO. Jeremy Scott's five-year-old has to prove he handles this better ground but should be approaching peak fitness now and has been dropped a further 3lb since his last run. Time For Spring has been very disappointing over fences so far this season and this looks like a confidence-booster but it would be no surprise to see Barton Stacey go well after a long absence.
Woodford County 16-1 (11-8) Held up towards rear mistake 5th, weakened before 4 out, last of 13, well behind Minella For Steak (11-5) at Chepstow 3m hcp hdl 0-125 (3) hvy.
Rich Buddy 6-1 (11-12) Led until 1st, chased leaders, weakened after 3 out, tailed off, 5th of 10, well behind Blackwell Synergy (11-7) at Southwell 3m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Jun.
Dreamsoftheatre (IRE) 5-2fav (10-5) In touch in 4th, in rear from 8 out, soon tailed off, pulled up after next, in a race won by So Fine (11-4) at Fontwell 3m 3f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gd in Oct, 6 ran.
Tarvini (IRE) 10-1 (10-13) Mid-division on outside, headway 4 out, challenged next, every chance when blundered 2 out, ridden and kept on flat, held towards finish, 2nd of 12, 1l behind Royal Native (11-6) at Exeter 2m 7f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs.
Alberobello (IRE) 14-1 (10-12) In touch, outpaced after 5 out, weakened before last, 5th of 13, 27l behind Minella For Steak (11-5) at Chepstow 3m hcp hdl 0-125 (3) hvy.
Time For Spring (IRE) 7-2 (11-9) In rear, headway 4th, not fluent 10th, not fluent and lost place next, closed 14th, weakened before 3 out, pulled up before last, in a race won by Fine Parchment (11-5) at Sandown 3m hcp chs 0-125 (3) sft, 7 ran.
Barton Stacey (IRE) 11-4 (11-0) Behind, headway before 4th to go mid-division, took keen hold, tracked leaders before 6th, led before last, stayed on well, driven out, won at Towcester 2m 3f mdn hdl (4) gf in May '12 beating Romeo Americo (11-0) by 2 1/2l, 13 ran.
Halucha (IRE) 13-2 (11-10) Made all, clear from 3 out, hit 2 out, kept on strongly, unchallenged, won at Taunton 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd beating Regal Flow (11-5) by 7l, 12 ran.
Marie Deja La (FR) 14-1 (10-13) Tracked leaders, not fluent 7th, went 3rd after 3 out until 2 out, no extra last, 6th of 16, 13l behind Carhue Princess (10-8) at Towcester 2m 5f (5) gs.