In the hope that BELLFLOWER BOY's victory in a selling hurdle at Taunton has restored confidence, we'll take Richard Newland's 10-year-old to follow up back over the larger obstacles as he's on a very decent mark at present. Betheholygobbs is another potentially well treated if reproducing the form he showed in Ireland a couple of years ago - there was just a hint of a revival at Lingfield last month. Emperor Concerto is hard to predict but Balinroab would have a chance if a poor effort at Market Rasen was ignored and Basil Fawlty has had just two starts over fences. Night Safe and Timpo have had their problems lately but a prominent showing from either wouldn't be a total shock.
Balinroab (IRE) 7-2fav (11-7) Held up towards rear, headway when not fluent 2nd, soon lost place, hampered 5th, lost touch after 7th, pulled up before next, in a race won by O Crotaigh (11-11) at Market Rasen 2m 6f hcp chs 0-115 (4) sft in Feb, 10 ran.
Emperor Concerto 14-1 (11-8) Chased leaders, lost place 6th, behind when mistake 8th, ridden next, tailed off 13th, soon pulled up, in a race won by Milo Milan (11-6) at Ludlow 3m hcp chs 0-115 (4) sft in Jan, 11 ran.
Night Safe (IRE) 9-1 (11-7) Prominent, mistakes 3rd and 5th, led 12th, headed and jumped slowly next, led 5 out, headed 4 out, weakening when left 4th 2 out, 4th of 13, 21l behind Rebeccas Choice (11-1) at Uttoxeter 3m hcp chs 0-115 (4) hvy in Feb.
Bellflower Boy (IRE) 6-1 (11-1) Led, narrowly headed after 3rd, led again after 5th, ridden before last, stayed on well flat, won at Taunton 2m 3f sell hdl (5) sft in Feb beating Helium (10-10) by 1 1/4l, 10 ran.
Kellystown Lad (IRE) 11-1 (11-0) Chased leaders, ridden before 4 out, soon outpaced, 4th of 11, 44l behind Milo Milan (11-6) at Ludlow 3m hcp chs 0-115 (4) sft in Jan.
Miss Kalifa (IRE) 9-2 (11-5) Tracked leaders, went 2nd before 4th, not fluent next, weakened after 8th, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Matrow's Lady (10-12) at Ffos Las 2m 6f mrs hcp hdl 0-115 (4) hvy in Feb, 7 ran.
Basil Fawlty (IRE) 25-1 (10-13) Held up in rear, not fluent 1st, headway when not much room 3 out, no extra last, 5th of 10, 25l behind Reginaldinho (11-11) at Leicester 2m 4f hcp ch 0-110 (4) hvy in Jan.
Llama Farmer 15-2 (11-8) Behind, headway 12th, chased leaders next, pushed along before 4 out, weakened soonafter next, 6th of 11, 21l behind Lexicon Lad (11-12) at Warwick 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-110 (4) gd in Nov '11.
Timpo (FR) 16-1 (11-1) Fell 1st, in a race won by Jupiter Rex (10-13) at Ludlow 3m cond hcp hdl 0-105 (4) sft in Feb, 13 ran.
Colin's Desire 33-1 (10-9) Prominent, pecked 2nd, lost place approaching 12th, behind next, tailed off when pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Pete The Feat (11-12) at Folkestone 3m 1f hcp chs 0-110 (4) gd in Nov, 13 ran.
Betheholygobbs (IRE) 12-1 (10-10) Chased winner until after 10th, soon outpaced in 4th, rallied to 2nd at the last, kept on same pace flat, 2nd of 6, 4 1/2l behind Red Anchor (11-1) at Lingfield 2m 4f hcp chs 0-100 (5) hvy in Feb.
Hever Road (IRE) 33-1 (10-4) Tracked leader until 5th, soon ridden, lost place before next, pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Reginaldinho (11-12) at Leicester 2m 4f hcp chs 0-100 (5) gs in Jan, 9 ran.