The General Lee was an early faller at Huntingdon last week but won this last year and may be hard to peg back if granted an easy lead. Oca De Thaix is another C&D winner and, along with Our Jasper, wouldn't be far away if fully wound-up following a lay-off. Divine Intavention won at Taunton after a break while Lady Myfanwy was just beaten between the flags at Chaddesley Corbett last month. But we'll stick with DOUBLE MEAD, who was a wide-margin winner of a point-to-point 11 days ago and looks to be in excellent form. The mare gets on well with Alex Dunn and can score again.
Divine Intavention (IRE) 9-4fav (12-1) Held up in rear, smooth headway travelling well before 11th, went 2nd 4 out, challenged next, good jump to lead last, drew clear flat, won at Taunton 2m 7f hts chs (5) gs in Feb beating Armenian Boy (11-7) by 1 3/4l, 9 ran.
Oca De Thaix (FR) 2-7 (11-0) Made all; unchall, won at Umberleigh 3m ptp gs in Jun beating Doof (11-0) by 15l, 3 ran.
Caulkin (IRE) 8-1 (12-5) Held up & bhnd; gd hdwy 4 out; ev ch when fell last, in a race won by Current Exchange (12-5) at Thorpe Lodge 3m ptp gd in Jan, 12 ran.
The General Lee (IRE) 11-2 (11-9) Held up, 5th when fell 3rd, in a race won by The Polomoche (11-13) at Huntingdon 3m hts chs (6) gs in Feb, 8 ran.
Double Mead 11-10 (10-7) Led 6; unchall, won at Milborne St Andrew 3m ptp gd in Feb beating Eljay's Boy (11-0) by 25l, 4 ran.
Brimley 4-1 (10-4) Tracked leading pair, lost place 4th, soon behind, struggling 6th, lost touch and pulled up before next, in a race won by Kercabellec (9-7) at Hereford 2m 3f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd in Mar '11, 6 ran.
Ice Bucket (IRE) 20-1 (12-5) (cp) led to 10 & 11-13; wknd 15, 4th of 8, 21l behind My Flora (11-12) at Chaddesley Corbett 3m ptp gd in Feb.
Island Life (IRE) 16-1 (11-5) In touch and keen, weakened before 12th, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Unowatimeen (11-5) at Haydock 3m hts chs (3) hvy in Feb, 8 ran.
Our Jasper 7-1 (10-9) Led to after 2nd, with leader, hit 11th, lost place after 15th, 4th and under pressure when mistake and unseated rider 4 out, in a race won by Alderburn (11-3) at Aintree 3m 1f hcp chs 0-145 (2) gs in Oct '10, 13 ran.
Lady Myfanwy 7-2 (10-7) Ap; led 13 til hdd cl home, 2nd of 7, hd behind Sagalyrique (11-0) at Chaddesley Corbett 3m ptp gd in Feb.
Ringsend Rose (IRE) 40-1 (9-11) Held up, not fluent 2nd, behind from 9th, tailed off 3 out, 4th of 5, well behind Backfromthecongo (11-12) at Hereford 3m 1f hcp chs 0-100 (5) sft in Jan.