ROUND TOM made all for an easy victory between the flags last month and the former Paul Nicholls' inmate can make a successful return to racing under Rules under Will Biddick. Parkam Jack landed a novices' hunter chase here last time and looks the danger, despite his penalty, while Gershwinner has place claims again and veteran Prince Massini still retains some ability. The remainder are harder to fancy, though Josh Guerriero is interesting booking for Tallanstown Boy.
Parkam Jack 10-1 (11-9) Mid-division, headway 12th, challenged last, led flat, edged left, ridden out, won at Newton Abbot 2m 5f nov hts chs (6) gs in Apr beating Tiermore (11-5) by 1 1/2l, 13 ran.
Captain Marlon (IRE) 10-1 (11-5) Held up in touch, bumped 5th, went 4th next, mistake 6th, went 3rd 10th, blundered 12th and 14th, driven and lost 3rd after next, went modest 3rd again 4 out, blundered 3 out, tired and lost 3rd before last, 5th of 6, dis behind Lady Myfanwy (10-10) at Ludlow 3m hts chs (6) gd in Apr.
Gershwinner (IRE) 3-1 (12-0) (bl) led til hdd app 3; no ex 3 out, 3rd of 8, 14l behind Faasel (12-0) at Dartmoor 4m ptp gd in Apr.
Parazar (FR) 100-1 (11-3) Mid-division, not fluent 8th, well beaten 4 out, 8th of 14, 50l behind Himalayan Express (11-9) at Cheltenham 2m hts chs (5) gd.
Prince Massini (IRE) 4-1 (11-0) Drpd rr 7; wl bhnd 16; gd late hdwy, 3rd of 5, 12l behind Horsham Lad (11-0) at Heythrop 3m 4f ptp sft in Apr.
Round Tom (FR) 2-1 (12-7) (tt) made all; drew clr 3 out; easy, won at South & West Wilts 3m ptp gf in Apr beating Parstara (11-7) by 8l, 10 ran.
Tallanstown Boy (IRE) 22-1 (11-3) Chased leaders, weakening when mistake 6 out, pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Lucette Annie (11-0) at Exeter 3m nov hts chs (6) sft in Apr, 9 ran.
Zagova (IRE) 6-1 (12-0) (tt) bhnd til pu 11, in a race won by Thomas Brown (10-9) at Avon Vale 3m ptp gd in Mar, 11 ran.
No Reason Why (IRE) 3-1 (11-7) (cp) hdwy 12; outpcd 15, 5th of 10, 16l behind Forgivienne (11-7) at Farmers Bloodhounds 3m ptp gd in Apr.