Hazy Bay was left in the lead and galloped on for a clear success over the C&D in February but she's up another 9lb here and hasn't raced since. My Matilda was heavily supported on her return to action at Fontwell last month despite an absence since June of last year. She was in the firing line for most of the way until fading so should strip fitter this time. No Woman No Cry has been racing on much faster ground all year and had only three rivals to beat at Taunton a month ago but he battled on well that day and is only 1lb higher. DELGANY GUNNER has improved dramatically over fences this year and is a massive 20lb higher than at this time a year ago. He reverts to hurdling on a fair mark and his rider's claim can enable him to gain his first success over timber.
No Woman No Cry 15-8fav (10-2) Made all, mistake 4th, pushed along before 9th and reminder, pressed from 2 out, kept on gamely and held on towards finish, won at Taunton 3m nov hcp 0-115 (4) gd in Nov beating How's My Friend (11-10) by ns, 4 ran.
Gentleman Jimmy 18-1 (11-9) Close up, pushed along after 7th, soon weakened, tailed off, 7th of 16, well behind Ukrainian Star (11-7) at Hereford 3m 2f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft.
Hazy Bay 14-1 (11-3) In touch, headway when hampered and left in lead soon after 3 out, stayed on under pressure from 2 out, won at Plumpton 3m 1f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft in Feb beating Champs De Bleu (11-5) by 14l, 9 ran.
Jenny's Gold 40-1 (10-11) Took keen hold, chased leaders, slow 2nd, went 2nd 3 out, ridden and lost 2nd on long run to last, weakened soon after, 7th of 12, 17l behind Storm Survivor (11-7) at Folkestone 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in Nov.
Venetian Lad 12-1 (11-7) In touch, outpaced after 4 out, no impression from next, 5th of 11, 16l behind Matrow's Lady (11-0) at Fontwell 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft.
Aaly 50-1 (10-12) Chased leaders, pushed along after 3 out, weakened before next, left modest 4th and slightly hampered 2 out, 4th of 10, 31l behind Water Garden (11-4) at Wincanton 2m 6f NH Novice Handicap Hurdle (0-105) (3yo+) (4) gs.
Easter Lad 40-1 (11-5) Prominent, lost place when not fluent 8th, soon behind, tailed off, 9th of 11, well behind Derwen Pryde (10-7) at Uttoxeter 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Nov.
My Matilda 15-8fav (10-1) Disputed lead until ridden after 3 out, lost 2nd and weakened before 2 out, soon behind, tailed off, 4th of 6, 37l behind Always Bold (11-9) at Fontwell 3m 3f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gs in Nov.
Point Of Reference 125-1 (10-1) In rear, mistake 3rd, soon behind, tailed off, last of 14, well behind Dream Function (10-12) at Newton Abbot 2m 3f mrs nov hdl (4) gd in Sep.
Delgany Gunner 2-1fav (10-12) Took keen hold, tracked leader, led approaching 5th, joined 3 out, headed next, no extra and held last, 2nd of 5, 8l behind Oncle Kid (11-7) at Fontwell 3m 2f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gs in Nov.
Chicharito (IRE) 100-1 (10-7) Held up in rear, lost touch approaching 7th, tailed off, 15th of 17, well behind Themilanhorse (11-0) at Warwick 2m 5f mdn hdl (4) gd.
The Iron Giant (IRE) 20-1 (9-11) In rear, reminders and struggling 12th, not fluent 14th, tailed off and pulled up before 16th, in a race won by Monty's Revenge (11-9) at Newton Abbot 3m 2f hcp chs 0-90 (5) gf in Aug, 8 ran.