BELLFLOWER BOY has found a new lease of life, winning a Taunton seller last month before finishing second in a handicap chase at Leicester. He did finish behind Arrayan in a claimer at Taunton three runs ago but can reverse those placings over this longer trip and get back to winning ways. Dontpaytheferryman has been taking on much better opposition and shouldn't be ignored, though the extra half-mile is a worry. Course and distance winner Likearollingstone also has a chance at the weights and easily has the beating of Flemi Two Toes on earlier form but Not Til Monday is likely to struggle on these terms.
Dontpaytheferryman (USA) 9-1 (11-2) Tracked leader until approaching 3 out, outpaced before 2 out, no impression after, 5th of 10, 8l behind Brick Red (11-12) at Musselburgh 2m hcp hdl 0-145 (2) gs in Feb.
Not Til Monday (IRE) 2-1 (10-12) Led until 3 out, soon ridden, led again 2 out, 3 lengths ahead approaching last, driven out, won at Hereford 2m 1f cnd/am sll hdl (5) hvy in Dec beating Oscar Hill (11-3) by 3 1/2l, 9 ran.
Flemi Two Toes (IRE) 11-2 (11-10) Chased leader, reminder after 2nd, led briefly 5th, ridden and lost 2nd 12th, weakened next, tailed off, 6th of 7, well behind Wild Ground (10-12) at Fontwell 3m 2f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gs.
Likearollingstone (IRE) 14-1 (11-5) Chased leaders, driven to challenge approaching 3 out, every chance next, weakened before last, 4th of 9, 25l behind Minella Special (10-8) at Fakenham 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-125 (3) sft in Jan.
Arrayan 14-1 (11-12) Led, not fluent 2nd or 3rd, headed approaching 2 out, soon weakened, 8th of 11, 29l behind Jumps Road (11-0) at Wincanton 2m hcp hdl 0-125 (3) hvy in Feb.
Garryowen Oscar (IRE) 40-1 (11-5) Always towards rear, never a factor, 9th of 13, 27l behind Cloone Rocket (11-12) at Kilbeggan 2m 4f beg chs gd in Aug.
Bellflower Boy (IRE) 5-1 (11-3) Close up, led 3rd, jumped left 8th, headed 3 out, no impression on winner flat, 2nd of 10, 8l behind Balinroab (11-12) at Leicester 2m 7f hcp ch 0-110 (4) sft.
Hoback Junction (IRE) 10-1 (11-10) Held up in rear, mistake 6th, well beaten 3 out, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Extremely So (10-4) at Taunton 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft in Jan, 9 ran.