ROBIN WILL was beaten at long odds-on at Exeter last time having won there and at Leicester previously. He's a bit of a tricky customer and could be risky proposition here at a short price but is still the one to beat ahead of 13-year-old Vic Venturi, though the latter showed he was no back number when second at Newbury in March. Hurricane Carter is best watched and Cool Mission has questions to answer having been pulled up on his reappearance at Bangor while Radetsky March has been pulled up twice since winning at Lingfield and Fontwell.
Radetsky March (IRE) 6-1 (12-1) Blundered and lost place 1st, mistake and reminder 3rd, never jumped with any fluency and no chance after, tailed off 4 out, soon pulled up, in a race won by Benedictus (11-13) at Kempton 2m 4f hts chs (5) gd in Apr, 11 ran.
Robin Will (FR) 4-9fav (12-6) Held up in rear, headway on outside approaching 4 out, outpaced when switched inside before next, ridden and kept on to take 3rd flat, no impression with front pair, 3rd of 8, 9l behind Regal Rumpus (11-12) at Exeter 2m 3f hts chs (6) gd in Apr.
Cool Mission (IRE) 3-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders, not fluent and reminder 4th, lost place after 9th, last next, tailed off before 13th, pulled up after, in a race won by That's Rhythm (12-1) at Bangor 3m hts chs (6) gd in Apr, 6 ran.
Hurricane Carter (IRE) 11-1 (11-3) In rear, stumbled on landing 4 out, kept on to go 3rd flat, never on terms, 3rd of 4, 40l behind Little Legend (11-7) at Fakenham 3m hts chs (6) gd.
Vic Venturi (IRE) 2-1fav (11-9) With leader, led 6th, headed next, led 10th, headed last, hung left flat, stayed on, held by winner, 2nd of 7, 1 3/4l behind Offshore Account (11-9) at Newbury 3m hts chs (6) hvy in Mar.