Genstone Trail was only beaten a neck over 2m4f at Taunton in February and should find a small race this season but has a big weight to carry on her return. Well Mett's form tailed off in the spring but Easter Lad must be worth a second look having finished second to the well-treated Jewellery at Newton Abbot earlier this month, though he's 6lb higher now. ON ALERT hasn't shown a great deal over hurdles so far but was fourth over 2m1f on the Flat at Bath last week and has a lot more scope than the majority of these. Seamus Durack's gelding gets a tentative vote in a race that won't take much winning.
Genstone Trail 8-1 (11-12) In touch, hit 5th, headway to chase leaders 3 out, went 2nd after 3 out, every chance next, chased winner flat, rallied and held when bumped close home, 2nd of 13, nk behind Clever Dick (11-11) at Taunton 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs in Feb.
Well Mett (IRE) 5-1 (11-8) Held up in rear, ridden 5th, well beaten after next, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Commanche Dream (10-0) at Worcester 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Jun, 10 ran.
Road To Recovery 40-1 (11-8) Tracked leaders, lost place after 3rd, struggling 8th, no impression after, 7th of 13, 12l behind Princely Hero (11-6) at Stratford 2m 6f sell hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd.
Tanjung Agas (IRE) 100-1 (10-11) Ridden in rear 4th, mistake 6th, soon behind, tailed off, 5th of 8, 40l behind Viking Ridge (11-0) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gd in Jul.
Easter Lad 6-1 (10-13) Led until 2nd chased winner, ridden and held when not fluent 2 out, went left and stumbled last, 2nd of 13, 6l behind Jewellery (10-10) at Newton Abbot 2m 6f nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd.
Towers Lady (IRE) 33-1 (10-11) Chased leaders, no extra approaching straight, 12th of 16, 31l behind Magic Spear (11-12) at Killarney 2m 1f mdn hdl sft.
Cnoc Bui (IRE) 25-1 (11-5) Chased leaders, pushed along and weakened after 6th, tailed off and pulled up before next, in a race won by Jewellery (10-10) at Newton Abbot 2m 6f nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd, 13 ran.
Exit To Freedom 20-1 (10-1) Always behind, 6th of 7, well behind Mr Tingle (11-9) at Bangor 3m nov hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Aug.
Oscar Rabbit (IRE) 66-1 (11-7) Prominent, weakened from 5 out, tailed off, 10th of 15, well behind Prince Of Fire (11-12) at Limerick 2m 3f beg chase gd in May '11.
On Alert 20-1 (10-13) Chased leaders, lost place 3 out, 6th of 9, 42l behind Reve De Nuit (11-0) at Huntingdon 2m mdn hdl (4) gf in Aug.
Riverside Poppet 100-1 (10-12) With leader, mistake 4th, weakened from 5 out, tailed off, 8th of 10, well behind Cue To Cue (10-12) at Newcastle 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gd in Nov.
Grenoli (FR) 80-1 (9-12) In rear, hampered 1st, ridden 6th, behind 14th, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Amazing Valour (9-12) at Southwell 3m hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd in Aug, 12 ran.