HANDSOME BUDDY never really threatened the first two when third over course and distance 10 days ago but he's been dropped 7lb since and, now that he's proved his stamina, can get back on the winning trail. Cornish Ice was tried over track and trip in December but didn't appear to get home while Ballyvoneen never does anything in a hurry and has been out of sorts this season. Bishophill Jack is also struggling but Volio Vincente still isn't badly treated and could figure if in the mood. Get Ready To Go is still a maiden but wasn't disgraced on his belated reappearance at Musselburgh.
Cornish Ice 16-1 (10-6) In rear, behind 8th, tailed off 10th, pulled up after, in a race won by Barton Gift (10-13) at Chepstow 3m cnd hcp chs 0-115 (4) sft, 10 ran.
Bishophill Jack (IRE) 28-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, lost place 9th, reminders before next, soon in rear, tailed off, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Smart Exit (11-9) at Towcester 3m hcp chs 0-100 (5) hvy in Jan, 10 ran.
Handsome Buddy (IRE) 33-1 (9-11) Reluctant to race and lost 10 lengths start, in rear, closed before 16th, outpaced 3 out, stayed on flat, went 3rd close home, 3rd of 10, 15l behind Loughalder (10-12) at Warwick 3m 5f hcp chs 0-125 (3) gs.
Ballyvoneen (IRE) 7-1 (11-3) In touch, headway to chase leaders 7th, ridden and struggling with a circuit to go, pulled up 2 out, in a race won by Tarraco (11-10) at Plumpton 3m 2f hcp chs 0-100 (5) sft, 9 ran.
Get Ready To Go (IRE) 6-1 (9-8) Close up, led 5th, headed 9th, led before 13th, headed 7 out, led again 6 out, headed 3 out, no extra run-in, 4th of 9, 4l behind Tears From Heaven (9-12) at Musselburgh 3m 3f Am hcp ch 0-100 (5) gd in Feb.
Volio Vincente (FR) 10-1 (9-11) Held up in mid-division, headway 7th, ridden and lost place before 9th, weakened approaching 3 out, 6th of 9, 45l behind Newton Thistle (9-9) at Towcester 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy in Feb.