Better is expected from Featherintheattic back on fast ground and a conditional's allowance negates the 7lb penalty carried by Bygones Sovereign. The latter scored at Exeter last week and another bold bid is expected. Billy No Name went close at the same track last time and Be All Man should be thereabouts again. The latter is up 8lb for his win at Sandown but A P McCoy takes over the reins today. Look For Love is another recent winner at Exeter but this is tougher and WIFFY CHATSBY is preferred. A winner on good to firm going, Paul Nicholls' charge is dropped in class after October's fifth at Cheltenham and an absence since is unlikely to be a problem.
Featherintheattic (IRE) 14-1 (11-2) Held up towards rear, blundered 10th, never dangerous, 10th of 12, well behind Wiesentraum (11-2) at Doncaster 2m 3f beg chs (3) gs in Dec.
Wiffy Chatsby (IRE) 11-2 (10-4) Held up towards rear, not fluent 6th, headway approaching 3 out, ridden and 8th last, stayed on flat, keeping on towards finish, 5th of 20, 9l behind Action Master (10-6) at Cheltenham 3m hcp hdl (2) gs in Oct.
Rigidity 10-1 (10-13) With leader, ridden before 3 out, led 3 out, headed after 2 out, weakened before last, 5th of 9, 13l behind Scoter Fontaine (10-8) at Ffos Las 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-125 (3) hvy in Mar.
Bugsy's Boy 8-1 (10-1) Held up towards rear, fell 6 out, in a race won by Shoreacres (11-1) at Worcester 2m 4f hcp chs 0-135 (3) gs in Jun, 10 ran.
Lord Grantham (IRE) 10-3 (11-3) Tracked leaders, led approaching 4 out, headed before 2 out, weakening when blundered last, 3rd of 6, 19l behind Party Rock (10-10) at Towcester 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs in Mar.
Bladoun (FR) 15-2 (11-8) Held up in touch, ridden and outpaced before 3 out, stayed on sgain approaching last, went 3rd run-in, no real impression, 3rd of 9, 8l behind Le Bacardy (11-5) at Newbury 2m nov hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs in Mar.
Bygones Sovereign (IRE) 6-1 (10-4) With leader, led after 3rd, made rest and soon clear, driven 3 out, 3 lengths advantage when not fluent last, kept on, won at Exeter 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gd beating Trackmate (11-7) by 4l, 15 ran.
Pericoloso (IRE) 11-1 (11-5) Prominent, jumped slowly, lost place and reminder 5th, jumped slowly and dropped to last place 10th, behind 12th, pulled up before next, in a race won by The Clyda Rover (10-1) at Exeter 3m 6f hcp chs 0-125 (3) gd in Mar, 10 ran.
Billy No Name (IRE) 6-1 (11-3) Took keen hold, soon in touch, went 2nd before 6th, led approaching 3 out wher not fluent, driven 2 out, headed flat, stayed on, 2nd of 9, 1l behind Southfield Theatre (11-3) at Exeter 2m 7f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Mar.
Midnight Prayer 5-1 (11-2) Held up in rear, headway when not fluent 3 out, 4th and one pace last, stayed on towards finish, 4th of 13, 4 1/2l behind Supreme Bob (11-0) at Newbury 2m 3f cnd nov hcp hdl (0-120) (4) hvy in Mar.
Be All Man (IRE) 5-1 (10-12) Chased leading pair, went 2nd and hit 2 out, challenged last, driven to nose ahead final 75 yards, stayed on well under strong pressure, won at Sandown 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs in Feb beating Leader Of The Gang (11-6) by 1/2l, 12 ran.
Billy Dutton 8-1 (11-7) Held up in touch in 4th, outpaced before 3 out, kept on to take 3rd place after last, no impression, 3rd of 6, 7l behind Super Villan (11-0) at Chepstow 3m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) hvy in Mar.
Moorland Sunset 14-1 (11-9) Led, ridden and headed approaching 3 out, no extra flat, 8th of 19, 10l behind Tolkeins Tango (11-2) at Exeter 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Mar.
Oscar's Secret (IRE) 4-1 (11-5) Held up, ridden 3 out, never on terms, 5th of 9, 33l behind Who Owns Me (11-7) at Fakenham 2m 7f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft in Dec.
Semi Colon (FR) 25-1 (11-7) Mid-division, headway after 7th, stayed on same pace from 3 out, 7th of 19, 9l behind Tolkeins Tango (11-2) at Exeter 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Mar.
Look For Love 11-2 (11-0) Held up in last pair, headway on outside 4 out, went 2nd before next, led before 2 out, clear last, stayed on well, won at Exeter 2m 1f nov hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd beating Gizzit (11-1) by 11l, 10 ran.
Russian Song (IRE) 20-1 (10-3) Behind, jumped slowly and reminder 3rd, struggling 11th, soon pulled up, in a race won by Addiction (11-1) at Exeter 3m hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd, 17 ran.
Ya Hafed 10-1 (10-10) Chased leader, led before 2 out, headed soon after 2 out, chased winner, hung left and every chance last, kept on flat, 2nd of 13, nk behind Minella Special (11-8) at Plumpton 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd.
Madam Noso 66-1 (10-3) Held up in touch, dropped rear before 4th, reminder before 6th, well beaten 3 out, tailed off, 7th of 9, well behind Benvolio (11-3) at Wincanton 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) hvy in Feb.
Sutton Storm 20-1 (10-13) In touch, outpaced when mistake 3 out, soon ridden, kept on same pace, no impression with leaders, 4th of 10, 19l behind Look For Love (11-0) at Exeter 2m 1f nov hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd.