MOLLY ROUND is progressing at a rate of knots and should gain her third success in four starts. Sam Waley-Cohen has been on board for both recent victories and gave Grant Cann's mare a very positive ride when making all over 3m1f at Taunton last week. It wasn't the greatest of races in which Sansili was beaten by Scrum V at Market Rasen last month but Peter Bowen's youngster was showing improved form and looked certain to be suited by this longer trip. Winning bumper King Of Leon has yet to produce the goods over timber though he did better behind Be My Light at Huntingdon but Pocket Too was beaten a long way at Leicester last time and looks as though he could do with some relief at the weights.
Pocket Too 8-1 (11-7) In touch, ridden after 7th, weakened 3 out, went 3rd after last, 3rd of 15, 23l behind Najca De Thaix (11-7) at Leicester 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft in Jan.
Whispering Jack 40-1 (11-2) In touch on inside, weakened before 2 out, 6th of 12, 27l behind Storming Gale (11-5) at Ffos Las 2m 4f mdn hdl (4) sft in Jan.
Ben Cee Pee M (IRE) 15-2 (11-3) Held up towards rear, headway approaching 4th, went 3rd after 5th, ridden 3 out, no impression, weakened 2 out, 3rd of 10, 22l behind Jimmy The Saint (11-3) at Towcester 2m nov hdl (4) sft.
Sagunt (GER) 15-2 (10-5) Mid-division, headway and in touch 5th, ridden 3 out, stayed on same pace approaching last, 4th of 14, 10l behind Great Mates (11-5) at Worcester 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Aug.
Molly Round (IRE) 3-1fav (10-7) Chased leaders, led 7th, pushed along approaching 2 out, soon clear, ran on strongly, won at Taunton 3m mrs hcp hdl (5) gd beating Saulty Max (11-7) by 18l, 12 ran.
King of Leon (FR) 9-2 (11-8) Held up in rear on outside, headway approaching 7th, went 3rd after 3 out, weakened last, 3rd of 13, 12l behind Be My Light (10-6) at Huntingdon 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) sft in Jan.
Bally Conn (IRE) 12-1 (10-13) In touch, jumped slowly 1st, not fluent and lost place 4th, weakened after 6th, pulled up after, in a race won by Heez A Cracker (11-12) at Huntingdon 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft in Jan, 15 ran.
Stance 12-1 (11-0) Always in rear, tailed off, 10th of 11, well behind Wild Tonto (11-10) at Newton Abbot 2m 3f clm hdl (5) gd in May.
Life Long (IRE) 28-1 (10-11) Ridden 4th, always in rear, well beaten after 3 out, 11th of 16, 26l behind Apache Chant (10-3) at Market Rasen 2m 5f cond hcp hdl 0-1115 (4) gd in Jan.
Just Tootsie 10-1 (10-13) In touch until ridden and weakened 7th, soon lost touch, tailed off, 14th of 16, well behind Balustrade (11-7) at Fontwell 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gs in Jan.
Perkin Warbeck 40-1 (11-9) Always towards rear, tailed off, 8th of 14, 48l behind Salpierre (11-9) at Warwick 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-100 (4) gs in Nov.
Captain Becket 33-1 (11-2) Raced wide, chased leaders, went 2nd 8th, every chance 3 out, ridden and weakened before next, 7th of 16, 23l behind Balustrade (11-7) at Fontwell 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gs in Jan.
Sansili 10-3fav (10-8) Prominent, led 3 out, ridden and headed last, brushed by winner towards finish, led close home, headed last strides, 2nd of 9, shd behind Scrum V (11-9) at Market Rasen 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Jan.
Macmar (FR) 25-1 (11-3) Chased leader 3rd, led 8th until next, chased leaders until weakened before 12th, tailed off and pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Lady De La Vega (11-10) at Chepstow 3m hcp chs 0-95 (5) sft, 11 ran.