Bois Des Aigles showed promise on his hurdling debut at Taunton but was also entered at Newbury yesterday. QUICK DECISSON is the default selection, therefore, despite appearing over timber for the first time. Philip Hobbs' five-year-old has won a bumper, though his yard hasn't been in great form lately. Phantom Prince's fourth at Newbury was a decent effort and a little improvement should see him in the mix but River Dancing and Voltchesko may need more time.
Adajarad (IRE) 33-1 (10-2) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, weakened 3 out, tailed off, 5th of 9, 49l behind At Fishers Cross (10-12) at Ffos Las 2m nh nov hdl (4) sft in Nov.
Johncan (IRE) 100-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, ridden 5f out, soon lost place, hung left and weakened over 3f out, last of 7, well behind Seebright (11-4) at Chepstow 2m N H flat (6) hvy in Jan.
Percy Lewis 100-1 (11-1) Took keen hold, soon in mid-division, not fluent 2nd, mistake 4th, weakened after 3 out, tailed off, 14th of 16, well behind Karinga Dancer (11-1) at Wincanton 2m mdn hdl (4) gs.
Quick Decisson (IRE) 3-1 (11-11) Chased leading pair, went 2nd over 4f out, one pace and no chance with winner final 2f, dropped to 3rd close home, 3rd of 7, 15l behind Vieux Lion Rouge (11-4) at Exeter 2m 1f NH flat (6) hvy in Feb.
River Dancing (IRE) 14-1 (10-11) Held up in touch, pushed along over 5f out, weakened 4f out, 5th of 7, 25l behind Dark Desire (10-6) at Taunton 2m 1f cond NH flat (5) hvy in Feb.
The Presidents Man (IRE) 50-1 (10-12) Led, slow 4th, headed 3 out, weakened quickly, 6th of 7, 39l behind Accordingtopalm (10-12) at Ffos Las 2m nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Dec.
Ullswater (IRE) 25-1 (11-2) Took keen hold, held up in 5th, went 3rd after 3 out until 2 out, weakened soon after, tailed off, 6th of 7, 39l behind Irish Buccaneer (11-2) at Lingfield 2m mdn hdl (5) hvy in Feb.
Bois Des Aigles (FR) 50-1 (10-0) Held up in rear, ridden 5th, stayed on before 2 out, kept on flat, never nearer, 5th of 14, 7l behind Edmund Kean (11-9) at Taunton 2m 1f nov hdl (4) hvy in Feb.
Phantom Prince (IRE) 100-1 (10-9) Took keen hold towards rear, headway 4 out, outpaced before 2 out, stayed on again flat, went 4th in closing stages, 4th of 14, 13l behind Leo Luna (10-12) at Newbury 2m 4yo hdl (4) gs.
Voltchesko (FR) (9-11) 4th of 5, 1 1/4l behind Venus De Re (9-12) at Seiches-Sur-Le-Loir(FR) 1m 5f 3yo stk sft in Feb (flat).