The Last Bridge exploited a lenient mark to justify favouritism at Ffos Las on Monday but doesn't look an easy ride and may be worth opposing under a penalty. SOMERBY stayed on well to score at Lingfield last month with Massini Sunset back in fourth. Donal Devereux claims 3lb here, which accounts for more than half of the subsequent rise, and Richenda Ford's 10-year-old is fancied to go in again as Derwen Pryde was beaten 24 lengths when second at Ffos Las last time and had earlier lost out here to Loughalder, though is 8lb better off and has the beating of Massini Sunset on that run. Kilcascan won off a pound higher mark at Uttoxeter in October but has been easily brushed aside since.
Winston Churchill (IRE) 16-1 (10-11) Not fluent in rear, never a factor, 6th of 7, 18l behind Father Probus (11-2) at Fontwell 2m 6f nov hcp chs 0-120 (4) sft in Dec.
Finnegan Paddy (IRE) 33-1 (10-11) Tracked leaders, went 3rd before 12th, ridden before 3 out, weakened soon after, remote 3rd when blundered 2 out, 3rd of 7, well behind Sydney Paget (11-0) at Towcester 3m beg chase (4) hvy in Jan.
Pancake (FR) 20-1 (11-9) Tracked leaders, ridden and lost place 13th, soon weakened, behind after next, tailed off 4 out, soon pulled up, in a race won by The Last Bridge (10-1) at Ffos Las 3m hcp chs 0-95 (5) gs, 11 ran.
Mut'ab (USA) 40-1 (11-9) Always behind, tailed off before 5 out, pulled up before last, in a race won by Le Grand Chene (10-11) at Chepstow 2m hcp chs 0-100 (5) gs in Feb, 13 ran.
Massini Sunset (IRE) 11-1 (10-5) Chased leaders, every chance when left in clear 2nd at 2 out, stayed on well, 2nd of 9, 2 1/4l behind Jupiter Rex (11-0) at Plumpton 3m 2f 5yo Am hcp 0-115 (4) gs in Feb.
Kilcascan 10-1 (9-8) Tracked leaders, 4th and beaten when left 3rd and slightly hampered 2 out, weakened before last, 3rd of 13, 20l behind Rebeccas Choice (11-1) at Uttoxeter 3m hcp chs 0-115 (4) hvy in Feb.
Derwen Pryde 6-1 (10-5) Held up, hit 5th, ridden and headway 9th, mistake 2 out, no impression on winner last, 2nd of 7, 24l behind Material Boy (11-3) at Ffos Las 3m nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) hvy in Feb.
Somerby (IRE) 9-2 (10-9) Made virtually all, hit 11th, ridden and hung left before last, stayed on gamely, driven out, won at Lingfield 3m hcp chs 0-100 (5) hvy in Feb beating Miss Fleur (11-2) by 2l, 9 ran.
Loughalder (IRE) 5-1 (10-2) Held up towards rear, mistakes 6th and 12th, well beaten after 13th, 8th of 13, 34l behind Jupiter Rex (10-13) at Ludlow 3m cond hcp hdl 0-105 (4) sft in Feb.
The Last Bridge 10-3fav (10-1) Mid-division, ridden 10th, headway approaching 12th, led 4 out, jumped left 2 out and when clear last, comfortably, won at Ffos Las 3m hcp chs 0-95 (5) gs beating Waltzing Tornado (11-1) by 7l, 11 ran.
Destined For Fame (IRE) 16-1 (10-9) Mid-division, lost place 9th, soon beaten, 8th of 10, well behind Royal Kicks (10-12) at Plumpton 3m 1f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft in Feb.