Sir Kezbaah and Mister Hyde were entered to run at Cheltenham on Thursday so their participation here must be in some doubt. The former's stablemate FIVE STAR WILSHAM should face the starter, however, and comes here on the back of battling success at Doncaster. Jeremy Scott's seven-year-old is 8lb higher in the weights now but looks a progressive stayer and is taken to follow up. Heathcliff has stamina in abundance but needs a fast pace and softer ground, while Pause And Clause has proved disappointing this season. Thelobstercatcher won over C&D in November but took a steep rise in the weights thereafter and is likely to struggle again in this.
Pause And Clause (IRE) 33-1 (10-12) Mid-division on outside, reminders after 6th, lost place and behind from 8th, 21st of 23, well behind Buena Vista (10-3) at Cheltenham 3m lstd hcp hdl (1) gd in Mar.
Shalone 20-1 (11-8) Mid-division, headway approaching 7th, not much room on bend before last, close 5th when fell soon after, in a race won by Sir Des Champs (11-3) at Cheltenham 2m 4f hcp (2) gd in Mar, 23 ran.
Sir Kezbaah (IRE) 5-1 (11-8) Held up mid-division on outside, headway and in touch 6th, joined leadr going well after 4 out, led next, drew clear from next, eased towards finsh, easily, won at Exeter 2m 7f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gd beating Mauricetheathlete (9-7) by 11l, 10 ran.
Heathcliff (IRE) 7-1 (10-5) Chased leaders, chased winner from 8th, every chance run-in, kept on, held towards finish, 2nd of 9, 1 1/4l behind Knockara Beau (11-12) at Carlisle 3m 1f hcp hdl (2) hvy in Feb.
Mister Hyde (IRE) 16-1 (10-11) Prominent, ridden and about 8th when brought down 7th, in a race won by Sir Des Champs (11-3) at Cheltenham 2m 4f hcp (2) gd in Mar, 23 ran.
Thelobstercatcher 7-1 (10-5) Tracked leaders, pushed along after 7th, weakened after 4 out, tailed off, 7th of 9, well behind Knockara Beau (11-12) at Carlisle 3m 1f hcp hdl (2) hvy in Feb.
Five Star Wilsham (IRE) 9-2fav (10-13) Held up in touch, chased leaders 4 out, led 2 out, ridden clear before last, kept on well, ridden out, won at Doncaster 3m hcp hdl 0-140 (2) gd in Mar beating Doctor Foxtrot (10-8) by 2 1/4l, 12 ran.
Postmaster 100-1 (10-2) Mid-division, fell 1st, in a race won by Always Waining (10-4) at Aintree 2m 5f lstd hcp chs (1) gd, 30 ran.
Grafite 50-1 (10-8) Towards rear, stayed on from approaching 2 out, never in contention, 8th of 17, 16l behind Skint (10-12) at Sandown 2m 4f Novice Handicap Hurdle (Grade 3) (4-7yo) (1) gd in Mar.
Jaunty Journey 16-1 (11-12) Mistakes and soon well in rear, ridden and lost touch 10th, pulled up before 13th, in a race won by Drybrook Bedouin (11-1) at Exeter 3m 6f hcp chs 0-120 (3) gd, 12 ran.
Premier Des Marais (FR) 13-2 (11-9) Held up, headway on inside 7th, ridden and lost place next, weakened approaching 3 out, pulled up before next, in a race won by Connectivity (11-5) at Towcester 3m hcp hdl 0-120 (3) gd in Mar, 8 ran.