Cosway Spirit landed a double at Towcester last month but has been raised 14lb for his latest win. That's not to say he won't figure once again, but ACCORDINGTOPALM makes more appeal. He finally showed some improvement for a tumble down the weights when third at Ffos Las earlier this month and has been dropped another 3lb. Mic Aubin has a shout on his earlier placed efforts while Bringewood Belle beat The Last Bridge over 3m here on Easter Monday and should go well again despite a penalty.
Cosway Spirit (IRE) 9-4fav (11-0) Prominent, led 5th until 9th, led 11th until 14th and again 4 out, clear approaching last, eased towards finish, won at Towcester 3m hcp chs 0-100 (5) gs in Mar beating Classic Case (11-6) by 9l, 11 ran.
Accordingtopalm (IRE) 16-1 (11-12) Held up rear but in touch, headway tracking leaders from 9th, 2nd bypassing omitted 4 out until before 2 out, ridden and held in 3rd when blundered last, 3rd of 7, 11l behind Tom Bach (10-4) at Ffos Las 3m 1f hcp chs 0-105 (4) hvy.
Mic Aubin (FR) 10-1 (10-6) Tracked leaders, fell 12th, in a race won by Water Wagtail (10-9) at Wincanton 3m 1f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gs, 8 ran.
Dancing Daffodil 14-1 (11-1) Towards rear when not fluent 5th, well behind 4 out, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Fair Bramble (11-7) at Towcester 2m 3f Mares Novice Handicap Chase (0-110) (5yo+) (4) gd, 12 ran.
The Last Bridge 9-2fav (11-4) Mid-division, headway to chase leaders 9th, went 2nd 4 out, ridden and no impression on winner before last, 2nd of 14, 4l behind Bringewood Belle (9-7) at Chepstow 3m hcp chs 0-100 (5) gd.
Night Safe (IRE) 6-1 (11-4) Chased leaders, weakened after 9th, 5th of 7, 36l behind Tom Bach (10-4) at Ffos Las 3m 1f hcp chs 0-105 (4) hvy.
Ball Hopper (IRE) 20-1 (10-13) In rear, not fluent 1st, behind 4th, jumped slowly 7th, pulled up before next, in a race won by Nail 'm (11-10) at Towcester 2m 6f nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) hvy in Feb, 7 ran.
Double Chocolate 10-1 (11-5) Tracked leaders, ridden 4 out, no chance with leaders before next, 5th of 11, 33l behind Best Boy Barney (10-10) at Taunton 2m 7f hcp chs 0-100 (5) gd.
Kilcascan 8-1 (9-11) In touch on outside, driven to chase leaders after 5 out, weakened next, 6th of 10, well behind Dark Glacier (11-9) at Uttoxeter 3m hcp chs 0-110 (4) hvy in Dec.
Hobb's Dream (IRE) 20-1 (10-10) Last trio, modest 4th from 8th, no chance when went left final 2, tailed off, 4th of 8, 39l behind Jaunty Journey (11-12) at Newton Abbot 3m 3f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft.
Trifollet 20-1 (10-8) Held up in rear, ridden 11th, well beaten 4 out, 7th of 11, 41l behind Cosway Spirit (11-0) at Towcester 3m hcp chs 0-100 (5) gs in Mar.
Ilewin Kim 14-1 (10-0) In touch, pecked 1st, soon lost place and towards rear, ridden after 11th, soon headway, in 2nd and well held when fell last, in a race won by Bertie's Desire (10-13) at Huntingdon 2m 4f hcp chs 0-100 (5) gs in Mar, 7 ran.
Bringewood Belle 33-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, went 2nd after 7th, led 5 out, driven before last, stayed on well, won at Chepstow 3m hcp chs 0-100 (5) gd beating The Last Bridge (11-4) by 4l, 14 ran.