All But Grey's run in the opener will be a pointer to the chances of RUGGED JACK but it's about time that Victor Dartnall's charge was winning one of these. Revaader's consistency can't be faulted and she deserves a change of luck. It would be no surprise to see Mark Gillard's mare in the winner's enclosure either while the yard also run the potentially well-treated Lady Bridget. Florida Quays may be the pick of the remainder as Milor De La Borie has a long absence to overcome.
Revaader 9-2 (10-12) Led, went left 3rd, pushed along and headed 2 out (normal 3 out), hung left from bypassing omitted 2 out, held and no impression before last, 2nd of 4, 1 3/4l behind Legacy Gold (11-12) at Exeter 2m 1f mrs nov hdl (4) sft in Feb.
Rugged Jack (FR) 7-2 (11-4) Tracked leaders, not fluent 4th, went 2nd before 2 out, edged left flat, stayed on, unable to get on terms with winner, 2nd of 10, 3l behind All But Grey (11-1) at Taunton 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Jan.
Milor De La Borie (FR) 14-1 (10-8) Held up towards rear, headway to 3rd approaching 2 out, hung left under pressure and weakened before last, 4th of 8, 10l behind The Bay Bandit (10-12) at Stratford 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs in May.
Florida Quays (IRE) 12-1 (11-3) Mid-division, outpaced 3 out, weakened next, 6th of 10, 30l behind Minella Reception (11-3) at Ludlow 2m NH mdn hdl (4) hvy in Feb.
Francly Flora 28-1 (10-7) Chased leaders, lost place after 3rd, rallied 7th, went 3rd after 3 out, beaten when pulled up quickly after 2 out, in a race won by Balthazar King (11-0) at Ffos Las 2m 4f NH mdn hdl (4) gd in Oct '09, 11 ran.
Lady Bridget 25-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, ridden after 6th, weakened 3 out, tailed off, 6th of 13, well behind Come On Annie (10-12) at Taunton 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) hvy in Jan.