Well Mett comes here with a 14lb penalty for two minor victories and faces a stiffer task against better rivals. BIG TIME BILLY landed a mares' Listed event at Cheltenham last time and, as she's only been raised 6lb, this should prove well within her capabilities. Laustra Lad is better handicapped over fences and David Pipe may have a better chance with Water Garden but Life Of A Luso looks a major threat after scoring over fences at Cheltenham as he's now on a 20lb lower mark over timber.
Water Garden (FR) 3-1fav (11-0) Took keen hold, chased leaders, weakened between last two, 5th of 9, 7l behind Weekend Millionair (10-8) at Taunton 3m hcp hdl 0-145 (2) gf in Apr.
Simarian (IRE) 25-1 (11-9) Held up towards rear, ridden before 4 out, soon weakened, tailed off, 9th of 10, well behind Tullyraine (11-2) at Bangor 3m hcp hdl 0-130 (3) sft in Feb.
Laustra Bad (FR) 16-1 (11-9) Mid-division, lost place before 3rd, soon beaten, 8th of 11, 24l behind Harry Hunt (11-9) at Stratford 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gs in Oct.
Big Time Billy (IRE) 9-2fav (9-13) Tracked leaders, lost place before 3rd, niggled along next, ridden and closed 3 out, challenged next, soon led, pressed flat, found more and drew away towards finish, won at Cheltenham 2m 5f mrs lst hdl (1) gs in Apr beating Cloudy Spirit (11-0) by 2l, 16 ran.
Abruzzi 5-2 (10-9) Raced in 2nd until after 3 out, went 2nd again next, no chance with easy winner, 2nd of 9, 18l behind Up To Something (11-6) at Fontwell 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Apr.
Sarando 14-1 (11-1) Led until blundered and unseated rider 1st, in a race won by Top Smart (10-12) at Exeter 3m hcp chs 0-140 (3) gf in Apr, 6 ran.
Wilde Ruby (IRE) 9-2 (11-4) In touch, outpaced 9th, stayed on again from 2 out, went 3rd flat, 3rd of 9, 12l behind Cinevator (11-9) at Exeter 2m 7f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gf in Apr.
Life Of A Luso (IRE) 16-1 (10-1) Held up in rear, headway 17th, challenged 2 out, led before last, ridden clear flat, ran on well, won at Cheltenham 3m 1f hcp chs 0-150 (2) sft in Apr beating Ballyoliver (10-10) by 10l, 9 ran.
Well Mett (IRE) 11-8fav (12-0) Always prominent, led 6th, hit 4 out, driven clear after next, not fluent last, comfortably, won at Bangor 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd beating Barton Gift (11-2) by 4 1/2l, 10 ran.