JUMP CITY has to give 7lb to Dare Me but may be up to the task. He was conceding 16lb to Sublime Talent when only beaten a nose in a novices' handicap over 2m1f at Taunton at the end of last month and has already won over further. Dare Me hasn't done much wrong so far over fences, however, and will be winning soon so Venetia Williams' charge is much preferred to the disappointing Henok. Neither Adrenalin Flight nor Tara Tavey make much appeal either and pointer Bayridge Mick is probably best watched following a lengthy absence.
Jump City (FR) 5-6fav (11-12) Led, clear after 2nd, ridden and 2 lengths ahead last, narrowly headed entering final 100 yards, rallied close home, just failed, 2nd of 4, ns behind Sublime Talent (10-10) at Taunton 2m Novice Handicap Chase (0-140) (5yo+) (3) sft in Feb.
Adrenalin Flight (IRE) 14-1 (11-3) Held up towards rear, ridden after 6th, well beaten after 3 out, 14th of 15, well behind E Street Boy (11-9) at Wincanton 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gs in Feb.
Bayridge Mick (IRE) 12-1 (12-0) 4th of 14, 21l behind John Clayton (12-0) at Lower Machen 3m ptp gd in May '11.
Dare Me (IRE) 5-2 (11-0) Chased leaders, not fluent 4th, left close 3rd at 7th, disputing 2nd when blundered 4 out, went 2nd and balooned 3 out, no impression on winner, lost 2nd in closing stages, 3rd of 8, 6l behind Theatrical Star (11-0) at Exeter 2m 3f nov chs (3) hvy in Feb.
Henok (FR) 12-1 (10-11) Held up in rear, ridden approaching 2 out, stayed on before 2 out, never nearer, 10th of 19, 13l behind Tolkeins Tango (11-2) at Exeter 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd.
Tara Tavey (IRE) 80-1 (10-7) Mid-division, hampered 1st, ridden and no extra 2 out, 5th of 12, 28l behind Kim Tian Road (11-0) at Exeter 2m 3f mares NH nov hdl (4) gd.