ROBIN WILL looks a tricky ride but Josh Guerriero gave a masterful performance on board the eight-year-old at Leicester three weeks ago and he won without knowing he'd been in a race. The odds-on runner-up wasn't disgraced at Fakenham last week and Richard Woollacott's quirky hunter should have too much for these. Carrickmines was last of five at Taunton last week and doesn't look the force of old so recent Wincanton scorer Vintage Class may be the one for forecast-backers as Quillygham has a very long absence to overcome and hasn't raced under Rules since 2009.
Carrickmines (IRE) 16-1 (11-11) Tracked leading pair, hit 3rd, ridden and weakened soon after 3 out, last of 5, 16l behind Nicto De Beauchene (12-4) at Taunton 2m 7f hts chs (6) sft.
Robin Will (FR) 9-2 (12-3) Led into start, held up and behind early, hit 12th, headway 3 out, challenged on bit last, soon led, went clear, very easily, won at Leicester 2m 7f hts chs (6) gs in Feb beating French Canadian (12-0) by 8l, 10 ran.
Vintage Class (IRE) 16-1 (12-0) Tracked leaders on inside, not fluent 6th, led 3 out, driven out, won at Wincanton 2m 5f hts chs (6) gs in Feb beating Jayo (11-7) by 1 1/4l, 12 ran.
Quillygham (FR) 11-2 (12-0) Hdwy 15; lft 2nd 3 out; sn btn, 2nd of 6, 15l behind Henri Prends Garde (12-3) at Holnicote 3m ptp gf in May '11.