Four Strong Winds looks the pick of Jonjo O'Neill's two runners ahead of Aztec Treasure but he may have to settle for minor honours behind THERE'S NO PANIC. The son of Presenting created a favourable impression when making a winning debut for Paul Nicholls in a Fontwell bumper in April before falling early on when making his first start over hurdles at the same venue last month. He looks worth another chance in what seems a relatively weak novices' hurdle by the track¿s standards. Colin Tizzard's Song Sung Blue has run some decent races in defeat in bumpers and over hurdles and would not be winning out of turn were he to oblige, having found just one too good in three of his last four starts. French import San Marino has shown improved form of late and has to be considered but a bigger threat is likely to come from Four Strong Winds. Jonjo O'Neill's gelding stepped up from his only start in a bumper when a close third behind Royal Charm over course and distance earlier this month but a better bet looks to be There's No Panic.
Aztec Treasure (NZ) 20-1 (10-12) Not fluent, always behind, tailed off, 4th of 6, well behind The Minack (10-12) at Exeter 2m 5f nh nov hdl (4) sft.
Fly Direct (IRE) 33-1 (10-7) Mistake 1st and rider having tack problems briefly, mid-division on outside, headway 4th, weakened after 7th, tailed off when pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Moleskin (10-12) at Exeter 2m 5f nov hdl (3) hvy, 11 ran.
Four Strong Winds (IRE) 12-1 (10-12) In touch, chased winner approaching 3 out until before 2 out, soon beaten, 3rd of 10, 13l behind Royal Charm (10-12) at Exeter 2m 1f nh nov hdl (3) gs.
Magical Maybe (IRE) 100-1 (10-9) Chased leaders halfway, outpaced over 5f out, 14th of 16, well behind Sherwani Wolf (11-4) at Chepstow 2m NH flat (6) sft.
San Marino (FR) 33-1 (10-5) Prominent and keen hold, led after 3 out, ridden approaching last, headed and mistake, ran on again flat, 3rd of 12, 1l behind Matuhi (11-5) at Worcester 2m nov hdl (4) gs in Apr '08.
Song Sung Blue (IRE) 11-4fav (11-0) Held up mid-division, blundered 5th, chased leaders 4 out, led 3 out, headed towards finish, 2nd of 13, 1 1/2l behind My Friend Sandy (11-0) at Chepstow 2m 4f mdn hdl (4) sft.
There's No Panic (IRE) Evensfav (10-12) Tracked leaders fell 3rd, in a race won by Consulate (11-5) at Fontwell 2m 2f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Oct, 9 ran.
Tribunel 40-1 (11-3) Keen and always in rear, 12th of 13, well behind Benleigh (10-12) at Ludlow 2m NH flat (5) gd in Apr.
Guydus (IRE) 33-1 (10-11) Held up, always behind, 10th of 14, 25l behind Alegralil (10-10) at Towcester 2m mares NH nov hdl (4) gs.
Miss Saffron 40-1 (10-5) Took keen hold in mid-division, headway approaching 4th, jumped right next, weakened approaching 3 out, 7th of 11, well behind Gilwen Glory (10-10) at Exeter 2m 3f mrs nov hdl (4) sft.
Roaming West (IRE) 16-1 (10-2) Raced keenly, soon in touch, chased winner when mistake 7th, mistake 3 out, weakened approaching 2 out, 6th of 11, 37l behind Feeling (10-7) at Uttoxeter 2m hcp chs 0-105 (5) gd in Oct.