ORION EXPRESS was nicely supported when back to form with a vengeance at Taunton, travelling and quickening stylishly and a repeat of that form would make him the one to beat here. However, a danger lurks at the foot of the weights in Miss Miracle, much improved last time on her handicap debut. She still inhabits a very tempting mark and is only passed over as she has yet to attempt more than two and a half miles. Burnthill and Bollywood are consistent sorts whilst any money for Fresher Fishing, who has shown nothing to date, would need to be taken seriously in light of his talented connections.
Orion Express 5-1 (9-9) Held up towards rear and in touch, challenged 3 out, led soon after, ridden before last, kept on well, won at Taunton 3m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) fm beating Perception (11-4) by 3l, 7 ran.
Burnthill (IRE) 10-1 (11-4) Chased leader, jumped right 6th, led 8th, headed 2 out, soon ridden, one pace from last, 4th of 11, 4l behind Monty's Moon (10-7) at Southwell 3m nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd.
Fresher Fishing (IRE) 80-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, slow 3rd, soon lost place, behind from 3 out, last of 11, well behind Topolski (11-6) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Mar.
Bollywood (IRE) 8-1 (10-13) Mid-division, ridden after 7th, struggling next, rallied after 2 out, stayed on flat, 3rd of 10, 2l behind The Wee Midget (11-9) at Hereford 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gf.
Miss Miracle 9-2 (10-12) Tracked leaders, ridden and challenged after 7th, led after 3 out, headed approaching next, no impression before last, stayed on same pace, lost 2nd flat, 3rd of 15, 22l behind Emmaslegend (11-10) at Wincanton 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-90 (5) gf in Mar.