VOLCAN SURPRISE has done well between the flags this winter and, still only a six-year-old, might have more scope than another recent point-to-point winner Lion On The Prowl. Caroline Fryer's charge can open his account under Rules today. Master Workman won by six lengths at Brocklesby last month and looks the pick of the remainder as Irish Rebel finished tailed off last time after a couple of victories in minor events.
Baltic Blue 16-1 (12-0) (cp) in tch til slpd up bend app 9, in a race won by King's Sunset (12-0) at Pytchley 3m ptp gs, 11 ran.
Irish Rebel (IRE) 2-1 (12-7) (tt) led til hdd aft 3 out; wknd nxt; virt pu flat, 3rd of 5, well behind Tempelpirate (12-0) at Kimblewick 3m ptp gd.
Lion On The Prowl (IRE) 3-1 (11-7) (tt) held up; hdwy 15; led aft 2 out; all out, won at Cotswold 3m ptp gd beating Skyhawk (11-4) by 3/4l, 8 ran.
Master Workman (IRE) 5-2 (12-0) Ap; led app 2 out; ro wl, won at Brocklesby 3m ptp gf in Mar beating Byways Boy (12-0) by 6l, 8 ran.
Pericoloso (IRE) 40-1 (12-5) (bl) a bhnd; to & pu 15, in a race won by Macklin (12-5) at East Essex 3m ptp gd in Mar, 6 ran.
Utopian (FR) 6-1 (12-7) (h) in tch til wknd app 2 out, 4th of 9, 17l behind Dante's Storm (12-7) at Hampshire 3m ptp gd in Mar.
Volcan Surprise (FR) 5-4 (11-0) (cp) ap; led 12-15 & 2 out til hdd last; nt qckn, 2nd of 7, 2l behind On Holiday (10-7) at Essex 3m ptp gd.