Evan Williams is again well represented at his local track and Conor Ring's mount Lava Lamp this time looks the pick of his trio, despite collecting a penalty for his victory at Fontwell last month. Pause And Clause generally compete at a higher level but his yard is struggling for winners at present while The Jugopolist has been pulled up twice in a row. Radmores Revenge appears to be running into a bit of form and is dropping down the weights, however, though OPEN DAY is better than he showed at Warwick last month. Second to the useful Dark Lover at Cheltenham earlier and a winner at Leicester in November, Jonjo O'Neill's gelding is well up to winning again at this level.
Pause And Clause (IRE) 14-1 (11-6) Tracked leader until 8th, kept on same pace from 3 out, never dangerous, 4th of 7, 11l behind Herdsman (10-8) at Wetherby 3m 1f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) sft in Feb.
Lundy Sky 40-1 (10-7) Mistake 5th, always in rear, tailed off, 16th of 18, well behind Master Of The Sea (10-11) at Newbury 3m hcp hdl 0-145 (2) sft in Feb.
Gormanstown Cuckoo 14-1 (11-2) Always behind, 14th of 15, 25l behind Baby Shine (11-4) at Kempton 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gd in Feb.
Open Day (IRE) 10-3fav (11-11) With leaders, pushed along 5th, weakened from 2 out, 7th of 14, 13l behind Cloudy Bob (11-8) at Warwick 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) hvy in Feb.
Radmores Revenge 8-1 (11-2) Held up in rear, headway approaching 5th, not fluent 3 out, every chance 2 out, stayed on same pace flat, 3rd of 9, 10l behind Barrakilla (11-11) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) hvy in Feb.
Coup Royale (FR) 12-1 (10-13) Held up in rear, mistake 6th, headway 12th, weakened 4 out, pulled up before next, in a race won by Hunt Ball (10-13) at Wincanton 2m 5f hcp chs 0-130 (3) sft in Feb '12, 10 ran.
The Jugopolist (IRE) 10-1 (10-9) Tracked leaders on outside, not fluent 5th, ridden approaching 7th, lost place before 3 out, soon weakened, pulled up before next, in a race won by Benvolio (11-3) at Wincanton 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) hvy in Feb, 9 ran.
Lava Lamp (GER) 10-1 (10-7) Held up in mid-division, mistake 4th, good headway to chase leaders approaching 3 out, went 2nd and challenging approaching 2 out, led narrowly when left well clear at the last, in no danger after, won at Fontwell 2m 2f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft in Feb beating Invicta Lake (11-6) by 15l, 9 ran.
Dashing Doc (IRE) 9-2fav (11-10) Held up towards rear, headway 5th, soon ridden, challenged 3 out, not fluent 2 out, soon hung left, stayed on same pace, 4th of 12, 5l behind Mr Valentino (10-12) at Worcester 2m 4f cond nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in Jun '11.
Stormyisland Ahead 9-1 (11-3) Held up in rear, mistake 7th, mistake when weakening 12th, left remote 3rd 5 out, 3rd of 5, well behind Ravastree (11-8) at Southwell 3m hcp chs 0-115 (4) gs in Jan '12.
Pour Changer (FR) 22-1 (11-3) Chased leaders, weakened rapidly before 6th, tailed off, 9th of 11, well behind Cinevator (11-7) at Newton Abbot 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Apr.