This won't take much winning and Simply Charles had OVTHENIGHT just behind when fourth at Chepstow last month in a race in which No Through Road was pulled up. But Roger Curtis' charge met trouble in-running that day and is also a bit better off at the weights so can have his revenge and come out on top overall. It's difficult to get excited about the recent efforts of Gran Torino, Petit Ecuyer and Bens Moor.
Gran Torino (IRE) 12-1 (11-6) In rear, not fluent 4th, mistake 12th, behind next, soon pulled up, in a race won by Take The Mick (11-5) at Ludlow 3m cond hcp hdl 0-105 (4) hvy in Feb, 11 ran.
Ovthenight (IRE) 50-1 (11-9) Towards rear, pushed along after 7th, plugged on in 5th from 2 out, never on terms, 5th of 14, 19l behind Bringewood Belle (9-7) at Chepstow 3m hcp chs 0-100 (5) gd in Apr.
Petit Ecuyer (FR) 12-1 (11-1) Towards rear, effort before 2 out, no impression, 8th of 9, 19l behind Lough Coi (11-7) at Towcester 3m cond hcp chs (5) gs.
No Through Road 14-1 (10-8) Towards rear, steady headway on inside approaching 8th, ridden before 10th, weakened next, pulled up soon after, in a race won by Bringewood Belle (9-7) at Chepstow 3m hcp chs 0-100 (5) gd in Apr, 14 ran.
Simply Charles (IRE) 5-1 (10-11) Mid-division, blundered 4th and 5 out, plugged on to 4th flat, never going pace to get involved, 4th of 14, 18l behind Bringewood Belle (9-7) at Chepstow 3m hcp chs 0-100 (5) gd in Apr.
Bens Moor (IRE) 14-1 (10-13) Held up, went prominent 4th, ridden before 4 out, blundered 3 out, weakened next, tailed off, last of 6, well behind Tom Bach (9-11) at Ffos Las 2m 5f hcp chs 0-100 (5) sft in Mar.