Duaiseoir just hasn't taken to fences and is a risky proposition again after unseating his rider at Wincanton last time when still in front at the third last. Mia's Vic has been knocking on the door but gets no respite from the handicapper and will probably find one too good again. CRUISING BYE hasn't raced since a disappointing favourite at Fakenham in January but an earlier defeat of Saroque over this course and distance was decent form and he may be one to beat if reproducing that effort today as Phone Home has shown nothing over the larger obstacles so far.
Phone Home (IRE) 50-1 (11-5) Held up in touch in mid-division, not fluent 2nd, ridden and lost place approaching 2 out, 12th of 19, 43l behind Tinker Time (11-2) at Cheltenham 3m nov hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gd in Apr.
Duaiseoir (IRE) 8-1 (11-9) Disputed lead, went left and bumped 2nd, went left again and bumped next, outright 2nd soon after, jumped slowly 6th, led 4 out, over 1 length ahead but looking vulnerable when went left stumbled badly on landing and unseated rider 3 out, in a race won by General Ross (10-6) at Wincanton 2m nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) gs in Mar, 6 ran.
Bally Gunner 22-1 (11-11) Held up in last, some headway 10th, well beaten 3 out, 8th of 12, well behind Riddlestown (11-3) at Towcester 2m 3f hcp ch 0-110 (4) gd in Apr.
Mia's Vic (IRE) 10-1 (11-2) In touch, challenged 12th, ridden after 4 out, not fluent 2 out, stayed on same pace, 3rd of 9, 4l behind Bertie's Desire (11-5) at Kempton 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in Apr.
Lord Lir (IRE) 20-1 (11-1) Always towards rear, tailed off, 12th of 13, well behind Laughton Park (10-7) at Plumpton 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Mar.
Cruising Bye 11-4fav (11-9) Held up in touch, mistake 5th, pushed along after 8th, pushed along and weakened before 4 out, kept on flat, no chance with winner, 5th of 7, 32l behind Full Ov Beans (10-13) at Fakenham 2m 5f hcp chs 0-100 (5) hvy in Jan.