LOOKSLIKERAINTED, well ahead of King Of Jazz when second over track and trip on his debut under Rules 10 days ago, has plenty of scope which is probably more you can say about the one-paced Thomas Junior. The winning pointer is fancied to open his account over hurdles today. Milburn and Shady Glen are also winners between the flags but lack a recent run. Capilla won his bumper here in October but his last two runs in that sphere have been disappointing.
Capilla (IRE) 9-2 (11-4) Held up in touch, headway before 4f out, weakened over 2f out, 7th of 11, well behind Foryourinformation (10-13) at Ffos Las 2m NH flat (6) hvy in Feb.
King Of Jazz (IRE) 50-1 (11-1) Held up in rear, headway after 6th, weakened after 4 out, tailed off, 7th of 10, well behind Flying Eagle (11-1) at Ffos Las 2m 4f mdn hdl (4) sft in Mar.
Lookslikerainted (IRE) 12-1 (10-8) Tracked leaders, led approaching 4 out, headed after 3 out, not fluent 2 out, beaten when mistake last, one pace, 2nd of 10, 9l behind Flying Eagle (11-1) at Ffos Las 2m 4f mdn hdl (4) sft in Mar.
Milburn 5-4 (12-0) Ap; led 13; ro wl, won at Torrington Farmers 3m ptp gf in Jun beating Lemonade Jack (12-0) by 1 1/2l, 4 ran.
Shady Glen (IRE) 5-2 (11-9) Alw pr, disp 4out, in tch 3out, chall 2out, rdn & ko best late, won at Tattersalls Farm 3m ire ptp sft in Dec beating Real Man Of War (10-13) by nk, 16 ran.
Tetralogy (IRE) 5-2 (11-7) Hdwy to ld 13; hdd 3 out; wknd nxt, 3rd of 8, 20l behind Teeiygee (12-0) at Suffolk 3m ptp in Mar.
Thomas Junior (FR) 5-1fav (11-7) Mid-division, not fluent 5th, headway next, challenged 3 out, led before next, headed approaching last, no extra and lost 2 places inside final 150 yards, 4th of 17, 4 1/2l behind Mister Newby (11-9) at Newbury 3m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Mar.
Tamarton Tansy 20-1 (10-12) Mid-division, hit 3 out, weakening when mistake 2 out, last of 11, 29l behind Blue Buttons (11-5) at Taunton 2m 3f mrs nov hdl (4) gd in Mar.