Most of these arrive in far from sparkling form with OVERNIGHT FAME the notable exception. After a warm-up run after a considerable absence, the George gelding was driven out to land a small-field Southwell chase. He goes well on the forecast ground, this trip looks his optimum distance and a 4lb rise for that Southwell success seems perfectly fair. He looks hard to beat. Full Of Joy is a possible threat though and continues to give the impression that he has more to offer over the larger obstacles. It would be no surprise were he to improve considerably on previous efforts with the better ground also likely to be in his favour. Sir Mattie, a one-paced third here last time in a moderate affair, looks best of the rest.
Valoroso 7-1 (10-9) Not much room 1st, soon in touch on outside, lost place after 4th, closed 6th, disputing 4 lengths 3rd when slithered on landing, virtually fell and unseated rider 3 out, in a race won by Howard's Legacy (11-7) at Leicester 2m 7f nov chs (3) gs in Feb, 7 ran.
Gran Torino (IRE) 12-1 (11-11) Always last, lost touch before 9th, pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Shaking Hands (11-12) at Ffos Las 3m hcp chs 0-120 (4) hvy in Jan, 6 ran.
Full Of Joy (IRE) 5-1 (11-6) In touch, reminders 6th, ridden 4 out, never a threat, 5th of 13, 19l behind Billy Cuckoo (11-9) at Carlisle 2m 4f hcp chs 0-115 (4) hvy in Feb.
Overnight Fame (IRE) 15-8fav (11-9) Led until not fluent 5th, led 6th until 7th, not fluent 11th, led 15th, clear before last, ridden out, won at Southwell 3m Mares Handicap Chase (0-120) (5yo+) (4) gs in Feb beating Glen Countess (11-1) by 3l, 4 ran.
Tough Talkin Man (IRE) 8-1 (11-8) Led until 3rd, prominent, no extra approaching 2 out, 6th of 8, 19l behind Groomed (11-7) at Ffos Las 2m hcp chs 0-115 (4) gs.
Sir Mattie (IRE) 9-1 (10-12) Held up in touch in rear, not fluent 2nd, mistake 9th, headway 13th, switched left before 3 out where mistake, pressed for 2nd thereafter, hit 2 out, no impression on winner, one pace, 3rd of 5, 10l behind Di Kaprio (11-12) at Ffos Las 2m 5f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gs.
Street Dance (IRE) 13-2 (11-5) Held up, not fluent 2nd, headway to lead when not fluent next, headed after 9th, weakened before 4 out, tailed off, 7th of 8, well behind Groomed (11-7) at Ffos Las 2m hcp chs 0-115 (4) gs.