Liberty One was engaged to run yesterday but Big Casino must go on the short-list as he's been placed off this mark recently. Carlton Jack could also play a part if fully wound-up while Lundy Sky was second over 3m on his reappearance at Exeter. The Clock Leary is 8lb higher than when scoring at Catterick but is heading in the right direction and not easily dismissed. HOLD COURT can't get much lower in the weights and is given a final chance to reproduce the form he showed last season. Stablemate Lava Lamp may be best of the rest.
Big Casino 5-2fav (11-9) Led narrowly, came stands side 3 out, soon hard pressed, ridden and headed last, no extra in clear 2nd flat, 2nd of 7, 11l behind Spencer Lea (10-7) at Ludlow 2m 5f (3) sft in Feb.
Carlton Jack 13-8fav (11-7) Tracked leaders, went 2nd before 3 out, led 3 out, ridden before last, jinked right run-in, just held on, all out, won at Sedgefield 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs in Oct beating Mr Utah (11-1) by nk, 7 ran.
Liberty One (IRE) 7-1 (11-3) Chased leaders, went 2nd after 2 out, driven to challenge last, led soon after, stayed on well, ridden out, won at Exeter 2m 3f nov hdl (4) sft in Feb beating Sun Wild Life (10-7) by 1 1/2l, 9 ran.
Lundy Sky 12-1 (11-10) 2nd of 8, 1 1/2l behind Storm Alert (11-0) at Exeter 2m 7f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft in Feb.
Still Believing (IRE) 7-1 (11-7) Mid-division on outside, weakened before 3 out, 7th of 10, 34l behind Midnight Cataria (11-10) at Ludlow 3m mares hcp hdl 0-125 (3) sft in Feb.
Golden Gael 50-1 (10-7) Last pair, plugged on inside final furlong, no threat, 9th of 13, 6l behind Tanks For That (11-0) at Kempton 2m n h flat (4) std in Feb.
The Clock Leary (IRE) 10-3 (11-12) In touch, headway to track leaders 4 out, ridden when joined leader 2 out, driven flat, stayed on to lead final strides, won at Catterick 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) hvy in Feb beating Blake Dean (10-9) by 1/2l, 8 ran.
Heavenstown (IRE) 7-2 (11-4) Took keen hold, led, headed 5th, led again next, mistake 7th, headed 3 out, no impression on winner from next, lost 2 places towards finish, 4th of 8, 7l behind Minella On Line (10-13) at Chepstow 3m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft.
Lava Lamp (GER) 20-1 (11-2) Mid-division, lost place approaching 2nd, behind after next, tailed off, 6th of 7, well behind Lord Protector (11-2) at Chepstow 2m hcp hdl 0-135 (3) hvy in Feb.
Fishing Bridge (IRE) 20-1 (11-4) Held up towards rear, ridden after 3 out, soon weakened, 5th of 8, well behind Kayf Moss (10-8) at Ffos Las 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) hvy in Feb.
Hold Court (IRE) 9-4 (11-5) Tracked leaders on inside, ridden approaching 3 out, soon beaten, 4th and one pace after, 4th of 7, 29l behind Baltimore Rock (11-3) at Ludlow 2m hcp hdl 0-125 (3) hvy in Feb.
Cawdor House Bert 40-1 (11-5) Held up towards rear, pushed along before 2 out, never dangerous, 8th of 10, well behind Twoways (10-10) at Towcester 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) hvy in Jan.