It's something of a surprise that Reland hasn't managed to get his head in front yet but the handicapper has eased him a few pounds lately and it would be no surprise if today was his day. Cold Harbour boasts a first and a third from two runs around here and looks sure to be in the firing-line again, but The Humbel Monk has been well beaten in all three starts over fences while Run To Fly looks very one-paced. Born To be Wilde is making his debut over the larger obstacles so this is probably best left to BOB CASEY, who is a pound lower than when second to Derawar over C&D 12 days ago and has an experienced conditional on board in the shape of Joshua Moore.
Reland (FR) 6-1 (11-8) Chased leaders, not fluent 7th, mistake 13th, soon weakened, 6th of 10, well behind Rudinero (10-0) at Taunton 3m 3f hcp ch 0-110 (4) gs in Jan.
Cold Harbour 8-1 (10-12) Jumped left, led until 4 out, weakened 2 out, 3rd of 7, 18l behind Winterwood (11-12) at Ffos Las 3m nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) sft in Feb.
The Humbel Monk (IRE) 80-1 (10-9) Led until very awkward 1st, raced in 4th after 3rd, behind 7th, closed before 10th, jumped left and mistake 11th, weakened 13th, tailed off, 4th of 5, well behind Hector's Choice (10-12) at Ludlow 2m 4f nov chs (3) gd.
Born To Be Wilde (IRE) 22-1 (11-10) Held up in rear, weakened approaching 5th, tailed off, 9th of 10, well behind Decent Lord (10-0) at Hereford 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs in Feb.
Bob Casey (IRE) 5-1 (11-12) Tracked leader, hit 2nd, led 6th, blundered 9th, hit 11th, headed 12th, ridden after 5 out, ridden and every chance before 2 out, soon beaten, 2nd of 6, 10l behind Derawar (11-4) at Ffos Las 3m hcp chs 0-90 (5) gs.
Run To Fly (IRE) 8-1 (9-12) Chased leader, hit 10th and next, lost 2nd 12th, driven in 3rd after 13th, losing place when hampered 4 out, soon beaten, last of 6, 19l behind Marias Rock (10-9) at Ffos Las 3m 1f hcp chs 0-105 (4) sft.