Recent course and distance winner ANTEROS might still be improving and is marginally preferred to last month's Taunton scorer Liberty Court, who failed to defy a penalty here last time when his jumping left a bit to be desired. Abbeygrey won an Irish point-to-point in November and was then fifth in a bumper here on his debut under Rules. He has scope and could give the others something to think about.
Anteros (IRE) 3-1 (11-0) Held up in last pair in touch, chased leaders 3 out, led after next, wandered approaching last, ridden and kept on flat, won at Ffos Las 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gd beating Take A Bow (11-0) by 3/4l, 6 ran.
Liberty Court (IRE) 5-2 (11-5) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, jumped left 4th and 7th, went 2nd when not fluent 3 out, driven after next, stayed on same pace, no impression flat, 2nd of 4, 4 1/2l behind Henllan Harri (10-12) at Ffos Las 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gs.
Abbeygrey (IRE) 8-1 (11-3) Held up towards rear, headway over 3f out, kept on same pace final 2f, 5th of 11, 13l behind Shantou Bob (11-3) at Ffos Las 2m NH flat (6) sft.
Entry To Evrywhere (IRE) 6-1 (12-2) Ww rr, mstk 5th & 10th frm 6th, prog frm 5out & cl en 7th aftr 4out, cl en 5th when mstk & ur 3out, in a race won by Raydini (12-2) at Dromahane 3m ire ptp in Mar, 11 ran.
Witness Appeal (IRE) 6-1 (12-0) Chsd ldrs til wknd rap 12; to & pu 2 out, in a race won by Watch The Birdie (11-0) at Tredegar Farmers 2m 4f ptp gd in May '13, 11 ran.