Oscar Hill made hard work of landing a similar race at Taunton to complete his double and has to concede lumps of weight all round. It may prove beyond him and NOT TIL MONDAY, who was winning a Class 3 at this time a year ago and is fit from the Flat, should be good enough to return to winning ways. Tarkari alternates between hurdles and fences and is better over these obstacles so has to be a threat despite the ground possibly proving too testing. Unwanted Gift should prove best of the remainder.
Oscar Hill (IRE) 8-11fav (11-8) Tracked leader, ridden to challenge 2 out, led last, driven and all out, won at Taunton 2m 1f sell hdl (5) sft in Nov beating Take Of Shoc's (10-2) by 7l, 9 ran.
Generous John 200-1 (11-0) Held up in rear, took keen hold, mistake 4th, behind next, tailed off, last of 15, well behind Karazhan (11-0) at Ludlow 2m mdn hdl (5) gd in Nov.
Not Til Monday (IRE) 14-1 (11-5) Tracked leaders, pushed along before 7th, soon weakened, 8th of 10, 35l behind Attaglance (11-9) at Market Rasen 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gs in Feb.
Tarkari (IRE) 9-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders, jumped right 1st and 2nd, lost place when mistake 7th, behind after 9th, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Drumshambo (11-10) at Ludlow 2m nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in Nov, 6 ran.
Unwanted Gift (IRE) 50-1 (11-0) In rear, pushed along over 4f out, headway over 2f out, went 3rd over 1f out, plugged on and never dangerous, 3rd of 6, 18l behind Cross Of Honour (11-0) at Kempton 2m n h flat (4) std.
Who Am I 150-1 (10-7) Always behind, weakened 4 out, 9th of 14, well behind The Italian Yob (10-9) at Exeter 2m 1f NH nov hdl 4-6yo (4) hvy.
Bashama 50-1 (10-12) Propped and unseated rider 1st, in a race won by Rowlestone Lad (11-5) at Leicester 2m sll hdl (5) sft in Nov, 9 ran.
Come On Annie 100-1 (10-13) Held up, always in rear, tailed off, 10th of 12, well behind All Annalena (11-2) at Ludlow 2m 5f mdn hdl (5) gs in Jan.
Lisselan Pleasure (USA) 40-1 (10-7) Held up, took keen hold, jumped left, stumbled and unseated rider 4th, in a race won by Scholastica (10-12) at Uttoxeter 2m mrs nov hdl (4) hvy in Nov, 6 ran.
Rileys Legend 150-1 (10-3) In rear, behind 5th, pulled up after, in a race won by Definite Memories (10-12) at Bangor 2m 1f mares NH nov hdl (4) gd in Feb, 12 ran.
Tahiti Dancer 200-1 (10-5) Behind, steady headway approaching 5th, pushed along and outpaced after next, tailed off and pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Dunlough Bay (10-12) at Lingfield 2m 3f NH nov hdl 4-6yo (4) sft in Nov, 10 ran.