Sycho Fred bounced back to form from out of the handicap at Market Rasen on Sunday and is effectively only penalised 5lb. He should go well again but CIVIL SERVANT was still in touch when unseating his rider at Ludlow three weeks ago and has shown enough to suggest he can win races over fences at this level. Musical Wedge has been knocking on the door but Pete The Feat is likely to find at least one too good again off his current mark and Rivermouth showed little interest before being hampered and pulled up at Leicester and is now tried in a visor. Sawago has crept up the weights but continues to run well and wasn't disgraced on his first start for Kevin Morgan at Folkestone, though has his stamina to prove over this trip.
Sawago (FR) 3-1 (11-2) Led, joined 4 out, soon headed, chased winner until approaching 2 out, soon no extra in 3rd, 3rd of 8, 13l behind Amaury De Lusignan (11-9) at Folkestone 2m hcp ch 0-110 (4) gs in Jan.
Molko Jack (FR) 50-1 (11-1) Held up on outside, headway when bumped 5th, lost place 4 out, weakened next, tailed off, 6th of 9, 48l behind Pepite Rose (11-7) at Bangor 2m 1f nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in Feb.
Musical Wedge 3-1 (11-2) Narrow lead, not fluent 5th, narrowly headed 9th, pressed leader, hit 3 out, lost 2nd on long run and ridden before 2 out, went 2nd again 2 out, upsides and every chance last, stayed on under pressure but always held flat, 2nd of 5, 1 1/2l behind Pingaro De La Vire (11-5) at Huntingdon 3m 5yo nov hcp (4) sft in Jan.
Pete The Feat (IRE) 8-1 (11-4) Led, headed 6th, led again 8th, slightly hampered and headed before ommited 10th, pushed along chasing leaders and every chance when unseated rider 4 out, in a race won by Tarquinius (9-9) at Lingfield 3m hcp chs 0-105 (4) gs in Feb, 9 ran.
Howryagettinon (IRE) 50-1 (10-6) Towards rear, went moderate 7th and kept on same pace from before straight, 6th of 16, 39l behind Jack Bene (11-4) at Thurles 2m 6f mdn hdl hvy in Jan.
Civil Servant 9-1 (10-8) Tracked leaders, 5th when blundered and unseated rider 12th, in a race won by Ere Alfie (11-5) at Ludlow 3m cond hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in Feb, 11 ran.
Ilewin Tom 8-1 (10-10) Chased leaders, led 10th, made rest, joined and pressed from 5 out, hit 3 out, stayed on to assert last, won at Chepstow 3m hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd in Apr beating Caspar Of Tarsus (10-11) by 3l, 15 ran.
Sycho Fred (IRE) 9-2 (10-0) Led 1st until next, pressed leader, led briefly after 4 out, led 3 out, clear before next, hit last, driven out, (no time taken), won at Market Rasen 2m 6f hcp ch 0-110 (4) gs beating La Pantera Rosa (10-4) by 3 1/2l, 5 ran.
Rivermouth 9-2 (11-6) Mid-division, headway 11th, weakening when blundered 4 out, pulled up before next, in a race won by Kilvergan Boy (11-8) at Leicester 2m 7f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd in Feb, 16 ran.
Phoenix Des Mottes (FR) 18-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, led 5th until 7th, ridden after 9th, weakened approaching 4 out, tailed off, 4th of 5, well behind The Laodicean (11-12) at Leicester 2m 4f hcp chs 0-105 (4) gd in Feb.