Few of these arrive in any kind of form but MIC AUBIN is an exception. He only gave best close home at Wincanton nine days ago and, despite a 3lb higher mark, can end a long losing run today. Badgers Cove consistently fails to deliver and Campbonnais has shown little over fences so far but Billy Dutton is better than he showed when favourite at Exeter last time and Midnight Macarena is starting to look well handicapped.
Campbonnais (FR) 9-4 (10-1) Held up towards rear, headway 3 out, ridden after 2 out, soon weakened, 4th of 9, well behind Hartforth (9-12) at Catterick 3m 1f hcp hdl 0-125 (3) hvy in Jan.
Whispering Jack 13-2 (9-11) Raced wide and never travelled in rear, driven and lost touch 11th, tailed off and pulled up 17th, in a race won by Gotoyourplay (10-3) at Taunton 3m 5f hcp chs 0-140 (3) sft, 6 ran.
Billy Dutton 11-4fav (11-6) Held up, slightly hampered 2nd, pushed along in 6th before 4 out, never on terms, 6th of 10, well behind Thomas Wild (11-3) at Exeter 3m hcp chs 0-120 (4) sft in Feb.
Venetian Lad 5-1 (11-8) Held up in last pair, weakened before 7th, soon lost touch, tailed off, 5th of 6, well behind Itoldyou (11-4) at Fontwell 2m 6f hcp chs 0-115 (4) hvy in Feb.
Badgers Cove (IRE) 8-1 (11-8) Mid-division on outer, lost place before 4th, pushed along next, weakened before 7 out, 4th of 10, 16l behind No Duffer (11-11) at Warwick 3m nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) sft in Feb.
Midnight Macarena 33-1 (11-12) In touch in mid-division, closed 3rd, went 2nd 8th, jumped right next, lost 2nd 11th, ridden after 13th, weakening when jumped very slowly 2 out, tailed off, 6th of 11, 49l behind Take The Mick (11-5) at Ludlow 3m cond hcp hdl 0-105 (4) hvy in Feb.
Mic Aubin (FR) 9-2 (10-9) Chased leader until 8th, close 3rd, mistake 11th, pushed along before 13th, went 2nd before 3 out, led narrowly 3 out, driven along and narrowly headed next, every chance when mistake last, pressed winner run in, no extra final 100 yards, 2nd of 5, 3/4l behind Tolkeins Tango (11-9) at Wincanton 2m 5f hcp ch 0-110 (4) sft.