The form of the hunter chase that FOUNDRY SQUARE won at Newbury last month is usually worth following and the eight-year-old can follow up here at the chief expense of easy Towcester scorer Pearlysteps. None of the others have had a recent run with Made In Time racing for the first time in 18 months, though Rebecca Curtis' entry did have useful form in handicaps a couple of years ago. Pathian Prince is pretty consistent and may be capable of reversing running over 2m4f here last May with Rebel Alliance. The General Lee, a dual course and distance winner, may be next best but could only finish fourth in this in 2011.
Made In Time (IRE) 7-1 (11-1) Tended to jump right, took keen hold, in touch, headway to 3rd at 9th, went 2nd 13th, led soon after 15th, went right 3 out, soon joined, went right again and headed 2 out, chased winner, no impression last, 2nd of 9, 2l behind Barel Of Laughs (10-7) at Ffos Las 3m 1f hcp chs (2) sft in Aug '12.
Foundry Square (IRE) 3-1 (11-5) Held up in 5th, closed before 6th, not fluent next (water), led after 2 out, stayed on well, won at Newbury 2m 6f hts chs (6) sft in Jan beating Seigneur Des Bois (11-11) by 7l, 8 ran.
Pearlysteps 6-4fav (11-9) Held up mid-division, blundered 11th, led after last, soon clear, won at Towcester 3m hts chs (6) hvy in Jan beating Gunmoney (11-7) by 34l, 9 ran.
Rebel Alliance (IRE) 9-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders, lost place after 8th, soon pulled up, in a race won by Overlut (11-7) at Stratford 2m 1f hts chs (6) gd in Jun, 13 ran.
The General Lee (IRE) 5-2 (11-0) (cp) led 8-12; sn btn, 6th of 12, 15l behind Bitter Blue (11-0) at SMAC and Bicester with Waddo 3m ptp gf in Jun.
Pathian Prince 10-3fav (11-10) Chased leaders, went 2nd 12th, not fluent next, led before 4 out, headed approaching 3 out, hung left before next, edged left and stayed on flat, just held, 2nd of 10, hd behind Rebel Alliance (11-3) at Ludlow 2m 4f hts chs (6) gd in May.
Fruit Fayre 3-1 (11-7) Hdwy 12; led flat; all out, won at North West Point-to-Point 3m ptp gd in May beating Quantum Theory (12-0) by nk, 8 ran.
Tastes Like More (IRE) 12-1 (11-2) In rear, not fluent 7th (water), mistake and struggling next, tailed off before 9th, soon pulled up, in a race won by Special Portrait (11-13) at Cartmel 3m 2f hts chs (6) sft in May, 9 ran.