KINGSMERE absolutely skated up in a much stronger contest at Cheltenham last week and should comfortably defy his penalty if in the same mood with Jake Greenall's claim halving the extra. Midnight Cataria may be the danger as she's a dual course winner and ran well in a valuable mares' handicap at Newbury last month. Too Generous could improve for the fitting of blinkers and One Conemara is better than he's shown so far this season but Church Field has questions to answer now while this is probably too far for Dragon's Den. Decimus is back in form and has place claims again however.
Kingsmere 12-1 (10-0) Held up in rear, not fluent 8th, headway 3 out, led approaching last, soon clear, stayed on strongly, won at Cheltenham 3m hcp hdl 0-145 (2) gd beating Ballyculla (10-11) by 10l, 17 ran.
Bathwick Brave (IRE) 66-1 (11-6) Held up, always in rear, 14th of 17, 37l behind Billy Dutton (11-1) at Exeter 2m 7f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gd.
Midnight Cataria 12-1 (10-4) Held up in mid-division, headway on outside chasing leaders before 3 out, ridden and one pace before 2 out, no impression when lost 4th at the last, 5th of 13, 14l behind Run Ructions Run (10-7) at Newbury 2m 5f mares nov hcp hdl Listed (1) gs in Mar.
One Conemara (IRE) 13-8fav (11-7) Always towards rear, tailed off and pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Everaard (10-2) at Doncaster 3m hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gs in Feb, 10 ran.
Too Generous 5-1 (11-5) Prominent, not fluent 1st or 4th, ridden after 3 out, 4th and one pace when left 3rd 2 out, stayed on final 100 yards, went 2nd close home, no chance with winner, 2nd of 8, 11l behind Saffron Wells (11-3) at Market Rasen 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft in Feb.
Storm Alert 10-1 (10-8) With leaders, driven before 3 out, soon lost place, kept on same pace from next, no impression, 5th of 17, 13l behind Billy Dutton (11-1) at Exeter 2m 7f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gd.
Decimus (IRE) 9-1 (11-5) Mid-division, lost place before 5th, headway when mistake 4 out, stayed on same pace from next, went 3rd close home, 3rd of 13, 7l behind Darkestbeforedawn (11-1) at Bangor 3m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs.
Phare Isle (IRE) 16-1 (10-9) Held up in touch, went 2nd before 2 out, kept on, 5th of 14, 6l behind Generous Ransom (11-3) at Wincanton 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gs.
Church Field (IRE) 7-2fav (11-2) Mid-division, closed 3rd, not much room after 3 out, weakened before next, 7th of 15, 12l behind Ben Cee Pee M (11-2) at Market Rasen 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd.
Dragon's Den (IRE) 11-2 (10-3) Held up in rear, slightly hampered 3 out, headway on inside before last, plugged on run-in, 4th of 9, 7l behind Dunraven Storm (11-10) at Taunton 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-140 (3) gd.
Harris (IRE) 3-1fav (11-12) Tracked leaders, mistake 7th, pushed along after 9th, soon lost place, weakened 5 out, soon in rear, in a race won by Bennys Well (11-0) at Haydock 3m hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in Mar, 7 ran.
Halucha (IRE) 20-1 (11-2) Behind 2nd, not fluent 4th, soon pulled up, in a race won by Ben Cee Pee M (11-2) at Market Rasen 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd, 15 ran.
Zafaraban (IRE) 33-1 (10-12) Took keen hold in touch, slow 4th, soon lost place, under pressure 7th, tailed off when refused 4 out, in a race won by Karinga Dandy (10-12) at Southwell 3m nov chs (4) gd, 6 ran.