Nigel Twiston-Davies has done well in bumpers this season with ex-pointers and Brownville justified market confidence on his debut under Rules over course and distance last month. But he has a penalty to carry now and NICOLAS CHAUVIN looks an interesting recruit from the Nicky Henderson yard. He has a Flat pedigree and is certain to know what's required. Titans Approach has shown some ability and Midnight Spin, a half-brother to a 1m6f winner on the Flat, should have improved from his debut at Newbury and can't be ignored.
Brownville 10-11fav (10-11) Made all, ridden and brought left towards stands side over 1f out, stayed on well, won at Ludlow 2m NH flat (5) gd in Mar beating Turkey Creek (11-4) by 1 1/4l, 5 ran.
Green Winter (IRE) 5-2 (12-0) Ap; led 12-15; led 3 out; rdn out, won at Bicester with Whaddon Chase 3m ptp gs in Mar beating Whither Goest Thou (12-0) by 3 1/2l, 7 ran.
Herr Larry Hewis 100-1 (10-13) Held up in rear, ridden and struggling final 7f, 12th of 14, well behind Chieftain's Choice (11-4) at Stratford 2m mdn NH flat (5) gs in Mar.
Nicolas Chauvin (IRE) Saffron Walden gelding out of Kenzie.
Titans Approach (IRE) 5-2 (11-4) Chased winner, ridden over 2f out, no impression when dropped to 3rd approaching final furlong, 3rd of 4, 13l behind At First Light (10-8) at Ffos Las 2m nhf (6) hvy.
Gaelic Myth Midnight Legend gelding out of Shannon Native.
Midnight Spin 5-1 (10-9) Held up in mid-division, steady headway in 4th over 3f out, weakened inside final 2f, 7th of 18, 44l behind Gaitway (10-9) at Newbury 2m NH flat (2) gs in Mar.
Misirlou (FR) 8-1 (10-7) Tracked leaders in 3rd and off the pace, lost 3rd 7f out, struggling in last pair 5f out, tailed off, 6th of 7, 43l behind Vodka 'n Tonic (11-2) at Lingfield 2m n h flat (4) std in Feb.
Over The Bridge 50-1 (10-11) Took keen hold tracking leaders, weakened quickly 5f out, tailed off, last of 10, well behind Polamco (11-3) at Taunton 2m 1f NH flat (5) gd.
Poetic Presence (IRE) 33-1 (10-7) Towards rear, reminders over 5f out, never a factor, 9th of 16, 32l behind Meetmeatthemoon (11-0) at Chepstow 2m mares n h flat (6) gd in Mar.
State The Blend 16-1 (10-5) Held up in rear, moderate progress final 2f, 7th of 11, 25l behind Modus (10-12) at Exeter 1m 5f n h flat 3yo (6) gs in Oct.