JACK THE GENT showed definite signs of a resurgence having tumbled down the handicap when runner-up at Doncaster last time. Racing off the same mark today and dropping down a grade, George Moore's charge can return to winning ways. Heavy going may have been responsible for the poor run of Un Anjou at Sandown last time and he's not easily overlooked while there may also be more to come from Book 'Em Danno. The latter won over 2m4f here a fortnight ago, but Regal D'Estruval's recent success came in a seller over hurdles at Fakenham and he's harder to fancy.
Un Anjou (FR) 2-1fav (10-11) Held up, headway 4th, not fluent next, mistake 8th, not fluent and lost place 4 out, soon weakened, 5th of 6, 34l behind Sew On Target (11-10) at Sandown 2m hcp chs 0-130 (3) hvy in Feb.
Jack The Gent (IRE) 9-2 (10-9) Led, ridden 2 out, soon hard pressed, headed last, kept on, no impression with winner flat, 2nd of 5, 5l behind Shadows Lengthen (11-1) at Doncaster 2m 3f hcp chs 0-135 (3) gd in Feb.
Twice Returned (IRE) 7-1 (11-0) Held up on outside, jumped right, blundered 5th, closed 9th, lost place 4 out, weakened next, 6th of 7, 46l behind Thanks For Coming (11-8) at Newbury 3m nov hcp chs (0-125) (3) gd in Mar.
Wessex King (IRE) 14-1 (11-8) Raced keenly, led until 4 out, chased winner until 3 out, weakened and eased before next, tailed off, 5th of 8, well behind Speed Master (11-12) at Warwick 2m 4f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd in Mar.
Book'em Danno (IRE) 4-1 (11-12) Took keen hold, tracked leader, not fluent 2nd, led 8th, ridden and stayed on well flat, drew clear final 100 yards, won at Market Rasen 2m 4f hcp chs 0-105 (4) gd in Mar beating Johnnys Legacy (10-6) by 8l, 7 ran.
Regal D'estruval (FR) 6-4 (11-4) Led, headed after 2 out, hit last, kept on same pace, 2nd of 4, 4 1/2l behind Stow (11-1) at Taunton 2m 1f clm hdl (5) gd in Mar.
Rasheed 7-2 (10-9) Held up in rear, took keen hold before 4 out, travelling well in 3rd before 2 out, edged right and found nil flat, 3rd of 5, 5l behind Scots Gaelic (11-12) at Towcester 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs in Mar.
Tayarat (IRE) 100-1 (10-9) Led until 3rd, last from 5th, jumped left next, well behind 8th, last of 4, 29l behind Ohio Gold (11-0) at Uttoxeter 2m nov chs (4) gs in Mar.