There might be more to come from Twice Returned now tackling fences. Thanks For Coming is a decent performer on his day and a recent absence shouldn't be a problem while Ifyousayso and Farbreaga are both chasing hat-trick, though have climbed the weights recently and the latter may struggle to confirm recent running with Dunlough Bay. LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN races off a lower mark than over hurdles and has plenty of stamina. He makes his chasing debut today but will have been well schooled and McCoy will give him every assistance from the saddle. De Blacksmith has shown some promise and should be winning soon, though may need his sights lowering.
Thanks For Coming 8-1 (11-0) Prominent, not fluent 3rd, every chance 3 out, not quicken next, rallied last, kept on, lost 2nd close home, 3rd of 6, 1/2l behind Man Of Leisure (11-9) at Worcester 2m 7f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gd in Jul.
Ifyousayso (IRE) 11-2 (11-7) With leader, pushed along before 4 out, challenged 3 out, ridden before 2 out, led 2 out, clear before and not fluent last, driven out run-in, held on well towards finish, won at Doncaster 3m hcp chs 0-120 (4) gs in Jan beating Triangular (11-12) by 1 1/4l, 12 ran.
Farbreaga (IRE) 4-1 (10-10) Jumpe dleft, chased leader, lost 2nd briefly 10th, led 3 out (normal 4 out), ridden clear between last 2, kept on strongly, won at Newbury 2m 6f hcp chs 0-125 (3) hvy in Feb beating Dunlough Bay (11-7) by 15l, 6 ran.
Lookout Mountain (IRE) 17-2 (11-5) Held up towards rear, headway before 3 out, ridden before last, soon weakened, 5th of 13, 27l behind Seventh Sign (11-9) at Doncaster 3m hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gs in Feb.
De Blacksmith (IRE) 5-1 (11-5) Tracked leading pair, went 2nd approaching last, no chance with easy winner, 2nd of 7, 14l behind No Buts (10-12) at Plumpton 2m 4f nov hcp chs (0-125) (3) hvy in Jan.
Dunlough Bay (IRE) 10-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders, challenged 3 out (normal 4 out, chased winner soon after, no impression from 2 out, 2nd of 6, 15l behind Farbreaga (10-10) at Newbury 2m 6f hcp chs 0-125 (3) hvy in Feb.
Twice Returned (IRE) 9-2fav (11-9) Held up, not fluent, hampered 1st, headway 8th, weakened before 3 out where blundered, 14th of 17, well behind Ballyculla (11-8) at Exeter 2m 7f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft in Nov.
Ilewin For Hannah 100-1 (11-0) Chased leaders, pushed laong after 4 out, weakened before next, tailed off, 16th of 18, well behind Poet (11-0) at Newbury 2m mdn hdl (4) sft in Dec '12.