Lough Coi won at Lingfield and Leicester on heavy ground before finishing third at Huntingdon and can't be ignored here receiving weight all round. But, at the opposite end of the handicap, we fancy SUSTAINABILITY to get back to winning ways as he was only beaten half-a-length off today's mark at Wincanton last month. Ballywatt has been a big disappointment and likewise Captain Paulie but Keki Buku would have a chance on his best form, though has been difficult to train over the last couple of years.
Sustainability (IRE) 7-2 (11-4) Jumped left at times, led until 2nd, led 9th, mistake and headed 11th, led 4 out, hung left and headed 2 out, stayed on flat, 2nd of 4, 1/2l behind Criqtonic (11-12) at Wincanton 2m 5f hcp chs 0-135 (3) gs in Feb.
Keki Buku (FR) 9-2 (11-9) Held up in rear, steady headway approaching 9th, chased leaders soon after, ridden before went 3rd 3 out, stayed on same pace in 3rd from next, 3rd of 8, 6l behind Silver Roque (11-12) at Newbury 2m 1f hcp chs 0-130 (3) gs.
Tail of The Bank (IRE) 25-1 (10-13) Chased leaders, ridden and outpaced 11th, weakened and pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Rouge Et Blanc (10-0) at Exeter 2m 3f hcp chs 0-135 (3) hvy in Feb, 11 ran.
Ballywatt (IRE) 6-1 (11-5) Raced wide in touch, slow jump 3rd (water), ridden in 4th approaching 2 out, stayed on same pace, 4th of 8, 8l behind Silver Roque (11-12) at Newbury 2m 1f hcp chs 0-130 (3) gs.
Coup Royale (FR) 50-1 (11-5) Held up towards rear, headway approaching 6th, lost place when mistake 3 out, not fluent 2 out, 14th of 19, 38l behind Tolkeins Tango (11-2) at Exeter 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd.
Captain Paulie (IRE) 7-2fav (11-2) Tracked leaders, not fluent 5th, led after 9th, headed approaching 3 out, close up when not fluent last, held towards finish, 3rd of 8, 1 3/4l behind Groomed (11-7) at Ffos Las 2m hcp chs 0-115 (4) gs.
Lough Coi (IRE) 5-1 (11-1) Held up in rear, headway after 9th, ridden 12th, well beaten when taking modest 3rd before 2 out, 3rd of 8, 34l behind Rouge Et Blanc (11-4) at Huntingdon 2m 4f hcp ch 0-110 (4) gs in Feb.