The four-year-old Asian Prince and Cash Injection both have decent claims in this opener having produced decent efforts of late. The former has the beating of Bach On Tow on the form book but Mount Vesuvius' latest second here came over a longer trip and in a seller. BERNISDALE gets a tentative vote as she's been running well on the Flat lately and is starting to look well treated over hurdles. Paddleyourowncanoe is in the veteran stage now but may be capable of making the frame at decent odds.
Tae Kwon Do (USA) 7-1 (11-7) Held up towards rear, headway after 3 out, weakened after last, 6th of 7, 16l behind Lord Of The Dunes (11-4) at Taunton 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gf.
Bernisdale 14-1 (10-8) Held up in rear, some headway 2 out, never a factor, 5th of 8, 24l behind Queens Grove (10-9) at Taunton 2m 1f Mares Handicap Hurdle (0-120) (3yo+) (4) sft in Nov.
Paddleyourowncanoe (IRE) 11-1 (10-13) In touch main group, went 2nd and close up 5th, driven to lead after 4 out, ridden and headed next, weakened before last, 5th of 9, 35l behind Cawdor House Bert (11-9) at Ffos Las 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd.
Mount Vesuvius (IRE) 6-1 (11-7) Held up towards rear, headway before 4 out, travelled well and chased winner before 2 out, no impression when mistake last, 2nd of 10, 13l behind Noble Chic (11-5) at Newton Abbot 2m 6f sell hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gf.
Tiger's Jacey (IRE) 14-1 (11-8) Led, headed after 3rd, lost place before 3 out, tailed off, 9th of 11, well behind Deux Etoiles (10-7) at Huntingdon 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Apr.
Asian Prince (IRE) 7-2 (11-8) Held up mid-division, headway before 4 out, every chance 2 out, kept on same pace in 3rd from last, 3rd of 11, 6l behind Church Field (11-2) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gf.
Cash Injection 14-1 (10-8) Held up in last pair, no real progress in 6th when went badly right 2 out, left 4th at the last, 4th of 9, 15l behind Party Palace (10-0) at Exeter 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gf in Apr.
Pour Changer (FR) 16-1 (10-1) Pressed leader, led after 6th, soon headed, ridden and lost place next, tailed off before 2 out, 8th of 11, well behind Call Me Sir (10-8) at Newton Abbot 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gs in Apr.
Comical Red 5-1 (11-9) Went right 1st, chased leader, mistake 2nd, ridden and weakened 6th, tailed off, 9th of 12, 46l behind Bach On Tow (10-7) at Taunton 2m 1f sell hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gf in Apr.
Jambobo 100-1 (10-9) Led, headed on long run to 3 out, lost 2nd soon after 3 out, beaten when blundered 2 out, 3rd of 6, 33l behind Swnymor (10-7) at Newbury 2m 3yo hdl (4) sft in Dec.
Fanjos Luck (IRE) 250-1 (10-9) Always in rear, reminders and struggling before 6th, tailed off, 11th of 14, well behind Edmund Kean (11-9) at Taunton 2m 1f nov hdl (4) hvy in Feb.
Bach On Tow (IRE) 4-1 (10-5) Held up in rear, not fluent 6th, headway after 2 out, not fluent 2 out, stayed on, 4th of 15, 10l behind Castlemorris King (11-4) at Taunton 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gf in Apr.
Royal Peak (IRE) 20-1 (10-0) Mid-division, ridden and outpaced after 4 out, weakened next, 7th of 10, 44l behind Look For Love (11-0) at Exeter 2m 1f nov hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Apr.
Master Wells (IRE) 66-1 (10-12) In touch on outside, lost place 8th, tailed off 3 out, soon pulled up, in a race won by Jupiter Rex (10-10) at Taunton 3m hcp hdl 0-95 (5) hvy in Dec, 14 ran.
Palmyra (IRE) 10-1 (10-0) Disputed 2nd, lost place after 4 out, weakened from next, 5th of 9, 33l behind Vexillum (10-7) at Exeter 2m 1f mdn hdl (4) gf.
Illegale (IRE) 20-1 (10-0) Always behind, weakened 5 out, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Well Mett (12-0) at Bangor 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd, 10 ran.
Mixed Meaning (IRE) 25-1 (10-9) Tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden 3 out, one pace, 4th of 5, 32l behind Kentford Legend (10-12) at Exeter 2m 3f nov hdl (4) gf.
Pennant Dancer 50-1 (10-0) Tracked leader, led 2nd, took keen hold, headed 3 out, blundered 2 out, soon weakened, 8th of 10, 41l behind Starlight Air (11-2) at Southwell 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd.