Pulled-up in heavy ground last time, Torero was placed over 2m here earlier. Amazing D'Azy is steadily improving and can get involved while Fountains Mary won over a longer trip on fast ground in December and can be given a chance on that form. Laughton Park is a course and distance winner but may need some cut to show his best and the latter comment also applies to Ussee. COUP DE GRACE was a losing favourite over track and trip last time but was beaten only a two lengths by Henryville and is fancied to make amends in what looks a less competitive contest.
Mr Muddle 9-2 (11-12) Disputed 2nd, definite 2nd at 6th, pushed along and lost 2nd approaching 3 out where went left, soon beaten, went left final 2, tailed off, last of 3, 46l behind Bincombe (11-0) at Newbury 2m 4f hcp chs 0-120 (4) hvy in Feb.
Torero 28-1 (11-6) Towards rear, mistake 6th, pushed along and struggling before 3 out, poor 8th when pulled up appproaching 2 out, in a race won by Westaway (11-8) at Newbury 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) hvy, 10 ran.
Coup De Grace (IRE) 9-4fav (9-12) Chased leaders, went 2nd well before 5th, led well before next, pushed along and mistake 2 out, headed soon after, chased winner and tried to rally last, kept on same pace run-in, 2nd of 8, 2l behind Henryville (11-10) at Fontwell 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs.
Pembroke House 12-1 (10-13) Held up towards rear, headway 3 out, went 3rd before 2 out, weakened before last, 5th of 6, 10l behind My Oh Mount Brown (11-12) at Southwell 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft.
Amazing D'azy (IRE) 20-1 (10-10) Behind, not fluent 2nd, headway and in touch before 3 out, kept on same pace from next, no impression, 4th of 14, 10l behind Kayfleur (10-7) at Ludlow 2m 5f mares NH nov hdl (4) gs in Dec.
Fountains Mary 16-1 (11-2) Chased leaders on outside, jumped right, ridden after 4 out, weakened next, 15th of 17, well behind Mister Newby (11-9) at Newbury 3m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd.
Berkeley Avenue 14-1 (11-3) Held up towards rear, jumped right 1st, mistake and reminder 3rd, well beaten after 5th, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Withy Mills (10-0) at Exeter 2m 1f nov hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gs, 15 ran.
Ussee (FR) 9-4 (10-10) In touch in 4th, weakened before 3 out, tailed off, last of 5, 28l behind Lily Waugh (11-4) at Market Rasen 2m 1f mrs hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs.
Lord Lir (IRE) 25-1 (11-2) Mid-division on outer and 9th halfway, dropped to rear and ridden 4 out, no extra, 6th of 13, 39l behind Shantalla (10-4) at Ballinrobe 2m 6f cnd hcp chs (0-109) gd in Sep.
Stay In My Heart (IRE) 16-1 (10-2) Chased leaders, pushed along when fell 7th, in a race won by Henryville (11-10) at Fontwell 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs, 8 ran.
Ctappers 14-1 (11-12) Held up in touch, not fluent 3rd, pushed along and lost place aftetr 6th, weakened from 3 out, pulled up before next, in a race won by Thedeboftheyear (10-8) at Wincanton 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) hvy in Feb, 7 ran.
Amazing Scenes (IRE) 20-1 (11-2) Chased leader until 2 out, chased leaders, pushed along and staying on same pace when left modest 3rd 2 out, 3rd of 13, 16l behind Vieux Lion Rouge (11-8) at Wincanton 2m nh nov hdl (3) sft in Jan.
Garde Ville (FR) 33-1 (10-5) Tracked leaders, pushed along after 4th, one pace before 2 out, no impression, no extra last, 4th of 5, 14l behind Just Cameron (11-9) at Carlisle 2m 1f nov hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft.
Laughton Park 20-1 (11-3) Mid-division, headway before 7th, pushed along to chase leaders before 2 out, one pace, 4th of 14, 7l behind Drombeg West (10-6) at Huntingdon 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gs.