AIRMEN'S FRIEND ran way below par when sent off joint-favourite at Market Rasen last time. But he's back on a winning mark and Charlie Mann's charge gets another chance dropped in class for this. Roseneath has lost his way this year but may do better back on good ground and Alteranthela has to come into the reckoning only 2lb higher than his victory at Fontwell in December. Ballyvoneen has been dropped a further 4lb and will be taking advantage soon while Roparta Avenue has scope for improvement.
Roseneath (IRE) 9-1 (10-10) Chased winner, closed 10th, not fluent 11th, ridden and no impression before 3 out, lost 2nd next, weakened before last, 3rd of 4, 30l behind Kentford Legend (11-9) at Leicester 2m 7f hcp ch 0-110 (4) sft.
Airmen's Friend (IRE) 11-4fav (10-11) Tracked leaders, went 2nd after 10th until after 4 out, soon ridden, one pace, 3rd of 6, well behind Orange Nassau (11-12) at Market Rasen 3m 1f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gs.
Alteranthela (IRE) 5-1 (11-4) Prominent, ridden and outpaced 4 out, 3rd of 9, 37l behind Tarraco (11-10) at Plumpton 3m 2f hcp chs 0-100 (5) sft.
Roparta Avenue 16-1 (10-3) Towards rear, headway 4 out, never nearer, 4th of 11, 20l behind Dont Do Mondays (11-12) at Plumpton 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) sft.
Marble Walk (IRE) 16-1 (10-4) Close up, ridden 4 out, weakened 2 out, 6th of 11, 39l behind Dont Do Mondays (11-12) at Plumpton 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) sft.
Uncle Pettit (IRE) 50-1 (10-0) Tracked leaders, pecked 9th, ridden after 14th, weakened well before 4 out, 7th of 13, 47l behind Caulfields Venture (11-8) at Exeter 3m nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd.
Ballyvoneen (IRE) 7-2 (10-9) Tracked leaders in 4th, went 3rd 16th, went 2nd approaching 4 out until 3 out, one pace and no impression on leading duo before next, 3rd of 6, 12l behind Handsome Buddy (10-13) at Warwick 3m 5f hcp chs 0-105 (4) gd.
Cool Fantasy (IRE) 80-1 (10-0) Mid-division, not fluent and weakened 14th, 11th of 13, well behind Caulfields Venture (11-8) at Exeter 3m nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd.
Dushy Valley (IRE) 8-1 (10-11) Led, pushed along 11th, ridden when headed 4 out, chased winner until weaked 2 out, pulled up last, in a race won by Tarraco (11-10) at Plumpton 3m 2f hcp chs 0-100 (5) sft, 9 ran.
Flugzeug 4-1 (10-0) Keen in touch, headway 12th, ridden 4 out, jumped right and chased clear winner 2 out, no chance, 2nd of 9, 28l behind Tarraco (11-10) at Plumpton 3m 2f hcp chs 0-100 (5) sft.
Tchang Goon (FR) 12-1 (9-9) In touch until collided with rival and unseated rider 2nd, in a race won by Lord Fox (11-1) at Fakenham 2m 5f hcp chs 0-100 (5) gd, 5 ran.