Toulouse Express hasn't been able to take advantage of a tumbling mark lately and Bob Johnson's veteran probably isn't the force of old. It was a weak contest which Wishes Or Watches won at Plumpton last month while the drop in trip may catch out Ffos Las runner-up Run To Fly. BAJAN SUNSHINE couldn't follow up his Plumpton win off this mark at Fontwell last week but only weakened in the closing stages. He continually lost ground by jumping right that day and won't be able to do that here but has every chance of regaining the winning thread if steering a straighter course.
Benny The Swinger (IRE) 10-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders, jumped right 2nd, effort and every chance 2 out, ridden and one pace between last 2, no impression approaching last, 4th of 6, 17l behind Won More Night (10-12) at Newton Abbot 2m hcp chs 0-95 (5) gf.
Iris's Flyer 8-1 (11-4) Held up towards rear, pushed along after 5 out, weakened next, 6th of 8, 42l behind Do It For Dalkey (11-6) at Newcastle 2m 4f hcp chs 0-95 (5) sft in Jan.
Sumner (IRE) 20-1 (10-8) Held up towards rear, mistake 9th, kept on from 3 out, no impression, 4th of 12, 8l behind Home She Goes (11-2) at Uttoxeter 2m 5f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gf in Apr.
Monty's Revenge (IRE) 18-1 (11-12) Behind, struggling when not fluent 6th, never dangerous, tailed off, 7th of 13, well behind Diamanpeg (10-11) at Newton Abbot 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-85 (5) gf.
Toulouse Express (IRE) 9-2 (10-10) Led 2nd, soon clear until 4 out, headed next, one pace, no chance with winner, 2nd of 6, 13l behind Esme Rides A Gaine (11-2) at Sedgefield 3m 3f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gf in Apr.
Bohemian Rock 4-1 (10-11) Tracked leaders, lost place 4th, in touch and ridden approaching 4 out, outpaced by leaders before 3 out, no impression when taking 3rd last, 3rd of 9, 18l behind Lonesome Boatman (9-13) at Towcester 2m 3f hcp chs 0-90 (5) gd in Mar.
Play With Fire 8-1 (11-7) Ur 1, in a race won by Fredwal (12-0) at Larkhill 3m ptp gf in Apr, 8 ran.
Run To Fly (IRE) 7-2 (9-11) Held up in touch, not fluent 7th, mistake 10th, soon lost place, jumped left 12th, soon under pressure, rallied approaching 3 out, stayed on flat, 2nd of 6, 1 1/2l behind Cold Harbour (11-9) at Ffos Las 3m Conditional Handicap Chase (0-100) (5yo+) (4) gd in Mar.
Wishes Or Watches (IRE) 5-2 (10-6) Tracked leader, led 7th, headed narrowly 4 out, led again before 2 out, ridden and stayed on, won at Plumpton 2m 1f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gf in Apr beating Chigorin (11-12) by 13l, 3 ran.
Bajan Sunshine (IRE) 9-2 (10-3) Led until narrowly headed 10th, led again approaching 4 out, narrowly headed 2 out, chased leader until after last, no extra, 3rd of 7, 5l behind Winning Show (10-11) at Fontwell 2m 4f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd.
Masterpoint 9-2 (10-12) Held up, headway 5th, chased winner 8th, mistake next, close up brielfy after 3 out, no impression approaching 2 out, 2nd of 5, 17l behind Ajzal (11-12) at Huntingdon 2m 4f hcp chs 0-90 (5) gf in Apr.
Panthers Run 5-1 (10-0) Held up in touch towards rear, hit 13th, outpaced 2 out, soon well held, 5th of 7, 18l behind Devil Water (11-8) at Kelso 2m 6f Selling Handicap Chase (0-95) (5yo+) (5) gf.