SONOFAGUN ran well attempting to land a hat trick when second at Newton Abbot last Saturday. He's dropped in class for this quick reappearance and can go one better. Jack The Gent is looking to make the most of a tumble down the weights and showed signs of a resurgence when runner-up at Doncaster last time. He looks the main threat with Hazy Tom still seemingly in the handicappers grip and Kings Grey arriving out of form. Uncle Tom Cobley has joined a new yard but is 7lb higher than his win at Ballinrobe nearly a year ago and Fiftyonefiftyone is even harder to fancy.
Hazy Tom (IRE) 50-1 (10-8) Mid-division when clipped heels and unseated rider after 5th, in a race won by Clondaw Kaempfer (11-4) at Aintree 2m 4f hcp hdl Grade 3 (1) gs, 22 ran.
Kings Grey (IRE) 16-1 (10-11) Tracked leaders, ridden after 3 out, weakened and eased before last, 11th of 16, 28l behind Parsnip Pete (10-10) at Aintree 2m hcp chs G3 (1) gd.
Uncle Tom Cobley (IRE) 12-1 (10-13) Tracked leaders, 5th 3 out, closer in 2nd next, ridden after last, weakened entering straight, 7th of 10, 32l behind Ballyfinboy (9-13) at Galway 2m 1f hcp chs sft in Aug.
Sonofagun (FR) 9-4fav (9-9) Held up in touch, blundered and left 2nd from 5th, kept on from 3 out, no chance with winner, 2nd of 6, 4l behind Changing The Guard (11-1) at Newton Abbot 2m hcp chs 0-150 (2) gd.
Jack The Gent (IRE) 9-2 (10-9) Led, ridden 2 out, soon hard pressed, headed last, kept on, no impression with winner flat, 2nd of 5, 5l behind Shadows Lengthen (11-1) at Doncaster 2m 3f hcp chs 0-135 (3) gd in Feb.
Fiftyonefiftyone (IRE) 33-1 (10-2) Held up in touch, headway chasing leaders when mistake 4 out, weakened next, 7th of 9, 36l behind Ballincurrig (10-13) at Stratford 2m 4f hcp chs 0-130 (3) gd.