LANDSCAPE had just hit the front in a valuable handicap at Haydock last month when meeting the last all wrong and paying the price. He may not have won but he'd have gone very close and compensation awaits here. Darley Sun is a former Cesarewitch winner but has been a bit disappointing over hurdles so far. Houndscourt needs to improve again on his latest second at Southwell while Moscow Presents finished tailed off last time and may be found wanting again. No Buts may also find this too tough and it's difficult to fancy the quirky Keenes Day after a lay-off.
Keenes Day (FR) 33-1 (11-0) Led, reminders before 1st and jumped very slowly, reluntant to race, headed before 2nd and jumped slow, in rear, pulled up before 3rd, in a race won by Makethe Mostofnow (11-5) at Ffos Las 3m nov chs (4) sft in Oct, 5 ran.
Landscape (FR) 14-1 (11-4) Held up towards rear, headway when hampered after 7th, took narrow lead when fell last, in a race won by Fleet Dawn (11-2) at Haydock 2m 4f hcp hdl (2) gs in Mar, 19 ran.
Moscow Presents (IRE) 20-1 (11-3) Tracked leaders on inside, weakened approaching 3 out, tailed off, 12th of 13, well behind Oscar Magic (11-2) at Haydock 2m 4f Novice Handicap Hurdle (0-135) (4-8yo) (3) gs in Mar.
Cayman Kirk 80-1 (11-0) Behind, struggling 6th, never dangerous, tailed off, 11th of 12, well behind Red Courtier (11-0) at Stratford 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd.
Cowbridge (IRE) 80-1 (11-2) Tracked leader until 4th, in touch, ridden after 9th, weakened before 3 out, 5th of 6, well behind Dunlough Bay (11-8) at Ludlow 3m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Mar.
Darley Sun (IRE) 4-5fav (11-2) Prominent until after 1st, held up in touch, went 2nd after 7th, pushed along after 3 out, unable to get on terms with winner, eased towards finish, 2nd of 14, 10l behind Shernando (11-2) at Huntingdon 2m 4f mdn hdl (4) gd in Mar.
Houndscourt (IRE) 14-1 (11-2) Mid-division, hit 1st, went 4th before 5 out, chased winner before last, kept on and always held, 2nd of 12, 4l behind Wilton Milan (11-6) at Southwell 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Mar.
Isaac's Warrior (IRE) 66-1 (10-11) Tracked leaders, mistake 1st , lost place after 5th, mistake next, struggling when hit 10th and 12th, tailed off, last of 6, well behind Same Difference (11-0) at Leicester 2m 7f nov chs (3) gs in Jan.
No Buts 25-1 (11-6) Held up in touch, reminders after 6th, ridden and weakened before 3 out, 7th of 10, 22l behind De Blacksmith (11-12) at Plumpton 2m 5f NH nov hdl (4-7yo) (3) sft in Jan.
Ranthambore 25-1 (11-1) Prominent, rider lost iron briefly after 7th, weakened 3 out, tailed off, 5th of 6, 49l behind Manballandall (11-1) at Newbury 2m 5f mdn hdl (3) hvy in Mar.
Jubilee Joy (IRE) 100-1 (10-7) Towards rear, struggling after about 4f, soon tailed off, virtually pulled up over 4f out, 8th of 9, well behind Halo Moon (11-0) at Towcester 2m NH flat (6) sft in Dec.