Fox Run beat Garryleigh by seven lengths over course and distance five weeks ago but David Pipe's charge is 6lb better off here and there should be little to choose the pair now, though Harry Derham does claim 5lb off the top weight. But both may struggle to get the better of the fast-improving KARINGA DANCER, a very easy winner at Wincanton having beaten a decent field in a jumpers' bumper at Kempton in January. Hollow Penny never figured in handicap company at Kempton last time but should find this less competitive, though he still looks to be facing a stiff task at the weights. The remainder are even harder to fancy.
Fox Run (IRE) 4-7fav (11-10) Took keen hold, tracked leading pair, went 2nd 3rd, led 6th, good jump to assert 2 out, soon clear, kept up to work flat and stayed on strongly, won at Taunton 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Feb beating Garryleigh (11-3) by 7l, 8 ran.
Hollow Penny 14-1 (11-3) Held up in mid-division on inside, some headway on inner before 2 out, weakened soon after, 13th of 15, 23l behind Baby Shine (11-4) at Kempton 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gd in Feb.
Karinga Dancer 5-4fav (11-1) Held up in touch, closed 3 out, led going well before next, clear last, easily, won at Wincanton 2m mdn hdl (4) gs in Mar beating The Stout Italian (11-1) by 10l, 16 ran.
Barista (IRE) 100-1 (10-12) Held up in mid-division, mistake 4th, struggling 3 out, some headway before 2 out, no impression, tailed off, 7th of 15, well behind Chemistry Master (10-12) at Wincanton 2m mdn hdl (4) gs in Mar.
Corton Ridge 100-1 (10-8) Tracked leaders, not fluent 2nd, lost place after 3 out, weakened before next, 11th of 16, 49l behind Karinga Dancer (11-1) at Wincanton 2m mdn hdl (4) gs in Mar.
Curlew (IRE) 22-1 (11-1) Mid-division until 4th, soon well behind, tailed off when pulled up before next, in a race won by Alla Svelta (11-1) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f mdn hdl (5) gs in Mar '11, 11 ran.
Garryleigh (IRE) 7-2 (11-3) Chased leaders in 4th, went 3rd after 5th, chased winner after 3 out, hit 2 out and no impression after, 2nd of 8, 7l behind Fox Run (11-10) at Taunton 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Feb.
Midnight Whisper 33-1 (10-9) Tracked leaders, not fluent 10th, pushed along after 14th, soon outpaced, lost touch with front pair when fell 16th, in a race won by Danimix (11-7) at Wincanton 3m 1f nov chs (3) gs in Mar, 4 ran.
Newmans Boy 150-1 (11-2) Led, already headed when blundered 4 out, weakened rapidly, tailed off when fell 2 out, in a race won by Edmund Kean (11-9) at Taunton 2m 1f nov hdl (4) hvy in Feb, 14 ran.
Prophete de Guye (FR) 25-1 (10-9) In rear, headway before 4 out, one pace and no impression from 2 out, 6th of 10, 6l behind Monkerty Tunkerty (10-11) at Doncaster 3m hcp chs 0-145 (2) gd in Feb.
Regal County (IRE) 33-1 (10-8) Pulled hard in rear, headway to chase leader before 5th, weakened approaching 4 out, pulled up before next, in a race won by Fishing Bridge (10-12) at Ffos Las 2m 4f mdn hdl (4) sft in Mar, 10 ran.
Allons Zee (IRE) 22-1 (10-7) Mid-division, pushed along 4f out, well beaten over 2f out, 12th of 17, 43l behind Call Carlo (11-4) at Wincanton 2m mdn NH flat (6) gs in Mar.
Lanarkshire (IRE) 100-1 (10-7) Led, headed after 3 out, weakened well before next, tailed off, 15th of 16, well behind Karinga Dancer (11-1) at Wincanton 2m mdn hdl (4) gs in Mar.
Oh Dear Oh Dear 10-1 (11-4) Held up towards rear, headway over 3f out, went 3rd over 2f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 11, 10l behind Giveagirlachance (10-7) at Lingfield 2m Mares Maiden Nat Hunt Flat (4-6yo) (AW) (6) std in Jan.