SCALES probably hasn't progressed as expected and has tipped up a couple of times but this is arguably his easiest task to date and he was third on soft ground over 2m1f here last time. With Michael Nolan again taking off 5lb, he looks the one to beat. Think Its All Over won four times on the Flat but has disappointed so far over timber while North London has gone backwards since finishing fourth at Wincanton on Boxing Day. Revaader's run here last time was a step up and the extra half-mile clearly suited so she could play a part today.
Scales (IRE) 9-2 (11-7) Held up in rear, good headway on outside approaching 3 out, went 3rd and stayed on same pace before next, 3rd of 10, 8l behind Come On Annie (10-6) at Taunton 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft in Feb.
Sawpit Samba (IRE) 10-1 (11-11) Tracked leaders in 3rd, led 6th, headed before 3 out, weakening when blundered 2 out, soon pulled up, in a race won by Bennys Mist (11-12) at Exeter 2m 7f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy in May, 8 ran.
Think Its All Over (USA) 20-1 (10-12) Took keen hold, mid-division on outside, outpaced after 4 out, behind from next, 8th of 10, well behind Drum Valley (10-12) at Bangor 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Nov.
Comical Red 200-1 (11-3) Tacked leaders until ridden and weakened before 3 out, 6th of 15, 47l behind Annacotty (11-0) at Chepstow 2m 4f mdn hdl (4) gs in Feb.
Revaader 50-1 (11-4) Took keen hold, chased leaders, led approaching 4 out, ridden and headed going to 2 out, chased leader until approaching last, soon no extra in 4th, 4th of 13, 11l behind Admiral Blake (10-0) at Taunton 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) hvy in Feb.
North London 4-1 (10-3) In touch, not fluent 4th, ridden before 2 out, soon outpaced, 5th of 13, 26l behind Goochypoochyprader (10-6) at Wincanton 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Feb.
Bach On Tow (IRE) 7-1 (10-0) With winner until weakened after 4 out, pulled up before last, in a race won by Ivor's King (11-5) at Exeter 2m 3f cnd hcp hdl 0-95 (5) hvy in Oct, 10 ran.
Meirig's Dream (IRE) 125-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, mistake 4th, blundered and lost place next, weakened after 3 out, tailed off, 10th of 14, well behind Avoca Promise (11-0) at Wincanton 2m mdn hdl (4) gd in Apr.