Withy Mills has won twice over hurdles since the turn of the year but she's yet to be placed over fences. Powertakeoff needs to improve on his fifth at Taunton but Wicklewood has a chance on his best form, though finished behind Moulin De La Croix at Fontwell in March. MARLENO unseated his rider on his last visit here but has generally been competing at a higher level. He turned in a shocker at Carlisle last month but has been dropped 8lb since and this won't take much winning.
Moulin de La Croix 12-1 (11-5) Held up towards rear, outpaced 6 out, plugged on to go 3rd before last, no impression, 3rd of 9, 24l behind Malibu Sun (11-1) at Fontwell 2m 2f hcp chs 0-100 (5) gs in Mar.
Moscow Mule 10-1 (10-11) In rear, pushed along and weakened from 7th, tailed off when refused 3 out, in a race won by Grand Article (10-0) at Towcester 2m hcp chs 0-100 (5) gd in Apr, 9 ran.
Withy Mills 8-1 (10-2) Held up mid-division, headway before 2 out, soon pushed along, no impression, 5th of 10, 15l behind Superciliary (10-9) at Wincanton 2m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs in Apr.
Marleno (GER) 7-1 (9-9) Always last, not fluent 2nd and next, weakened 7th, tailed off, last of 4, well behind Baileys Concerto (10-6) at Carlisle 2m hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd in Apr.
Rebel High (IRE) 8-1 (11-7) Led, mistake and headed 3 out, not much room 2 out, 4th and beaten when jumped left and mistake last, weakened flat, 4th of 9, 15l behind Tinelyra (11-0) at Towcester 2m hcp chs 0-100 (5) gd in Apr.
Red Whisper 66-1 (10-5) Jumped right, raced keenly, led 2nd until 6th, chased leader until next, no chance when mistake and lost 3rd 3 out, last of 4, 44l behind Bellenos (11-5) at Stratford 2m 1f nov chs (4) gd in Apr.
Powertakeoff (IRE) 14-1 (10-2) Held up towards rear, chased leaders 4 out, kept on same pace, weakened last, 5th of 9, 20l behind Itsuptoyou (11-7) at Taunton 2m nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in Apr.
Darnborough (IRE) 6-1 (10-2) Led until 1st, led next until 5th and again 9th until 4 out, weakened before 2 out, 4th of 8, 26l behind Riddlestown (11-8) at Huntingdon 2m 4f hcp chs 0-105 (4) sft in Oct.
Wicklewood 9-1 (9-12) Held up mid-division, weakening when blundered 10th, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Lord Landen (11-7) at Newton Abbot 2m 5f hcp chs 0-100 (5) gd in Apr, 11 ran.
Beauchamp Viking 20-1 (10-10) Held up in mid-division, dropped rear after 2nd, mistake 4th and 8th, well beaten 3 out, 6th of 9, 25l behind Tinelyra (11-0) at Towcester 2m hcp chs 0-100 (5) gd in Apr.