Handsome Buddy looks a thorough stayer and needs to bounce back from a fall at Stratford, though blinkers could sharpen his ideas up a little. Hero's Call was second at Uttoxeter back in December while Typhon De Guye is interesting on his chasing debut as his yard is in decent form. ENDOFDISCUSION isn't very consistent but has gone close twice here over 2m4f and is due a good run. He could just be good enough if a break has rekindled his enthusiasm.
Green Hackle (IRE) 50-1 (11-12) Prominent, not fluent 1st, jumped slowly 4th, lost place and went left next, well beaten before 3 out, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Come On Annie (10-12) at Taunton 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) hvy in Jan, 13 ran.
Endofdiscusion (IRE) 15-2 (11-12) Prominent, ridden after 4 out, weakened before next, 7th of 8, 33l behind Le Grand Chene (10-9) at Towcester 2m 3f hcp 0-100 (5) hvy in Dec.
Typhon De Guye (FR) 9-2 (11-8) Tracked leaders, led narrowly 4 out, driven before 2 out, headed narrowly between last 2, every chance when mistake last, kept on until no extra towards finish, just held on for 2nd, 2nd of 9, 2l behind Easy Beesy (11-8) at Towcester 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in Dec.
Handsome Buddy (IRE) 5-1 (11-5) Towards rear, fell 4th, in a race won by Doubletoilntrouble (11-0) at Stratford 3m 4f hcp chs 0-100 (5) gd, 11 ran.
Ultra Klass (FR) 16-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders, mistake 1st, hit 3 out, 4th and one pace before 2 out, no impression, 5th of 11, 18l behind Cosway Spirit (11-0) at Towcester 3m hcp chs 0-100 (5) gs in Mar.
Max Laurie (FR) 25-1 (10-12) Mid-division, lost place when not fluent 5th, 8th and ridden after 3 out, no impression, 8th of 16, 17l behind Homer Run (11-9) at Southwell 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Dec.
Bright Decision 3-1 (12-0) Drpd rr 10; no ch aft, 4th of 9, 11l behind Dinnie O (12-0) at Barbury Racecourse 3m ptp gd in Feb '12.
Hero's Call 33-1 (10-0) Mid-division, headway approaching 11th, went 2nd last, stayed on, no impression on winner, 2nd of 13, 7l behind River Purple (10-7) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-100 (5) sft in Dec.
Le Pergolese (FR) 12-1 (10-1) Prominent, ridden before 4 out, weakened next, 4th of 11, 23l behind River Purple (11-4) at Wetherby 2m 4f hcp chs 0-100 (5) gs.
Xenophon 8-1 (9-7) Held up in rear, effort 3 out, stayed on approaching last, never able to challenge, 3rd of 7, 5l behind Daliance (11-9) at Southwell 2m 4f hcp chs 0-105 (4) gd.
Badb Catha (IRE) 14-1 (9-7) Hampered 1st, went 2nd before next, led after 8th, headed next, led again 11th, jumped left 2 out, hung right flat, headed towards finish, 2nd of 4, 1 1/4l behind Leeroar (11-9) at Leicester 2m 7f nov hcp chs 0-100 (5) sft in Mar.
Cash In Hand (IRE) 100-1 (9-7) Held up, ridden 6th, behind 8th, pulled up before next, in a race won by Mansonien L'as (10-13) at Towcester 3m hcp chs 0-95 (5) hvy in Dec, 11 ran.