Fair Bramble has gone close at Exeter and Wetherby this season and should be in the firing-line if blinkers bring about a little further improvement. But TODAREISTODO has already won twice here and is probably worth another chance to shine with Harry Bannister taking off a valuable 7lb. Bill The Lad is another course and distance winner but Trozulon isn't getting any better and Riddlestown is still struggling to take advantage of a tumbling mark, though did finish ahead of Thorncliffer at Huntingdon earlier this month.
Fair Bramble 7-2 (11-3) Held up mid-division, jumped right 7th, jumped right 6 out, ridden before 3 out, stayed on from last, 3rd of 8, 1 1/2l behind Legendary Hop (11-2) at Wetherby 2m 6f Mares Novice Handicap Chase (0-110) (5yo+) (4) hvy in Feb.
Todareistodo 6-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear, not fluent 5th, headway before next, ridden after 3 out, soon no impression, 3rd and well held before 2 out, 3rd of 8, 25l behind Hollow Blue Sky (11-7) at Huntingdon 2m 4f hcp chs 0-115 (4) sft in Feb.
Trozulon (FR) 5-1 (11-12) In touch in rear, ridden and headway to 3rd 3 out, weakened next, 4th of 5, 34l behind Lord Navits (11-10) at Bangor 2m 1f nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) hvy in Feb.
Riddlestown (IRE) 13-2 (11-7) Towards rear, headway 16th and reminders, went 3rd before 2 out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 10, 6l behind Long Wave (11-7) at Huntingdon 3m hcp chs 0-100 (5) gs.
Shantou Breeze (IRE) 14-1 (10-10) Chased clear leader, closed 3rd, lost 2nd after 7th, driven and stayed on same pace in 3rd before 2 out, 3rd of 4, 15l behind Lucys Girl (10-10) at Fontwell 2m 4f mrs nov hdl (4) gf in Aug.
Saudi Pearl (IRE) 25-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders, mistake 3rd, not fluent 4th or when leading 6th, headed after next, weakening when fell 3 out, in a race won by Classic Case (11-0) at Towcester 2m 3f nov hcp chs 0-100 (5) gs in Nov, 9 ran.
Bill The Lad (IRE) 3-1 (11-0) Held up in rear, went modest 4th before 2 out, left in 3rd at the last, kept on flat, no chance with winner, lost 3rd post, 4th of 7, 32l behind Full Ov Beans (10-13) at Fakenham 2m 5f hcp chs 0-100 (5) hvy in Jan.
Thorncliffer 16-1 (10-0) In touch in 4th, weakened before 5 out, 8th of 10, well behind Long Wave (11-7) at Huntingdon 3m hcp chs 0-100 (5) gs.