MASTER TODD was just touched off by Moorlands Mist in a better race than this at Chepstow earlier in the month. The drop in distance is unlikely to be a problem on this stiff track and he should finally get of the mark. Ffos Las fourth Mister Bricolage is the obvious danger as Knockraheen ran no sort of race at Southwell last time and Count Guido Deiro needs to improve on his second at the same course to get involved. Fiddleesticks was third at Catterick on his hurdles debut and could make the frame if handling this stiffer test of stamina.
Beyond The Wall (IRE) 11-1 (12-0) A bhnd; to & pu 10, in a race won by Bay To Go (12-0) at Thurlow 3m ptp gd, 7 ran.
Cornish Ice 14-1 (11-6) Took keen hold, chased leaders, blundered 2nd, hit next, ridden before 4 out, weakened soon after, tailed off when pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by De La Bech (11-12) at Ascot 3m nov hcp hdl 0-120 (4) hvy in Dec, 13 ran.
Count Guido Deiro (IRE) 11-4 (11-1) Held up in touch, chased winner from 5th, one pace and no impression from before 2 out, 2nd of 7, 6l behind Sergeant Dick (11-1) at Southwell 2m 4f NH mdn hdl (4) hvy.
Fergal Mael Duin 20-1 (11-4) Led 3f, tracked leaders, ridden over 3f out, no impression over 2f out, 5th of 8, 20l behind Dance Of Time (11-11) at Southwell 2m NH flat (6) sft in Feb.
Fiddleesticks (IRE) 14-1 (11-3) Mid-division, headway 5 out, blundered next, outpaced 3 out, soon rallied, stayed on well, never able to challenge, 3rd of 15, 25l behind Buthelezi (11-7) at Catterick 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Feb.
Goodacres Garden (IRE) 50-1 (11-3) Chased leaders, lost place 5th, weakened before 3 out, 10th of 15, well behind Annacotty (11-0) at Chepstow 2m 4f mdn hdl (4) gs in Feb.
Knockraheen (IRE) 14-1 (11-2) Held up towards rear, headway before 5 out,never dangerous, 6th of 12, 47l behind Wilton Milan (11-6) at Southwell 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gd.
Lucky Sun 50-1 (10-8) Tracked leaders, pushed along 6th, losing place when mistake 3 out, tailed off, 10th of 13, 45l behind Supreme Bob (11-0) at Newbury 2m 3f cnd nov hcp hdl (0-120) (4) hvy.
Master Todd (IRE) 20-1 (10-12) Held up in touch, closed 3rd, led 6th, headed 2 out, every chance thereafter, stayed on, held close home, 2nd of 15, nk behind Moorlands Mist (11-0) at Chepstow 3m NH mdn hdl (5) sft.
Mister Bricolage (IRE) 8-1 (11-2) Mid-division, headway on inside 4th, ridden after 3 out, not fluent 2 out, one pace before last, 4th of 16, 9l behind Whisky Yankee (11-2) at Ffos Las 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gs.
Digger Time 100-1 (10-7) Held up in rear, headway after 2nd, lost place 5th, soon behind, pulled up soon after, in a race won by Glorious Twelfth (11-0) at Huntingdon 2m 5f mdn hdl (5) sft in Jan, 13 ran.