Taunton winner Duneen Point was well beaten off today's mark at Newton Abbot next time. Dark Glacier won over 3m here in December and got back to winning ways at Ffos Las but Wood Yer and Harris look to be in the handicapper's grip and course winner Mohi Rahrere is probably on a downward spiral. GREEN BANK ran Arkose to a head at Towcester last month, however, and should make a bold bid to go one better. He gets the nod though Sarika should do better for his run at Exeter and Southwell specialist High Ron can't be left out of calculations.
Dark Glacier (IRE) 11-2 (11-6) Tended to jump right, pressed leader, mistake 8th, blundered 14th, led before 4 out, went right and stumbled 3 out, driven and went right again last, edged left flat, stayed on, won at Ffos Las 3m hcp chs 0-120 (4) sft beating Bendant (11-8) by 1l, 12 ran.
Wood Yer (IRE) 33-1 (10-5) In touch, fell 5th, in a race won by Streams Of Whiskey (10-10) at Haydock 2m 6f hcp chs (2) gd in Apr, 19 ran.
Harris (IRE) 25-1 (11-0) Prominent, weakened from 3 out, 10th of 12, well behind Decimus (11-1) at Ludlow 3m hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gd in Apr.
High Ron 6-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, hampered 15th, led soon after, strongly challenged approaching 2 out, stayed on well, won at Southwell 3m 2f nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in Apr beating Riddlestown (11-12) by 3l, 7 ran.
Green Bank (IRE) 11-4 (11-3) Tracked winner, ridden before 4 out, challenged from 3 out, just held post, 2nd of 5, hd behind Arkose (11-1) at Towcester 3m hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd in Apr.
Duneen Point (IRE) 8-1 (11-12) Held up in touch, chased winner from 12th, blundered 14th, lost 2nd and blundered 2 out, one pace, 3rd of 6, 24l behind Ruapehu (11-1) at Newton Abbot 3m 2f hcp ch 0-110 (4) gd in Apr.
Mohi Rahrere (IRE) 50-1 (11-4) Prominent, outpaced when not fluent 3 out, stayed on flat, no impression on leaders, 4th of 13, 10l behind Billy Dutton (11-5) at Uttoxeter 3m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs in Mar.
Sarika (FR) 20-1 (10-1) Mid-division, headway and in touch 12th, outpaced in 3rd before 4 out, weakened 2 out, 5th of 12, 28l behind Upham Atom (11-10) at Exeter 3m 6f hcp chs 0-125 (3) gd in Apr.