Key Cutter has been dropped another couple of pounds since finishing second at Wincanton while Hodgson finally got off the mark at Bangor last time and there should be more to come from Newton Abbot third Starsky Des Mottes. Waltzing Tornado won at Ffos Las in March and was only beaten a length at Worcester earlier this month but DONT TELL SAILOR is also back in form and, with Conor Ring reducing his welter burden by 7lb, seems sure to be in the mix. Bally Gunner steps up in distance after his third at Market Rasen but Turbo Du Ranch has plenty of scope over fences and could figure.
Dont Tell Sailor (IRE) 10-3fav (10-12) Chased leaders, chased winner before 3 out, kept on and held run-in, 2nd of 9, 3l behind Highrate (10-6) at Hexham 2m 7f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd.
Wheres The Hare (IRE) 12-1 (11-0) Mid-division on outside, not fluent and lost place 4th, jumped slowly next, soon pulled up, in a race won by King Spirit (10-11) at Uttoxeter 2m beg chase (4) gd, 8 ran.
Morning Moment 12-1 (11-1) In touch, lost place when mistake 3rd, not fluent 5th, tailed off 13th, pulled up before next, in a race won by Top Dancer (10-8) at Cheltenham 3m 4f hcp chs 0-130 (3) gs in Apr, 15 ran.
Key Cutter (FR) 3-1 (11-4) Led, headed 11th, in rear 14th, headway to chase winner 4 out, plugged on one pace, 2nd of 4, 22l behind Bold Perk (11-1) at Wincanton 3m 1f hcp chs 0-130 (3) gf.
Bally Gunner 7-2 (11-5) Chased leaders, every chance 3 out, soon ridden and weakened, 3rd of 4, 17l behind Flaming Gorge (11-12) at Market Rasen 2m 4f hcp chs 0-125 (3) gd in Apr.
Turbo Du Ranch (FR) 9-2 (10-12) In touch, reminders 7th, lost touch 10th, left remote 3rd at 14th, 3rd of 5, 21l behind Themilanhorse (11-4) at Fakenham 3m nov chs (3) gd.
Hodgson (IRE) 7-2 (10-11) In touch, headway before 5 out, led 4 out, ridden and pressed last, kept on gamely to take upper hand towards finish, won at Bangor 2m 4f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd beating Brody Bleu (11-10) by 1 1/4l, 6 ran.
Humphrey Bee (IRE) 11-2 (11-5) Prominent, mistake and lost place 3rd, not fluent 8th, closed after 10th, not fluent 12th, not fluent and weakened 5 out, tailed off, 9th of 10, well behind Patsy Finnegan (11-12) at Uttoxeter 3m nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd.
Starsky Des Mottes (FR) 8-1 (10-12) Held up towards rear, soon mid-division, tracked leaders before 13th, led 2 out, headed run-in, no extra towards finish, 3rd of 13, 4l behind Lough Derg Way (10-12) at Newton Abbot 2m 5f nov chs 0-110 (4) gf.
Waltzing Tornado (IRE) 20-1 (11-5) Towards rear, mistake 3rd, headway approaching 12th, hit 13th, close 3rd when not fluent 3 out, stayed on to take 2nd final 100 yards, unable to challege winner, 2nd of 16, 1l behind Royale Knight (11-2) at Worcester 2m 7f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd.
Oranger (FR) 25-1 (11-3) Prominent, led 3rd, headed 7th, led next, headed after 9th, ridden 12th, outpaced after 5 out, no impression after, 7th of 16, 28l behind Royale Knight (11-2) at Worcester 2m 7f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd.
Notabotheronme (IRE) 16-1 (11-9) Prominent, lost place after 14th, weakened before next, 5th of 11, 31l behind The Last Bridge (10-1) at Ffos Las 3m hcp chs 0-95 (5) gs in Mar.