Carhue Princess finally came good over hurdles at Towcester at the 29th time of asking but doesn't appeal as the type to follow up off an 8lb higher mark. CLOUDINGSTAR is much less exposed and didn't fare badly on his reappearance at Exeter, despite being held up well off the pace. Succesful over this trip at Warwick in March, the grey can get back to winning ways in this as My Oh Mount Brown has gone up a further 4lb since being beaten six lengths at Wetherby. I Know The Code is regular visitor here but didn't show a great deal on his comeback while Crystal Swing is hard to catch right and Boomtown hasn't raced since January.
Heavenstown (IRE) 20-1 (11-9) In touch, headway 6th, weakened before 3 out, tailed off, 10th of 14, well behind Red Admirable (11-6) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft.
Crystal Swing 33-1 (11-6) Held up in rear, well beaten after 3 out, 15th of 16, 41l behind Valid Point (11-9) at Towcester 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs.
Cloudingstar (IRE) 12-1 (11-5) Towards rear, headway 8th, chased leaders under pressure 3 out, kept on same pace, 5th and beaten when blundered next, 5th of 12, 9l behind Royal Native (11-6) at Exeter 2m 7f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs.
My Oh Mount Brown (IRE) 11-1 (11-8) Led, ridden and pressed when blundered last, not recover, 2nd of 10, 6l behind Cyrien Star (11-5) at Wetherby 2m 6f cond nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gs.
Bathcounty (IRE) 10-1 (10-8) Prominent, ridden after 5th, weakened before 2 out, 7th of 11, 24l behind Zafranagar (10-5) at Leicester 2m hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gs.
Larteta (FR) 7-4 (10-9) Tracked leader, mistake 3 out, driven and lost place before next, weakened before last, 4th of 5, 30l behind Bright Abbey (11-5) at Sedgefield 2m 5f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Oct.
Boomtown 3-1 (11-5) Led, clear after 2nd until after 3 out, ridden and headed before 2 out, soon no extra in 3rd, tailed off and no chance with leading duo when blundered last and pulled up, in a race won by Storm Alert (11-3) at Exeter 2m 7f nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy in Jan, 5 ran.
I Know The Code (IRE) 16-1 (10-8) Held up in rear, not fluent 4th or 6th, never on terms, tailed off, 8th of 14, well behind Red Admirable (11-6) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft.
Sunshine Buddy 9-2 (10-7) Held up in rear but in touch, headway 5th, effort when not fluent 2 out, never on terms, 4th of 7, 18l behind American Cricket (11-5) at Exeter 2m 3f nov sell hdl (5) gf in Apr '12.
Carhue Princess (IRE) 6-1 (10-8) Prominent, went 2nd 4th, led 3 out, ridden before 2 out, clear last, stayed on, won at Towcester 2m 5f (5) gs beating Je T'aime (11-6) by 4l, 16 ran.