Richard Lee's yard is on a high at present but Tresor De Bontee is having his first start since winning over track and trip in March. Charlie Mann sets a poser by saddling both last week's penalised Wincanton scorer LORD OF HOUSE and Sands Cove. Preference is for the former, who will again be helped by Gavin Sheehan's claim and looks to be progressing. Munsaab has plenty of scope and is likely to be winning soon but Batu Ferrenghi, Regal One and Ironic all failed to complete last time.
Lord Of House (GER) 5-2 (11-4) Chased leaders, pushed along after 4 out, ridden to lead approaching 2 out, kept on, won at Wincanton 2m hcp chs 0-130 (3) hvy beating Last Shot (11-12) by 4 1/2l, 5 ran.
Sands Cove (IRE) 4-1 (10-7) Took keen hold, tracked leaders, went 2nd after 2nd, hit 5th, 4th and beaten after 4 out, no impression after, stayed on flat, last of 4, 8l behind Funny Star (11-5) at Taunton 2m (3) gd.
Munsaab (IRE) 14-1 (10-7) Mid-division on inside, headway approaching 7th, every chance 3 out, beaten next, weakened flat, 7th of 11, 15l behind Like Minded (11-1) at Aintree 2m 4f hcp hdl (2) sft.
Batu Ferringhi (FR) 5-1 (11-11) Towards rear when blundered and unseated rider 1st, in a race won by Un Anjou (10-9) at Warwick 2m hcp chs 0-120 (4) gs, 10 ran.
Regal One (IRE) 9-2 (10-8) Held up, ridden and headway 8th, ridden 3 out, 2nd and held when fell last, in a race won by Christopher Wren (10-11) at Leicester 2m nov hcp chs 0-125 (3) gf, 6 ran.
Tresor De Bontee (FR) 7-2fav (11-2) Mid-division, headway before 3 out, chased leader next, led approaching last, stayed on well, won at Uttoxeter 2m nov hcp 0-115 (4) hvy in Mar beating Circus Star (10-12) by 3l, 9 ran.
Ironic (FR) 7-2 (10-6) Tracked leaders, ridden 4 out, weakened 2 out, soon pulled up, in a race won by Christopher Wren (10-11) at Leicester 2m nov hcp chs 0-125 (3) gf, 6 ran.