Trickaway showed the benefit of his Cheltenham run by scoring under Rules for the first time at Exeter. He looks a fair prospect but to give weight to some interesting g newcomers. Max The Minister is by Pastoral Pursuits so may have stamina issues but Carole's Lord has a very nice National Hunt pedigree and is worth noting for future reference. His full sister, Carole's Spirit, won a bumper here. KING'S TEMPEST's half-sister won a bumper on the Polytrack last moth and his yard has a good record here in this type of race. Though the market will be a good guide, he could be worth an interest in a potentially informative contest.
Trickaway (IRE) 11-10fav (11-4) Led, headed 10f out, led again 8f out, ridden and raced awkwardly from over 1f out, driven out, won at Exeter 2m 1f NH flat (6) hvy in Feb beating Dancing Shadow (11-4) by 3l, 7 ran.
Abitofbob Enrique gelding out of My World.
Carole's Lord Hernando gelding out of Carole's Crusader.
George Arthur Croco Rouge gelding out of Belmarita.
Grand Lad (IRE) 66-1 (11-4) Raced wide, took keen hold and held up in last pair, pushed along and struggling over 5f out, tailed off and eased, last of 7, 41l behind Earthmoves (10-10) at Wincanton 2m mdn NH flat (6) sft.
King's Tempest Act One horse out of Queen Of Spades.
Mazurati (IRE) Definite Article gelding out of Mazuma.
Point Of Attack (IRE) 5-2 (11-9) Twrds rr until prog in 4th when lft 3rd at 8th, cl en 4th & rddn aftr 4out, went fair 3rd bef 2out, no impr, 3rd of 9, 9l behind Lock Towers (11-9) at Cregg 3m ire ptp gf in Oct.
Say When 14-1 (11-0) Held up in touch in mid-division, pushed along 3f out, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f oiut, 6th of 7, 25l behind Ballybolley (11-0) at Southwell 2m NH flat (6) gd in Dec.
Verve Argent (FR) Fragrant Mix gelding out of Devise Ii.
Caldey 66-1 (10-7) Led, hung left and headed on bend after 2f, lost place over 12f out, tailed off final 6f, last of 11, well behind Justanother Muddle (11-0) at Chepstow 2m NH flat (5) hvy in Dec.
Fingers Crossed (IRE) Bach gelding out of Awesome Miracle.
Heresmynumber (IRE) Kalanisi gelding out of Broken Rein.
Max The Minister Pastoral Pursuits gelding out of Franciscaine.