Off The Wall was just collared by Miss Saffron at Exeter and isn't having much luck. He may find one too good again here as REGAL PRESENCE came right back to form when only beaten a short-head by an in-form rival at Exeter and can shrug off a rise in the weights. Trojan Sun didn't beat much at Huntingdon in January while West Cork Flash is proving disappointing but Rocky Bender made Milosam pull out all the stops at Taunton nine days ago and looks to be on a fair mark. Water Wagtail has more scope than Mic Aubin but took a backward step at Warwick last time.
Regal Presence (IRE) 10-1 (11-11) Led until 6th, led next, not fluent 7th, ridden and edged left from after 3 out, leant on winner flat, headed towards finish, stayed on, just held, 2nd of 13, shd behind Caulfields Venture (11-8) at Exeter 3m nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in Mar.
Trojan Sun 8-1 (11-10) Raced keenly, tracked leading pair, went 2nd 14th, ridden before lost 2nd 3 out, kept on same pace and no impression in 3rd, 3rd of 5, 18l behind Kentford Legend (11-12) at Wincanton 3m 1f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gs in Mar.
Off The Wall (IRE) 7-1 (11-5) Held up towards rear, not fluent 10th, headway approaching 11th, challenged 4 out, led next, headed last, stayed on, held close home, 2nd of 9, 1l behind Miss Saffron (10-3) at Exeter 3m hcp chs 0-115 (4) gs in Mar.
Curtain Razer (IRE) 12-1 (11-2) Led until 4th, chased leader until well before next, reminders and struggling in rear after next, no chance when swerved left to avoid faller 7th, tailed off, 5th of 8, well behind Henryville (11-10) at Fontwell 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs in Mar.
West Cork Flash (IRE) 6-4fav (10-8) Led, hit 9th, jumped slowly 4 out, pushed along before 3 out, driven between last 2, headed flat, rallied near finish, just failed, 2nd of 4, ns behind Itoldyou (11-2) at Fontwell 3m 2f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gs in Mar.
Water Wagtail 11-4fav (11-8) Tracked leader, weakened before 4 out, 6th of 10, 44l behind No Duffer (11-11) at Warwick 3m nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) sft in Feb.
Rocky Bender (IRE) 9-1 (11-2) Tracked leader, led after 3rd, headed 4 out, rallied after 2 out, stayed on well, 2nd of 7, nk behind Milosam (10-10) at Taunton 2m 7f nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in Mar.
Mic Aubin (FR) 5-1 (10-6) Chased leaders, mistake 7th, under pressure 12th, mistake 3 out, went 2nd next, kept on well, 2nd of 7, 3l behind Badgers Cove (11-1) at Kempton 3m hcp chs 0-115 (4) gs in Mar.