Titus Mills' run in the first division will be a pointer to the chances of The Stout Italian, who finished just ahead of Tim Vaughan's charge at Ludlow. But we just prefer KARINGA DANCER. Lightly-raced for his age, he's shown definite promise over hurdles and did well to beat Suerte Al Salto, who runs earlier on the card, in a jumper's bumper at Kempton last month. Even If will now have AP McCoy's assistance from the saddle after a couple of runs in bumpers. The first foal of a Strong Gale mare, he is by King's Theatre so should improve now faced with a set of hurdles and looks a better prospect than stablemate Classical Twist. Kentford Legend may do best of the rest.
Calusa Comet (IRE) 100-1 (11-2) Took keen hold, tracked leaders, not fluent 5th, weakened soon after, 12th of 13, well behind My Tent Or Yours (11-12) at Huntingdon 2m NH nov hdl (4-7yo) (4) sft in Jan.
Carheney River (IRE) 150-1 (10-10) Held up towards rear, some headway into mid-division 6th, never near leaders, 9th of 13, well behind Black Thunder (10-10) at Taunton 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Dec '11.
Classical Twist (IRE) 40-1 (11-2) Towards rear, badly hampered 3rd, lost touch next, tailed off, 7th of 10, well behind Darkestbeforedawn (10-13) at Towcester 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Feb.
Cloudy Start 25-1 (10-12) Not fluent in rear, always behind, tailed off, 7th of 9, well behind De Blacksmith (10-12) at Fontwell 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Dec.
Corton Ridge 100-1 (11-1) Raced keenly, held up towards rear, outpaced 3 out, soon weakened, tailed off, 8th of 12, well behind Benvolio (11-1) at Wincanton 2m 6f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Jan.
Even If 13-8 (11-8) Held up in 4th, went 3rd 8f out, ridden over 4f out, weakened 3f out, 4th of 5, well behind Hellorboston (11-11) at Market Rasen 2m 1f cond NH flat (6) sft in Feb.
Karinga Dancer 12-1 (11-4) Mid-division, headway over 3f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, stayed on well, won at Kempton 2m n h flat (5) std in Jan beating Suerte Al Salto (11-4) by 2l, 12 ran.
Kentford Legend 10-1 (11-1) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, one pace, 4th of 14, 34l behind Red Sherlock (10-7) at Towcester 2m NH flat (6) hvy in Jan.
Over The Rubicon (IRE) 100-1 (10-12) Chased leaders to 6th, tailed off 4 out, soon pulled up, in a race won by Kilmurvy (10-12) at Taunton 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Dec, 14 ran.
Percy Lewis 40-1 (11-0) Took keen hold in rear, mistake 1st, som headway on outside before 6th, struggling 8th, tailed off, 8th of 9, well behind Themilanhorse (11-5) at Exeter 2m 7f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Apr.
Rode Runner 250-1 (10-13) Toook keen hold, in touch, mistake 4 out, weakened soon after next, 9th of 14, 31l behind Edmund Kean (11-9) at Taunton 2m 1f nov hdl (4) hvy in Feb.
Rule Of Thumb 100-1 (11-3) Always towards rear, never on terms, 8th of 10, 35l behind Oscar Rock (11-3) at Newbury 2m Listed NH flat (1) sft in Feb.
Runaway Green (FR) 40-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders and keen, led 3rd, headed 3 out, soon weakened, 14th of 16, well behind If In Doubt (11-4) at Towcester 2m nov hdl (4) hvy in Jan.
The Stout Italian (IRE) 9-4 (11-2) Prominent, not fluent 3 out, soon switched left, challenged 2 out, led soon after, driven and headed flat, stayed on, held towards finish, 2nd of 15, 1 1/2l behind Utopian (10-13) at Ludlow 2m mdn hdl (4) sft in Feb.
Bedibyes 8-1 (8-13) Mid-division, hard driven halfway, soon no impression, 7th of 12, 4l behind Jackie Love (8-10) at Lingfield 7f hcp (6) pol in Dec (flat).
Just Spot 100-1 (10-5) Held up in touch, closed before 5th, left 3rd 2 out, stayed on same pace, went 2nd close home, no chance with winner, 2nd of 11, 13l behind Alder Mairi (11-1) at Wincanton 2m mares NH nov hdl (4) hvy in Feb.
Lanarkshire (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, weakened over 2f out, 8th of 9, 27l behind High Resolution (8-10) at Hamilton 1m 1f hcp 0-70 (5) hvy in Sep (flat).
Bovs Castle 200-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, weakened over 2f out, tailed off, last of 11, well behind Reckoning (9-0) at Doncaster 1m 2yo fll mdn (5) gd in Oct '11 (flat).