Bumper winner Sandanski has been knocking on the door over hurdles and Patrick Corbett is good value for his 7lb claim. But we'll give another chance to WILLOUGHBY HEDGE, who has been competing in decent novice company and should find this a little easier. I'm The Article can't be ignored as he showed plenty of resolution to hold off hot favourite Captain Kelly at Taunton on only his second start under Rules, though he does have a penalty to contend with now. In The Binyanis won a Punchestown bumper last year but has shown little since joining Jonjo O'Neill.
I'm The Article (IRE) 13-8 (10-11) In rear, headway 7th to track leaders, led 8th, pecked and headed 10th, regained narrow lead before last, blundered and headed last, hung left run-in, rallied to regain lead close home, won at Taunton 3m Amateur Maiden Hurdle (5yo+) (5) gf beating Captain Kelly (11-2) by nk, 8 ran.
Academy General (IRE) 10-1 (12-0) Hdwy 15; kpt on wl 2 out, 3rd of 15, 5l behind Mr Madeit (12-0) at Thurlow 3m ptp gd in Mar.
Brians Well (IRE) 4-1 (10-13) Tracked leaders in 3rd, took closer order halfway, ridden over 2f out, went 2nd over 1f out, kept on, lost 2nd place close home, 4th of 7, 4l behind On The Buckle (10-13) at Fontwell 1m 6f NH flat (6) gf.
In The Binyanis (IRE) 11-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders, hit 4th, lost place after 6th, behind after next, tailed off, last of 9, well behind Faultless Feelings (11-1) at Ludlow 3m mdn hdl (4) sft in Feb.
Mongress Boy (IRE) 25-1 (11-7) Mid-division, not always fluent, ridden and lost place after 8th, pulled up before 10th, in a race won by Noble Witness (11-9) at Towcester 3m hcp ch 0-110 (4) gd, 9 ran.
Sandanski (IRE) 8-1 (10-7) Tracked leader, pushed along before 3 out, ridden before 2 out, chased winner run-in, always held, 2nd of 8, 4l behind Ballyculla (11-0) at Ffos Las 3m mdn hdl (5) gs in Apr.
Willoughby Hedge 7-2 (11-0) Chased leader until before 8th, ridden after 3 out, 4th and one pace before last, 4th of 9, 9l behind Leo Luna (10-13) at Bangor 3m nh nov hdl (4) gd in Apr.
Otto Nicolai 100-1 (10-9) Mid-division, weakened after 3 out, 12th of 13, well behind Up For An Oscar (10-9) at Southwell 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gd.