After disappointing at Ludlow, MISSION COMPLETE bounced back to winning ways under in-form amateur Alan Berry over 2m6f here last month. He had to be hard ridden to get the verdict that day and is 4lb higher now but there doesn't look to be anything among today's opposition likely to cause him too many problems. The ex-Irish Old Magic is probably most interesting stepping up in distance as all of Sea Saffron's wins have come over fences and he ran no sort of race when pulled up at Hereford last month.
Not So Prudent (IRE) 50-1 (10-11) Tracked leaders, mistake 6th, lost place 7th, jumped slowly 9th, well behind 13th, tailed off 5 out, soon pulled up, in a race won by Penny Max (11-3) at Newbury 3m nov hcp chs 0-125 (3) sft in Dec, 10 ran.
Mission Complete (IRE) 4-1 (11-8) Held up towards rear, pushed along before 4 out, headway before 3 out, soon ridden, switched right after last to rail, kept on to lead close home, won at Exeter 2m 5f 4yo Am hcp 0-100 (5) hvy in Dec beating Royal Chatelier (10-11) by 1/2l, 9 ran.
Sea Saffron 10-1 (11-6) Mid-division, soon in rear, tailed off when pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Strongbows Legend (11-3) at Hereford 3m 1f hcp chs 0-115 (4) sft in Dec, 12 ran.
Old Magic (IRE) 16-1 (11-11) In touch, pushed along before 4 out, soon outpaced, plugged on again before 2 out, 5th of 17, 11l behind Mac Beattie (11-3) at Warwick 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Nov.
Lost Two Stars (IRE) 16-1 (10-7) In touch, ridden and weakened from 3 out, 9th of 14, well behind Flying Award (10-11) at Wincanton 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Apr.
All For Eve 200-1 (10-12) Always in rear, blundered 4th, tailed off, 12th of 14, 46l behind Moorland Sunset (10-12) at Exeter 2m 1f NH nov hdl 4-6yo (4) sft in Dec.
Seymour Eric 14-1 (11-4) Held up mid-division, went 4th 2 out, pushed along before, no impression, 4th of 16, 22l behind Ukrainian Star (11-7) at Hereford 3m 2f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft in Dec.
Dolores Ortiz (IRE) 16-1 (10-0) Held up in rear, pushed along and outpaced after 4 out, kept on from 2 out, 3rd of 9, 4l behind Halucha (11-10) at Ludlow 2m 5f cond nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gs in Dec.
Mr Redwood 25-1 (11-8) Always behind, tailed off from 4 out, 5th of 16, 46l behind Ukrainian Star (11-7) at Hereford 3m 2f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft in Dec.