THEMILANHORSE has already won at Warwick, Ludlow and Wincanton with Harry Derham partnering him the last twice. Paul Nicholls' promising conditional gets the leg up again here and the six-year-old probably only needs to get round safely to complete his four-timer. Madam Noso didn't beat much at Newton Abbot and has more on her plate today while Tiquer's French form was nothing special. Ex-pointer Ballyboker Boy has hinted at ability over timber, however, and may be the one for forecast-backers.
Themilanhorse (IRE) 15-8fav (11-2) Led, headed before 3rd, led chasing group after, took closer order 3 out, led before last, hard ridden, kept on under pressure, won at Wincanton 2m 4f cnd hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gf in Mar beating Revani (10-6) by 3 1/2l, 6 ran.
Ballyboker Boy (IRE) 9-1 (11-3) Led, bumped before 2 out, soon headed, weakened approaching last, 6th of 14, 16l behind It's A Gimme (11-10) at Southwell 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Feb.
Barry The Barber (IRE) 100-1 (11-3) In rear, not fluent 1st, jumped right next, mistake 6th, always behind, tailed off, 8th of 11, well behind Great Gusto (11-3) at Chepstow 3m NH mdn hdl (5) sft in Mar.
Lager An Lime 100-1 (10-7) Behind, awkward 1st, soon outpaced, tailed off 4 out, 5th of 7, well behind Sonoran Sands (10-13) at Wincanton 2m nh nov hdl (4) gf in Mar.
Percy Lewis 150-1 (11-0) Led for about 4f, lost place quickly halfway, tailed off, 15th of 16, well behind Melodic Rendezvous (11-3) at Chepstow 2m NH flat (6) gs in Mar.
Sovereigns Legacy 250-1 (10-12) Led to 4th, lost place before 6th, soon tailed off, 8th of 11, well behind Rolling Aces (10-12) at Wincanton 2m 6f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Nov.
Storm Shadow (IRE) 8-1 (10-12) Mid-division, ridden 6th, soon lost place, mistake 4 out, tailed off, 8th of 13, well behind Poole Master (11-5) at Newbury 2m 5f nov hdl (4) gs in Mar.
Madam Noso 8-1 (10-9) Chased leaders, led approaching 2 out, clear before last, stayed on strongly, won at Newton Abbot 2m 6f mrs nov hdl (4) gd in Mar beating My Legal Lady (10-12) by 6l, 8 ran.
Moscow In April (IRE) 66-1 (11-2) Held up towards rear, headway 11f out, pushed along 8f out, behind 5f out, tailed off, 10th of 12, well behind My Miss Lucy (10-11) at Hereford 2m 1f mares n h flat (6) sft in Jan.
Tiquer (FR) (10-5) 2nd of 11, 2l behind Brav (11-0) at Pau(FR) 2m 1f hdl hvy in Feb.