This should not take much winning and, having shown improved form in recent outings, Lonesome Man looks worth chancing in a distinctly moderate contest with the main threats looking to be A Sea Commander and Taksina. The last mentioned has claims on the pick of his form but has disappointed since landing a handicap at Worcester back in October so may be best watched. Tetrode has given little cause for optimism of late, while Spring Brook is distinctly moderate on all known form and is hard to recommend. Mountsorrel has bits and pieces of form as does the Seamus Mullins-trained A Sea Commander but Lonesome Man has the most solid claims on recent form and he is preferred.
Lonesome Man (IRE) 12-1 (10-2) Led, soon clear, headed 5 out, soon weakened, 5th of 8, 19l behind Kids Inheritance (11-9) at Uttoxeter 2m hcp chs 0-105 (4) gd.
Tetrode (USA) 25-1 (11-7) Chasing leaders when fell at the 3rd in race won by Sturbury (11-8) at Wincanton 2m nov hcp chs 0-100 (4) gf, 5 ran.
Rustic John 66-1 (10-9) Chased leaders, weakened 9th, tailed off when pulled up 2 out in race won by Dusky Warbler (11-2) at Fontwell 2m 2f beg chs (4) gd, 10 ran.
Taksina 2-1jt-fav (10-13) Led until 7th, weakened 4 out, behind and pulled up at the 8th in race won by Native Commander (11-12) at Fontwell 2m 2f sll hcp chs 0-90 (5) gf in Apr, 5 ran.
Ah Yeah (IRE) 25-1 (12-0) Led to 5; wknd 14; t.o & pulled up in race won by Walter De Wodeland (12-0) at Great Trethew 3m ptp gd in Apr, 11 ran.
Mountsorrel (IRE) 12-1 (10-2) Held up, headway 9th, ridden 12th, weakened 3 out, remote 6th when fell 2 out in race won by Brigadier Du Bois (10-13) at Fakenham 2m 5f hcp chs (5) gf, 14 ran.
A Sea Commander (GER) 28-1 (11-7) In touch, hit 6th, weakened 8th, 15th of 16, well behind Westfield Dancer (11-12) at Fontwell 2m 6f hcp hdl (5) gf.
Spring Brook (IRE) 66-1 (10-13) Led to 6th, stayed prominent, ridden and weakened 4 out, behind when pulled up 3 out in race won by Dusky Warbler (11-2) at Fontwell 2m 2f beg chs (4) gd, 10 ran.