ALCALA looked in control when coming to grief at Ludlow and can make amends here at the chief expense of The Dellercheckout. The latter won cosily at Ludlow earlier this month, when Asangy fell, but that’s earned him a 6lb penalty. Wishing And Hoping beat a decent field at Taunton having won his last three points but this might require further improvement.
The Dellercheckout (IRE) 7-4 (12-6) Held up mid-division, mistake 5th, close up 12th, left 2nd 4 out, led going well last, pushed out flat, readily, won at Ludlow 3m (4) gs in Feb beating Monbeg Gold (12-6) by 3 1/2l, 7 ran.
Asangy (ITY) 25-1 (12-0) Tracked leaders, close up in 2nd before 7th, fell 9th, at Ludlow 3m (4) gs in Feb.
Wishing And Hoping (IRE) 13-8 (11-12) Made all and jumped left throughout, held on well run-in, won at Taunton 2m 7f (6) sft in Jan beating Bishops Road (12-2) by 5l, 8 ran.
Alcala (FR) 4-9fav (11-12) Prominent, led 4th, headed after 6th, led next, not fluent 9th, 1 1/2 lengths ahead and still going well when fell 2 out, at Ludlow 3m (5) sft in Jan.