IBLEO was left clear by the fall of Templier at Wincanton but had his rival’s measure at the time anyway. The top weight is entitled to improve further with that run under his belt and can thwart the hat-trick bid of Leicester and Plumpton winner Wenceslaus, who has been raised a further 10lb. Little Light was only third off this mark at Fakenham but Fanzio ran well for second at Carlisle and is a danger. All Is Good was entered yesterday at Ludlow and may find this company too hot.
Ibleo (FR) 8-1 (11-7) With leader, led 3rd, clear run-in, won at Wincanton 2m hcp (4) sft in Jan beating Jaytrack Parkhomes (11-12) by 4l, 7 ran.
Little Light (FR) 9-4 (11-12) Chased winner, challenged 8th, led 4 out, headed after 3 out, fading in 3rd before last, 3rd of 4, 9l behind The Flying Sofa (12-1) at Fakenham 2m hcp (4) gs in Jan.
Wenceslaus (GER) 3-1 (12-2) Tracked leaders, mistake 7th, led 3 out (normal 4 out), clear bypassing omitted 2 out, kept on strongly (9 fences jumped instead of 12), won at Plumpton 2m 1f hcp (4) hvy in Jan beating Scaramucci (10-6) by 9 1/2l, 8 ran.
Fanzio (FR) 3-1 (11-6) Led, not fluent 1st, jumped left 7th, ridden after 3 out, headed next, no impression on winner flat, 2nd of 4, 4 1/2l behind Dorking Cock (11-11) at Carlisle 2m hcp (4) sft in Feb.
All Is Good (IRE) 16-1 (11-12) Raced wide in mid-division, modest 5th before 9th, never on terms, 5th of 12, dist behind Lots Of Luck (10-9) at Taunton 2m 2f hcp (4) sft in Feb.