Alan Hill's runners are always worth a second look and Man Of Steel would probably have completed a four-timer between the flags at Larkhill in January had he not hung after the last and unseated his rider. Thetalkinghorse won by a distance at Thorpe Lodge last month while Mister Teddy was third over a longer trip here 12 days ago. Sheila Crow's COOLADERRY KING disappointed when favourite for a hunter chase at Bangor last year but may be worth another chance as he's continued to thrive in point-to-points and still has time on his side.
Cab On Times (IRE) 33-1 (12-0) Tracked leaders, challenged 13th, led 4 out, soon headed, weakened from 2 out, pulled up before last, at Leicester 2m 7f (6) hvy in Feb.
Cooladerry King (IRE) 9-4 (12-3) Led to 9 & 14 til hdd 3 out; one pce, 2nd of 5, 6l behind Our Mick (12-3) at Bangor-on-dee 3m sft in Feb.
Man Of Steel (IRE) 7-4fav (12-3) Hdwy aft 12; led aft 3 out til hdd & hung lft flat; ur 75yds out, at Larkhill 3m gs in Jan.
Melt The Silver 7-4 (12-0) Stdy hdwy 13; chsd wnr app 3 out; one pce, 2nd of 7, 3 1/4l behind Current Exchange (12-7) at Brampton Bryan 3m gs in Mar.
Mister Teddy 8-1 (12-0) Led, headed and reminder 13th, led again after next, headed 4 out, outpaced by front pair 3 out, 3rd of 5, 7 1/4l behind Carlton Ryan (12-0) at Leicester 2m 7f (6) hvy in Feb.
Thetalkinghorse (IRE) 1-2fav (12-6) Hdwy 12; lft in ld 14; drew clr 4 out; unchall, won at Thorpe Lodge 3m gs in Feb beating Vaxalco (12-0) by 25l, 6 ran.
Triggywinkle (FR) 66-1 (11-0) In touch, chased leader 4th, lost place 5 out, weakened 3 out, 5th of 13, 34l behind Delta Borget (11-7) at Taunton 2m (6) hvy in Feb.