Kilcascan may be in his twilight years but he’s been stalwart of summer jumping for many seasons and continues to enjoy himself. The Last Bridge is a stout stayer but also a very hard ride so Richard Johnson will earn his fee again. Jack Snipe got off the mark over a similar trip at Taunton but a 12lb rise looks harsh. MISTER DICK was a winner over shorter here back in August. He was second at Ludlow when last seen in November and it could be worth a chance on his fitness today.
Mister Dick (FR) 14-1 (11-0) Led until 3rd, led 6th, headed before 3 out, no impression on winner from next, 2nd of 9, 12l behind Vice Et Vertu (11-12) at Ludlow 3m hcp (4) gs in Nov.
Jack Snipe 3-1 (10-1) Held up mid-division, headway 13th, led 15th, pressed 2 out, ridden before last, held on well, won at Taunton 3m 2f hcp (4) gd in Dec beating Sweettoothtommy (11-12) by 8l, 10 ran.
Kilcascan 14-1 (11-1) Tracked leader, led 4 out, pushed along and headed 2 out, ridden and weakened last, 4th of 5, 9 1/2l behind Riddlestown (11-3) at Southwell 3m hcp (4) sft in Mar.
Galros Lady (IRE) 7-1 (10-9) Chased leaders, jumped slowly and lost place 8th, not fluent 10th, mistake 13th, no extra before 3 out, 6th of 11, 19 3/4l behind Better Days (11-11) at Taunton 2m 7f hcp (4) gd in Jan.
Trehan Cross 6-1 (10-0) Led until 2nd, led next, headed before 4 out, no extra from 2 out, 4th of 5, 18 3/4l behind Only Gorgeous (11-3) at Exeter 3m hcp (4) gd in Apr.
The Last Bridge 5-1 (10-7) Led until 2nd, chased leader, pushed along before 10th, lost 2nd 12th, weakened 14th, no chance when blundered 3 out, rallied into remote 3rd next, 3rd of 7, 21 1/4l behind Rocknrollrambo (11-12) at Ffos Las 3m hcp (5) gd in Apr.
Sgt Bull Berry 20-1 (10-5) Tracked leaders, mistake 4th, lost place next, well beaten from 14th, trying to pull up when ran out of room, landed on fence and unseated rider 2 out, at Uttoxeter 3m hcp (5) gs in Oct.
Feeling Peckish (USA) 200-1 (10-0) Always towards rear, tailed off when pulled up before 4 out, at Southwell 3m 2f hcp (5) gs in Dec.