Abayaan finished third at Wincanton earlier this month but was still beaten a long way and PILGREEN should be capable of conceding 7lb to Charlie Mann's gelding. The six-year-old beat Master Fiddle by two lengths at Ffos Las in December, despite hanging up the straight, and a repeat of that effort would probably suffice here. Hes Our Lad is probably best of the rest as he had Taylors Secret well in arrears when winning a Taunton bumper in November.
Pilgreen (FR) 7-2 (11-6) Held up towards rear, driven and headway approaching 3 out, chased leaders after next, led last, ran on, won at Ffos Las 2m mdn hdl (4) sft in Dec beating Master Fiddle (11-6) by 2l, 16 ran.
Abayaan 8-1 (10-13) Held up in touch in rear, mistake 6th, pecked slightly next, went 3rd approaching 2 out, no chance with winner, gaining on 2nd near finish, 3rd of 7, 36l behind Bold Addition (11-2) at Wincanton 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gf.
Hes Our Lad (IRE) 16-1 (11-1) In rear and keen, ridden and hung left over 4f out, never dangerous, 14th of 18, well behind Montbazon (10-8) at Doncaster 2m NH flat (2) gd.
Luck'n'thanks (IRE) 80-1 (10-12) Took keen hold in mid-division, weakened before 4 out, 8th of 12, well behind Bunglasha Lady (10-12) at Fontwell 2m 6f nov hdl (4) gs in Feb.
Our Golden Boy (IRE) 100-1 (10-12) Held up in mid-division, not fluent 4th, mistake next, jumped right and weakened 3 out, 9th of 13, 43l behind Handy Andy (10-12) at Newbury 2m 5f nov hdl (4) sft.
Taylors Secret 20-1 (11-0) Took keen hold, tracked leader after 1st until ridden after 8th, weakened approaching 3 out, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Wistow (11-2) at Warwick 3m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gd, 10 ran.
Termon Boy 100-1 (11-0) Held up in rear, well behind approaching 3 out, tailed off, last of 13, well behind Our Mick (11-3) at Hereford 2m 1f NH mdn hdl (4) gs in Feb.