|1st||Saint Are (FR)||11/1|
|1||2-31518||Cannington Brook (IRE) 31||8||11-12||Brendan Powell (5)||C L Tizzard||150||25/1|
|2||F94U20||Tullamore Dew (IRE) 32||10||11-4 p1||D F O'Regan||N J Gifford||142||16/1|
|3||2P1-56P||Noland 32||11||11-3 t||D A Jacob||P F Nicholls||141||16/1|
|4||B/37-112||Chapoturgeon (FR) 29||8||11-0||P J Brennan||P F Nicholls||138||2/1|
|5||2U2054||Battle Group 32||7||10-13 b||T Scudamore||D Pipe||137||6/1|
|6||2524U0||Saint Are (FR) 32||6||10-13||D C Costello||Tim Vaughan||137||11/1|
|7||977813||On Borrowed Wings (IRE) 21||9||10-12 p||Tom Cannon (3)||D W P Arbuthnot||136||12/1|
|8||P1216P||Carrickboy (IRE) 7||8||10-12||Aidan Coleman||Miss V Williams||136||18/1|
|9||P23325||Ackertac (IRE) 32||7||10-10 p||S Twiston-Davies||N A Twiston-Davies||134||16/1|
|10||0-52110||Brackloon High (IRE) 30||7||10-6||W Kennedy||Noel T Chance||130||25/1|
|11||23P810||The Hollinwell 30||9||10-6||J Reveley||Ferdy Murphy||130||33/1|
|12||F/23-531||Marufo (IRE) 42||10||10-3 t||R Johnson||P J Hobbs||127||6/1|
|13||1/21-P31||My Boy Paddy (IRE) 35||8||10-2||B Hughes||N A Twiston-Davies||126||12/1|
|14||2-28P37||Ballyvesey (IRE) 50||7||10-0 v||J E Moore||P Bowen||118||50/1|
It's interesting to see Chapoturgeon back in handicap company and Ruby Walsh has chosen the Foxhunter Chase second ahead of Noland, who was pulled up in a Grade 3 handicap at Cheltenham last month when Tullamore Dew beat only one home. Cannington Brook looks to have his fair share of weight but BATTLE GROUP is undoubtedly well treated on his hurdles form and ran his best race so far over the larger obstacles when fourth to Hunt Ball at The Festival, ahead of Ackertac, Carrickboy and Saint Are. This longer trip is very much in his favour and David Pipe's novice can get off the mark today, though it would be no surprise to see Newbury winner Marufo also in contention off a low weight. On Borrowed Wings may be the pick of the remainder.
Cannington Brook (IRE) 33-1 (11-4) With leader until blundered and lost place 8th, chased leaders, dropped to rear 11th, ridden and weakened 4 out, 8th of 9, well behind Bobs Worth (11-4) at Cheltenham 3m nov chs G1 (1) gd in Mar.
Tullamore Dew (IRE) 12-1 (11-0) Towards rear, struggling 13th, never dangerous, 13th of 19, well behind Alfie Sherrin (10-0) at Cheltenham 3m hcp chs G3 (1) gd in Mar.
Noland 25-1 (11-5) In touch, blundered 13th, not recover and soon behind, pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Alfie Sherrin (10-0) at Cheltenham 3m hcp chs G3 (1) gd in Mar, 19 ran.
Chapoturgeon (FR) 3-1fav (12-0) Held up behind, hit 13th, headway 18th, 4th 2 out, stayed on to challenge last, ridden and every chance flat, held towards finish, 2nd of 22, 1l behind Salsify (12-0) at Cheltenham 3m 2f hts chs (2) gd in Mar.
Battle Group 33-1 (11-10) In touch, chased leader after 4 out, challenged next, every chance 2 out, led briefly soon after, ridden and no impression when lost 2nd after last, 4th of 20, 11l behind Hunt Ball (12-0) at Cheltenham 2m 4f Listed Novice Handicap Chase (0-140) (5yo+) (1) gd in Mar.
Saint Are (FR) 33-1 (11-12) Tracked leader to 6th, in touch, lost place 11th, soon behind, 14th of 20, well behind Hunt Ball (12-0) at Cheltenham 2m 4f Listed Novice Handicap Chase (0-140) (5yo+) (1) gd in Mar.
On Borrowed Wings (IRE) 14-1 (10-8) Prominent, not fluent 7th, led 11th, headed next, led 15th, ridden 2 out, headed approaching last, no impression on winner when losing 2nd close home, 3rd of 10, 5l behind Ikorodu Road (10-8) at Newbury 3m 2f hcp chs (2) gd in Mar.
Carrickboy (IRE) 17-2 (11-12) Tracked leaders, not fluent 3rd, lost place before 4 out, soon weakened, mistake and hampered next, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Sound Accord (10-4) at Haydock 2m 6f hcp chs (2) gd, 15 ran.
Ackertac (IRE) 14-1 (11-6) In touch, outpaced when mistake 3 out, soon ridden and lost place, stayed on under pressure flat, never reached leaders, 5th of 20, 14l behind Hunt Ball (12-0) at Cheltenham 2m 4f Listed Novice Handicap Chase (0-140) (5yo+) (1) gd in Mar.
Brackloon High (IRE) 10-1 (11-1) Always towards rear, 12th of 23, 24l behind Sunnyhillboy (11-11) at Cheltenham 3m 1f Amateur Handicap Chase (0-145) (5yo+) (2) gd in Mar.
The Hollinwell 20-1 (11-3) Mid-division, not fluent 12th, soon struggling, never near leaders, 11th of 23, 22l behind Sunnyhillboy (11-11) at Cheltenham 3m 1f Amateur Handicap Chase (0-145) (5yo+) (2) gd in Mar.
Marufo (IRE) 4-1 (10-4) Mid-division, headway 4th, went 2nd after 10th, led 12th, not fluent 16th, hit 4 out, headed next, led again 2 out, pressed flat, held on well, won at Newbury 3m 2f hcp chs 0-145 (2) gd in Mar beating Niche Market (11-12) by 1/2l, 10 ran.
My Boy Paddy (IRE) 11-10fav (11-0) Tracked leader, led 5 out, headed next, soon driven, led again 2 out, clear flat, stayed on, won at Chepstow 3m beg chase (4) sft in Mar beating Minella Stars (11-0) by 5l, 5 ran.
Ballyvesey (IRE) 14-1 (11-12) Prominent when hampered 1st, chased leaders, ridden approaching 13th, weakened before 3 out, tailed off, 7th of 11, well behind Reblis (10-10) at Sandown 3m hcp chs 0-125 (3) gd in Feb.