|2nd||Tribal Dance (IRE)||3/1|
|1||22PP34-||Scotsbrook Cloud 18||7||11-12||S Thomas||P D Evans||113||16/1|
|2||944321-||Referent (FR) 21||7||11-9 v||S Clements (7)||Mrs S Leech||110||4/1|
|3||002720-||Ballintubber Cross (IRE) 102||7||11-4||Aidan Coleman||Miss V Williams||105||7/1|
|4||114925-||Tribal Dance (IRE) 16||6||11-3 p||D A Jacob||B I Case||104||3/1|
|5||936P/P1-||Newton Tonic 24||7||10-6 e||Felix De Giles||C E Longsdon||93||7/4|
|7||146/P3-||Autumn Haze 33||7||10-2||Brendan Powell (5)||P C Dando||89||8/1|
|6||18/4835-||Miss Saffron||9||10-5||Mrs S Gardner||Non Runner||92|
NEWTON TONIC can give Charlie Longsdon and Felix De Giles a quick double as he was having only his second start over fences when winning by nine lengths at Huntingdon last month. He has to prove an ability to handle this surface but so do most of his rivals including Newton Abbot winner Referent and Tribal Dance, though the latter did win on soft ground at Fontwell in November. Scotsbrook Cloud is definitely better on faster going and hasn't shown much over fences so far while Ballintubber Cross has his first run since January and makes his debut over the larger obstacles.
Scotsbrook Cloud 10-1 (10-12) Not fluent, always in rear, tailed off, 4th of 5, 29l behind Rhum (10-12) at Ffos Las 3m nov chs (4) gd in Apr.
Referent (FR) 13-8 (11-0) Not fluent and not travelling early stages, travelled better after 4 out, went 2nd before 2 out, led approaching 2 out, soon in command, won at Newton Abbot 3m 2f mdn chs (5) gd in Apr beating Perfectly Willing (11-0) by 5l, 6 ran.
Ballintubber Cross (IRE) 5-1 (10-11) Mid-division, dropped towards rear 3rd, no danger after, tailed off, 12th of 15, well behind Wise Move (11-3) at Market Rasen 2m 5f cond hcp hdl 0-1115 (4) gs in Jan.
Tribal Dance (IRE) 15-2 (11-7) Tracked leader, ridden before 3 out, no extra from last, 5th of 9, 6l behind Moscow Chancer (10-10) at Kempton 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in Apr.
Newton Tonic 7-2 (10-12) Led until 3rd, bumped and led 7th, hit 3 out, clear next, stayed on well, won at Huntingdon 2m 4f hcp chs 0-100 (5) gs in Apr beating Brimham Boy (11-2) by 9l, 8 ran.
Miss Saffron 16-1 (11-1) Held up in last, not fluent 4th, headway approaching 4 out, mistake 3 out, weakened next, 5th of 7, 24l behind Good Order (11-10) at Wincanton 3m 1f nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) sft in Jan.
Autumn Haze 14-1 (10-9) Held up in touch, took keen hold, every chance approaching 3 out, stayed on same pace before last, 3rd of 4, 5l behind Noble Legend (11-0) at Uttoxeter 2m beg chase (4) gd in Mar.