|1st||Bennys Mist (IRE)||11/10|
|3rd||Royaume Bleu (FR)||5/1|
|1||46/032-1||Bennys Mist (IRE) 4 (ex7)||6||12-5||Aidan Coleman||Miss V Williams||100||11/10|
|2||3962P6-||Lady Ida 40||7||11-5 b1||Peter Carberry (5)||Jennie Candlish||93||10/1|
|3||41609/4-||Bravo Riquet (FR) 39||6||11-3 t1||D Crosse||R Mathew||91||20/1|
|4||P07074-||Small And Mighty 38||5||10-12||A Merriam (3)||N B King||86||28/1|
|5||334F2F-||Royaume Bleu (FR) 76||7||10-9||P J Brennan||A M Hales||83||5/1|
|6||7PP95/7-||Anyauldiron (IRE) 44||9||10-7||C Wallis (5)||B R Summers||81||40/1|
|7||112162-||Themanfromfraam 35||10||10-4||R Johnson||Mrs S Johnson||78||3/1|
|8||564P9P-||Bach Street Girl (IRE) 47||8||10-2 b1||T Siddall||Miss L C Siddall||76||25/1|
Bennys Mist ran with the choke out at Exeter on Tuesday but still won with the proverbial ton in hand. A 7lb penalty here shouldn't be too much of an inconvenience here but the concession of 29lb to THEMANFROMFRAAM may be. Susan Johnson has been very clever in her placing of the 10-year-old and, though 6lb higher than when a close second at Stratford on his return to action, can find enough to take this. First-time blinkers would need to spark a revival in Lady Ida for her to figure while Royaume Bleu remains a maiden under Rules and is having his first run over hurdles for more than a year.
Bennys Mist (IRE) 9-4fav (11-12) Held up mid-division, took keen hold, tracked leaders 5th, led on bit before 3 out, clear from next, easily, won at Exeter 2m 7f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy beating Lonesome Boatman (10-0) by 6l, 8 ran.
Lady Ida 10-1 (9-9) Not fluent and jumped left, in rear, never really going well, some headway after 6th, well beaten after 3 out, 6th of 8, 38l behind Rossmore Lad (11-9) at Towcester 3m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Mar.
Bravo Riquet (FR) 100-1 (11-1) Held up in mid-division, ridden approaching 6th, in touch next, weakened approaching 2 out, 4th of 10, 29l behind Dj Milan (11-1) at Hereford 2m 4f mdn hdl (4) gd in Mar.
Small And Mighty 33-1 (10-5) Tracked leader until approaching 3rd, stayed close up, outpaced when not fluent 3 out, no impression, weakened flat, 4th of 6, 21l behind Blowing A Hoolie (10-4) at Ludlow 2m 5f mrs nov hdl (4) gd in Mar.
Royaume Bleu (FR) 11-2 (11-0) Mid-division, mistake 1st, headway from 4 out, half a length down when fell 2 out, in a race won by Vin De Roy (11-9) at Market Rasen 3m 1f hcp chs 0-100 (5) gs in Feb, 10 ran.
Anyauldiron (IRE) 50-1 (10-9) Chased leaders, lost place and reminders after 3rd, tailed off before 4 out, 7th of 10, 26l behind Spinning Waters (11-2) at Chepstow 2m hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs in Mar.
Themanfromfraam 5-1 (9-9) In touch, headway 9th, chased winner after 3 out, 2 lengths down and ridden next, rallied flat, just held, 2nd of 10, nk behind Like Ice (11-7) at Stratford 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Mar.
Bach Street Girl (IRE) 11-1 (10-8) Towards rear, behind when went right and driven 6th, tailed off when pulled up after 8th, in a race won by Emperor's Choice (11-11) at Southwell 3m hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs in Mar, 8 ran.