|1st||Opera Og (IRE)||8/11|
|3||850/90P-||Seventh Hussar 23||6||11-9||D Elsworth||Miss H C Knight||96||16/1|
|4||0/00471-||Todareistodo 20||6||11-7||M D Grant||J A B Old||94||2/1|
|5||P/0PP4-1||Opera Og (IRE) 4 (ex7)||6||10-13||Aidan Coleman||Miss V Williams||79||8/11|
|6||7/8P39P-||Middlebrook (IRE) 144||7||10-10||A Thornton||P D Niven||83||20/1|
|7||0/8600-||Russian Romance (IRE) 65||7||10-1||W P Kavanagh (3)||R Dickin||74||40/1|
|8||0689P8/||Everdon Brook (IRE) 403||7||10-1 p||Ryan Mahon (3)||B I Case||74||16/1|
|1||432654-||Milly Malone (IRE)||6||11-12||O Sherwood||L Aspell||99|
|2||6P015U-||Amuse Me||6||11-10||Jonjo O'Neill||A P McCoy||97|
With the vast majority of these way below their best of late, this should see the two recent winners battling it out. Todareistodo scored at the first time of asking over fences when successful over C&D last month. There should be more to come from him but a 13lb rise still looks a bit harsh and OPERA OG is preferred. He won at Wincanton last Thursday with the minimum of fuss and it's likely he'll go up a bit more than the 7lb penalty he carries today when the handicapper has his say. He can take advantage and come out best here with December's Leicester winner Amuse Me perhaps the pick of the remainder.
Milly Malone (IRE) 11-4 (11-0) Held up in touch, closed 3 out, ridden 2 out, no impression, 4th of 5, 16l behind Flite (11-12) at Plumpton 2m 2f mrs hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs in Mar.
Amuse Me 12-1 (11-5) Held up towards rear, blundered and unseated rider 2nd, in a race won by Diamond's Return (10-8) at Wincanton 2m hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in Apr, 13 ran.
Seventh Hussar 100-1 (10-12) Held up, behind from 9th, pulled up before 11th, in a race won by Kauto Relko (10-12) at Bangor 2m 4f nov chs (4) gd in Apr, 6 ran.
Todareistodo 6-1 (11-2) Raced wide, chased leaders, slow and stumbled 6th, led approaching 8th, clear before 2 out, stayed on well, ridden out, won at Towcester 2m hcp chs 0-100 (5) sft in Apr beating Kap West (11-0) by 9l, 8 ran.
Opera Og (IRE) 13-8fav (11-1) Chased leading pair, left in close 2nd 9th, led 4 out, clear next, easily, won at Wincanton 2m nov hcp chs 0-100 (5) hvy beating Blue Hills (11-8) by 8l, 5 ran.
Middlebrook (IRE) 12-1 (11-9) In touch until 4th, soon behind, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Stanley Bridge (9-12) at Sedgefield 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs in Dec, 10 ran.
Russian Romance (IRE) 100-1 (10-3) Tracked leaders on inside, weakend approaching 8th, tailed off, 10th of 11, well behind Great Gusto (11-3) at Chepstow 3m NH mdn hdl (5) sft in Mar.
Everdon Brook (IRE) 20-1 (10-12) Tracked leader, led after 6th, headed 3 out, soon ridden, weakened after next, 8th of 13, well behind Shoudhavenownbettr (10-2) at Hereford 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Apr '11.