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But a lack of composure in the final quarter led to the Blacks' third defeat of the season, with line breaks from replacements Howard Thomas and Gareth James along with centre Stephen Thomas and wing Kevin James all coming to grief.
See You There failed to sparkle on his first two starts this term when finishing fourth on his debut before coming to grief at the third-last fence when leading at Hexham.
Despite their 25-game unbeaten run almost coming to grief at Pride Park - until Shane Long's equaliser two minutes from time - the Reading boss must be pretty sure that his runaway Championship leaders won't be taking their eye off the automatic promotion prize.
Jonsson subsequently slipped behind Hans Andersen, eventually coming to grief on the last bend in his efforts to make amends, but the Swede still moved into the top six of the overall standings.
Walsh's good luck was Barry Fenton's misfortune the Irish jock had to give up the ride on Marlborough after coming to grief on Another Moose earlier.
Forty of the record 149 entries will line up on April 5 and the market is headed by Ad Hoc at 14-1 and 16-1 shot Davids Lad, both of whom were going well when coming to grief in the last mile 12 months ago.
The five-year-old was running a big race when coming to grief on his chasing debut last time at Stratford, in a race won by Jonjo O'Neill's Mighty Montefalco.
Tightly grouped together as if in a lifeboat, the couples scrunch around the floor on their behinds, occasionally coming to grief against the walls of the room as they follow all the cataclysmic twists and climaxes of Ravel's La Valse.
Lorenzo's decision to switch to dry tyres as rain eased proved pivotal, with championship leader Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa both coming to grief after spurning a change.
I wish Mr Pithie well and hope that he, and his now sadly restricted eyesight, can continue to get around the streets of Shard End without coming to grief.
The eight-year-old was still travelling well when coming to grief in last year's blue ribbon chase, and Nicholls added: "I think he's got a really good chance.
Price wasn't the only Welshman coming to grief at the 14th as Bridgend's Rhys Davies rattled up an eight, going into the water twice, and never recovered finishing seven over.