It's no surprise that Sound Accord has been raised 10lb for his convincing victory at Huntingdon. He makes more appeal than recent Bangor winner Fabalu and Vamizi, who finished second here on his latest start when DO IT FOR DALKEY was pulled up. That wasn't the latter's true running as he had earlier scored twice at this track and a repeat of his second to Deep Purple off today's mark at Sandown in December would make Lucinda Russell's charge hard to beat. Rigadin De Beauchene makes most appeal of the remainder.
Fabalu (IRE) 11-2 (11-7) Made all, ridden after 3 out, stayed on gamely, won at Bangor 3m hcp chs 0-130 (3) gd in Feb beating Valley View (11-7) by 2 1/4l, 5 ran.
Zitenka (IRE) 5-2fav (11-9) With leader, led 14th, blundered 2 out, kept on well from last, won at Kelso 3m 1f hcp chs 0-120 (3) gd in Apr beating More Equity (11-9) by 7l, 5 ran.
Lockstown 7-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders, lost place after 1st, soon pushed along, reminders after 10th, mistake 13th, never dangerous, pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Mister Marker (11-5) at Ayr 3m 1f hcp chs 0-135 (3) sft in Feb, 7 ran.
Do It For Dalkey 7-2fav (11-8) Held up in touch, pushed along before 14th, soon weakened, pulled up before last, in a race won by Beamazed (11-4) at Carlisle 3m 2f hcp chs 0-130 (3) hvy in Feb, 13 ran.
Bold Ransom (IRE) 8-1 (11-12) Tracked leader, mistake 6th, lost 2nd 10th, behind 14th, tailed off, last of 5, well behind Fabalu (11-7) at Bangor 3m hcp chs 0-130 (3) gd in Feb.
Etxalar (FR) 8-1 (10-9) Led, headed 8th, went 3rd before last, soon ridden and kept on same pace, 3rd of 8, 1l behind Lord Villez (10-11) at Newcastle 2m 4f hcp chs 0-135 (3) gs in Feb.
Rigadin de Beauchene (FR) 11-8fav (11-7) Chased leaders, went 2nd 3rd until 6th, went 2nd again before 11th until after 13th, hit 14th, chased winner and hit next, ridden before 3 out, lost 2nd before last, weakened soon after, 3rd of 6, 15l behind Current Climate (10-0) at Fontwell 3m 2f hcp chs 0-115 (4) sft.
Vamizi (IRE) 10-1 (11-0) Held up mid-division, headway 10th, challenged before last, kept on to take 2nd towards finish, no chance with winner, 2nd of 13, 5l behind Beamazed (11-4) at Carlisle 3m 2f hcp chs 0-130 (3) hvy in Feb.
Sound Accord (IRE) 5-2fav (10-13) Held up, headway 7th, led 15th, clear before last, stayed on, won at Huntingdon 3m hcp chs 0-120 (4) hvy beating Dot Or Feather (10-12) by 13l, 7 ran.
Storymaker 22-1 (11-2) Hampered start, held up towards rear but in touch, left before 9th, went from next, ridden before 4 out, weakened before 3 out, 4th of 6, 21l behind Dancing Art (10-6) at Newcastle 2m 4f hcp chs 0-130 (3) gs.