You don't often see chasers from the Nicky Henderson and Paul Nicholls' yards in opposition at Fakenham and the latter can come out on top here with THEMILANHORSE. A victory at Southwell will have done his confidence the world of good and he's probably more at home over this trip than Private Equity, beaten in three out of four starts over shorter since finishing second over 3m at Doncaster. Massini Lotto is also interesting making his debut over the larger obstacles as he is a lot less exposed than Turbo Du Ranch.
Private Equity (FR) 11-4 (11-4) Tracked leader, driven to challenge after 4 out, jumped left next, soon weakened, 3rd of 4, 24l behind Kie (11-4) at Perth 2m nov chs (3) gs in Apr.
Themilanhorse (IRE) 11-10fav (11-0) Tracked leaders, headway to lead 4 out, well in command when ridden out flat, won at Southwell 3m nov chs (4) gd in Apr beating Flichity (10-9) by 3 1/2l, 8 ran.
Benefit Evening (IRE) 7-2 (12-0) Strugg 14, 4th of 12, 44l behind Moroman (12-0) at West Norfolk 3m ptp gd in Apr.
Massini Lotto (IRE) 7-1 (10-12) Disputed 4th, hit 3 out, outpaced and no chance with leading trio soon after, blundered next, 4th of 7, 48l behind Open Hearted (11-12) at Kempton 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-145 (2) sft in Mar.
Turbo Du Ranch (FR) 4-1fav (11-7) Always towards rear, never on terms, 11th of 13, 29l behind Minella Special (11-8) at Plumpton 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Apr.