The Laodicean has gone up 7lb for his recent victory over a longer trip here but is going the right way and should be thereabouts again. SHARE OPTION has had just the two starts over fences and, given he scored over C&D on his chasing debut in January, Tony Carroll's charge gets the vote with further progress expected. Park Lane showed a bit more at Ludlow last time, but Lights Of Broadway and Go Get Em Kid both failed to complete their latest starts and may be best watched for now.
The Laodicean 6-1 (11-12) Held up, headway from 10th, challenged 4 out, led next, driven out, won at Leicester 2m 4f hcp chs 0-105 (4) gd in Feb beating Cesium (11-1) by 1 1/2l, 5 ran.
Park Lane 10-1 (11-7) Held up towards rear, mistake 9th, headway approaching 4 out, soon went 3rd, stayed on, never threatened, 3rd of 10, 13l behind Akarshan (11-6) at Ludlow 2m hcp ch 0-110 (4) gd in Feb.
Share Option 16-1 (11-1) Mid-division, mistake 1st, headway approaching 6th, weakened before 2 out, 4th of 9, 25l behind Pepite Rose (11-7) at Bangor 2m 1f nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in Feb.
Lights Of Broadway (IRE) 10-1 (11-4) In rear, blundered and unseated rider 2nd, in a race won by Wood Yer (11-10) at Towcester 2m 3f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gs in Feb, 10 ran.
Go Get Em Kid (IRE) 7-2fav (11-5) Chased leaders, pushed along and weakened before 10th, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Quincy Des Pictons (10-9) at Bangor 2m 4f hcp chs 0-105 (4) sft in Dec, 11 ran.