MINELLA SPECIAL is upped 9lb for his win at Fakenham in January. But it helps that he's dropping down a grade for this and Paul Henderson's charge is fancied to go in again. Invicta Lake beat Ya Hafed over a shorter trip here in December but neither have ran up to the same level since and Turbo Du Ranch makes more appeal with a conditional's claim negating a 7lb penalty for his victory at Wetherby. Teshali can be forgiven a poor effort over 2m last time and has a decent shout on his earlier placed efforts and course winner Madame Jasmine is not out of this despite being pulled up on her latest start in December.
Turbo Du Ranch (FR) 2-1fav (11-5) Held up in last pair in touch, tracked leaders after 4 out, switched inside and effort 2 out, challenged last, ridden to lead after last, edged right flat, kept on, won at Wetherby 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft in Mar beating Green Wizard (10-11) by 1 1/2l, 6 ran.
Teshali (IRE) 17-2 (11-2) Took keen hold towards rear, ridden and struggling after 5th, soon tailed off, 8th of 11, well behind Rowlestone Lad (11-5) at Fakenham 2m hcp hdl 0-125 (3) sft in Mar.
Madame Jasmine 16-1 (10-5) Led until 1st, prominent, ridden after 7th, lost place from next, tailed off before 3 out, soon pulled up, in a race won by Tweedledrum (9-7) at Kempton 3m mrs hcp hdl (2) hvy in Dec, 9 ran.
Grace And Fortune 8-11fav (11-0) Chased leaders, not fluent and bumped 7th, went 2nd 3 out, led soon after, headed on long run to 2 out, ridden and hanging left when mistake 2 out, soon no chance with winner, mistake and lost 2nd soon after last, 3rd of 8, 9l behind Jean Fleming (11-0) at Lingfield 2m 3f mrs nov hdl (4) hvy in Feb.
Cabimas 8-1 (11-4) Held up, headway after 7th, ridden before 3 out, modest 6th after 2 out, no impression, 7th of 13, 8l behind Supreme Bob (11-0) at Newbury 2m 3f cnd nov hcp hdl (0-120) (4) hvy in Mar.
Reggie Perrin 33-1 (11-2) Behind, headway when jumped left 3 out, staying on when hit 2 out, never on terms, 4th of 6, 23l behind Party Rock (10-10) at Towcester 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs in Mar.
Minella Special (IRE) 7-1 (10-8) Held up in rear, headway approaching 2 out, soon chasing leaders, led last, stayed on well, won at Fakenham 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-125 (3) sft in Jan beating Phare Isle (10-11) by 1l, 9 ran.
Fix It Right (IRE) 25-1 (11-4) In touch, ridden and weakened 7th, 8th of 15, 38l behind Many Clouds (11-11) at Exeter 2m 3f nov hdl (4) hvy in Feb.
Invicta Lake (IRE) 16-1 (11-1) Mid-division, headway after 7th, weakened approaching 3 out, tailed off, 7th of 13, well behind Fourovakind (11-9) at Chepstow 3m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft in Mar.
Credit For Life (IRE) 40-1 (11-2) Raced wide, held up towards rear, plugged on before 2 out, went modest 4th and hit last, 4th of 12, 24l behind Lienosus (11-2) at Fontwell 2m 2f mdn hdl (5) gd in Mar.
Ya Hafed 15-2 (11-3) Chased leaders, led approaching 4 out until next, chased leader until dropped to 3rd approaching 2 out, driven between last two, left modest 2nd at the last, no chance with winner, dropped to 3rd flat, 3rd of 9, 24l behind Lava Lamp (10-7) at Fontwell 2m 2f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft in Feb.
Inner Steel (IRE) 3-1fav (11-0) Held up in rear, steady headway 6th, chased winner 2 out, soon no chance, mistake last, lost 2nd close home, 3rd of 7, 19l behind Who Owns Me (11-5) at Folkestone 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft in Dec.
Romney Marsh 16-1 (11-3) Held up towards rear, headway 3 out, stayed on approaching last, never on terms, 7th of 12, 23l behind Midnight Lira (10-11) at Plumpton 2m 5f mrs hcp hdl (0-105) (4) sft in Feb.
Old Dreams (IRE) 6-1 (11-10) Behind, headway before 2 out, soon chasing leaders, never able to challenge, 3rd of 12, 11l behind Midnight Lira (10-11) at Plumpton 2m 5f mrs hcp hdl (0-105) (4) sft in Feb.