Makari won a novice hurdle at Fakenham in October but couldn't quite hold Robbie on his only subsequent start on this track and looks high enough in the weights. STORMY OSCAR won a maiden for Mags Mullins at Tramore in October and was having his first start for Jamie Snowden at Market Rasen last month where he led for a long way over that 2m3f. He'll strip fitter here and gets the nod, especially as Leath Acra Mor won over 2m5f at Warwick and may find this on the short side. Musnad hails from a yard in form and received a nice confidence-booster in a Wetherby claimer a couple of weeks ago.
Makari 5-4fav (11-5) Took keen hold, held up in mid-division, headway 4th, chased leaders after 3 out, led on outside 2 out, ridden and headed between last 2, no extra last, 2nd of 11, 1 1/2l behind Robbie (11-12) at Southwell 2m nov hdl (4) gd in Nov.
Stormy Oscar (IRE) 11-4 (11-4) Keen led and clear, hit 7th, challenged 2 out, headed next, weakened and lost 2nd run in, 3rd of 7, 10l behind Lucky Landing (10-13) at Market Rasen 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Mar.
Trip The Light 20-1 (9-12) Held up towards rear, mistake 3rd, chased leaders under pressure before 2 out, stayed on to take moderate 3rd near finish, no chance with front pair, 3rd of 11, 13l behind Claret Cloak (11-12) at Stratford 2m hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gd.
Callisto Moon 16-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear, not fluent 2nd, headway 5th, hit 7th and 10th, lost place 11th, well beaten after 12th, mistake 3 out, 6th of 10, 46l behind Micheal Flips (11-7) at Ludlow 2m 4f hcp chs 0-140 (3) gd.
Leath Acra Mor (IRE) 14-1 (11-7) Tracked leader, led 7th, ridden and headed when hit 2 out, stayed on same pace flat, 2nd of 10, 2 3/4l behind Amuse Me (11-4) at Wetherby 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs in May.
Hi Tide (IRE) 40-1 (11-7) Held up in rear, took keen hold early, well beaten 3 out, tailed off, last of 11, well behind Ladies Dancing (11-2) at Huntingdon 2m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Mar.
Bocamix (FR) 12-1 (11-0) Tracked leader, with leader 7th, hit 12th, reminders before 13th, weakened before 2 out, last of 4, 17l behind Peaks Of Fire (10-7) at Sedgefield 2m 4f nov chs (4) hvy in Mar.
Musnad (USA) 8-13fav (11-6) Made all, 5 lengths clear when not fluent 2 out, went left last, pushed along and kept on flat, unchallenged, won at Wetherby 2m mdn clm hdl (5) gd beating Gulfport (9-9) by 4l, 5 ran.
King Arthur (GER) 66-1 (10-12) Held up towards rear, some headway before 3 out, weakened before 2 out, 5th of 9, 34l behind Somemothersdohavem (10-12) at Doncaster 2m 4yo hdl (4) gd in Feb.
Sharadiyn 66-1 (11-0) Always towards rear, tailed off, 11th of 12, well behind Lightening Rod (11-9) at Wetherby 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd.
Alwaystheoptimist 7-2 (11-0) Tracked leaders on inside, driven after 5th, no impression before 2 out, moderate 4th when blundered and unseated rider last, in a race won by Not Til Monday (11-6) at Stratford 2m sell hdl (5) gd, 8 ran.
Sirius Chesnut 20-1 (10-11) Held up in rear, jumped slowly 2nd and next, headway 3 out, chasing leaders and every chance 2 out, soon ridden and weakened, 6th of 9, 17l behind Le Bacardy (11-5) at Newbury 2m nov hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs in Mar.
Strathcal 10-3 (11-3) Held up in last pair, headway to 4th before 2 out, stayed on to 3rd flat, one pace and no impression on leading duo, 3rd of 7, 4 1/2l behind Shalambar (11-6) at Warwick 2m hcp hdl 0-105 (4) sft in Mar.
Radsoc De Sivola (FR) 100-1 (10-9) Tracked leaders, mistake 4th, lost place 6th, losing touch before 10th, pulled up after, in a race won by Malt Master (11-0) at Huntingdon 2m 4f nov chs (3) sft in Jan, 8 ran.
Emperor Of Rome (IRE) 50-1 (11-1) Chased leaders, hit 3rd, outpaced 3 out, weakened from next, 7th of 14, 28l behind Supreme Asset (11-8) at Kelso 2m nh nov hdl (4) sft in Mar.
Tayarat (IRE) 33-1 (9-4) Always behind, reminders and struggling after 4th, soon lost touch, tailed off, 7th of 11, 40l behind Rowlestone Lad (11-5) at Fakenham 2m hcp hdl 0-125 (3) sft in Mar.