Akarshan doesn't look the force of old while Tzora returns from a break and might prefer better going. Extremely So could go well from near the foot of the weights, however, while Clarion Call is starting to look well handicapped and Seventh Sky hasn't been far away in his last two starts and is probably capable of winning at this level. MINELLA FOR PARTY came up against a decent novice over course and distance last month. That was only his third start over timber and he's heading in the right direction so he could be the answer to this with few of the others having shown any recent worthwhile form.
Akarshan (IRE) 5-2 (11-1) Tracked leader, joined leader 6th, weakened before last, 5th of 6, 20l behind Minella Theatre (11-4) at Catterick 2m 3f sell (5) sft in Feb.
Tzora 11-1 (10-0) Tracked leaders, ridden before 3 out, lost place approaching next, 8th of 14, 22l behind Smalib Monterg (10-2) at Stratford 2m hcp hdl (2) gd in Sep.
Seventh Sky (GER) 9-2 (11-1) Held up in mid-division, hampered on inside after 3 out, headway soon after, chased leaders approaching 2 out, went 3rd soon after 2 out, stayed on same pace in 4th flat, 4th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Thundering Home (10-9) at Sandown 2m cond hcp hdl 0-1115 (4) gs in Feb.
Minella For Party (IRE) 14-1 (11-2) Took keen hold, chased leaders, led 4 out, ridden and headed going to last, stayed on same pace flat, 2nd of 14, 4 1/2l behind Edmund Kean (11-9) at Taunton 2m 1f nov hdl (4) hvy in Feb.
Clarion Call 33-1 (10-12) Pressed leader, led 2nd, headed before 5th, weakened well before 3 out, tailed off, last of 10, well behind Pearls Legend (11-6) at Ludlow 2m hcp hdl 0-125 (3) sft in Feb.
Flying Phoenix 16-1 (10-7) Tracked leaders, went 2nd after 6th until not much room before 3 out, 4th and no extra when hit last, 4th of 15, 11l behind Karazhan (11-0) at Ludlow 2m mdn hdl (5) gd in Nov.
Aciano (IRE) 66-1 (10-13) Chased leaders, lost place 2nd, behind and reminders 5th, tailed off, 10th of 12, 47l behind Chatterbox (11-8) at Newbury 2m nh nov hdl (3) sft in Feb.
Hightown (IRE) 66-1 (11-5) Held up towards rear, effort over 1f out, never dangerous, 10th of 11, 20l behind Dr Livingstone (11-5) at Lingfield 2m n h flat (4) std in Jan.
Extremely So 10-1 (10-9) Held up mid-division on inner, tracked leaders 4th, weakened from last, 8th of 14, 15l behind Cloudy Bob (11-8) at Warwick 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) hvy in Feb.
Sun Quest 12-1 (9-11) Chased leaders, went 2nd 4 out, led next, hung left approaching last, already narrowly headed when fell last, in a race won by Lava Lamp (10-7) at Fontwell 2m 2f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft in Feb, 9 ran.