SHUBAAT, who won over 1m6f on the Flat, should appreciate this step up in distance after looking a bit one-paced over 2m1f at Huntingdon. He started favourite that day so had obviously been showing something at home as well. Golden Milan should improve for the switch to hurdles and has more scope than Allow Dallow, Sir Pitt and Twice Returned though the last three have every chance on the form book. Yasir was third at Market Rasen last month and consistent on the Flat so can't be ignored.
Allow Dallow (IRE) 6-4fav (11-3) Held up behind leaders, headway going well 3 out, close 3rd when fell next, in a race won by Robbers Roost (11-0) at Chepstow 3m NH mdn hdl (4) hvy, 6 ran.
Golden Milan (IRE) 5-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders on outside, outpaced 3f out, weakened over 2f out, tailed off, 6th of 9, 40l behind A Vos Gardes (10-4) at Ascot 2m NH flat (4) sft in Feb.
Maxilian (IRE) 15-2 (11-2) Tracked leaders, ridden over 3f out, soon beaten, weakened over 1f out, 4th of 7, 25l behind Askamore Darsi (11-2) at Uttoxeter 2m NH flat (6) gs in Dec.
Minella Hero (IRE) 8-1 (10-12) Prominent, ridden after 3 out, weakened before next, 6th of 11, 29l behind Heath Hunter (10-6) at Sedgefield 2m 4f 4yo nov stks (4) sft in Nov.
Shubaat 9-4fav (10-12) Chased leaders, went 2nd before 2 out, no extra and lost 3rd place last 75 yards, 4th of 16, 4 1/2l behind Speedy Tunes (11-1) at Huntingdon 2m mdn hdl (4) gs.
Silver Gent (IRE) 7-1 (11-2) Took keen hold tracking leader, every chance from 4 out, weakened before 2 out, 5th of 6, 21l behind Themanfrom Minella (11-2) at Huntingdon 2m 4f mdn hdl (4) sft.
Sing Alone Band On The Run gelding out of Remalone.
Sir Pitt 18-1 (10-9) Tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden and weakened from 2 out, 8th of 11, 25l behind Figaro (10-9) at Musselburgh 2m hcp hdl 0-135 (3) sft in Feb.
Twice Returned (IRE) 7-1 (11-0) Held up on outside, jumped right, blundered 5th, closed 9th, lost place 4 out, weakened next, 6th of 7, 46l behind Thanks For Coming (11-8) at Newbury 3m nov hcp chs (0-125) (3) gd.
Yasir (USA) 14-1 (11-0) Held up in rear, headway before 2 out, soon chased winner until no extra after last, 3rd of 6, 9l behind Maison De Ville (10-10) at Market Rasen 2m 5f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Feb.
Do Be Dashing 50-1 (10-10) Mid-division, lost place 6th, soon behind, tailed off, 8th of 14, well behind Kayfleur (10-7) at Ludlow 2m 5f mares NH nov hdl (4) gs in Dec.
Hinton Magic 17-2 (11-0) Held up in rear, headway over 2f out, one pace and no impression, 6th of 10, 20l behind Midnight Jazz (10-2) at Warwick 2m mrs N H flat (6) sft in Feb.
Fruity Bun 6-1 (9-9) Tracked leader until 3rd, stayed prominent, left in lead 7th, ridden and headed 2 out, bumped last, no extra flat, 3rd of 9, 9l behind While You Wait (11-1) at Exeter 2m 3f nov sell hdl (5) gs.