Southfield Theatre was well backed again at Cheltenham a couple of weeks ago but could find nothing extra on the run-in and basically looks in the handicapper's grip off a 3lb higher marl. SEEBRIGHT is also entered at Kempton but this is his preferred engagement. He continued his upward curve when getting up close home to beat Fast Freddy at Fontwell on his reappearance. That was a good effort under a big weight and an extra 6lb may not be enough to halt his winning run. Champagne West is improving and got off the mark in a maiden hurdle at Warwick last time. He is probably on a fair mark so looks a danger while Party Rock came right back to form at Aintree. Oscar Prairie and Upswing aren't without a chance either but this may be too far for the returning Chesil Beach Boy.
Southfield Theatre (IRE) 11-4fav (11-10) Mid-division, closed 3rd, challenged 5th, soon led, not fluent 8th, headed approaching 2 out, led again soon after last, headed flat, stayed on, held towards finish, 4th of 11, 1 1/2l behind Sunnyhillboy (10-8) at Cheltenham 3m hcp hdl (2) gd.
Party Rock (IRE) 7-1 (11-5) Mid-division, not fluent 1st, headway approaching 3 out, led 2 out, headed flat, stayed on, 2nd of 11, 3/4l behind Like Minded (11-1) at Aintree 2m 4f hcp hdl (2) sft.
Seebright 7-4fav (11-12) Mid-division, not fluent 3rd, closed from 5th, went 2nd after 3 out, led 2 out, driven flat, in command towards finish, won at Fontwell 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gs in Nov beating Smart Freddy (11-6) by 3/4l, 8 ran.
Chesil Beach Boy 15-2 (11-7) Held up towards rear, took keen hold, headway before 3 out, led before 2 out, headed before last, kept on, 3rd of 11, 10l behind Turn Over Sivola (11-1) at Wincanton 2m hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gd in Apr.
Oscar Prairie (IRE) 20-1 (10-0) Mid-division on outside, headway to chase leaders 5th, pushed along before next, ridden after 3 out, weakened before next, 9th of 16, 24l behind Saphir Du Rheu (11-0) at Sandown 2m 6f hcp hdl (2) gs.
Champagne West (IRE) 3-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, led 3 out, hard pressed from next, stayed on well under pressure, won at Warwick 2m 5f mdn hdl (4) gs beating Deputy Dan (11-0) by 1l, 18 ran.
Upswing 7-2 (10-7) Held up towards rear, pushed along after 3 out, headway approaching next, went 4th and went right approaching last, kept on same pace flat, 4th of 16, 11l behind Saphir Du Rheu (11-0) at Sandown 2m 6f hcp hdl (2) gs.
Old Tricks (IRE) 3-1 (11-10) Tracking leaders when jumped right and slow 1st, soon last, not going well after and slowing into the fences, behind before 5th, pulled up after 6th, in a race won by Miss Tenacious (11-10) at Wincanton 2m hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd in Nov, 7 ran.