Karazhan landed a bumper and a maiden hurdle in 2012 then completed a hat-trick in a jumpers bumper at Wolverhampton last January. He wasn't seen again until December where he ran quite well on his handicap debut and should be ready for this. Discovery Bay appears to need good ground, which he should get here, though he hasn't done as well as expected since completing a double at this time a year ago and he finished behind Smart Ruler at Musselburgh in January. Robbie's last two victories have been over fences, the latest from a higher mark than this, but a chance is taken on the jumping of ROMAN FLIGHT. He's well up to this task if getting his act together, as he did when runner-up at Musselburgh last month, though potential backers will need to note his erratic performance at Newbury last time.
Robbie 4-1 (11-12) Mistake 1st, in touch on outside, dropped to rear 8th, ridden 2 out, kept on under pressure to take 3rd towards finish, no impression, 3rd of 5, 9l behind Shadows Lengthen (11-1) at Doncaster 2m 3f hcp chs 0-135 (3) gd in Feb.
Roman Flight (IRE) 8-1 (11-7) Jumped poorly in rear, blundered 3rd, blundered 4 out, pushed along and struggling when mistake 3 out, no chance when swerved left to avoid casualties and unseated rider 2 out, in a race won by Jumps Road (11-11) at Newbury 2m hcp hdl 0-140 (3) hvy, 6 ran.
Aazif (IRE) 20-1 (11-2) Held up in mid-division, headway on outer under pressure well over 1f out, kept on to 3rd last stride, no impression on leading duo, 3rd of 15, 5l behind Presenting Arms (10-9) at Kempton 2m 2f n h flat (4) std in Feb.
Karazhan 11-2 (11-12) Held up in rear, headway approaching 4 out, chased leaders after next, never able to challenge, 4th of 10, 10l behind Fergall (11-4) at Huntingdon 2m hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gs in Dec.
Discovery Bay 2-1fav (11-11) Held up mid-division, headway before 3 out, weakened before last, 6th of 9, 17l behind Clever Cookie (10-12) at Musselburgh 2m hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gs in Jan.
Kudu Country (IRE) 6-1 (10-13) Led, headed 4 out, weakened before last, 6th of 8, 22l behind Yorkist (10-12) at Newcastle 2m hcp hdl 0-145 (2) hvy in Feb.
Smart Ruler (IRE) 9-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, pushed along before last, kept on run-in, 3rd of 9, 6l behind Clever Cookie (10-12) at Musselburgh 2m hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gs in Jan.
Dispour (IRE) 12-1 (10-7) Disputed lead 3f, chased clear leader, lost 2nd over 3f out, steadily faded under pressure well over 1f out, 6th of 13, 31l behind My Tent Or Yours (11-2) at Kempton 2m n h flat (3) std in Feb.
Sleepy Haven (IRE) 6-4fav (11-0) Tracked leaders and keen, went 2nd before 2 out, every chance and challenged last, weakened last 100 yards, 2nd of 7, 10l behind Mohawk Ridge (11-3) at Carlisle 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Feb.
Moscow Me (IRE) 3-1fav (11-6) Tracked leaders, ridden before 3 out, kept on same pace from next, no impression, 5th of 10, 2 3/4l behind Rolling Dough (9-11) at Ludlow 2m hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gs in Dec.