Nobody could begrudge POWERFUL AMBITION a first success over timber after a number of decent efforts in much better company. He gets 14lb from the hat-trick-seeking Swatow Typhoon and that should be enough for Danny Cook's mount. Isla Pearl Fisher has won six times over fences and stays well. He might be able to run into a place, though Almond Court has been placed six times over timber and might have a say in proceedings.
Swatow Typhoon (IRE) 8-11fav (11-10) Made all, hard pressed from 3 out, held on under pressure, all out, won at Ayr 3m nh nov hdl (4) sft in Mar beating Kris Cross (11-10) by 1 1/4l, 7 ran.
Crabbie's Cloudy (IRE) 20-1 (11-1) Disputed 2nd behind clear leader, reminder after 2nd, lost place after 5th, soon behind, tailed off when pulled up 3 out, in a race won by Neptune Equester (11-7) at Wetherby 2m 6f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Mar, 9 ran.
Isla Pearl Fisher 7-2 (11-0) In rear, headway 5 out, ridden and held in in 3rd when fell 4 out, in a race won by Pentiffic (10-9) at Musselburgh 3m hcp chs 0-135 (3) sft in Jan, 7 ran.
Master Bud 6-1 (12-0) in a race won by Tyrrhenian (12-0) at Tranwell 3m ptp gd in Apr '11, 14 ran.
Powerful Ambition (IRE) 9-1 (10-3) Held up in rear, headway approaching 3 out, chased leaders 2 out,, 5th of 11, 9l behind Aaim To Prosper (10-8) at Doncaster 3m hcp hdl 0-145 (2) gd in Mar.
Westwire Toby (IRE) 40-1 (10-0) Mid-division, hit 7th, headway soon after, weakened from 9th, 9th of 15, 27l behind Tarabela (11-9) at Towcester 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Feb.
Almond Court (IRE) 16-1 (9-8) Tracked leaders, chased winner from before 6th, ridden before 3 out, kept on and lost 2nd place close home, 3rd of 12, 8l behind Grey Area (11-1) at Newcastle 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) hvy in Feb.
Olive Grove 100-1 (10-4) Always behind, tailed off halfway, 12th of 16, well behind Carlton Jack (10-13) at Catterick 2m NH flat (6) gs in Dec.
Sun Lady (FR) 100-1 (10-7) Chased leaders, weakened 3 out, pulled up soon after next, in a race won by Dante's Frolic (11-0) at Catterick 2m mdn hdl (5) gs in Feb, 15 ran.