NIGHT IN MILAN has been highly tried since opening his account over fences here last May. But he's been running well and, despite falling at Doncaster on his latest start, should be good enough to give weight to these. Rudemeister is often placed but lacks an extra gear, though is much preferred to the equally one-paced ex-pointer Toplander. Ifyouthinkso looks the danger to the selection, despite making his debut over the larger obstacles. He may be suited by distance in excess of 3m but has already won between the flags and the horse he beat, Loudmouth, has won over timber this season.
Night In Milan (IRE) 7-1 (9-7) Chasing leaders when fell 3rd, in a race won by Quentin Collonges (10-0) at Doncaster 3m 2f hcp chs (2) gd in Mar, 12 ran.
Bahati Boy (IRE) 100-1 (11-3) Tracked leaders, faultered halfway, soon pulled up, in a race won by Island Confusion (10-7) at Ayr 2m NH flat (6) hvy in Feb, 7 ran.
Fiddlers Reel 9-1 (10-5) Always behind, pulled up, in a race won by Beeves (11-0) at Ayr 3m hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gs in Mar, 13 ran.
Ifyouthinkso 4-1fav (10-11) Mistake 2nd, soon chasing leaders, slow 3rd, lost place next, rallied 7th, stayed on after last, no chance with winner, 3rd of 11, 13l behind Everaard (11-9) at Catterick 3m 1f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gs in Feb.
Rudemeister (IRE) 9-4fav (10-8) In touch in 4th, headway before 3 out, every chance 2 out, one pace, 3rd of 8, 9l behind Humbie (10-13) at Carlisle 2m 4f hcp chs 0-130 (3) gd in Mar.
Toplander (IRE) 15-2 (10-11) With winner until ridden and weakened before 3 out, 4th of 7, 29l behind Swatow Typhoon (11-4) at Ayr 2m 5f nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Feb.