The run of Edgebury earlier in the day will be a pointer to the chances of Ajzal, who had Paul Webber's charge back in third when successful in this grade over C&D last month. But he's 8lb higher today and 11lb worse off with fifth BLOSSOM KING. The bottom weight should be cherry-ripe now after a couple of runs and is starting to look very well treated on past form over fences, though his return of no wins from 10 starts over the larger obstacles is a little disconcerting. We'll give him one final chance, however, with Olympian possibly too high in the weights. Call It On should improve on his debut third at Market Rasen and looks the pick of the remainder.
Olympian (FR) 20-1 (11-7) Behind, headway under pressure 5 out, ridden next, weakened 3 out, 9th of 14, 47l behind Cootehill (11-12) at Leicester 2m 4f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd in Dec.
Call It On (IRE) 7-1 (10-12) Close up, went 3rd 7th, ridden 3 out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 5, 6l behind Accordintolawrence (10-12) at Market Rasen 2m 2f nov chs 0-115 (4) sft in Dec.
Ajzal (IRE) 14-1 (11-4) Made all, ridden after 2 out, stayed on well flat (no time taken), won at Leicester 2m nov hcp chs 0-110 (4) gd in Dec beating Surf And Turf (11-6) by 1 3/4l, 9 ran.
Kenaleck (GER) 4-5 (12-0) Ww rr, prog bef 5out & b hmprd 3out, prog in 4th bef 2out & still prospects in 3rd when fell here, in a race won by The Raven Hare (11-9) at Carrigtwohill 3m ire ptp sft in Feb, 9 ran.
Share Option 8-1 (11-2) Held up towards rear, headway 5th, chased leader before 2 out, kept on to lead towards finish, won at Bangor 2m 1f hcp hdl (5) gs in Dec beating Pampelonne (11-1) by nk, 10 ran.
Blossom King (FR) 16-1 (11-7) Tracked winner, lost place 4 out, soon ridden, no impression when lost 3rd 2 out, weakened before last, 5th of 9, 30l behind Ajzal (11-4) at Leicester 2m nov hcp chs 0-110 (4) gd in Dec.