NIGHT IN MILAN has progressed really well over hurdles and scored at Sedgefield in January. He's now on a mark of 120 and, as he's 8lb lower over fences, is looking well enough treated over the bigger obstacles to take this. Outlaw Tom's latest success at Hexham came over 4m and he needs a thorough test of stamina while the useful point-to-pointer Definite Appeal is still looking reasonably treated despite being raised 5lb for being beaten a short-head over this C&D last month. Quacity was having only his third start over fences when scoring over 2m5f at Ayr. He wasn't stopping that day and must be on the short-list along with Rebel Swing, who has been narrowly beaten on his last two starts and deserves a change of fortune.
Outlaw Tom (IRE) 9-1 (10-3) Behind, blundered 15th and 18th, lost touch next, tailed off, 7th of 12, well behind Eyre Square (10-9) at Kelso 4m hcp chs 0-145 (2) sft in Dec.
Night In Milan (IRE) 5-1 (11-5) Held up in last pair, headway 3 out, challenged on outside approaching next, led between last 2, stayed on well, won at Southwell 3m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs in Jan beating Chac Du Cadran (11-12) by 3 1/2l, 12 ran.
Captain Nash (IRE) 17-2 (11-12) Raced wide, chased leaders, disputing close 2nd from 14th, challenged and upsides 4 out, still pressing leading pair when mistake next, weakened soon after, 3rd of 6, 23l behind Hopeful Start (11-3) at Wetherby 3m 1f hcp ch 0-110 (4) sft in Jan.
Springfield Raki 50-1 (11-2) Held up towards rear, pushed along 8th, in rear and outpaced from 4 out, 5th of 6, 11l behind Mic's Delight (11-7) at Market Rasen 2m 6f nov chs (3) gs in Feb.
Quacity (FR) 13-2 (11-9) Tracked leader, led 5th, headed 7th, led again 11th, clear before last, kept on well, won at Ayr 2m 5f nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) sft in Feb beating What A Dream (10-13) by 5l, 5 ran.
Frank The Slink 11-1 (11-6) Led, headed 8th, not fluent next, one pace from 2 out, 3rd of 6, 9l behind Dancing Art (11-0) at Newcastle 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) sft in Feb.
Rebel Swing 9-2fav (11-1) Tracked leaders, lost place before 4 out, rallied before 2 out, chased winner before last, kept on and held flat, 2nd of 11, 1/2l behind Pensnett Bay (10-9) at Towcester 2m 6f nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) gs in Feb.
Definite Appeal (IRE) 15-2 (10-3) Towards rear, headway from 8th, challenged before 4 out, led approaching 3 out, headed before last, rallied run-in, just failed, 2nd of 7, shd behind Et Maintenant (11-12) at Newcastle 3m hcp ch 0-110 (4) sft in Feb.
Harris Hawk 4-1 (11-5) Towards rear, mistakes, never on terms, 5th of 8, 43l behind Nodebateaboutit (11-2) at Wetherby 3m 1f nov hcp chs 0-110 (4) sft in Dec.