SOLSTICE SON has his fourth run in 19 days but has thrived since given a test of stamina. He's been raised 14lb since his latest victory at Chepstow but won on the bridle again and may have one more race in him before the handicapper catches up. Alberobello has claims on his second at Kempton in November, when last month's Southwell second Barton Stacey was well behind, while Jojobean remains unexposed. Ice 'N' Easy is rated 7lb higher over fences but another who has been chasing, Mohi Rahrere, is just as interesting as he's already won twice on the course.
Lundy Sky 12-1 (11-10) 2nd of 8, 1 1/2l behind Storm Alert (11-0) at Exeter 2m 7f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft in Feb.
Jojabean (IRE) 18-1 (11-9) Took keen hold tracking leaders, disputing lead 3 out, headed next, ridden and weakened between last 2, mistake last, 6th of 14, 16l behind Swinging Hawk (10-13) at Newbury 2m 5f nov hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs in Nov.
Alberobello (IRE) 7-2fav (11-2) Held up tracking leaders, headway to lead 6th, headed approaching next, chased chased leader, every chance 3 out, ridden and lost 2nd well before next, weakening when not fluent 2 out, tailed off, 8th of 9, well behind Gunna Be A Devil (11-3) at Warwick 3m 1f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft in Dec.
Ice 'n' Easy (IRE) 3-1fav (11-5) Never travelled in rear, reluctant and reminders after 6th, went left next, driven along and struggling before 12th, tailed off, 5th of 10, 43l behind Midnight Sail (11-12) at Sandown 2m 4f hcp chs 0-130 (3) gs.
Barton Stacey (IRE) 8-1 (11-11) Held up towards rear, headway 4 out, went 3rd before 2 out, soon ridden, kept on to take 2nd place run-in, always held, 2nd of 12, 2l behind Heavenstown (10-12) at Southwell 3m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) hvy in Feb.
Solstice Son 10-11fav (10-7) Mid-division, headway before 5 out, led after 5 out on inner, clear from 2 out, stayed on strongly, won at Chepstow 3m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd beating Midnight Oscar (11-12) by 7l, 7 ran.
Georgian King 7-1 (11-11) Led until after 3rd, led 6th, headed before 8th, weakening when mistake 2 out, 10th of 13, 39l behind Wily Fox (11-9) at Warwick 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs.
Billy Dutton 10-3 (11-5) Held up in touch, slow 11th, soon under pressure, weakened 4 out, mistake next, stayed on after last, 4th of 7, 24l behind Badgers Cove (11-1) at Kempton 3m hcp chs 0-115 (4) gs.
Mohi Rahrere (IRE) 9-1 (11-6) Close up in rear, headway to go 4th at 13th, ridden when weakened 4 out, tailed off, 4th of 6, 35l behind Merlin's Wish (11-9) at Market Rasen 3m 5f hcp chs 0-120 (4) sft in Dec.
Duke Of Monmouth (IRE) 20-1 (11-5) Led, headed 2 out, soon weakened, 6th of 9, well behind Hartforth (9-12) at Catterick 3m 1f hcp hdl 0-125 (3) hvy in Jan.
Karinga Dandy (IRE) 12-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders in 4th, fell 10th, in a race won by Indian Castle (11-2) at Wetherby 3m 1f beg chs (4) gs in Nov, 5 ran.
No Principles 14-1 (11-12) Mid-division, headway to chase leaders 7th, slow 10th, under pressure before 13th, soon behind, pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Reblis (11-6) at Plumpton 3m 2f hcp chs 0-115 (4) sft in Dec, 7 ran.
Know More Oats (IRE) 25-1 (11-0) Took keen hold, held up towards rear, ridden and hung left from 2 out, went poor 4th before went left and unseated rider last, in a race won by Liberty One (11-3) at Exeter 2m 3f nov hdl (4) sft in Feb, 9 ran.