Charlie Longsdon's team is in such good form that it would be no surprise to see a big run from Long Wave, who is probably better than he's shown so far. Advisor showed a glimpse of his old form at Worcester last time while El Toreros and Forever Waining should be a factor at this level. Inside Knowledge looked to be going nowhere until popping up at a big price over course and distance earlier this month and may find a 6lb rise restrictive so we'll take a chance on KUSADASI. Fitness is rarely a problem for a Pipe horse and, having shown progress over the winter, the eight-year-old can finally get his head in front here.
Advisor (FR) 66-1 (10-11) Held up, took keen hold, headway after 7th, 3rd and no impression last, no extra flat, 3rd of 14, 14l behind Leath Acra Mor (11-7) at Worcester 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd.
El Toreros (USA) 25-1 (11-9) Chased leaders, outpaced 3 out, hung left before next, kept on flat, 4th of 8, 20l behind Tinseltown (11-10) at Southwell 2m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd.
Long Wave (IRE) 11-2 (11-9) With leader, weakened after 3 out, tailed off, pulled up before last, in a race won by Thoresby (11-4) at Huntingdon 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gs in Mar, 7 ran.
Arctic Pond (IRE) 2-1fav (11-10) Held up in rear, headway halfway, under pressure where 3 out would of been, soon beaten, 8th of 11, 44l behind Fuzzy Logic (11-0) at Ffos Las 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in May.
Forever Waining (IRE) 5-1 (11-0) Mid-division, headway 3rd, went close 2nd 2 out, soon ridden, no extra final 100 yards, 4th of 14, 7l behind My Lad Percy (11-0) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gf in May.
Kusadasi (IRE) 6-4fav (11-0) Led until after 3 out, soon outpaced, hit 2 out, kept on under pressure to go 2nd after last, no chance with winner, 2nd of 6, 5l behind Lucky Prince (11-2) at Ffos Las 2m hcp hdl 0-105 (4) hvy in Dec.
Inside Knowledge (USA) 16-1 (11-2) Mid-division, headway after 7th, led approaching last, soon edged right, stayed on well under hands and heels riding flat, won at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd beating Old Pals Act (11-7) by 3/4l, 15 ran.
Flexi Time (IRE) 2-1 (12-0) Led to 2; wknd rap 4 out; to & pu 2 out, in a race won by Roisini Bay (12-0) at Minehead Harriers and West Somer 3m ptp gd in May, 7 ran.
Mac Beattie 7-1 (11-4) In touch main group, close up when stumbled and fell soon after 4 out, in a race won by Cawdor House Bert (11-9) at Ffos Las 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in May, 9 ran.
Bracken House (IRE) 15-8fav (11-1) Chased leader, led before 7th, headed next, chased winner, no impression when weakened to 4th before 2 out, 4th of 10, 24l behind Boomtown (9-7) at Wincanton 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Oct.
Maxdelas (FR) 33-1 (11-3) In touch in mid-division, closed after 2 out, stayed on same pace flat, 4th of 14, 3 1/2l behind Brass Monkey (10-10) at Stratford 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd.
No Woman No Cry 16-1 (10-5) Chased leaders, ridden before 6th, weakened before 2 out, 7th of 12, 25l behind Xaarcet (10-3) at Exeter 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) hvy in Jan.