Athaakeel stayed on well in a seller over C&D last time after missing the break but Cape Of Storms, successful in that grade at Southwell last month, is better on Fibresand. Beckermet is very well handicapped but doesn't appear the force of old while Downhill Skier was well beaten off this mark on his latest start and is arguably better over 7f nowadays. WELCOME APPROACH only beat Lake Chini by a short-head over C&D last month and the runner-up is a pound better off today. But John Weymes' charge is better drawn and is fancied to complete the hat-trick.
Mrs Boss 9-2 (8-11) Took keen hold, held up in 5th, ridden and outpaced 2f out, struggling after, 4th of 5, 5l behind Mary's Pet (8-5) at Lingfield 6f fll hcp (0-75) (5) pol.
Cape of Storms 10-1 (9-13) Led, pressed throughout, ridden over 2f out, asserted towards finish, won at Southwell 6f sell stks (6) fbs in Feb beating Residency (9-8) by 1l, 6 ran.
Aviso (GER) 33-1 (9-3) Always towards rear, ridden on inside over 2f out, never a factor, 8th of 10, 7l behind Tewin Wood (9-7) at Kempton 1m hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
Downhill Skier (IRE) 9-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, one pace from over 1f out, 6th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Copperwood (9-6) at Wolverhampton 7f hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
Welcome Approach 4-1 (9-7) Held up, pushed along over 2f out, headway 1f out, ridden to lead final strides, won at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Feb beating Lake Chini (9-6) by shd, 11 ran.
Athaakeel (IRE) 14-1 (9-1) Dwelt, held up towards rear, headway 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on, 3rd of 8, 1 1/4l behind Apache Ridge (9-3) at Wolverhampton 6f sell stks (6) pol.
Powerful Pierre 33-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 10, 5l behind Rezwaan (8-13) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Feb.
Lake Chini (IRE) 6-1 (9-6) Towards rear, ridden over 3f out, headway 1f out, led well inside final furlong, headed final strides, 2nd of 11, shd behind Welcome Approach (9-7) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Feb.
Espy 16-1 (9-5) Went right start, keen held up in rear, ridden over 2f out, kept on, not trouble leaders, 5th of 9, 4l behind Far View (8-13) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Feb.
Beckermet (IRE) 10-1 (9-7) Chased leader, hard ridden over 3f out, soon weakened, 7th of 13, 11l behind Lindoro (8-12) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs.
Lethal 12-1 (8-6) Taken to post early, in rear, ridden halfway, not trouble leaders, 6th of 7, 8l behind Straboe (9-2) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Feb.
Stonecrabstomorrow (IRE) 16-1 (8-10) Towards rear, never near leaders, 6th of 13, 9l behind Mata Hari Blue (9-2) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs.