SUCH A LEGEND didn't do a lot wrong again at Towcester 12 days ago, despite starting favourite. He will surely go one better here though bumper winner Storm Of Swords is an interesting opponent having finished fourth to a decent sort at Warwick last month. Bodega was taking on better opposition in a handicap at Newbury last time so can't be ignored, despite his penalty.
Bodega 6-1 (11-3) Led, went right 1st, headed next, chased leader, hit 3 out, ridden and lost 2nd before 2 out, left in close 2nd 2 out, driven and weakened to 3rd before last, 3rd of 6, 9l behind Jumps Road (11-11) at Newbury 2m hcp hdl 0-140 (3) hvy in Mar.
Alberto's Dream 50-1 (11-0) Mid-division on outside, ridden after 4th, weakened 3 out (usual 4 out), tailed off, 7th of 14, 39l behind Blue Heron (11-0) at Chepstow 2m NH mdn hdl (5) sft in Mar.
Bawden Rocks 7-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, left 2nd at 4th, disputed lead after 4 out, close up in 3rd when fell 2 out, in a race won by Pure Style (11-10) at Uttoxeter 2m nov hcp 0-115 (4) gs in Mar, 9 ran.
Maria's Choice (IRE) 66-1 (11-0) Held up in rear, pulled hard, headway after 5th, weakened after next, 7th of 10, 32l behind Spyder (11-0) at Towcester 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Mar.
Rock On Rocky 66-1 (11-0) Pressed winner, lost place after 4th, ridden and no impression before 3 out (usual 4 out), 4th of 14, 19l behind Blue Heron (11-0) at Chepstow 2m NH mdn hdl (5) sft in Mar.
Storm Of Swords (IRE) 7-1 (11-0) Chased leaders, pushed along after 3 out, hung left before next, no extra in 4th before last, 4th of 15, 11l behind Saint Jerome (10-13) at Warwick 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd in Mar.
Such A Legend 5-2fav (11-0) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 4th, led after 3 out, ridden and headed approaching last, held flat, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 10, 2 1/4l behind Spyder (11-0) at Towcester 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Mar.
Mr Fitzroy (IRE) 50-1 (10-12) Not fluent, held up last, never on terms, 10th of 14, 26l behind Dawalan (10-12) at Newbury 2m 3yo hdl (4) sft in Dec.
Ice Nelly (IRE) 16-1 (10-10) Towards rear, struggling after 4 out, behind when pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Bobble Boru (10-10) at Wincanton 2m mrs nov hdl (4) hvy in Dec, 12 ran.
Reillys Daughter 100-1 (10-9) Led, soon clear and took keen hold, headed after 2 out, ridden before last, lost 2nd last, kept on towards finish, 3rd of 14, 1 3/4l behind Ginger Fizz (10-9) at Chepstow 2m mrs nov hdl (4) gd in Mar.