Lost Legend was third on his handicap debut at Sandown but may have to drop a few pounds before getting his head in front. Polly Peachum has been well beaten in two starts over this trip since winning over 2m1f at Stratford in the autumn but Dalavar is probably improving with experience and Award Winner had Be My Light back in third when successful at Uttoxeter on New Year's Eve, though seems better when McCoy is doing the steering. USSEE was third at Doncaster in January and went one better when chasing home Midnight Belle over today's trip at Ludlow. Ben Case's mare can get off the mark today.
Andreo Bambaleo 20-1 (11-5) Always towards rear, pulled up before 11th, in a race won by Ballyallia Man (11-2) at Wincanton 2m 5f hcp chs 0-130 (3) sft in Jan, 9 ran.
Lost Legend (IRE) 5-1 (11-9) Took keen hold, pressed leader, led approaching 4th, headed before 2 out, no impression on front pair when went left last, 3rd of 8, 13l behind Heronry (11-7) at Sandown 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-120 (4) hvy in Feb.
Dalavar (IRE) 40-1 (10-12) Held up in rear, headway approaching 3 out, went 4th before last, no impression on leaders, 4th of 12, 21l behind Chiberta King (10-12) at Newbury 2m 3f nov hdl (4) sft in Jan.
Be My Light (IRE) 14-1 (10-13) Tracked leaders on outer, weakened before 5 out, tailed off, 13th of 15, well behind Dream Again Boys (11-7) at Warwick 3m 1f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) hvy in Feb.
Polly Peachum (IRE) 20-1 (11-4) Never nearer than mid-division, ridden in 7th 3 out, weakened soon after, 10th of 18, 47l behind Ericht (11-11) at Kempton 2m 5f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Feb.
Ussee (FR) 11-1 (11-11) Chased leaders, went 2nd before 3 out, challenged 2 out, every chance last, stayed on same pace flat, 2nd of 11, 3 1/2l behind Midnight Belle (10-6) at Ludlow 2m 5f mrs hcp hdl (0-105) (4) sft in Jan.
Mrs Peachey (IRE) 11-2 (10-10) In touch, driven and outpaced before 3 out, soon weakened, 6th of 12, 43l behind Mickie (10-10) at Ludlow 2m 5f mares NH nov hdl (4) sft in Dec.
Legion d'Honneur (UAE) 11-2 (11-4) In touch, ridden and lost place after 5th, soon behind, 8th of 16, well behind Duaiseoir (11-7) at Taunton 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft in Dec.
Award Winner 22-1 (11-6) Led until 3rd, not fluent 7th, soon ridden, weakened after 3 out, tailed off, 5th of 11, 44l behind Crystal Swing (10-13) at Huntingdon 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft in Feb.
Lord Grantham (IRE) 100-1 (10-9) Held up in rear, behind 7th, tailed off, 9th of 12, well behind Many Clouds (11-0) at Ascot 2m 3f NH mdn hdl (3) sft in Nov.
Thornton Alice 12-1 (11-5) In rear, driven and struggling 4 out, tailed off, 8th of 10, 47l behind Cross The Flags (11-11) at Ffos Las 2m 6f mrs hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft in Feb '12.
Around A Pound (IRE) 28-1 (11-5) Mid-division, headway approaching 6th, not fluent next, weakened after 3 out, 11th of 17, well behind Seymour Eric (11-9) at Huntingdon 3m 2f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gs in Feb.
Occasionally Yours (IRE) 33-1 (10-8) In touch, weakened before 2 out, 7th of 12, 24l behind Be All Man (10-12) at Sandown 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs in Feb.
Dr Finley (IRE) 28-1 (10-12) Chased leaders, weakened 4 out, behind when pulled up 2 out, in a race won by Brassick (10-12) at Huntingdon 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Nov, 10 ran.
Epee Celeste (FR) 14-1 (10-13) Led, joined 13th, ridden and headed 16th, kept on one pace, 3rd of 7, 25l behind Soudain (10-11) at Market Rasen 3m 5f hcp chs 0-120 (4) sft in Dec.
Scotland Yard (UAE) 33-1 (10-10) Held up mid-division, headway before 6th, ridden before 3 out, soon reminders and soon weakened, 13th of 23, 35l behind Overdante (11-5) at Doncaster 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Feb.