Waarid returned from a lengthy absence with a decent second at Wincanton last month. He can figure along with recent course and distance runner-up Acosta. Bredon Hill Lad was still beaten a long way despite finishing second at Towcester last time while Mangonel and Gilded Age have yet to show any improvement for their slide down the weights. TWIN BUD was narrowly beaten over track and trip in October and is back on the same mark for the first time since. Dropped in class with a 7lb claimer taking over the reins, she gets the speculative vote in this lowly grade.
Twin Bud 50-1 (10-0) Led until 4th, chased leader until next, chased leaders until blundered and weakened 4 out, 7th of 10, 27l behind Billy Twyford (11-6) at Fontwell 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gd in Mar.
Egretta Island (IRE) 7-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders, not fluent 9th, outpaced 3 out, soon well beaten, last of 5, 36l behind Jupiter Rex (11-12) at Fontwell 3m 3f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) hvy in Mar.
Further More (IRE) 33-1 (10-5) Tracked leader, reminder after 6th, not fluent next, weakened approaching 3 out, tailed off, 5th of 8, well behind Minellahalfcentury (10-12) at Wincanton 2m 6f nov hdl (4) hvy in Feb.
Gilded Age 20-1 (10-9) Tracked leaders, pushed along after 7th, clsoe up before 2 out, no extra from last, 4th of 7, 11l behind Madame Allsorts (10-9) at Warwick 3m 1f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft in Mar.
Mangonel 9-1 (11-9) Prominent, ridden 5th, weakened 3 out, 5th of 10, 25l behind Tarabela (11-8) at Taunton 3m mrs hcp hdl (5) hvy in Feb.
Ashmolian (IRE) 10-1 (10-3) In rear when fell heavily 2nd, in a race won by The Red Laird (11-7) at Plumpton 3m 1f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) sft in Mar, 7 ran.
Waarid 9-1 (11-1) Mid-division, not fluent 1st, headway after 3 out, went 3rd from 2 out, stayed on, unable to challenge, 3rd of 12, 2 1/2l behind Key To Milan (11-1) at Wincanton 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs in Mar.
Bredon Hill Lad 40-1 (10-9) In rear, headway when hit 5 out, soon chasing leaders, led after 3 out, headed next, weakened last, 2nd of 13, 14l behind Bravo Riquet (11-2) at Towcester 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Mar.
Lord Aldervale (IRE) 6-1 (10-9) Led, headed 3rd, led again next, headed after 5th, chased leaders until before 3 out, weakened soon after, 4th of 7, 48l behind Uimhir A Seacht (10-10) at Fontwell 2m 2f hcp hdl (3yo+) (5) hvy in Dec.
Acosta 10-1 (10-1) Chased leaders, joined leader 7th, led 8th, headed after next, outpaced 3 out, stayed on after last, no chance with winner, 2nd of 10, 5l behind Royal Kicks (10-12) at Plumpton 3m 1f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft in Feb.
Formedable (IRE) 66-1 (10-0) Held up mid-division, ridden and weakened before last, 9th of 12, well behind Dancing Daffodil (10-3) at Towcester 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft in Dec.
She's Jolly (IRE) 100-1 (10-0) Always towards rear, 8th of 9, 30l behind Romney Marsh (11-0) at Plumpton 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft in Jan.