Susan Gardner has better claims than most as she arrives double-handed courtesy of Majestic Bull and SOUTHWAY QUEEN. The former has the stronger form profile but remains unproven over this trip and it could be his very lightly-raced stable companion who is the one to be on in a tricky finale. The nine-year-old mare has the assistance of Micheal Nolan who continues to impress with great regularity and the combination can score here if following up a dramatically improved effort last time when just inched out under Patrick Corbett by Midnight Lira over course and distance in February. She will certainly be on the premises if repeating that level. John Berry does well with his small string under both codes and Douchkirk has shown enough in ordinary handicap company to be of interest. Gilded Age is exposed nowadays but he is respected and completes the shortlist with the nicely weighted Local Present.
Meridiem 40-1 (11-4) Mid-division, headway before 2 out, kept on same pace before last, 4th of 19, 9l behind Gizzit (11-4) at Warwick 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in Feb.
Laughton Park 7-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders, ridden 11th, soon weakened, behind when pulled up 2 out, in a race won by The Red Laird (11-7) at Plumpton 3m 1f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) sft, 7 ran.
Douchkirk (FR) 12-1 (11-7) Raced wide, prominent, ridden approaching 3 out, no extra last, 4th of 12, 12l behind Bravo Bravo (11-4) at Chepstow 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft.
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.
Legend Erry (IRE) 28-1 (10-8) Mid-division, some headway before 2 out, soon weakened, 8th of 11, 28l behind Ladies Dancing (11-2) at Huntingdon 2m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd.
Majestic Bull (USA) 9-2 (10-13) Mid-division, headway after 4th, ridden approaching 2 out, stayed on same pace before last, 3rd of 9, 7l behind Molon Labe (11-5) at Chepstow 2m nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft.
Nobody's Business (IRE) 100-1 (10-11) Pressed leader, led before 3rd, mistake and headed 4th, chased winner, mistake next, lost 2nd before 3 out, soon beaten, tailed off, 5th of 7, 35l behind Irish Buccaneer (11-2) at Lingfield 2m mdn hdl (5) hvy in Feb.
Morestead (IRE) 40-1 (10-8) Led until after 3 out, soon weakened, 6th of 9, 19l behind Walden Prince (10-8) at Sandown 2m Am hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft.
Marie Deja La (FR) 12-1 (11-0) Mid-division, lost place 7th, last of 12, well behind Midnight Lira (10-11) at Plumpton 2m 5f mrs hcp hdl (0-105) (4) sft in Feb.
Phar Away Island (IRE) 10-1 (10-8) Held up towards rear and in touch, outpaced from 3 out, kept on from 2 out, went 3rd towards finish, 3rd of 6, 14l behind Minella Theatre (11-4) at Catterick 2m 3f sell (5) sft in Feb.
Southway Queen 10-1 (9-10) Raced freely, soon prominent, led approaching 2 out, soon strongly challenged, headed after last, rallied close home, just held, 2nd of 12, shd behind Midnight Lira (10-11) at Plumpton 2m 5f mrs hcp hdl (0-105) (4) sft in Feb.
Petie Mcsweetie (IRE) 12-1 (11-7) Behind, reminders and struggling before 8th, tailed off when pulled up before next, in a race won by The Last Bridge (10-1) at Taunton 3m hcp hdl 0-95 (5) hvy in Feb, 14 ran.
Ede's 16-1 (10-4) Tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden before 2 out, weakened last, 7th of 10, 7l behind Nicky Nutjob (10-5) at Towcester 2m 3f cnd hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs.
Local Present (IRE) 8-1 (10-12) Mid-division, headway 12th, one pace when mistake 2 out, soon weakened, jumped badly left last, 5th of 12, 48l behind Keeverfield (10-13) at Market Rasen 3m 1f hcp chs 0-100 (5) sft in Feb.