There seems no reason why Newbury second Water Garden won't go close again, despite a slight rise in the weights. Monetary Fund is closely matched with David Pipe's grey, however, and also preferred to Pipe's other runner, Weekend Millionair, who has yet to prove conclusively that he stays this far. Who Owns Me looks as though he's had a enough for now but Promised Wings bolted up on heavy ground in lesser company at Newbury last time and could go well again despite the 7lb higher mark. AAIM TO PROSPER landed a gamble of good ground at Doncaster last month before trying his luck in a Grade 1 novices' event at Cheltenham. He never figured that day but will be a lot happier here and can get back to winning ways. Billy Merriott ran a shocker at Sandown last time when on a hat-trick but can be forgiven that effort on account of the going and looks the pick of the remainder.
Cucumber Run (IRE) 12-1 (11-7) Chased clear leading pair in 4th, weakened 10th, tailed off, 6th of 7, well behind Reve De Sivola (11-7) at Ascot 3m 1f hdl G1 (1) hvy in Dec.
Zaynar (FR) 33-1 (11-1) With leaders until lost place quicky after 7th, behind from next, tailed off when pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Carrickboy (10-5) at Cheltenham 2m 5f hcp chs G3 (1) gs in Mar, 22 ran.
Royal Charm (FR) 13-2 (11-6) Mid-division, headway 3rd, not fluent 8th, ridden after 4 out, soon outpaced and beaten, 4th of 8, 15l behind Politeo (10-8) at Wincanton 2m 5f hcp chs 0-140 (3) hvy in Jan.
Ogee 22-1 (11-6) Disputed lead, mistake 6th, led next, mistake and headed 3 out, chased winner until before 2 out, weakened soon after, 8th of 11, 33l behind Aaim To Prosper (10-8) at Doncaster 3m hcp hdl 0-145 (2) gd in Mar.
Water Garden (FR) 4-1fav (11-5) Held up towards rear, headway approaching 3 out, went 2nd before next, stayed on flat, unable to close gap to winner, 2nd of 12, 3 1/2l behind Buck Magic (11-8) at Newbury 3m hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gs in Mar.
Billy Merriott (IRE) 13-2 (11-9) Held up in last pair, short-lived effort before 2 out, soon beaten, tailed off, 7th of 8, well behind Top Of The Range (11-10) at Sandown 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) sft in Mar.
Aaim To Prosper (IRE) 20-1 (11-7) Held up, headway after 3 out, ridden and weakened after next, tailed off, 9th of 13, well behind At Fishers Cross (11-7) at Cheltenham 3m nov hdl Grade 1 (1) sft in Mar.
Monetary Fund (USA) 6-1 (11-12) Held up in rear, headway approaching 3 out, switched right before next, soon went 3rd, stayed on flat, 3rd of 12, 5l behind Buck Magic (11-8) at Newbury 3m hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gs in Mar.
Volador (IRE) 33-1 (11-2) Held up in last pair, last and pushed along 6th, ridden on outside and struggling before 3 out, never on terms, tailed off, 6th of 8, 49l behind Top Of The Range (11-10) at Sandown 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) sft in Mar.
Weekend Millionair (IRE) 9-2 (11-4) Soon chasing leaders on inside, pushed along and one pace in 4th before 2 out, 4th of 8, 14l behind Decimus (10-7) at Wincanton 2m 4f cnd hcp hdl 0-135 (3) hvy in Mar.
Phare Isle (IRE) 50-1 (10-9) Held up in mid-division, smooth headway approaching 2 out, went 2nd 2 out, disputing lead and every chance when not fluent last, weakened flat, 5th of 15, 4l behind Baby Shine (11-4) at Kempton 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gd in Feb.
Who Owns Me (IRE) 7-1 (10-12) Led until 7th, weakened after 3 out, pulled up before next, in a race won by Benvolio (11-3) at Wincanton 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) hvy in Feb, 9 ran.
Benbane Head (USA) 14-1 (10-9) Pressed leader, led 4th, hampered by loose horse and headed after next, led again before next, headed 2 out, weakened approaching last, 10th of 17, 32l behind Fair Along (11-12) at Newbury 3m hcp hdl 0-140 (3) sft in Nov.
Fred The Shred (IRE) 9-1 (9-11) Raced wide, chased leaders, mistake 7th, weakened before 4 out, tailed off, 17th of 18, well behind Master Of The Sea (10-11) at Newbury 3m hcp hdl 0-145 (2) sft in Feb.
Mic's Delight (IRE) 9-1 (11-11) Chased leader, went right and weakened 5th, struggling after, mistake last, 8th of 10, 31l behind Billy Twyford (11-6) at Fontwell 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gd in Mar.
Promised Wings (GER) 11-4 (11-8) Tracked leader, pushed along after 9th, led before 2 out, ridden well clear approaching last, stayed on well, won at Newbury 3m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) hvy in Mar beating Koultas King (11-10) by 14l, 5 ran.