OFFBEAT SAFARIS finished a close-up second in a bumper on the Polytrack at Kempton on his debut. He had a subsequent winner behind so the form looks solid enough and Brendan Powell's charge can get off the mark here. Mist The Boat faded in the closing stages of his debut when fifth at Wetherby but ran well for a long way and can finish closer today. He makes more appeal than both Shufflewing, who didn't handle testing ground at Chepstow last time, and the well-beaten debutant Bollin Piper. The betting may give the best clue as to the chances of newcomer Nodividendsagain.
Shufflewing (IRE) 66-1 (10-9) Always behind, weakened 6f out, tailed off, 9th of 10, well behind Tiger Maguire (11-2) at Chepstow 2m NH flat (6) hvy in Dec.
Bollin Piper 50-1 (10-7) Chased leaders 8f, tailed off, 12th of 14, well behind Stock Hill Fair (10-12) at Fontwell 1m 6f n h flat 3yo (6) sft in Oct.
Mist The Boat 14-1 (10-4) Pressed leader, ran green and led over 11f out, ridden and headed over 3f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 12, 20l behind Many Clouds (11-4) at Wetherby 2m mdn nhf (6) gs in Feb.
Nodividendsagain Kayf Tara gelding out of Catherine's Run.
Offbeat Safaris (IRE) 8-1 (10-8) Mid-division on inside, headway over 2f out, led over 1f out, headed close home, 2nd of 16, nk behind Valdez (11-11) at Kempton 2m n h flat (6) std in Feb.