Bravo Bravo won over track and trip in November and has held his form well since, finishing second over 2m6f at Wincanton three weeks ago. Kempton fourth Bellosguardo has place prospects while Southway Queen was only beaten a short-head at Plumpton last month, though a subsequent 9lb rise in the weights looks harsh. It's more than two years since DECENT LORD was last in the winner's enclosure and he has barely raised a gallop in three runs this season but he has gone close off higher marks than this in the past and will probably be allowed to start at big odds. Given the standard of opposition, he could be worth a final chance to small stakes to prove that all is not yet lost.
Tribal Dance (IRE) 20-1 (10-9) Prominent, took keen hold, went 2nd after 5th until before 3 out, soon edged left, weakened before 2 out, 4th of 5, 29l behind Stow (11-0) at Uttoxeter 2m cond sll hdl (5) hvy in Feb.
Bravo Bravo 10-1 (10-10) Prominent, not fluent 1st, led 3rd, headed after 5th, ridden in 3rd before 2 out, mistake last, went 2nd flat, stayed on, 2nd of 15, 2 1/2l behind Xaarcet (11-9) at Wincanton 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) hvy in Feb.
Bellosguardo 18-1 (11-4) Held up towards rear, hampered 5th, steady headway 4 out, ridden before 2 out, switched left after 2 out, stayed on to 4th before last, never going pace to get competitive, 4th of 18, 15l behind Farbreaga (11-5) at Kempton 2m 5f nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gs in Feb.
Super Collider 25-1 (11-11) Held up in rear, mistake 3 out, soon well held, 7th of 9, 11l behind Thunderstorm (11-9) at Leicester 2m hcp hdl 0-105 (4) sft in Jan.
Homer Run (IRE) 11-4 (10-12) Held up in 4th, pushed along approaching 7th, outpaced before 2 out, soon weakened, tailed off, last of 5, well behind Wheyaye (10-7) at Hexham 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) hvy in Jun.
Maxdelas (FR) 20-1 (11-10) Towards rear, effort before 2 out, never dangerous, 10th of 19, 25l behind Gizzit (11-4) at Warwick 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in Feb.
Douchkirk (FR) 33-1 (11-4) Held up in mid-division, hampered 5th, pushed along and lost place approaching 4 out, ridden and struggling in 10th after 3 out, plugged on from next, no impression, 7th of 18, 43l behind Farbreaga (11-5) at Kempton 2m 5f nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gs in Feb.
Roses Legend 16-1 (10-8) Tracked leader until 3rd, prominent, jumped right 4 out, weakened next, 7th of 10, 27l behind On The Bridge (10-8) at Worcester 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in Sep.
Arch Event 66-1 (9-11) Prominent, not fluent 3 out, weakened 2 out, 9th of 11, 39l behind Jumps Road (11-0) at Wincanton 2m hcp hdl 0-125 (3) hvy 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.
Nicene Creed 13-2 (10-2) In touch, driven and one pace from 2 out, 6th of 7, 26l behind Fine Kingdom (10-8) at Catterick 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) hvy in Jan.
Decent Lord (IRE) 33-1 (11-4) Mid-division, weakened before 6th, tailed off 4 out, 20th of 23, well behind Overdante (11-5) at Doncaster 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Feb.
Feisty Lass (IRE) 50-1 (10-12) With leader when jumped very slowly 1st and lost place, chased leaders, weakened 7th, 9th of 13, well behind Miss Ballantyne (10-12) at Huntingdon 2m 5f mrs nov hdl (4) sft in Feb.
Some Secret 7-1 (10-12) Mid-division, under pressure 5th, weakened next, behind when pulled up 8th, in a race won by Tarabela (11-8) at Taunton 3m mrs hcp hdl (5) hvy in Feb, 10 ran.