Laterly may take some stopping if in the same mood as when making all in a novices' handicap at Huntingdon. But Steve Gollings' trail-blazer beat little of note that day and has been raised a massive 11lb since. King Brex carries a 7lb penalty for his win in an amateurs' race at Sandown last week, while Buddy Holly's best efforts over hurdles so far has been with plenty of give in the ground. Trumpstoo wouldn't be a lost cause if rediscovering a bit of form and Dark Ranger still has some scope but FUJIN DANCER is taken to follow up his Catterick win. The six-year-old has struck up an immediate rapport with trainer's daughter Helen Bethell and the partnership were also unlucky not to score at Market Rasen in January. His turn of foot could be decisive in this off the likely strong pace.
Amazing King (IRE) 9-2fav (10-10) Held up mid-division, headway after 4 out, went 3rd and not fluent 3 out, ridden and led narrowly last, headed flat, kept on towards finish, 2nd of 12, 1/2l behind Maska Pony (11-5) at Wetherby 2m hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gd in Oct.
Buddy Holly 9-2 (11-2) Tracked leaders, effort on outside approaching 3 out, soon outpaced, chased leading pair before next, clear 3rd when not fluent last, no impression with front pair, 3rd of 11, 13l behind Whoops A Daisy (11-0) at Towcester 2m nh nov hdl (3) hvy in Feb.
Bedizen 33-1 (11-1) Mid-division, outpaced 7th, kept on same pace from 2 out, never on terms, 5th of 12, 23l behind Pegasus Prince (10-9) at Market Rasen 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gs in Feb.
Farleigh House (USA) 16-1 (11-6) Held up mid-division, chased leaders approaching 6th, weakened after 2 out, 8th of 11, 20l behind Remember Now (11-2) at Stratford 2m hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gd.
King Brex (DEN) 11-2 (12-0) Took keen hold, chased leaders, went 2nd 3rd, challenged next, led 5th, clear after 2 out, comfortably, won at Sandown 2m Am hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd beating Vertueux (11-9) by 7l, 8 ran.
Trumpstoo (USA) 6-1 (11-4) Held up towards rear, tailed off from over 4 out, pulled up soon after, in a race won by Amir Pasha (9-10) at Carlisle 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gd in Oct, 11 ran.
Laterly (IRE) 7-1 (11-10) Made all, clear from 3rd, stayed on well and 7 lengths clear last, unchallenged, won at Huntingdon 2m nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) sft in Feb beating Easton Clump (11-2) by 7l, 10 ran.
Pepporoni Pete (IRE) 25-1 (11-12) Chased leades, chased winner from 4 out, dropped to 3rd before next, soon well held, left modest 2nd 2 out, no chance with winner, went left last, 2nd of 12, 20l behind Black Phantom (10-12) at Exeter 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs.
Fujin Dancer (FR) 11-2 (10-9) Mid-division, not fluent 2nd, modest 8th 2 out, hung left and closed well when bumped last, led flat, ran on, won at Catterick 2m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs in Feb beating Waterloo Corner (10-8) by 2 3/4l, 14 ran.
Dark Ranger 22-1 (10-12) Held up towards rear, headway after 4 out, one pace when blundered 2 out, never dangerous, 5th of 14, 25l behind Moon Indigo (10-12) at Wetherby 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Nov.
Zorro De La Vega (FR) 9-4fav (11-4) Close up, headway to track leading pair from 4 out, travelling okay when fell 2 out, in a race won by Vinmix De Bessy (11-5) at Lingfield 2m hcp chs 0-125 (3) gs in Nov '09, 6 ran.