Camden may have found 3m4f on heavy ground at Lingfield too far and this trip may also stretch his stamina under a double penalty. Winning pointer Buck's Bond looked a stayer in the making when making a successful start over hurdles at Taunton but disappointed at Kempton subsequently and on his fencing bow at Fakenham. He may yet come good and gets 12lb from the two previous winners in this but HOWARD'S LEGACY is given another chance. Venetia Williams' gelding impressed when beating subsequent Mountainous at Ffos Las and again when second to Opening Batsman at Wincanton. He's won over 3m so the extra quarter-mile shouldn't be a problem. None of the others make much appeal.
Camden (IRE) 5-1 (11-11) Chased leaders, weakened and stumbled 17th, tailed off when pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Emperor's Choice (11-10) at Lingfield 3m 4f hcp chs 0-130 (3) hvy in Feb, 9 ran.
Howard's Legacy (IRE) 25-1 (11-3) Held up in mid-division, pushed along after 11th, no impression when wide on bend after 4 out, soon weakened, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Rajdhani Express (11-7) at Cheltenham 2m 4f Listed Novice Handicap Chase (0-140) (5yo+) (1) sft in Mar, 20 ran.
Buck's Bond (FR) 11-4 (11-0) Close up, joined winner 4 out until ridden 2 out, kept on one pace, 2nd of 6, 13l behind Ballypatrick (11-0) at Fakenham 3m beg chase (4) gs in Feb.
Budsson 66-1 (9-7) Keen hold in mid-division, ridden 5 out, soon beaten, 6th of 10, 38l behind Royal Kicks (10-12) at Plumpton 3m 1f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft in Feb.
Heathyards Flyer 100-1 (11-6) In touch on outside, lost place 13th, soon behind, struggling 16th, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Back In Focus (11-6) at Cheltenham 4m am nov chs (2) gs in Mar, 16 ran.
Smart Exit (IRE) 11-2 (11-7) Led, ridden and headed 3 out, weakened before next, soon behind, tailed off when went right last, 6th of 8, 35l behind Qalinas (11-2) at Lingfield 2m 7f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) hvy in Feb.
Ten More (IRE) 40-1 (10-10) Chased leaders on outside, driven after 7th, soon lost place, tailed off, 7th of 10, 33l behind Bellflower Boy (11-1) at Taunton 2m 3f sell hdl (5) sft in Feb.