Acapulco Bay came in for market support at Warwick 10 days ago but could only finish fourth. This is a similarly uninspiring contest, however, and he must go on the short-list along with Missionaire who beat all bar Drawn Free at Plumpton on his latest start over hurdles and has been placed twice on the Polytrack since. He looks a better bet than stablemate Mujamead. DECENT LORD doesn't always find a great deal under pressure but may well have won at Wetherby last month had he enjoyed more luck and is almost guaranteed to give supporters a run for their money in this big field. Taunton fourth Illegale could be improving and is also interesting.
Cool Cascade 66-1 (10-9) Held up in rear, struggling after 6th, 10th of 15, 25l behind Swing Bowler (10-9) at Ludlow 2m mdn hdl (5) gd in Feb.
Mujamead 11-1 (11-4) Chased leaders, one pace from 2 out, 5th of 14, 8l behind Aviso (11-8) at Warwick 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Feb.
Missionaire (USA) 15-8fav (11-4) Raced keenly, led, mistake 5th, pushed along after 3 out, headed next, stayed on same pace and well held before last, 2nd of 8, 3 1/2l behind Drawn Free (9-12) at Plumpton 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in Dec.
Decent Lord (IRE) 4-1fav (11-7) Held up in rear, badly hampered and rider lost iron briefly after 3rd, headway approaching 3 out, ridden after 2 out, stayed on, 3rd of 10, 3/4l behind Stanley Bridge (10-13) at Wetherby 2m cnd hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs in Feb.
Aureate 11-1 (10-12) Chased leaders to halfway, soon weakened, 6th of 12, 36l behind Chesil Beach Boy (11-5) at Wincanton 2m nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in Dec.
Midnight Spirit 17-2 (10-13) Held up mid-division, headway before 4 out, led before 3 out, kept on well, ridden out, won at Towcester 2m sell hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs in Feb beating My Viking Bay (10-7) by 4l, 13 ran.
Red Whisper 50-1 (11-6) Took keen hold, chased leaders, mistake 2nd, weakened 3 out, tailed off and pulled up before last, in a race won by Rolanta (10-13) at Hereford 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs in Nov, 15 ran.
Behtarini (IRE) 25-1 (11-12) Always behind, ridden and struggling before 4 out, tailed off, last of 8, well behind Bendant (11-10) at Ffos Las 2m nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft in Feb.
Illegale (IRE) 50-1 (11-0) Took keen hold, chased leaders, went 2nd 4 out, led 3 out, headed before 2 out, no extra in 4th approaching 2 out, 4th of 13, 13l behind Clever Dick (11-11) at Taunton 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs in Feb.
Lisdonagh House (IRE) 14-1 (11-3) In rear, struggling 5th, lost touch 4 out, tailed off, 7th of 9, well behind Bagsy's Bridge (11-6) at Bangor 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs in Jan.
Knockavardagh Boy (IRE) 200-1 (11-4) Mid-division, outpaced 3 out, weakened before next, 12th of 14, well behind Vulcanite (11-4) at Southwell 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Jan.
Miss Brownes Fancy (IRE) 80-1 (10-7) Held up towards rear, headway on inside approaching 4th, lost place 3 out, soon weakened, 8th of 12, 29l behind Fire Fighter (11-0) at Warwick 2m 4yo mdn hdl (4) gs in Jan.
Acapulco Bay 9-2 (10-4) Held up mid-division, headway before 2 out, kept on, 4th of 14, 8l behind Aviso (11-8) at Warwick 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Feb.
Admiral Blake 200-1 (11-3) Mid-division, outpaced 4 out, weakened next, 9th of 11, 46l behind Laflammedeglorie (11-0) at Chepstow 2m 4f mdn hdl (4) sft in Feb.
Prize Fighter (IRE) 12-1 (10-3) Held up in rear, headway into mid-division on outside 5th, weakened 3 out, 11th of 13, 49l behind King's Chorister (10-0) at Newcastle 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Dec.
Massams Lane 28-1 (9-10) Held up in touch, weakened before 3 out, 13th of 14, 36l behind Aviso (11-8) at Warwick 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Feb.
Lonesome Boatman (IRE) 28-1 (9-9) In rear, behind from 4th, pulled up approaching 8th, in a race won by King Of Castile (11-12) at Fontwell 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft in Jan, 10 ran.