Arctic Watch won this last year off the same mark but that was on a much faster surface and his form this season has been modest in the extreme. Decimus only scraped home in a conditionals' race at Wincanton last Sunday but escapes a penalty and makes more appeal than Union Saint, who is proving hard to win with and has gone up 6lb since finishing second over the trip at Wincanton. LOST LEGEND is also struggling to get his head in front but this looks easier than the race in which he started favourite at Huntingdon at the start of the month so he gets the nod ahead of Exeter scorer Tolkeins Tango.
Tolkeins Tango (IRE) 5-1 (11-2) Always handy, led when not fluent 2 out, not fluent last, stayed on well, won at Exeter 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd beating Loyaute (11-4) by 1l, 19 ran.
Rigolo Ville (FR) 25-1 (11-1) Held up towards rear, headway approaching 3 out, not fluent 2 out, mistake last, stayed on same pace, 3rd of 10, 6l behind Cloudingstar (11-1) at Warwick 2m 5f mdn hdl (4) sft.
Lost Legend (IRE) 10-3fav (11-10) Took keen hold, led 1st, jumped left and headed 7th, 3rd and beaten last, one pace, 3rd of 16, 13l behind Lord Grantham (11-2) at Huntingdon 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd.
Decimus (IRE) 7-1 (10-7) Held up in last pair, headway to chase leading pair soon after 3 out, led on inside well before 2 out, headed approaching and hit last, rallied under pressure to lead again post, won at Wincanton 2m 4f cnd hcp hdl 0-135 (3) hvy beating Oscar Prairie (10-10) by shd, 8 ran.
Union Saint (FR) 8-1 (11-7) Held up in mid-division, headway 5th, not fluent 7th, challenged 3 out, soon led, headed when not fluent 2 out, stayed on, 2nd of 15, 1 1/4l behind E Street Boy (11-9) at Wincanton 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gs in Feb.
Laflammedeglorie 14-1 (11-5) Mid-division, headway approaching 7th, challenged after 3 out, ridden and outpaced next, 3rd and beaten when mistake last, no extra and demoted to 4th flat, 4th of 15, 9l behind E Street Boy (11-9) at Wincanton 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gs in Feb.
Heavenstown (IRE) 9-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders, jumped slowly 2nd, weakened and pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by The Bear Trap (10-12) at Ffos Las 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) hvy in Jan, 9 ran.
Brody Bleu (FR) 16-1 (11-8) Mid-division, headway 4 out, soon weakened, last of 10, 31l behind Tornado In Milan (11-10) at Plumpton 2m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft in Feb.
Dune Shine 66-1 (10-1) Led until 2nd, prominent until lost place after 7th, 11th of 14, 38l behind Kaylif Aramis (10-8) at Ffos Las 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) hvy in Feb.
Call Me Sir (IRE) 10-1 (10-12) Held up towards rear, headway approaching 3 out, one pace, never on terms, 6th of 15, 15l behind E Street Boy (11-9) at Wincanton 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gs in Feb.
Rior (IRE) 25-1 (10-4) Held up in rear, headway approaching 2 out, weakened before last, 6th of 11, 24l behind Jumps Road (11-0) at Wincanton 2m hcp hdl 0-125 (3) hvy in Feb.
Samingarry (FR) 5-1 (10-1) In touch, closed after 4th, challenging when mistake 3 out, stayed on same pace after next, 4th of 13, 11l behind Fourovakind (11-9) at Chepstow 3m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft.
Arctic Watch 12-1 (11-5) Held up, jumped left at times, not fluent 11th, ridden after 13th, soon behind, pulled up before 3 out (normal 4 out), in a race won by Whispering Jack (11-4) at Wincanton 2m 5f nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) gs, 6 ran.
Walls Way 50-1 (10-12) Held up towards rear, weakened from 3 out, pulled up soon after, in a race won by Zelos Diktator (10-9) at Southwell 3m hcp hdl 0-95 (5) hvy, 7 ran.