It's hard to know what Shrewd Investment has done to find himself on a mark of 108 but Jim Best will be hoping first-time blinkers can galvanise Highland Legacy into action. Be Ashored is 10lb higher than when scoring at Newton Abbot in October and Twin Bud's one good run came over a longer trip on soft ground. Lemon Silk has also shown an aptitude for easier going so this can go to DE WELSH WIZZARD, who hasn't had much racing but scored at Chepstow two years ago and looked ready to win again when close behind The Boss at Warwick a fortnight ago.
Shrewd Investment 50-1 (10-12) Held up towards, mistake 7th, 7th and no impression after 3 out, blundered and unseated rider 2 out, in a race won by Handy Andy (10-12) at Newbury 2m 5f nov hdl (4) sft, 13 ran.
De Welsh Wizzard 6-1 (11-6) Led 1st, mistake 3rd, headed 8th, led approaching 2 out, headed last, no extra towards finish, 5th of 11, 2 1/2l behind The Boss (11-7) at Warwick 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd.
Highland Legacy 50-1 (11-5) Tracked leaders, not fluent 2nd, reminder 4th, ridden 7th, stayed on same pace from 3 out, 4th of 11, 8l behind Extremely So (11-5) at Leicester 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Jan.
Lemon Silk (IRE) 7-1 (10-11) Held up in rear, headway before 2 out, no impression and weakened 2 out, 7th of 13, 28l behind Aviador (11-3) at Sandown 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-120 (3) sft in Feb.
Be Ashored 12-1 (11-7) Held up in last trio, reminders before 6th, badly hampered next, no chance and eased when slightly hampered 2 out, tailed off, 6th of 10, well behind Decision (10-13) at Taunton 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd.
Twin Bud 8-1 (10-2) In touch, ridden 5th, weakened on long run to 2 out, 5th of 10, 27l behind Turtlethomas (10-12) at Plumpton 2m 5f nov hdl (4) gs.