Neither Warren Greatrex nor Nicky Henderson are frequent visitors to Wetherby so previous winners Masquerade and Nesterenko are well worth a second look in this. The latter's latest fourth behind subsequent Festival winner Lac Fontana at Cheltenham is just about the best form on offer. But there is undoubtedly more to come from VILLORESI, who actually led two out before finishing third to Betfair Hurdle hero Splash Of Ginge at Aintree in December. He's had a run on the all-weather since and should be ready for this. Quick Brew's latest second at Carlisle was easily his best run to date while Taunton scorer Flute Bowl gets all the allowances and can't be ignored.
Masquerade (IRE) 4-1 (11-5) In touch, led 3rd, jumped left 4 out, headed 2 out, weakened last, 5th of 9, 14l behind Andy Kelly (10-12) at Kempton 2m 5f nh nov hdl (4) gs.
Nesterenko (GER) 8-1 (10-11) In touch on outside, effort after 2 out, one pace when not much room towards stands side rail approaching last, soon switched left, stayed on to take modest 4th flat, 4th of 10, 19l behind Lac Fontana (10-12) at Cheltenham 2m 1f hcp hdl (2) hvy in Jan.
Mighty Cliche (IRE) 100-1 (10-9) Towards rear, struggling from 4th, 9th of 17, well behind Oliver's Hill (11-0) at Wetherby 2m mdn hdl (5) gd.
Mr Maynard 10-1 (11-2) In touch main group, headway and effort 3 out, kept on same pace, weakened before last, 5th of 8, 25l behind Sign Of A Victory (10-13) at Doncaster 2m 4yo nov stks (4) gd in Feb.
Quick Brew 28-1 (10-7) Held up towards rear, headway to chase leaders 5 out, led 2 out, headed run, kept on towards finish, 2nd of 7, 1/2l behind Voyage A New York (11-0) at Carlisle 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gs.
Villoresi (IRE) 4-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders, not fluent 1st, went 2nd briefly before 3 out, no chance with winner and soon well held in 3rd, 3rd of 7, 27l behind Splash of Ginge (11-7) at Aintree 2m 1f mdn hdl (4) sft in Dec.
Waddingstown (IRE) 9-1 (10-11) Led, headed over 2f out, kept on from over 1f out, no chance with winner, 2nd of 7, 7l behind The Unsub (11-2) at Ayr 2m NH flat (6) hvy.
Catchthemoonlight 10-1 (9-10) Towards rear, headway over 4f out, ridden over 1f out, one pace, 5th of 13, 19l behind Eduard (10-10) at Kelso 2m NH flat (6) gd in Mar '12.
Miss Bella Rose 66-1 (10-4) Tracked leader until pushed along over 6f out, lost place over 4f out, soon weakened, last of 7, 47l behind Ballybolley (11-0) at Southwell 2m NH flat (6) gd in Dec.
Pennine Josie 100-1 (10-7) Always behind, weakened from 4 out, tailed off, 7th of 12, 43l behind Landecker (11-3) at Kelso 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Feb.
Flute Bowl 14-1 (10-10) Tracked leaders and always going well, 2nd approaching 3 out, led before 2 out and quickened 4 lengths clear before last, easily, won at Taunton 2m 1f (4) sft beating Sea Claria (10-10) by 7l, 9 ran.