Paul O'Brien has struck up a good understanding with Who Owns Me and the 10lb claimer steered the gelding into third place behind Hada Men over a longer trip at Doncaster nine days ago. Buck Magic is tried in blinkers and should be thereabouts if they have the desired effect but AMIGO has settled in quickly since arriving in this country and opened his account for David Pipe at Chepstow last month. A 6lb higher mark looks fair and he can follow up as Benvolio only scraped home in a novice event over track and trip in December. The Jugopolist was pulled up on desperate ground at Warwick last time but was fairly consistent beforehand and is another with decent claims.
Buck Magic (IRE) 6-1 (10-0) Chased leader, challenged and hit 3 out, led soon after, headed 2 out, chased winner, driven and no impression between last 2, lost 2nd close home, 3rd of 18, 4l behind Oscara Dara (11-0) at Kempton 2m 5f Listed hcp hdl (1) sft in Jan.
Who Owns Me (IRE) 17-2 (11-1) Tracke d leader, led before 3 out, soon headed, one pace, 3rd of 11, 10l behind Hada Men (11-12) at Doncaster 3m hcp hdl 0-130 (3) sft.
Amigo (FR) 5-1fav (11-2) Always prominent, led 3 out, driven out, won at Chepstow 3m hcp hdl 0-135 (3) hvy in Jan beating Fred The Shred (10-8) by 1 1/2l, 14 ran.
Benvolio (IRE) 6-1 (11-1) Always prominent, slightly outpaced after 3 out, ridden to chase leader between last 2, stayed on under pressure to lead near finish, won at Wincanton 2m 6f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Jan beating Sammys Gone (11-12) by nk, 12 ran.
Old Tricks (IRE) 25-1 (9-11) Mid-division on inside, mistake and reminder 3 out, soon behind, ridden after next, stayed on from last, never nearer, 7th of 15, 19l behind Mr Watson (10-3) at Cheltenham 2m 1f hcp hdl (2) hvy in Jan.
The Jugopolist (IRE) 25-1 (10-2) Tracked leaders, lost place after 7th, pulled up before 9th, in a race won by Ely Brown (11-0) at Warwick 3m 1f hcp hdl (2) sft in Jan, 18 ran.
Semi Colon (FR) 25-1 (10-6) Held up mid-division, ridden and kept on from over 1f out, 6th of 12, 4l behind Keep Kicking (11-4) at Kempton 2m n h flat (5) std in Jan.
Coup Royale (FR) 12-1 (10-13) Held up in rear, mistake 6th, headway 12th, weakened 4 out, pulled up before next, in a race won by Hunt Ball (10-13) at Wincanton 2m 5f hcp chs 0-130 (3) sft in Feb '12, 10 ran.
Laflammedeglorie 5-2fav (11-7) Towards rear, headway before 6th and not fluent, weakened before 4 out, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Mauricetheathlete (10-12) at Chepstow 3m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) hvy in Jan, 12 ran.
Madam Noso 50-1 (11-1) Prominent, ridden 3 out, weakened before next, 7th of 13, 41l behind Master Of The Sea (11-3) at Wincanton 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-125 (3) sft in Jan.