This looks a good opportunity for SCRIBE. He ran way below par on the Fibresand last time but had gone close to catching the in-form Odin over track and trip before that. It's easy to pick holes in today's opposition given Wildomar was tailed off on his reappearance and Bute Hall is having his first start since scoring at Catterick in 2012. Wild Desert is 11lb higher than last season's win at Warwick, Offherrocker was tailed off despite finishing third here last time while Terntheothercheek makes her debut on the Flat having shown nothing over hurdles.
Wildomar 33-1 (9-8) Held up in mid-division, ridden and struggling over 3f out, soon behind, last of 8, 41l behind Clerk's Choice (9-4) at Lingfield 2m hcp (4) pol in Dec.
Bute Hall 6-5fav (9-0) Tracked leader, led over 6f out, ridden over 2f out, pressed inside final furlong, driven out and held on towards finish, won at Catterick 1m 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Aug '12 beating Raleigh Quay (8-13) by 2 1/4l, 5 ran.
Wild Desert (FR) 4-5fav (9-12) Led, ridden over 2f out, headed approaching final furlong, no extra, 3rd of 5, 4l behind Mediterranean Sea (9-7) at Yarmouth 1m 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.
Scribe (IRE) 2-1fav (9-8) Led, ridden and headed 4f out, weakened 2f out, last of 5, 29l behind Mr Burbidge (10-0) at Southwell 2m hcp 0-75 (5) fbs in Dec.
Offherocker 66-1 (8-9) Chased leading pair, pushed along and outpaced as pace lifted over 2f out, no chance after, last of 3, 33l behind Stand Guard (9-11) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f clm stks (5) pol.
Terntheothercheek 9-2 (9-0) Slowly away in rear, pushed along halfway, weakened over 5f out, tailed off, last of 6, well behind Mister Bob (9-5) at Southwell 1m 4f mdn auc stks (4-6yo) (5) fbs in Feb.