A wide open contest gets proceedings underway and many can be given some sort of chance but the principals look to be Westernmost, The Wife's Sister and Irish Blessing and the vote is given to Westernmost. The selection was a fair third behind Marrel in a similar race last time out. The winner has since franked the form and off the same mark here he looks the value bet in an open affair.The Wife's Sister rates the main danger on her best form but she was slightly disappointing behind Sistema off this mark last time in a seller so can not be put forward with any confidence. Irish Blessing is another worthy of respect as he was badly hampered last time and that run is best forgotten so he should be noted in the market. Native Commander was in front of The Wife's Sister last time but is worse off at the weights here. Of the remainder, Elegant Clutter was a fair third after a long absence last time and is another with place claims if he does not bounce but in a race where stakes should be kept to a minimum for the winner we return to Westernmost who at least looks sure to give his running.
Fantasmic 8-1 (11-6) Held up in rear, well behind when hampered 3 out, 4th of 9, 31l behind Jupon Vert (11-1) at Huntingdon 2m hcp chs 0-105 (E) gd in Dec.
La Marette 14-1 (10-13) Held up mid-division, headway 3rd, weakened approaching 2 out, 5th of 10, 24l behind The Hairy Lemon (11-8) at Warwick 2m hcp hdl 0-110 (E) sft in Dec.
Westernmost 9-1 (10-13) Chased leaders, outpaced 3 out, rallied, kept on to go 3rd from last, 3rd of 14, 5l behind Marrel (11-12) at Taunton 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gs in Feb.
Able Charlie (GER) 40-1 (10-7) In touch until 4th, 11th of 14, 48l behind Return Home (10-9) at Wincanton 2m nov hcp hdl (4) sft in Jan.
Native Commander (IRE) 9-2 (10-10) Held up in touch, ridden 3 out, one pace flat, 3rd of 16, 5l behind Sistema (10-12) at Hereford 2m 1f nov sll hdl (5) gd.
Irish Blessing (USA) 9-2 (11-4) Behind, hampered 2nd, always in rear, 8th of 11, 29l behind Lady Maranzi (11-8) at Chepstow 2m cnd sll hcp hdl (5) sft in Feb.
In Good Faith (USA) 14-1 (11-4) Always behind, tailed off when pulled up 2 out in race won by Sunnyland (11-9) at Uttoxeter 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (F) gs in Oct, 13 ran.
First Centurion 33-1 (11-1) In touch, ridden after 3 out, soon weakened, 9th of 18, well behind Orcadian (11-4) at Market Rasen 2m 1f mdn hdl (4) gs in Feb.
Elegant Clutter (IRE) 33-1 (10-7) Behind, steady headway 7th, every chance 2 out, soon ridden, weakened flat, 3rd of 12, 13l behind Speed Venture (11-0) at Uttoxeter 2m hcp hdl 0-105 (4) hvy in Feb.
Watermouse 9-1 (10-8) In touch, ridden 3 out, soon weakened, tailed off when pulled up 2 out in race won by Lady Maranzi (11-1) at Towcester 2m sll hcp hdl 0-90 (5) sft in Feb, 16 ran.
Dirty Sanchez 33-1 (10-7) Always behind, 6th of 10, 31l behind Mizinky (9-7) at Fontwell 2m 6f sll hdl (5) gd in Feb.
Heatherlea Squire (NZ) 66-1 (10-0) Held up, behind when blundered and unseated rider at the 2nd in race won by Lord Rodney (11-10) at Southwell 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-105 (4) sft in Feb, 14 ran.
Rockys Girl 11-2 (10-7) Stumbled and unseated rider in race won by Lady Maranzi (11-8) at Chepstow 2m cnd sll hcp hdl (5) sft in Feb, 11 ran.
Impero 40-1 (10-2) Jumped left throughout, led until 8th, weakened after 3 out, 5th of 12, well behind Silverio (11-5) at Fontwell 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-90 (5) hvy in Feb.
The Wife's Sister 5-2fav (10-7) Always mid-division, ridden 3 out, never nearer, 5th of 16, 13l behind Sistema (10-12) at Hereford 2m 1f nov sll hdl (5) gd.