Sidbury Hill's second to Josses Hill at Ascot in the autumn is cracking form but he hasn't raced since. The well-bred Dashaway is proving a disappointment but Darloa had excuses on debut at Kempton and should strip fitter here. Trickaway won at Exeter on only his second start under Rules but has a penalty to carry and stablemate ROCK THE KASBAH could be more interesting. Four-year-olds have won the last two renewals and Philip Hobbs' charge makes more appeal than the yard's other runner, Handsome Horace, on breeding.
Sidbury Hill 20-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear, steady headway over 3f out, chased leaders over 2f out, ridden and stayed on to 2nd entering final furlong, edged left and no impression on winner, 2nd of 9, 4l behind Josses Hill (11-0) at Ascot 2m NH flat (5) gs in Nov.
Trickaway (IRE) 11-10fav (11-4) Led, headed 10f out, led again 8f out, ridden and raced awkwardly from over 1f out, driven out, won at Exeter 2m 1f NH flat (6) hvy in Feb beating Dancing Shadow (11-4) by 3l, 7 ran.
Darloa (IRE) 10-1 (11-4) Mid-division, headway to chase leaders 5f out, ridden and one pace when hung badly right 2f out, 6th and beaten when clipped heels and stumbled badly over 1f out, 8th of 11, 28l behind Third Act (11-4) at Kempton 2m mdn NH flat (5) hvy in Feb.
Dashaway (IRE) 6-1 (11-4) Held up in touch, headway to chase leaders halfway, weakened 2f out, 4th of 13, 13l behind Jolly's Cracked It (11-4) at Wincanton 2m NH flat (6) sft in Jan.
Henrybrowneyes (IRE) 7-1 (10-13) Held up in mid-division, ridden 6f out, no chance with leaders final 4f, 10th of 14, well behind Chieftain's Choice (11-4) at Stratford 2m mdn NH flat (5) gs in Mar.
Herr Larry Hewis 100-1 (10-13) Held up in rear, ridden and struggling final 7f, 12th of 14, well behind Chieftain's Choice (11-4) at Stratford 2m mdn NH flat (5) gs in Mar.
Loves Blind (IRE) 33-1 (11-4) Pulled hard in rear, never a factor, 8th of 12, 25l behind Miles To Memphis (11-4) at Kempton 2m mdn NH flat (5) gs in Mar.
Master Vintage 33-1 (10-11) Took keen hold, held up in rear, outpaced over 3f out, stayed on from over 2f out, never near leaders, 5th of 10, 30l behind Relic Rock (11-11) at Uttoxeter 2m NH flat (5) gs in Mar.
Tuffstuff 14-1 (11-3) Mid-division, headway 7f out, ridden 5f out, weakened 2f out, 8th of 16, 20l behind Ballybolley (11-3) at Towcester 2m NH flat (6) gs in Mar.
Handsome Horace (IRE) Presenting gelding out of Paumafi.
Quick N' Easy (IRE) Vertical Speed gelding out of Tarmons Duchess.
Rock The Kasbah (IRE) Shirocco gelding out of Impudent.
Simon Squirrel (IRE) Robin Des Champs gelding out of Misty Heather.