My Viking Bay was well beaten in a handicap at Towcester on Sunday after beating Aim narrowly over 2m1f in a seller here. He had earlier fallen in the race won by today's rival Molon Labe at Chepstow and that winner, though well beaten in a handicap subsequently, should go well again in this grade. SAMTHEMAN has only run in selling company once, when successful at Worcester in July. He's run well in two handicaps recently and looks well up to taking this.
Molon Labe (IRE) 11-2 (11-1) Chased leaders, bumped 2nd, weakened before 3 out, soon lost touch, mistake last, 4th of 6, 26l behind Buckhorn Tom (11-2) at Exeter 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft in Mar.
Samtheman 7-4fav (11-4) Held up towards rear, headway before 3 out, chased winner before 2 out, kept on towards finish, 2nd of 7, 2 1/4l behind Thoresby (11-4) at Huntingdon 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gs in Mar.
My Viking Bay (IRE) 11-2 (10-0) Held up in touch, not fluent 3 out, soon outpaced, went 3rd before 2 out, no impression, 3rd of 5, 21l behind All Annalena (11-12) at Towcester 2m mrs hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft in Mar.
Aim 33-1 (10-7) Led until headed before 3 out, chased leaders until outpaced 2 out, stayed on again flat, went 2nd post, no impression on winner, 2nd of 10, 1 1/2l behind My Viking Bay (10-3) at Exeter 2m 1f nov sell hdl (5) sft in Mar.
Bonoman (IRE) 16-1 (10-9) Chased leader, led 6th, hit next, headed after 8th, led again 11th until next, chased leader until after 17th, outpaced to 4th approaching 3 out, went 3rd again final stride, 3rd of 6, 22l behind Sandy's Double (11-1) at Wincanton 3m 1f hcp chs 0-115 (4) hvy in Mar.
Regal Park (IRE) 6-1 (11-0) Always towards rear, tailed off before 2 out, 12th of 13, well behind Howard's Legacy (11-0) at Hereford 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gs in Apr '12.
Royal Mile (IRE) 6-1 (10-11) Held up behind, headway before 7th, went 3rd before 3 out, soon weakened, pulled up before last, in a race won by Grey Area (11-1) at Newcastle 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) hvy in Feb, 12 ran.
Fuzzy Logic (IRE) 16-1 (11-2) In touch in 4th, lost place 4 out, soon in rear, tailed off, 6th of 8, 25l behind Nicene Creed (11-6) at Chepstow 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy in Mar.