Fix It Right disappointed on a return visit to Doncaster last time, as did Top Billing while Master Butcher was beaten more than 30 lengths at Ludlow on his latest start. Mister Newby has the past form to figure, however, and Fountains Mary won over this trip at Taunton in February but in-form stablemate Solstice Son and Royal Palladium were both entered for the same race at Chepstow yesterday. DUNDEE looked as though his turn wasn't far away when an improved fourth over this trip at Doncaster last month. The handicapped has dropped him a pound since and Alan King's gelding can come home in front of Huntingdon runner-up Thomas Junior and the others, though Aviador looked unlucky in a small race at Huntingdon last week.
Promised Wings (GER) 15-2 (10-11) Chased leading pair, pushed along after 5th and after 7th, ridden and went 2nd after 4 out, led approaching 3 out until after 3 out, weakened 2 out, 4th of 5, 14l behind Billy Twyford (11-5) at Newbury 3m hcp hdl 0-130 (3) hvy.
Fix It Right (IRE) 7-2 (11-5) In rear, pushed along before 7th, headway 3 out, went 5th 2 out, never dangerous, 7th of 9, 33l behind Timesishard (11-12) at Doncaster 3m hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gd in Dec.
Colebrooke 12-1 (10-13) Led until narrowly headed 4th, stayed pressing leader, dived at 5th, mistake next, lost 2nd soon after 3 out, weakened soon after, 6th of 8, 28l behind Full Shift (11-6) at Kempton 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) sft in Feb.
Batu Ferringhi (FR) 7-1 (11-6) Tracked leaders, lost place 2nd, behind before 3 out, tailed off, 5th of 6, well behind Rosslyn Castle (10-11) at Chepstow 2m nov hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft.
Master Butcher (IRE) 11-2 (10-8) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, pushed along after 7th, weakened 3 out, 3rd of 5, 34l behind Sybarite (11-4) at Ludlow 3m mdn hdl (4) hvy in Feb.
Mister Newby (IRE) 5-1 (11-6) Held up towards rear, headway after 4 out one pace before last, 4th of 11, 20l behind Act Alone (11-1) at Doncaster 2m 3f mdn hdl (5) gs in Jan.
Premier Portrait (IRE) 11-2 (11-3) Held up in mid-division, headway approaching 6th, ridden and no impression after 3 out, went poor 5th final strides, 5th of 10, 18l behind Westaway (11-8) at Newbury 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) hvy.
Dundee 8-1 (10-7) Held up towards rear, headway before 4 out, every chance 2 out, kept on same pace, 4th of 13, 15l behind Seventh Sign (11-9) at Doncaster 3m hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gs in Feb.
Thomas Junior (FR) 5-2 (11-6) Chased leaders, went 2nd 4 out, every chance when mistake next, rallied to lead before 2 out, headed approaching and mistake last, no extra, 2nd of 7, 6l behind Ghost Of A Smile (10-6) at Huntingdon 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft.
I Am Colin 25-1 (11-3) Led and set steady pace, mistake and narrowly headed 6th, led again before 3 out until hit 3 out, weakened before next, 13th of 14, 34l behind Swinging Hawk (10-13) at Newbury 2m 5f nov hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs in Nov.
Darkestbeforedawn (IRE) 6-1 (11-12) Soon tracking leader, ridden and lost 2nd before 3 out, one pace and no impression after, weakened 2 out, 3rd of 10, 36l behind Here's Herbie (10-13) at Exeter 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) hvy.
Even If 14-1 (11-5) Held up towards rear, headway approaching 3 out, went 4th under pressure after 3 out, kept on same pace and no impression next, 4th of 12, 23l behind Nesterenko (11-11) at Doncaster 2m nov hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs in Dec.
Fountains Mary 5-2fav (11-1) Tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden after 3 out, soon weakened, 3rd of 5, 27l behind Hopatina (11-1) at Southwell 3m mrs hcp hdl 0-120 (4) hvy in Jan.
Royal Palladium (FR) 6-1 (11-3) Tracked leader, challenged before 3 out, ridden before 2 out, kept on and no chance with winner, 2nd of 7, 12l behind Many Stars (11-3) at Huntingdon 3m 2f mdn hdl (4) gs.
Milarrow (IRE) 6-1 (11-11) Prominent, not fluent 1st or 2nd, ridden before 7th, struggling when mistake next, soon behind, plugged on in remote 4th from 2 out, 4th of 7, well behind Browns Brook (10-13) at Huntingdon 2m 4f hcp ch 0-110 (4) hvy in Feb.
Solstice Son Evensfav (11-8) Raced keenly, held up in touch and always going well, headway travelling well on heels of leaders 9th, led just before 3 out, dived at 2 out, 1 length ahead last, edged right under pressure run-in, in command final 150 yards, soon clear, won at Fontwell 3m 3f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs beating Marmalade Man (10-11) by 4l, 8 ran.
Top Billing 9-2 (10-4) Held up in rear, weakened from 3 out, 7th of 10, well behind Everaard (10-2) at Doncaster 3m hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gs in Feb.
Aviador (GER) 10-3 (11-3) Tracked leaders, tracked leader 2nd, led before 2 out, 2 lengths ahead and travelling well when unseated rider last, in a race won by Fidelor (11-1) at Towcester 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs, 6 ran.
Russian Song (IRE) 25-1 (11-1) Chased leaders until lost place approaching 3rd, behind from 6th, tailed off, 9th of 11, 20l behind The Last Bridge (10-7) at Taunton 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft.