Sergeant Thunder got off the mark at Worcester last month and looks like he'll be one of those keeping Paul Nicholls' yard ticking over during the summer. Market Rasen winner Rolling Maul was withdrawn from a race at Ffos Las last week on account of the going and has to be respected but MANJAKANI looked a potentially useful novice when beating a previous winner by 12 lengths at Stratford on debut, despite looking in need of the run - he could be another winner for the champ. Winning pointer Finish The Story could be one to note for future reference.
Manjakani 4-1 (10-12) Held up in touch, mistake 4th, went 2nd after 3 out, led after next, clear when mistake last, easily, won at Stratford 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd in May beating Mandy's Boy (11-1) by 12l, 14 ran.
Rolling Maul (IRE) 7-4fav (11-0) Tracked leader, led before 4th, clear approaching 2 out, easily, won at Market Rasen 2m 1f mdn hdl (4) gd in May beating Shrewd (10-10) by 13l, 9 ran.
Sergeant Thunder 4-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders who went clear from 2nd until 4th, challenged on bit 2 out, led before last, shaken up and went clear flat, won at Worcester 2m nov hdl (4) gf in May beating Thatchers Gold (10-12) by 7l, 6 ran.
Finish The Story (IRE) 4-1 (11-6) Chsd ldrs, 4th & reminders 1/2way, prog to disp 2out, 1l adv last, kow run-in, won at Rathmorrissey 3m ire ptp sft in Mar beating Always Improving (11-6) by 2l, 5 ran.
King Of Jazz (IRE) 14-1 (10-12) Always towards rear, ridden and struggling 4 out, tailed off, 7th of 10, well behind Bonobo (10-12) at Ffos Las 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs in May.
Mt Kintyre (IRE) 9-1 (12-0) (h) led aft 4 til hdd & wknd qckly 4 out; to, 4th of 5, well behind Harrys Kap (12-0) at Stevenstone 3m ptp gd in May.
Scripturist 33-1 (10-9) Held up in touch, weakening when hit 2 out, 5th of 7, 27l behind Verano (10-12) at Ffos Las 2m nh nov hdl (4) sft in May.
Ghost Runner (IRE) 20-1 (10-8) Pulled hard in rear, never a factor, 6th of 7, 34l behind Verano (10-12) at Ffos Las 2m nh nov hdl (4) sft in May.
Leviche 5-1 (10-12) Led until over 3f out, weakened 2f out, last of 6, 28l behind Latelo (10-9) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f NH flat (6) gf in May.
Norphin 33-1 (10-10) Took keen hold tracking leading pair, left 2nd at 4th, lost 2nd 3 out, weakened and no chance with leading duo, went left last, 3rd of 6, 37l behind Nathans Pride (11-0) at Worcester 2m mdn hdl (4) gd in May.
Strictly The One (IRE) 100-1 (10-5) In rear, behind after 5th, tailed off, 6th of 12, well behind Chase The Wind (11-5) at Stratford 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd in May.
Dance 14-1 (11-0) Held up mid-division, weakened before 3 out, 8th of 14, well behind Enchanting Smile (10-7) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f mdn hdl (5) gd in Apr.
Mountain Of Angels 50-1 (10-5) Chased leaders, mistake 4 out, weakened next, tailed off, last of 7, well behind Verano (10-12) at Ffos Las 2m nh nov hdl (4) sft in May.
Movementneverlies 66-1 (10-1) In rear, well beaten 3 out, plugged on from 2 out, never any chance, 6th of 14, well behind Manjakani (10-12) at Stratford 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd in May.