Florida Quays wasn't beaten far off today's mark at Southwell last time and will be a threat to all if staying the extra. ON THE MOVE made up ground hand-over-fist in the closing stages to get off the mark over course and distance last month. He only had half-a-length to spare over the consistent Frontier Vic, who is a pound better off today, but is less exposed and can confirm the form and score again. Carn Rock ran his best race so far over 2m6f at Stratford last time but may have been flattered by his proximity to the winner, though still makes more appeal than the disappointing Keep The Cash.
Frontier Vic 4-1 (11-5) Behind, mistake 7th, headway 2 out, chasing leaders when not fluent last, never able to challenge, 3rd of 12, 1/2l behind On The Move (10-8) at Taunton 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Mar.
Carn Rock 40-1 (10-12) Close up, went 2nd 6th, pushed along and stayed on same pace from 2 out, no chance with winner, 2nd of 8, 3 1/2l behind Call Me Vic (11-1) at Stratford 2m 6f nh nov hdl (4) gd.
On The Move 25-1 (10-8) Mid-division, slow 3rd, soon lost place, headway 3 out, chased leaders next, soon every chance, stayed on strongly to lead last strides, won at Taunton 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Mar beating Tara Tavey (10-7) by nk, 12 ran.
Keep The Cash (IRE) 18-1 (11-0) Led, ridden and headed after 3 out, weakened next, 12th of 15, 36l behind Milans Well (11-7) at Taunton 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd.
Florida Quays (IRE) 8-1 (10-11) Held up mid-division, headway before 4 out, went 2nd before 2 out, soon ridden, kept on from last, always held, 2nd of 13, 1 1/2l behind Catching On (11-6) at Southwell 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd.
Top Chief 33-1 (11-1) Led until ridden 7th, weakened rapidly, tailed off, 13th of 15, well behind The Happy Warrior (11-1) at Taunton 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd.
Puerto Azul (IRE) 50-1 (11-5) Close up, weakened after 4 out, mistake 3 out, soon pulled up, in a race won by Boss In Boots (11-4) at Exeter 2m 3f cond nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Dec, 10 ran.
Midnight Mustang 50-1 (10-7) Behind, weakened 11th, pulled up 5 out, in a race won by Sixty Something (10-11) at Bangor 3m nov chs (4) gs in Mar, 7 ran.
Clues And Arrows (IRE) 7-1 (10-10) Mid-division on inside, driven and weakened before last (usual 2 out), tailed off, 5th of 16, 25l behind Area Access (10-11) at Stratford 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Mar.
Swing State 9-1 (10-6) Tracked leaders, driven and lost place after 4 out, weakened next, tailed off, 8th of 13, well behind Silver Dragon (11-9) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Mar.
Strategic Exit 150-1 (11-0) Mid-division, lost place after 6th, weakened before 2 out, tailed off, 11th of 12, 48l behind Liberty Court (11-0) at Taunton 2m 3f mdn hdl (5) gd.