Chebsey Beau has yet to finish out of the frame over hurdles and ran his best race so far in a novices' handicap at Carlisle last month. It will be a surprise if he can't pick up a minor contest this summer. Mercers Court was touched off over a similar trip at Fontwell last time and should also be thereabouts but MONT ROYALE has more scope than either of the aforementioned pair. He makes his hurdling debut today but looked a nice prospect in bumpers and the extra yardage should be in his favour. Back on good ground, the mare All Riled Up is preferred to the exposed Tracking Time of the others.
Mercers Court (IRE) 10-1 (10-11) Prominent, not fluent 4th, led and jumped left next, edged right before last, soon headed, stayed on flat, held towards finish, 2nd of 13, 3/4l behind Ballyheigue Bay (11-0) at Fontwell 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gd.
Mont Royale 2-1 (11-6) Tracked leaders, ridden and every chance over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 2nd of 8, 2 1/4l behind Warrantor (11-2) at Towcester 2m NH flat (6) gd in Apr.
Top Show 33-1 (11-0) Always towards rear, weakened from 3 out, 5th of 8, 24l behind Lily Little Legs (10-2) at Towcester 2m 5f mdn hdl (5) gd in Apr.
Tracking Time 12-1 (11-2) Towards rear, ridden before 3 out, soon headway, kept on same pace from 2 out, 4th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Tenby Jewel (11-6) at Towcester 2m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd.
Wolfe Mountain (IRE) 100-1 (10-5) Mid-division, driven along and struggling in 7th after 3 out, soon weakened quickly, tailed off, 9th of 16, 50l behind Chase The Wind (10-12) at Wincanton 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd.
Chebsey Beau 5-1 (11-0) Chased leading pair, mistake 3 out, ridden before 2 out, went 2nd approaching last, hit last and switched right, not clear run on rail and switched left run-in, kept on same pace, 2nd of 5, 2 1/2l behind Nexius (11-11) at Carlisle 2m 3f nov hcp 0-115 (4) gd in Apr.
All Riled Up 25-1 (10-0) Held up towards rear, well beaten 4 out, 8th of 12, 28l behind Morning Reggie (11-0) at Chepstow 2m NH mdn hdl (5) gs in Apr.
Over The Air 100-1 (10-9) In rear, blundered 1st, not fluent 4th, well behind next, 13th of 15, well behind Makadamia (10-12) at Exeter 2m 3f mares NH nov hdl (4) gd.