held up towards rear, headway after 4 out, ridden approaching last, hung left flat, stayed on, went 2nd post, no impression on winner
tracked leaders, led 3 out, kicked next, soon clear, driven out
set modest pace, mistake and headed 7th, led after not fluent 4 out, headed 3 out, hanging left, not much room and lost place after 2 out
tracked leaders, disputing 2nd 5th, ridden after 3 out, stayed on same pace flat
held up towards rear, outpaced 3 out, headway after 2 out, staying on in 5th when fell last
took keen hold, mid-division, headway on inside 3 out, bumped by rival trying to get up inside line before 2 out, no impression before last
tracked leader, dived at 3rd, led 7th, headed after 4 out, lost place 2 out
took keen hold, held up in last, headway when not much room on inside 3 out, bumped way through on inside line to take 2nd 2 out, unable to reach winner, lost 2nd post
Nathans Pride is yet another on tonight’s card bidding to follow up a victory from last year. He’s 5lb higher and has only run twice since but will have not appreciated recent rain. Jacks Last Hope conjured a late burst to score at Perth but is now on a career-high mark. Dell' Arca got back to winning ways at Ascot last month and Cheltenham second Lithic is still progressing, though closely matched with Classic Tune on the form book. The four-year-old Zalvados was third over 2m here last month and Clondaw Kaempfer is a previous course and distance winner with FREE STONE HILL (NAP) is still at the right end of the handicap and may be capable of completing the hat-trick.
Dell' Arca (IRE) 11-1 (11-7) Took keen hold, held up in mid-division, smooth headway on inside tracking leaders 4 out, 3rd approaching 2 out, challenged last, edging left when bumped run-in, stayed on to lead final 150 yards, won at Ascot 3m hcp (3) gd in Apr beating Pilansberg (11-2) by 1 3/4l, 10 ran.
Jacks Last Hope 16-1 (11-7) Towards rear, pushed along 4 out, headway before 2 out, ridden to lead run-in, kept on, won at Perth 2m 4f hcp (3) gd in Apr beating Sky Khan (11-0) by 2l, 10 ran.
Querry Horse (FR) 11-1 (11-12) Led, pecked 9th, headed soon after 12th, weakened rapidly, tailed off pulled up before last, at Stratford 2m 7f hcp (3) gd in Apr.
Nathans Pride (IRE) 25-1 (11-5) Mid-division, headway 3 out, weakening when mistake next, 14th of 19, dist behind Brio Conti (11-11) at Kempton 2m 5f hcp (2) gd in Mar.
Lithic (IRE) 7-2 (10-12) Held up in 4th, closed 2 out, 2nd going ok before last, pressing winner at hurdle, held flat, stayed on, 2nd of 6, 1l behind Silverhow (10-10) at Cheltenham 2m 1f hcp (3) gd in Apr.
Zalvados (FR) 16-1 (10-0) Held up mid-division, headway on outer before 3 out, left 3rd place after last, soon ridden, kept on, 3rd of 19, 5 3/4l behind Chesterfield (11-1) at Aintree 2m hcp (2) gd in Apr.
Classic Tune 66-1 (11-4) Chased leaders, challenged approaching 3 out, led before jumping left 2 out, driven out, won at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp (4) sft in Apr beating Silverhow (11-8) by 1l, 12 ran.
Free Stone Hill (IRE) 11-4fav (10-2) Held up in rear, headway 3 out, 2nd after 2 out, led before last, soon clear, comfortably, won at Stratford 2m hcp (3) gd in May beating Kayf Blanco (11-12) by 7l, 7 ran.
Clondaw Kaempfer (IRE) 33-1 (10-11) Tracked leaders, challenged 3 out, went right next, ridden to lead between last 2, headed when blundered last, not recover, 7th of 22, 12 1/2l behind Rather Be (11-2) at Aintree 2m 4f hcp (1) gd in Apr.