took keen hold, held up in rear, headway 4 out, ridden when blundered 3 out, soon weakened
led, headed after 4 out, soon led again, not fluent 2 out, soon headed, no impression on winner after, stayed on same pace
held up in rear, took keen hold, headway on outside 4th, 2nd before 2 out, led after 2 out, drawing clear when drifted left and not fluent last, comfortably
not fluent, tracked leaders, weakened after 4 out
pressed leader, not fluent 5th, led briefly after 4 out, 3rd and no extra from 2 out
held up in 4th, lost place before 4 out, soon well behind, pulled up before 2 out
Mahari has his first run for Kerry Lee but won four times for Andre Fabre on the Flat in France and is worth a second look. Gris De Pron has won at Hereford and Market Rasen this year but has a double penalty to carry. RAMONEX beat a good yardstick at Perth and should go well under a penalty. He gets the nod as the jury is out on Whatmore, who ran out at Exeter after finishing second at Leicester. Juste Pour Nous was third at Kempton on his hurdling debut but was only a plater on the level.
Gris De Pron (FR) 11-2 (11-2) Held up towards rear, headway 4 out, went 3rd before 2 out, led narrowly after last, just held on, won at Market Rasen 2m 1f (4) gd in Apr beating Buble (11-0) by shd, 8 ran.
Ramonex (GER) 7-1 (10-12) Close up, with leader 5th, led 2 out, kept on well, driven out, won at Perth 2m (4) gd in Apr beating Golden Town (10-12) by 3 3/4l, 11 ran.
Whatmore 6-1 (11-3) Took keen hold, held up in 4th place, ran out 4th, at Exeter 2m 1f lst (1) sft in Feb.
Forbidding (USA) 16-1 (10-11) Mid-division, outpaced over 3f out, soon ridden, stayed on take modest 4th inside final furlong, no chance with leaders, 4th of 10, 10 1/4l behind Myplaceatmidnight (11-2) at Market Rasen 2m 1f mdn (6) gd in Apr.
Juste Pour Nous 33-1 (10-7) Tracked leaders, pushed along before 2 out, ridden before last, kept on same pace, 3rd of 12, 5 1/4l behind Man From Mars (10-13) at Kempton 2m (4) gd in Apr.
Mahari (IRE) (8-11) 5th of 6, 8 1/4l behind Spring Master (8-11) at Chantilly 1m 4f Grp 3 stks sft in Jun.