raced wide towards rear, pushed along 4 out, some headway into mid-division and edged right from 2 out, soon no impression
mid-division, mistake 6th, pushed along and no impression before 2 out, plugged on to modest 5th flat
tracked leaders, went 2nd 6th, led before 2 out, driven clear between last 2, heavily eased run-in, impressive
mid-division, pushed along and lost place before 5th, soon behind, blundered 2 out
hit 5th, always towards rear
chased leaders, driven and went 3rd between last 2, no impression, not fluent last
pushed along and struggling 7th, always towards rear
held up towards rear, pushed along and struggling after 3 out, never on terms
held up in rear, headway before 2 out, stayed on to 4th at the last, no impression
chased leaders, weakening when mistake 2 out
in touch, pushed along and lost place 5th, soon behind, tailed off
chased leaders, ridden and weakened after 3 out
led, pushed along after 3 out, headed before blundered and lost 2nd 2 out, weakened between last 2
raced and prominent, ridden and weakened after 3 out
held up in mid-division, headway after 3 out, stayed on to 2nd 2 out, never any chance with impressive winner
Letemgo sprang a surprise at Wincanton last month but this looks a lot tougher off a 5lb higher mark. Sedgemoor Express unseated his rider in that race but went on to finish second to the well-treated Makari over 2m at Ludlow. Hand On Bach is capable of winning races but Ballybach has a long absence to overcome and Kalmbeforethestorm invariably finds at least one too good. OURMANMASSINI has top weight and is still a maiden but definitely has ability and it would be no surprise to see him go close in a race that may not be as competitive as the numbers suggest.
Ourmanmassini (IRE) 9-2 (11-12) Held up in rear, headway approaching 3 out, pushed along after 3 out, modest progress flat, no threat, 6th of 11, 30l behind Kambis (11-2) at Fontwell 2m 2f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs in Apr.
Kalmbeforethestorm 10-1 (11-1) Raced wide, chased leaders, went 3rd before 3 out, stayed on same pace and no impression from next, 3rd of 7, 14l behind Staigue Fort (11-9) at Exeter 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gf in Oct.
Willow's Saviour 20-1 (11-2) Mid-division, pushed along before 7th, well beaten before 2 out, pulled up approaching last, in a race won by Lower Hope Dandy (10-9) at Cheltenham 3m nov hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gs in Apr, 17 ran.
Ballybach (IRE) 4-5fav (11-0) Chased leaders until 2nd, held up in 3rd after, went 2nd again approaching 7th until mistake 3 out, led and bumped 2 out, headed last, stayed on under pressure to regain lead towards finish, won at Folkestone 2m mdn chs (5) hvy in Jan '11 beating Fiftyonefiftyone (11-0) by 1l, 5 ran.
Agincourt Reef (IRE) 10-1 (10-8) Tracked leaders and keen, headway before 3 out, kept on same pace from next, 3rd of 9, 3 1/2l behind Experimentalist (10-12) at Fontwell 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Jun.
Letemgo (IRE) 40-1 (11-5) Led until after 2nd, prominent, led again last, edged right towards finish, stayed on, won at Wincanton 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Oct beating Upton Wood (10-11) by 2l, 13 ran.
Vedani (IRE) 11-4 (11-7) Prominent, niggled along briefly on bend before 4th, ridden along after 4 out, no extra and kept on same pace from 2 out, 5th of 11, 15l behind Milt Yarberry (11-2) at Kilbeggan 2m mdn hdl gd in Aug.
Minellaforlunch (IRE) 10-1 (10-12) Mid-division, weakened before 3 out, 6th of 12, 32l behind Flemenson (10-12) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Oct.
Sedgemoor Express (IRE) 10-1 (11-3) Held up in 4th, took keen hold, closed 4th, went 2nd after 6th, led before 3 out, ridden and headed next, no chance with winner, just held on for 2nd, 2nd of 8, 3 1/2l behind Makari (11-13) at Ludlow 2m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Oct.
Hand On Bach (IRE) 20-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, lost place 4 out, rallied after next, weakened before last, 6th of 15, 22l behind Hatters River (11-8) at Wincanton 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Apr.
Waldorf Salad 100-1 (11-0) In rear, not fluent 5th, struggling after next, remote 8th before 3 out, no impression, 7th of 12, 43l behind Western Warhorse (11-0) at Chepstow 2m 4f nov hdl (4) gs in Apr.
Dance Floor King (IRE) 25-1 (11-5) Led, headed 4 out, soon lost place, weakened and pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Busted Tycoon (11-6) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gf in Jun, 12 ran.
Sterling Gent (IRE) 14-1 (11-0) Towards rear, headway on inside after 4 out, chased leaders next, weakened 2 out, tailed off, 7th of 11, 31l behind Danandy (11-0) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gd in Jul.
Was My Valentine 12-1 (10-4) In touch, pushed along before 4 out, weakening when badly hampered 2 out, 6th of 13, 43l behind As I Am (11-0) at Worcester 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gd in Jun.
Coup De Grace (IRE) 33-1 (11-9) Held up in rear, driven and stayed on under pressure from 2 out, kept on flat, nearest finsih, 4th of 13, 18l behind Just When (11-7) at Plumpton 2m nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in Oct.
The Road Ahead 6-4fav (10-10) Took keen hold tracking leading pair on inside, not fluent 7th, pushed along to challenge when veered badly left 3 out, not recover, 4th of 7, 12l behind Magic Money (10-10) at Ludlow 2m 5f mrs nov hdl (4) gd in Oct.