chased leaders until driven and lost place after 4th, behind when stumbled and unseated rider after 6th
raced on inside, held up, mistake 5th, headway after 3 out, stayed on one pace from next
mid-division, headway 3 out, led 2 out, hard driven run-in, headed towards finish
chased leaders until driven and weakened 3 out, tailed off when pulled up before next
mid-division, ridden after 3 out, 7th and no chance when fell 2 out
slightly hampered 8th, always behind, tailed off
behind, ridden and struggling 3 out
led, ridden and headed after 3 out, weakened soon after
chased leaders, went 2nd 3 out, led soon after, headed 2 out and weakened soon after, 5th when blundered last
mid-division, hit 3 out, headway soon after, stayed on same pace from next
raced on outside, took keen hold and always in rear
chased leader, mistake 5th, driven after 7th, soon lost place, tailed off
chased leaders, outpaced 3 out, headway approaching 2 out, chased leader after last, stayed on to lead towards finish
mistakes, always in rear
A decent maiden for the time of year and several horses hold realistic claims. We're going to suggest siding with Hills Of Home in the hope that he provides a little value. Busker Royal caught the eye of the Stewards here in February and the market should provide a decent pointer to his chances, Commander Kev, Soixante, Lord Apellare and Equity Release seem sure to give their running as they are relatively exposed and connections will be keen to get a win on the board. Shire and Hora are interesting newcomers, Prince Du Beury can be expected to go well whilst the quick reappearance of Divers suggests that nothing momentous was amiss last time which will offer encouragement to his supporters. An argument can be made for each and every one of them and our case for Hills Of Home is built, in part, about the value that we hope he'll represent. He impressed on his debut even allowing for the fact that the form turned out to be worth little but his subsequent eclipse can be put down to the soft ground. The form of his hurdling debut is some way below what will be required to win this but a number of the principals are exposed and Alan King's runners tend to improve considerably from race to race. The stable continues in great form and Hills Of Home looks worth a small interest with conditions to suit.
Another Conker 125-1 (10-10) Always in rear and pulled up 4 out in race won by Connak (11-3) at Chepstow 3m nh mdn hdl (4) sft in Mar, 16 ran.
Busker Royal 8-1 (11-2) Keen, headway 7th, mistake 8th, weakened 3 out, 8th of 16, well behind Punchestowns (11-12) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f nov hdl (3) gd in Mar.
Commander Kev (IRE) 6-1 (11-2) Mid-division, headway 4th, led approaching 7th, ridden and headed before 2 out, weakened flat, 4th of 14, 9l behind Tamadot (11-2) at Warwick 2m 5f mdn hdl (4) hvy in Mar.
Equity Release (IRE) 6-4fav (11-2) Mid-division, headway 3 out, ridden to lead last, headed flat, no extra, 2nd of 17, 4l behind Dansimar (9-8) at Wincanton 2m mdn hdl (4) gd in Mar.
Hills of Home (IRE) 11-1 (10-11) Mid-division, headway from 4th, challenged next, every chance when hampered after 2 out, one pace after last, 2nd of 16, 6l behind Quasar d'Oudairies (10-7) at Hereford 2m 1f nh mdn hdl (4) gd in Feb.
Job One (FR) 100-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders, ridden 9th, weakened next, 11th of 16, well behind Punchestowns (11-12) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f nov hdl (3) gd in Mar.
Knock Boy (IRE) 33-1 (11-0) Held up, headway 12th, ridden and weakened last, 4th of 6, 21l behind Polinamix (10-11) at Folkestone 2m 5f nov chs (4) gs in Feb.
Lord Appellare (IRE) 6-1 (11-12) Hit 4th, lost touch 6th, tailed off, last of 8, well behind Spider Boy (9-7) at Fontwell 2m 2f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft in Mar.
Master Darcy 16-1 (11-1) Chased leader, hit 6th, soon ridden, one pace, 5th of 12, 16l behind Theatre Dance (11-4) at Fontwell 2m 2f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Feb.
Prince du Beury (FR) 9-2 (11-2) In touch until blundered badly and unseated rider 4 out in race won by Ballydub (11-2) at Newbury 2m 5f mdn hdl (3) sft in Mar, 15 ran.
Shire (IRE) 12-1 (10-12) Reared start, raced wide, held up, never near leaders, 17th of 19, 15l behind Jacaranda (10-8) at Newmarket 1m 2f amt hcp 0-80 (5) gd in Jul (Flat).
Divers (FR) 11-10fav (10-7) In touch, not fluent 6th, soon ridden, weakened 3 out and pulled up 2 out in race won by Qrackers (10-7) at Wincanton 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) sft in Mar, 12 ran.
Hora 8-15fav (10-11) Prominent, chased leader 7f out, led 5f out, ridden 3f out, headed over 1f out, soon beaten, 3rd of 11, 7l behind Tioga Gold (9-11) at Southwell 1m 6f amt hcp (6) fbs in Jan (Flat).
Namibian Pink (IRE) 33-1 (9-8) Held up, mistake 5th, soon struggling, last of 6, well behind Poseidon's Secret (10-9) at Plumpton 2m nov hdl (4) sft in Mar.
Big Paddy (IRE) 14-1 (10-8) In touch, ridden 3 out, held when pecked 2 out, 4th of 10, 22l behind Hinton Thunderbolt (11-1) at Plumpton 2m 5f nov hdl (4) sft in Mar.
Soixante (IRE) 9-4jt-fav (11-1) Tracked leaders, close up when mistake 8th, chased winner from 2 out, never on terms, 2nd of 11, 7l behind Quickbeam (11-7) at Kempton 2m 5f nov hdl (4) gs in Mar.