tracked leaders on inside, switched left going well on long run to 2 out, every chance last, 3rd and one pace run-in
held up in last pair, headway on heels of leaders approaching 2 out, close 2nd at the last, ridden to lead and hung left run-in, stayed on
chased leaders, pushed along before 4 out, 2nd after next, led approaching 2 out, headed soon after 2 out, weakened before the last
raced keenly, held up towards rear, headway going well approaching 2 out, switched right chasing leaders between last 2, left 4th and one pace run-in
slight lead until 3rd, chased leader, hit 6th, lost 2nd after 3 out, chased leaders, ridden hung right and weakened before next
held up in last pair, steady headway on outside 4 out, chased leaders before 2 out, unable to quicken between last 2, weakened soon after, left modest 5th last
raced keenly in touch, good headway into 3rd after 6th, 2nd briefly after 3 out, ridden and weakened between last 2
led in start, pressed leader until led 3rd, dived at 3 out, headed approaching 2 out, weakened between last 2
held up in mid-division, headway chasing leaders approaching 2 out, led approaching the last, headed and edging right when carried left run, stayed on, just held
held up in mid-division, good headway on outside chasing leaders edging right and challenged 2 out where slight peck, led soon after 2 out, headed approaching the last, 4th and weakening when fell last
Cloudy Glen too advantage of a lenient mark to win at Haydock and Chepstow around the turn of the year but the handicapper may have reeled him in with a 12lb rise. Darling Maltaix failed to cope with a similar hike in the Lanzarote at Kempton having hosed up here previously. BALLYANDY (NAP) and Sussex Ranger have both been diverted from the rearranged Betfair Hurdle later on the card to run in this. The pair will be better suited by this trip and the top weight looked back to his best at Uttoxeter last month so is taken to show his class again. Air Horse One also looked on the way back last time at Taunton but Fontwell scorer Umndeni may struggle to dominate this useful opposition.
Ballyandy 3-1 (11-12) Held up mid-division, headway after 4 out, tracked leaders going well before next, poised to challenge 2 out, led before last, driven out flat, kept on, won at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp (2) sft in Jan beating Burrows Park (10-11) by 4 1/2l, 12 ran.
Brio Conti (FR) 16-1 (11-3) Raced keenly, held up towards rear, behind and pulled up before 2 out, at Sandown 2m 7f hcp (1) sft in Feb.
Air Horse One 3-1 (11-10) Tracked leader, effort 2 out, kept on under pressure, 2nd of 9, 5l behind Unison (11-12) at Taunton 2m 3f hcp (2) gs in Jan.
Malaya (FR) 8-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, pushed along and weakening when fell 2 out, at Kempton 2m hcp (3) gs in Dec.
Sussex Ranger (USA) 7-2fav (11-12) Tracked leader, led before 4 out, ridden before 2 out, kept on well towards finish, won at Fontwell 2m 2f hcp (3) sft in Dec beating Monday Club (10-11) by 4 1/2l, 9 ran.
Darling Maltaix (FR) 10-1 (11-10) Held up well in rear, steady headway from 4 out to chase leaders before 2 out, soon every chance, weakened between last 2, 5th of 14, 11 1/2l behind Big Time Dancer (11-1) at Kempton 2m 5f hcp lst (1) gd in Jan.
Umndeni (FR) 4-5fav (11-5) Made all and wandered into some flights, clear when hit 2 out, mistake last, driven out, won at Fontwell 2m 3f mdn (4) gs in Jan beating Birds Of Prey (11-5) by 5l, 10 ran.
Cloudy Glen (IRE) 10-11fav (11-7) Led in start, well away, made all, clear on bit before 2 out, kept on strongly, heavily eased run-in, unchallenged, won at Chepstow 2m 3f hcp (4) gs in Jan beating Carrigmoorna Matt (11-10) by 2 1/2l, 12 ran.
Honest Vic (IRE) 11-4fav (11-9) Chased leaders, ridden and losing place when mistake 2 out, 5th of 12, 14 3/4l behind Myplaceatmidnight (11-8) at Wincanton 2m 5f hcp (3) gd in Jan.
Tight Call (IRE) 7-1 (11-3) Held up mid-division, headway 4 out, led before 2 out, headed run-in, no extra, 2nd of 14, 1 3/4l behind Tedham (11-11) at Wincanton 2m 5f hcp (3) gd in Jan.
Master Blueyes (IRE) 8-1 (11-0) Mid-division, outpaced after 2 out, ridden and stayed on to chase leaders between last 2, lost place and weakening when mistake last, 10th of 15, 19 1/2l behind Defi Du Seuil (11-0) at Cheltenham 2m 1f (1) gd in Mar.