made all, clear from 3 out, readily
tracked leaders, ridden before 4 out, chased winner from 2 out, no impression
in rear and in touch, chased winner from 4 out until 2 out, one pace
with winner, lost place before 4 out, pulled up before 3 out
UPPERTOWN PRINCE is penalised for an earlier success at Bangor but looks to have little to fear from today’s opposition. Donald McCain’s charge ran well again in a Grade 2 contest at Haydock last time and will take the beating. Geronimo was runner-up here on his racecourse debut but a long way behind the winner. He should improve for that and is still preferred to the remaining pair, who have shown little between them so far.
Uppertown Prince (IRE) 12-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear, reminders after 7th, outpaced 4 out, kept on after 2 out, went 2nd close home, no chance with winner, 2nd of 8, 15l behind Chef Des Obeaux (11-0) at Haydock 2m 7f (1) hvy in Feb.
Geronimo 18-1 (11-5) Tracked winner, one pace and no impression from 3 out, 2nd of 6, 15l behind Just Don't Ask (11-5) at Ayr 2m 4f mdn (5) hvy in Feb.
Dancing Amy (IRE) 12-1 (10-12) Held up towards rear, in 4th before 2 out, went 3rd after last, one pace and no impression, 3rd of 8, 18l behind Raised On Grazeon (11-5) at Newcastle 2m (4) sft in Feb.
Rylestone 100-1 (10-12) Towards rear and in touch, pushed along 4 out, soon weakened, 7th of 8, dist behind Raised On Grazeon (11-5) at Newcastle 2m (4) sft in Feb.