led, clear briefly after 4 out, headed approaching 2 out, no impression on winner, one pace
tracked leaders, not fluent 4th, went 2nd 7th until after 4 out, soon outpaced, weakened before 2 out
held up, mistake 4th, not fluent 5th, went 3rd after 3 out, no impression, weakened next
held up, headway 3rd, not fluent 7th, went 2nd after 4 out, led approaching 2 out, clear when not fluent last, ran on well
held up in rear, in touch when mistake 4 out, not fluent 3 out, soon weakened
tracked leader, not fluent 4th, lost 2nd 7th, not fluent 4 out, weakened approaching 3 out, pulled up before 2 out
Many of these have questions to answer at present including Bobble Boru, who blotted her copybook last time at Uttoxeter. Domtaline hasn't won over hurdles in more than four years and Quincy Des Pictons is also better known as a chaser. Maiden Petrou was a beaten favourite off this mark at Market Rasen last month and Tanit River is still 8lb higher than when completing a double at this time last year. ROMULUS DU DONJON had been in good form prior to finding 3m too far at Kempton in November and could be the answer to this if refreshed by a recent break.
Quincy Des Pictons (FR) 9-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, lost place before 5th, weakened after 8th, tailed off when pulled up before 3 out, at Chepstow 2m 3f hcp (2) hvy in Jan.
Petrou (IRE) 2-1fav (11-11) Led, not fluent 3 out, soon driven, headed approaching 2 out, rallied last, no extra closing stages, 3rd of 5, 16 3/4l behind Spencer Lea (11-12) at Market Rasen 2m 5f hcp (4) hvy in Feb.
Noble Galileo (GER) 20-1 (11-12) Held up in 5th, not fluent 4th, ridden approaching 2 out, soon weakened, 5th of 6, dist behind Argot (11-9) at Uttoxeter 2m hcp (4) hvy in Jan.
Tanit River (IRE) 11-2 (11-7) Keen early, in touch, not fluent 1st, stayed on one pace from 3 out, no impression, plugged on, 4th of 7, 8 1/4l behind Thats My Rabbit (11-12) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp (4) hvy in Dec.
Red Hott Robbie 13-2 (11-6) Tracked leaders, hampered on bend before making mistake 2 out, jumped right and weakened last, 4th of 6, dist behind Argot (11-9) at Uttoxeter 2m hcp (4) hvy in Jan.
Bobble Boru (IRE) 4-1 (10-6) Took keen hold, led, jumped big 1st, not fluent 7th, headed after 10th, weakened before 4 out, pulled up after 3 out, at Uttoxeter 2m 6f hcp (3) hvy in Jan.
Domtaline (FR) 14-1 (11-0) Always towards rear, 7th of 9, 26 3/4l behind Holly Bush Henry (11-12) at Musselburgh 2m hcp (3) sft in Jan.
Romulus Du Donjon (IRE) 12-1 (11-11) Always towards rear, 11th of 12, dist behind Lady Of Longstone (11-9) at Kempton 3m hcp (4) gs in Nov.