made all, clear after 2 out, easily
mid-division, headway approaching 3 out, went 2nd from 2 out, no impression on winner, stayed on
held up in rear, pushed along 4 out, headway from 3 out, one pace after next
took keen hold, tracked winner, mistake 4 out, ridden and weakened before 2 out
held up, carried out 2nd
held up, pulled up before 2nd
in touch, mistake 4th, jumped right next, outpaced after 4 out, weakened next, pulled up after 2 out
towards rear, ridden and struggling 7th, behind 3 out
held up towards rear, struggling 4 out, behind next
tracked leaders, mistake 1st, hit 2 out, no impression on winner, stayed on same pace
held up in touch in mid-division, effort 3 out, stayed on same pace approaching last
tracked leaders, not fluent 6th, one pace from 2 out, weakened flat
MAZOVIAN will again benefit from Stan Sheppard's claim and looks a decent bet to follow up a maiden victory over hurdles at Ludlow ahead of Sedgefield scorer Nicki's Nipper. Tullow Tonic may be the pick of the remainder in a weak-looking opener, though that's not saying much. Desert Sting looks best of those nearer the foot of the handicap ahead of Dalby Spook.
Fair To Middling 14-1 (10-13) Mid-division, lost place and behind after 5th, tailed off when pulled up before 2 out, at Catterick 2m 3f hcp (4) sft in Jan.
Mazovian (USA) 5-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear, headway before 3 out, challenged 2 out, ridden to lead run-in, kept on well, won at Ludlow 2m 5f hcp (4) gs in Apr beating Coeur Tantre (11-11) by 2 1/4l, 7 ran.
Tullow Tonic (IRE) 7-1 (11-12) Held up in rear, headway 4 out, left in lead before mistake 3 out, headed after 3 out, no extra before next, 6th of 13, 11 3/4l behind All Riled Up (10-9) at Warwick 2m 3f hcp (5) gd in May.
Arcamante (ITY) 100-1 (10-11) Held up mid-division, headway before 7th, lost place quickly after 4 out, tailed off, 9th of 10, dist behind Tanarpino (11-12) at Ludlow 2m 5f hcp (4) gs in Apr.
Hillview Lad (IRE) 13-2 (11-11) Raced keenly, chased leaders, led 4th until after next, led again 6th until after 3 out, chased leader until pushed along before next, ridden and weakened approaching 2 out, beaten when blundered last, 10th of 14, 16 1/2l behind Pass On The Mantle (10-9) at Market Rasen 2m 5f hcp (5) gs in Apr.
Maybell 7-1 (11-1) Tracked leader, weakened after 3 out, pulled up before 2 out, at Southwell 2m 4f hcp (4) sft in Apr.
Another Cobbler (FR) 20-1 (11-4) Led, headed before 4th, weakened 4 out, last of 8, dist behind Northandsouth (10-13) at Doncaster 2m 1f hcp (4) sft in Mar.
Nicki's Nipper 5-1 (10-3) Prominent, led 4th, pressed from 2 out, driven flat, stayed on, in command close home, won at Sedgefield 2m 1f hcp (5) gs in Apr beating Mrs Grass (10-0) by 1 1/2l, 11 ran.
Pretty Mobile (FR) 50-1 (10-13) Tracked leading pair, outpaced before 2 out, soon ridden and lost place, no impression before last, last of 7, 13 1/2l behind Arquebusier (11-7) at Leicester 2m hcp (5) hvy in Dec.
Icanmotor 9-1 (10-10) Chased leaders, led after 3 out until approaching 2 out, chased winner until 2 out, chased leaders, no extra run-in, lost two places in closing stages, 6th of 14, 6l behind Pass On The Mantle (10-9) at Market Rasen 2m 5f hcp (5) gs in Apr.
Dalby Spook (IRE) 12-1 (10-0) Held up behind, headway before 2 out, ridden and stayed on to dispute 2nd at last, no impression with front pair flat, 3rd of 14, 8 1/2l behind Violoniste (11-3) at Carlisle 2m 3f hcp (4) gd in May.
Desert Sting 7-2fav (10-1) Mid-division, headway 4 out, ridden to chase winner before 2 out, no chance between last 2, lost 2nd flat, kept on same pace, 3rd of 9, 17l behind Normandy King (10-13) at Bangor 2m 4f hcp (5) hvy in Apr.
Flobury 18-1 (11-0) Took keen hold, held up, 3rd approaching 5th until weakened after 3 out, soon tailed off and pulled up, at Sedgefield 2m 4f hcp (4) sft in Mar.
Diamond Gesture (IRE) 14-1 (10-0) Led, ridden and headed before 2 out, soon weakened, 10th of 16, 32l behind Double Accord (11-10) at Taunton 3m hcp (5) gd in Apr.