tracked leader, lost place halfway, soon tailed off
mid-division, weakened over 3f out
led until over 1f out, no extra closing stages
tracked leader, driven to challenge over 3f out, led over 1f out, all out
held up in rear, headway over 5f out, chased leaders over 2f out, ran on, nearest finish
mid-division, headway to chase leaders over 5f out, ridden to challenge over 1f out, kept on same pace
chased leaders, weakened over 6f out, soon tailed off
tracked leader, lost place over 5f out
mid-division, headway over 6f out, soon chasing leaders, weakened well over 2f out, eased
held up in rear, headway over 2f out, never dangerous
tracked leader, lost place over 6f out
held up, never dangerous
Monkhouse had a previous winner behind when runner-up to Beggar's Cross on his debut at Huntingdon. The latter is trained by Jonjo O'Neill, who runs newcomer Solcadu in this. Good Idea is another debutant representing a power stable and Dragon De La Tour will also be worth a market check. Ami Desbois ran a fair race when fourth at Haydock but MOVE TO THE GROOVE is taken to make a winning start under Rules having spread-eagled his rivals in a maiden point-to-point at Kirkistown in February.
Adadream Abzu gelding out of Madam Ross.
Ami Desbois (FR) 20-1 (11-2) Held up in touch, ridden before 1f out, one pace and no impression, 4th of 5, 7l behind Board Of Trade (11-2) at Haydock 2m NH flat (5) gs in Mar.
Bletchley Castle (IRE) 11-1 (11-0) Took keen hold, led 2f, soon led again, headed 12f out, chased winner, ridden 3f out, no impression over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 10, 25l behind Fingerontheswitch (11-0) at Towcester 2m NH flat (6) gd in Mar.
Monkhouse (IRE) 25-1 (10-11) Prominent, ridden to lead 2f out, headed entering final furlong, kept on one pace, 2nd of 9, 3 1/2l behind Beggars Cross (11-2) at Huntingdon 2m NH flat (6) gd in Mar.
Road To Rome (IRE) 10-1 (11-1) Held up in touch, outpaced by clear leaders 5f out, never on terms, 5th of 9, 32l behind Kara Tara (10-11) at Hexham 2m NH flat (6) gs in Mar.
Bendomingo (IRE) 16-1 (10-10) Held up in 5th, weakened over 4f out, 5th of 6, 36l behind Definite Outcome (11-4) at Uttoxeter 2m NH flat (5) sft in Mar.
Champagne Over Overbury gelding out of Champagne Lou Lou.
Dragon De La Tour (FR) Royal Dragon gelding out of Turga De La Tour.
Good Idea (IRE) Arcadio gelding out of Aunt Annie.
Scooby (IRE) Dubai Destination gelding out of Maggie Howard.
Solcadu (FR) Solon gelding out of River First.
Tudors Treasure Dr Massini gelding out of Rude Health.
Midnight Owle Midnight Legend gelding out of Owlesbury Dream.
Move To The Groove (IRE) 5-1 (12-2) Made all, 8l clr 3out, alw in command, ko, won at Kirkistown 3m ire ptp gs in Feb beating Wither Or Not (12-2) by 15l, 11 ran.