tracked leader, led approaching 2 out, not fluent last, clear flat, stayed on well
mid-division, badly hampered and lost place 3rd, not fluent 5th, headway 7th, mistake and weakened 4 out, tailed off
led, ridden and headed approaching 2 out, switched right before last, stayed on same pace, no impression on winner flat
held up in rear, jumped right 1st, headway before 4 out, weakened approaching 2 out, tailed off
tracked leaders, not fluent 1st, ridden approaching 6th, weakening when hampered 8th, tailed off
held up, mistake 4th, behind 7th, tailed off
in touch, fell 3rd
towards rear, not fluent 6th, behind after next, tailed off
prominent, not fluent 4 out, no impression on leading pair after 3 out, weakened before next
held up towards rear, effort before 4 out, weakened next, tailed off
tracked leaders, mistake 2nd, lost place before 4th, behind 6th, pulled up before next
held up in rear, headway 6th, not fluent next, weakened approaching 2 out
held up in rear, not fluent 2nd, headway before 4th, weakened approaching 4 out, tailed off
With four previous winners in the line-up, this looks a decent novice event and the form should stand up to scrutiny. Benheir was probably out of his depth in the Albert Bartlett at Cheltenham and should find this more to his liking but Twirling Magnet's second to Medinas at Hereford hasn't worked out and it took Red Rocco six runs to get off the mark. Destroyer Deployed is heading in the right direction, however, and will be suited by the step up to 3m but we'll give another chance to CURTAIN RAZER, who hasn't quite matched the promise of his second to the useful Gullinbursti at Exeter in two subsequent starts but still has time on his side and gets 6lb from his likely market rivals.
Benheir (IRE) 100-1 (11-7) Mid-division, hit 3 out, weakened approaching next, 12th of 20, 47l behind Brindisi Breeze (11-7) at Cheltenham 3m nov hdl Grade 1 (1) gd in Mar.
Destroyer Deployed 6-4fav (11-1) Chased leaders, mistake 6th, went 2nd 3 out and driven, led narrowly 2 out, mistake and headed last, rallied gamely to lead again close home, won at Southwell 2m 4f NH mdn hdl (4) gs in Mar beating Dannanceys Hill (11-1) by nk, 11 ran.
Red Rocco (IRE) 5-4fav (11-2) Made all, ridden before 3 out, pressed when not fluent 2 out, kept on gamely under pressure from last, won at Ayr 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) hvy in Mar beating Find A Key (11-2) by nk, 13 ran.
Twirling Magnet (IRE) 2-1 (11-8) Chased leaders, led 5th until next, prominent, led again next, joined after 2 out, headed and weakened before last, 2nd of 15, 10l behind Medinas (11-2) at Hereford 2m 4f NH nov hdl (4-7yo) (4) sft in Mar.
Ballycracken (IRE) 20-1 (10-8) Led, headed briefly 4th, ridden and headed 4 out, driven and weakened next, 4th of 9, 20l behind Leath Acra Mor (11-1) at Warwick 2m 5f mdn hdl (4) gd in Mar.
Barton Gift 100-1 (11-2) Always in rear, reminders after 3rd, tailed off, 5th of 15, well behind Medinas (11-2) at Hereford 2m 4f NH nov hdl (4-7yo) (4) sft in Mar.
Curtain Razer (IRE) 3-1 (11-1) Led, ridden approaching last, headed flat, no extra close home, 4th of 12, 4l behind Goulanes (11-1) at Newbury 2m 5f mdn hdl (3) gs in Mar.
Gwladys Street (IRE) 66-1 (11-0) Towards rear, ridden before 3 out, never a factor, 6th of 12, 46l behind Big Occasion (11-10) at Carlisle 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Feb.
Masters Hill (IRE) 4-1 (12-0) Alw pr on outer, ld bef 4out, alw in command, ro strongly, won at Farmaclaffley 3m ire ptp hvy in Feb beating Walden (11-4) by 10l, 14 ran.
Presenting Dr T (IRE) 80-1 (10-10) Mid-division, headway approaching 2nd, hampered on bend after 5th, outpaced before 3 out, stayed on flat, 4th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Great Gusto (11-3) at Chepstow 3m NH mdn hdl (5) sft in Mar.
Swashbuckling Boy 20-1 (11-3) Chased leaders, pushed along 10f out, weakened over 6f out, tailed off, 8th of 11, well behind Titchwood (10-3) at Ffos Las 2m NH flat (5) sft in Mar.
Top Dancer (FR) 28-1 (10-12) Held up, ridden and headway 2 out, kept on to go 3rd flat, 3rd of 14, 8l behind Diamond Sweeper (10-12) at Plumpton 2m 5f nov hdl (4) gs in Mar.
Redhotdoc 16-1 (10-6) In rear, mistake 1st, pushed along after 5th, well beaten after next, 6th of 8, 29l behind Bin End (11-2) at Ludlow 2m nov clm hdl (5) gd in Mar.
Ellis 100-1 (11-2) Led, jumped badly right, bumped, lost footing and headed 1st, soon led again, ran out 2nd, in a race won by On The Right Path (11-2) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f cnd/am sll hdl (5) hvy in Jan, 7 ran.