tracked leaders, lost place 3rd, hampered 8th, weakened 2 out
led, not fluent 5th, ridden and headed 2 out, stayed on same pace last
held up in touch, not fluent and reminders 3rd, lost place when mistake 8th, soon weakened, mistake 3 out, tailed off
tracked leaders, took keen hold, lost place when not fluent 8th, soon weakened, tailed off
chasing leaders when mistake 1st, lost place and mostly struggling after, well beaten 3 out
held up in rear, ridden before 7th, behind next, soon pulled up
held up in last, not fluent and pushed along 6th, some headway 4 out, weakened next, tailed off
held up, mistake 6th, headway 8th, ridden when not fluent 4 out, stayed on same pace from 2 out
tracked leader, not fluent 5th, went left and not fluent 4 out, ridden after next, weakened flat
always prominent, led 2 out, hit last, ran on well
Oscarslad came good at Wincanton last month and should make his presence felt, despite a 10lb jump in the weights. Huntingdon winner Go Amwell needs a thorough test of stamina and should get it here while Mission Complete is holding his form well though has gone up a further 4lb since finishing second at Ffos Las. Hassadin and Tickatack both arrive in good form but Fontwell winner Shangani tries a new trip and doesn't appear to have been done any favours by the handicapper. A visor had the desired effect on WHENEVER at Warwick last month and the headgear is left on here. He still isn't badly treated on his best form and a follow up is on the cards under 5lb claimer Peter Carberry.
Shangani (USA) 11-10fav (11-2) Chased leaders, went 2nd 3 out, led soon after, hit 2 out, stayed on well from last, won at Fontwell 2m 2f mdn hdl (5) sft in Mar beating Turbo Du Ranch (11-2) by 4l, 14 ran.
Bunclody 25-1 (10-13) Led until before 2nd, tracked leaders, not fluent and hampered 7th, ridden and weakened approaching 3 out, 12th of 15, well behind Volador (11-8) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gs in Mar.
Mission Complete (IRE) 7-2 (11-12) Tracked leaders, driven and outpaced on outside after 4 out, ridden to lead narrowly next, headed before last, held flat, 2nd of 9, 2 1/4l behind Sir Mattie (11-4) at Ffos Las 3m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Mar.
Hassadin 25-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders, ridden 3 out, stayed on approaching last, went 2nd flat, not able to trouble winner, 2nd of 8, 2 3/4l behind Godsmejudge (11-12) at Uttoxeter 3m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Mar.
Whenever 15-2 (11-2) Held up in last trio, good headway on inside to chase leaders 7th, led 4 out, ridden and hung left approaching 2 out, mistake 2 out, hung left again approaching and went left last, head high, kept on flat, won at Warwick 3m 1f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Mar beating Well Mett (10-7) by 5l, 9 ran.
Pie At Midnight 20-1 (11-9) Tracked leader, reminders and weakened before 4 out, soon tailed off, pulled up soon after, in a race won by My Arch (11-10) at Wetherby 3m 1f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs in Dec, 9 ran.
Go Amwell 7-1 (11-6) Prominent in chasing group, went 3rd 4 out, closed next, challenged in 2nd 2 out, carried right last, driven to lead flat, stayed on, won at Huntingdon 3m 2f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Mar beating Burnthill (9-13) by 3/4l, 11 ran.
Tickatack (IRE) 7-2 (10-2) Mid-division, headway on outside after 4 out, chased leaders when not fluent next, ridden and effort approaching 2 out, soon chased leading pair, kept on same pace, edged left flat, 3rd of 11, 4l behind Lava Lamp (11-2) at Ffos Las 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gd in Mar.
Oscarslad (IRE) 6-1 (11-0) Held up, headway from 6th, not fluent 3 out, went 2nd before next, led flat, stayed on, won at Wincanton 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gs in Mar beating Black Phantom (11-6) by 1 1/4l, 8 ran.
Staccato Valtat (FR) 33-1 (10-11) Held up mid-division, weakened before 3 out, 6th of 13, 20l behind Asaid (10-8) at Towcester 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Feb.