tracked leader, led before 2 out, ridden and headed last, kept on to regain lead towards finish
in rear, headway before 5 out, led before 3 out, headed before 2 out, led last, kept on and headed towards finish
tracked leaders, pushed along before 5 out, soon lost place
mid-division, blundered 3 out when weakening
towards rear, headway after 3 out, plugged on, never dangerous
led, headed before 3 out, soon weakened
towards rear, headway before 2 out, in 3rd after 2 out, one pace
Charlie Snow Angel had been threatening a return to winning ways until finishing a well beaten third at Kelso and it could pay to stick with VIVACCIO. Venetia Williams’ charge ended a barren spell with victory over today’s trip at Huntingdon last month and the form looks solid enough having beaten a couple of subsequent winners. The remainder are struggling to find their best at present though Smuggler's Blues slides further down the weights and Thyne For Gold won off a similar mark over track and trip in November.
Smuggler's Blues (IRE) 6-1 (11-4) Held up towards rear, never on terms, 7th of 10, 25 1/2l behind Orchardstown Cross (11-0) at Newbury 2m 6f hcp (4) gs in Mar.
Corri Lindo (FR) 25-1 (11-12) Soon led, hit 3rd, jumped slightly left 6th, joined approaching 7th, not fluent 8th, soon headed and no extra 3 out, 6th of 13, 27 1/4l behind Littlestickarubarb (11-5) at Clonmel 2m gd in Mar.
Thyne For Gold (IRE) 15-2 (11-11) Prominent, joined leader 6th, led 8th, headed between 4 out and 3 out, chasing leaders when pecked on landing 3 out, kept on same pace from next, 4th of 6, 28 1/2l behind Star Foot (11-12) at Market Rasen 2m 3f hcp (4) gs in Mar.
Vivaccio (FR) 10-11fav (11-12) Made all, ridden and pressed from 2 out, held on well towards finish, won at Huntingdon 2m 4f hcp (5) gs in Mar beating Midnight Owle (10-0) by 1 3/4l, 5 ran.
Sartene's Son (FR) 25-1 (11-9) Held up towards rear on outside, headway 7th, not fluent next, weakened before 2 out, 9th of 13, dist behind Little Millie (11-11) at Uttoxeter 2m 7f hcp (4) gd in Mar.
Lickpenny Larry 20-1 (10-0) Led, jumped left 1st, chased leader until 6th and again from 10th until before 3 out, no extra 2 out, 5th of 7, 16l behind Enola Gay (11-5) at Wincanton 2m 4f hcp (3) gd in Apr.
Charlie Snow Angel 6-1 (11-6) Chased leaders, every chance 3 out, soon ridden, stayed on same pace approaching last, 3rd of 13, 10l behind Mrs Vonn (10-6) at Kelso 2m 6f hcp (4) gs in Apr.