held up mid-division, weakened before 2 out
held up mid-division, reminders before 4th, headway before 2 out, stayed on from last
held up towards rear, ridden and outpaced before 2 out, headway before last, kept on to take 2nd place run-in
led, ridden and headed before last, kept on same pace
in touch in 4th, led after 2 out, clear from last
tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden before last, kept on same pace
in rear, pushed along before 6th, ridden before 2 out, one pace and no impression
tracked leader, reminder after 4th, outpaced before 2 out, kept on from last
A 15lb hike in the weights brought the winning run of Ever So Much to an end at Market Rasen in September and TOP OF THE GLAS is preferred in this given he stood little chance in a Grade 2 hurdle at Kempton in February but had made the frame in four previous starts. Angus Milan has plenty of scope now handicapping and Tekthelot has the past form to figure if putting his poor recent form behind him. Copt Hill looks best of the rest on his earlier second over track and trip, though Mwangaza may have been unlucky last time when well backed.
Ever So Much (IRE) 10-11fav (11-5) Tracked leading pair, driven to challenge 2 out, every chance last, soon ridden and not quicken, 3rd and beaten when eased flat, 3rd of 6, 10l behind Get Home Now (11-0) at Market Rasen 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Sep.
Angus Milan (IRE) 3-1 (11-5) Prominent, led before 3 out, headed 3 out, ridden before 2 out, weakened before last, 5th of 12, 18l behind Mossies Well (10-12) at Ayr 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) sft in Mar.
Top of The Glas (IRE) 22-1 (10-12) Chased leaders, went 2nd before 3rd until ridden before 2 out, 5th and beaten when blundered 2 out, 5th of 9, 29l behind Beltor (11-2) at Kempton 2m 4yo hdl Grade 2 (1) sft in Feb.
Diamond D'amour (IRE) 22-1 (10-11) Led 1st, driven and headed approaching 2 out, soon ridden, weakened before last, 8th of 11, 22l behind Captain Brown (11-3) at Kelso 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs in Mar.
Tekthelot (IRE) 20-1 (11-0) Held up behind on outside, fell 7th, in a race won by Turtle Cask (10-11) at Sedgefield 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft in Jan, 8 ran.
Mwangaza (FR) 15-8fav (10-3) Tracked leader, led 3rd, headed before 4 out, ridden before and in 3rd when brought down 3 out, in a race won by Too Cool To Fool (10-4) at Ayr 2m hcp chs 0-120 (4) sft in Mar, 4 ran.
Camillas Wish (IRE) 50-1 (11-6) Always towards rear, mostly 5th, ridden and no impression from 3 out, never a factor, 5th of 6, 44l behind Elsie (11-7) at Sligo 2m 1f beg chs gd in Oct.
Copt Hill 6-1fav (10-7) Keen early, not fluent 1st, tracked leaders, outpaced 7th, lost place 3 out, no impression after, 8th of 17, 14l behind Northern Acres (11-0) at Newcastle 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Mar.