prominent, mistake 3rd, lost place before not fluent 10th, effort after 14th, well held 4th from 4 out
in rear, bumped 1st, hampered 4th, headway before 10th, blundered and lost place 14th, refused 3 out
chased leaders, bumped 6th, hit 11th, weakened after 14th
led until 10th, led next, edged left before last, soon headed, well held by winner flat
jumped left, held up, bumped rival 1st, mistake and rider lost iron briefly 4th, mistake 10th, headway 12th, well held 3rd before 3 out
ROAD TO RICHES won six times over fences for Noel Meade but has switched yards since last in action. He’s clear at the weights, however, and can make the trip over from Ireland worthwhile. Pass The Hat and Barrakilla are closely matched on these terms and both won hunter chases last year while Little Jon should be sharper for a recent comeback at Ludlow. The remainder all face a difficult task at the weights.
Barrakilla (IRE) 8-1 (12-0) Tracked leaders in 3rd, blundered 5 out, ridden in 4th before last, kept on run-in, 4th of 21, 10 1/2l behind Balnaslow (12-0) at Aintree 2m 5f (2) sft in Apr.
Rouge Et Blanc (FR) 66-1 (12-0) In touch on outer, lost place after 3rd, blundered 7th, rider lost iron, pulled up before next, at Aintree 2m 5f (2) sft in Apr.
Little Jon 9-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 13th until 15th, weakened before 4 out, 5th of 12, dist behind Road To Rome (12-2) at Ludlow 3m (4) gd in Jan.
Road To Riches (IRE) 8-1 (11-0) Prominent early, soon chased leaders, dropped to mid-division halfway, pushed along briefly 9th, slight mistake 4 out, soon ridden towards rear and no extra, weakened, 7th of 10, 35 1/4l behind Woodland Opera (11-5) at Down Royal 3m gf in Aug.
Nautical Twilight 8-1 (11-7) (bl) (tt) smooth hdwy 13; outpcd app 2 out; kpt on flat, 3rd of 11, 1 1/2l behind Black River (12-0) at Askham Bryan College 3m gd in Feb.
Border Breaker (IRE) 10-1 (11-12) With leaders when hampered and rider lost iron briefly 1st, led next, headed before 2 out, soon one pace, 4 lengths down and held in clear 2nd when blundered last, 2nd of 6, 17l behind Canyouringmeback (11-7) at Huntingdon 2m 4f hcp (4) gd in Oct.