made all, clear before last, easily
in rear, not fluent 3rd, well behind after next
mid-division, took keen hold, weakened after 2 out
held up in rear, slow 1st, behind after 4th, pulled up before 3 out
held up towards rear, took keen hold, not fluent 1st, behind after 4th
held up, closed after 5th, not fluent 3 out, weakened after next
chased leaders on outside, slow and lost place 1st, closed 4th, outpaced after 5th, not fluent 3 out, weakened next
mid-division, closed 3rd, mistake 3 out, chased winner after next, no impression
chased winner, not fluent 5th, lost 2nd after 2 out, weakened before last
chased leaders, ridden and weakened after 2 out
ONTHEFRONTFOOT did well to beat a potentially useful sort in Magellan at Ayr on hurdling debut and that form certainly sets the standard. He has a success in the pointing arena on his CV as well as a comfortable bumper victory at Sedgefield and seems to be going the right way. He can defy his penalty at the main expense of Gripper, a Flat winner for Ralph Beckett and who produced a much better effort on a second start over timber when a fair fourth in a decent Perth novice hurdle. Improvement is expected and he's the threat in receipt of 10lb from the selection. Check French import, Maison D'Or in the market on his first start for Micky Hammond.
Onthefrontfoot (IRE) 9-4fav (11-2) Tracked leader, led before when not fluent 3 out, challenged next, stayed on well, won at Ayr 2m mdn (5) gd in May beating Magellan (11-2) by 2 3/4l, 12 ran.
Captain Cook (GER) 11-2 (12-2) Mid-div, clsr 4out, no impr bef 2out, wknd & pu bef last, at Moira 3m gs in Oct.
De Good Man Luke (FR) 150-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders, lost place when ridden after 3 out, weakened next, 11th of 13, dist behind Now Look At Me (11-2) at Uttoxeter 2m mdn (5) gd in May.
Fast And Friendly (IRE) 250-1 (10-12) Unseated rider 1st, at Perth 2m (4) gd in Apr.
Intermodal 33-1 (9-5) Raced wide in touch, pushed along halfway, weakened over 3f out, 13th of 14, dist behind Contingency Fee (9-2) at Southwell 1m 4f hcp (6) pol in Apr.
Karapiro Boy 66-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, outpaced 2 out, soon ridden and beaten, weakened between last 2, tailed off, 5th of 6, dist behind For Three (11-0) at Hexham 2m (4) gd in May.
Maison D'Or (IRE) (8-0) 7th of 15, 9 1/4l behind Saint Nicolas (8-0) at Chantilly 2m hcp pol in Mar.
Sixties Star 66-1 (11-0) Behind, struggling after 3 out, headway under pressure between last 2, ridden and kept on from last, never going pace to threaten leaders, 5th of 12, 16l behind Glinger Flame (11-6) at Hexham 2m (4) gd in Apr.
Gripper 33-1 (10-10) Tracked leaders to after 3 out, soon outpaced, ridden after next, kept on under pressure before last, no impression, 4th of 9, 8l behind Mister Manduro (11-0) at Perth 2m mdn (4) gd in May.
She Got Fast (IRE) 25-1 (10-5) Mid-division, headway after 4 out, soon no impression, 8th of 12, 37 1/4l behind Onthefrontfoot (11-2) at Ayr 2m mdn (5) gd in May.
Phoebes Saga (FR) Youmzain M out of Saga Roma.