held up towards rear, headway 4 out, in 4th and one pace, no impression
led, hit 3 out, soon pushed along and pressed before 2 out, headed soon after, no chance with winner
tracked leader, led before 2 out, soon clear, readily
tracked leaders and keen, in 3rd before 2 out, kept on same pace
held up mid-division, ridden before 2 out, weakened before last
soon in rear, never a factor
held up towards rear, pushed along halfway, soon tailed off, pulled up before 2 out
prominent, weakened before 4 out
Theatre Act hasn't won for over two years and though well supported at Sedgefield last time after a good run at Carlisle she was beaten a long way. BAZAROV has moved from Ireland where he failed to win though he ran easily his best race at Limerick in December when just failing to make all over slightly further than this. The winner has scored subsequently so Archie Watson's new recruit can go one better. Trapper Peak has won four times over timber, including over 2m1f on soft ground at Sedgefield last time where he got up in the closing stages. The trip shouldn't be a problem though the ground could be a bit lively. Rockliffe went up 7lb for winning over the course and distance in December and ran poorly at Market Rasen while Bocasien Desbois has been chasing and is still a maiden after eight starts over hurdles.
Eolian 66-1 (11-0) In rear, beaten 3 out, 7th of 12, 21 3/4l behind War Brigade (11-0) at Market Rasen 2m 1f (4) sft in Dec.
Bazarov (IRE) 12-1 (10-7) Led, joined before 2 out, headed and kept on without matching winner close home, 2nd of 17, 1 1/4l behind Chosen Hour (11-0) at Limerick 2m 5f hcp sft in Dec.
Trapper Peak (IRE) 3-1 (11-4) Chased leaders, driven to challenge after 2 out, led 75 yards out, soon hard pressed, just held on, won at Sedgefield 2m 1f hcp (5) sft in Jan beating Baratineur (11-4) by hd, 10 ran.
Rockliffe 9-2 (10-3) Close up, pushed along halfway, ridden and outpaced 3 out, 5th of 7, 26 1/4l behind Minella Fiveo (11-3) at Market Rasen 2m 3f hcp (4) gd in Jan.
Bocasien Desbois (FR) 7-1 (11-1) Behind, headway to track leaders halfway, effort 2 out, no chance with easy winner, 2nd of 8, 13l behind King Golan (10-7) at Kelso 2m 7f hcp (4) gd in Oct.
Nancy Maher (IRE) 7-2 (11-1) Prominent on inside, not fluent 3 out, soon outpaced, held 3rd when fell last, at Fakenham 2m hcp (5) gs in Feb.
Theatre Act 7-2jfav (10-8) Prominent on outside, lost place and reminders before 4 out, weakened next, tailed off, 9th of 12, dist behind Flowery (11-7) at Sedgefield 2m 4f hcp (5) sft in Dec.
Rock N'stones (IRE) 50-1 (9-8) Soon led, headed over 8f out, lost place over 5f out, 11th of 12, dist behind Seasearch (9-7) at Southwell 1m 6f hcp (6) pol in Feb.