prominent, mistake and led 2nd, headed 6th, led again next, headed approaching last, no extra towards finish
led until 2nd, led 6th, not fluent and headed 7th, ridden after 3 out, weakened from next, pulled up before last
mid-division, headway approaching 6th, not fluent 7th, mistake next, went 2nd after 2 out, led approaching last, stayed on, driven out
held up, last after 6th, ridden from 9th, lost touch 3 out, tailed off
held up, took keen hold, not fluent 7th, headway 3 out, ridden next, one pace approaching last, no impression
tracked leaders, outpaced approaching 2 out, weakened before last, tailed off
held up, ridden after 3 out, never on terms, weakened approaching last
held up on outside, took keen hold, closed after 4th, switched left approaching last, went 2nd flat, stayed on, no impression
tracked leaders on inside, lost place approaching 6th but still stayed in touch, ridden 2 out, 4th and one pace approaching last, no impression
Native Gallery was due to run here yesterday and looks high enough in the weights now while the Nigel Twiston-Davies' pair Kayf Aramis and South O'The Border aren't getting younger, though the former often runs well here. Golan Way has ability but also a mind of his own and Sonofvic appeared beaten when taking a heavy fall here last month. Stable companion Michel Le Bon could be interesting back over hurdles, however, as he could be well handicapped and Cloudy Too was a very easy winner off a fast pace at Newcastle last time, though is 14lb higher now. ALLTHEKINGSHORSES is unexposed and still showed signs of his inexperience when scoring at Doncaster in February. Only raised 4lb for that victory, he should have improved enough in the interim to score again. Pause And Clause is potentially well handicapped but blinkers are now tried after another poor showing at Kempton.
Golan Way 100-1 (10-13) With leader, lost place 6th, behind from 3 out, 14th of 28, 29l behind Son Of Flicka (10-6) at Cheltenham 2m 5f hcp hdl Grade 3 (1) gd in Mar.
Kayf Aramis 40-1 (10-7) Tracked leading pair from 4th, went 2nd 3 out, challenged next, ridden and lost place before last, soon weakened, 8th of 24, 22l behind Cape Tribulation (10-11) at Cheltenham 3m lstd hcp hdl (1) gd in Mar.
Michel Le Bon (FR) 7-2fav (10-12) Not fluent or travelling towards rear, hit 3rd and 10th, poor 8th before 14th, tailed off and pulled up before next, in a race won by Nacarat (11-8) at Kempton 3m hcp chs G3 (1) gd in Feb, 10 ran.
Laustra Bad (FR) 33-1 (10-6) Tracked leaders, ridden and weakened after 4 out, 14th of 19, well behind Dorset Square (10-2) at Cheltenham 3m 1f Listed hcp hdl (1) gs in Nov.
Global Power (IRE) 18-1 (11-2) Held up in rear, well beaten after 3 out, 12th of 14, 34l behind Big Easy (10-9) at Bangor 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-145 (2) gd in Feb.
Safran De Cotte (FR) 9-2fav (10-8) Held up in touch, chased leaders before 3 out, ridden before last, no impression, 6th of 19, 28l behind Grand Vision (10-3) at Haydock 3m hcp hdl (2) hvy in Feb.
South O'The Border 16-1 (11-4) Prominent, not fluent 8th, ridden before 10th, weakened approaching 2 out, 9th of 16, 35l behind Kasbadali (11-0) at Ascot 3m cnd hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gd.
Pause And Clause (IRE) 12-1 (11-11) Mid-division on inside, towards rear before 5th, rear and struggling next, tailed off when pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Oscar Prairie (11-10) at Kempton 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gd in Feb, 15 ran.
Phare Isle (IRE) 10-1 (10-11) Mid-division, headway approaching 9th, went 2nd after 3 out until 2 out, one pace, 4th of 16, 14l behind Kasbadali (11-0) at Ascot 3m cnd hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gd.
Cloudy Too (IRE) 7-2fav (10-13) Tracked leaders, led 4 out, clear from next, stayed on strongly, ridden after last, eased towards finish, won at Newcastle 3m hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gd in Mar beating Rudemeister (11-1) by 12l, 10 ran.
Allthekingshorses (IRE) 10-1 (11-10) Held up towards rear, headway approaching 2 out, ran on to lead closing stages, driven out, won at Doncaster 3m hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gd in Feb beating Corkage (11-11) by 3/4l, 16 ran.
Secret Tune 12-1 (10-10) Held up, headway 3 out, soon ridden, hit 2 out, soon weakened, 10th of 16, 26l behind Bear's Affair (10-13) at Kempton 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-145 (2) gd in Mar.
The Sliotar (IRE) 6-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, jumped left 10th, soon pushed along, weakened before 5 out, pulled up before next, in a race won by Bakbenscher (11-7) at Exeter 3m grd chs (5yo+) (2) sft in Feb '11, 6 ran.
Firm Order (IRE) 12-1 (11-3) Tracked winner, mistake 8th, weakened from 12th, in a race won by Chariot Charger (11-3) at Uttoxeter 3m beg chs (5) gs in Nov, 10 ran.
Ogee 6-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, not fluent 8th, lost place 10th, struggling when jumped left and mistake 5 out, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Triangular (11-9) at Newbury 2m 6f hcp chs 0-130 (3) gd in Mar, 12 ran.
Native Gallery (IRE) 7-1 (11-9) Held up towards rear, headway approaching 7th, chased winner after 2 out, challenged last, held close home, 2nd of 15, 1/2l behind Volador (11-8) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gs in Mar.
Sonofvic (IRE) 16-1 (10-10) Mid-division, headway 3 out, chased leading pair briefly next, kept on same pace, disputed 4th and held when fell last, in a race won by Cape Tribulation (10-11) at Cheltenham 3m lstd hcp hdl (1) gd in Mar, 24 ran.