mid-division, pushed along before 4 out, soon ridden, weakened from 2 out
mid-division, headway before 4 out, soon pushed along, kept on
towards rear, headway before 4 out, went 2nd before 2 out until before last, no extra
in touch, weakened from 3 out
tracked leaders, in 4th, led 4 out, clear before last, kept on well
in rear, headway before 3 out, plugged on and no real impression
led, headed before 4 out, ridden after next, kept on and no chance with winner
close up, led before 4 out, headed 4 out, weakened from 2 out
close up, weakened before 4 out
held up, towards rear, headway before 4 out, one pace before 2 out
held up, in touch, lost place from 5 out, tailed off
held up, towards rear, some headway before 4 out, weakened from next
Space Oddity is lightly raced but was racing off a 4lb lower mark when second at Taunton in April. All For The Best won a novices' event at Uttoxeter in the summer, despite hanging badly. That was only his third start over timber and he's preferred to stablemate Bumble Bay but Beau Bay is interesting as he made significant progress in the second half of last season and should be winning soon. Distant Rain was favourite when second at Uttoxeter last month while Sadma won here just over a year ago, though has been absent since scoring at Wincanton on Boxing Day. ROCKLANDER remains winless but can put that right today. He's been dropped 3lb since coming up against a useful sort in a maiden at Uttoxeter in June.
Grams And Ounces 33-1 (11-5) Held up, never dangerous, 9th of 15, 12 1/4l behind Whitchurch (10-10) at Nottingham 1m 2f hcp (6) gd in Oct.
Muthabir (IRE) 12-1 (11-8) Mid-division, not fluent and reminder 4th, headway before 4 out, weakened approaching 2 out, 5th of 11, dist behind Newton Geronimo (11-6) at Fontwell 2m 3f hcp (4) gd in Jun.
Lilac Tree 20-1 (11-11) Held up in rear, not fluent 3rd, headway 3 out, hampered and switched right before 2 out, went 3rd flat, no chance with front pair, 3rd of 9, 18l behind Dominada (11-2) at Ludlow 2m hcp (4) gf in Oct.
All For The Best (IRE) 6-1 (10-10) Mid-division, not much room when stumbled 2nd, closed 4th, 10 lengths 3rd when not fluent 3 out, left 2nd 2 out, led last, ridden out, won at Uttoxeter 2m (4) gs in Jul beating Sand Blast (11-5) by 3l, 10 ran.
Rocklander (IRE) 6-5fav (11-0) Tracked leader, led before 3 out, ridden and headed last, stayed on same pace flat, 2nd of 8, 2 1/4l behind Nikki Steel (11-0) at Uttoxeter 2m mdn (4) gs in Jun.
Bumble Bay 5-1 (11-4) Held up, closed when reached at 5th, 3rd before 2 out, no impression on winner, one pace, 3rd of 5, 15l behind Tempuran (10-13) at Bangor 2m 1f hcp (4) gd in Sep.
Third Act (IRE) 13-2 (11-9) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 11th, upsides when sprawled on landing and unseated rider 5 out, at Chepstow 2m 3f hcp (4) hvy in Feb.
Mr Caffrey 14-1 (11-2) Chased leaders, driven 3 out, no extra next, 8th of 13, 25 1/2l behind Luccombe Down (11-2) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp (4) gd in Jun.
Anolysse Moriniere (FR) (11-13) 4th of 7, 7l behind Plumette Grise (10-1) at Jarnac 2m gd in Sep.
Limited Reserve (IRE) 16-1 (11-12) Towards rear, pushed along before 4 out, tailed off before 2 out, 5th of 11, 19 3/4l behind Fled Or Pled (10-0) at Towcester 2m 5f hcp (4) gf in Oct.
Intifadah (IRE) 33-1 (10-11) Tracked leaders, weakened after 2 out, 6th of 9, 20 3/4l behind Furiously Fast (11-2) at Hereford 2m hcp (4) gd in Oct.
Miss Mash 14-1 (11-2) Held up in rear, went 4th and ridden approaching 3 out, never on terms, weakened before next, 4th of 6, dist behind Pulling Power (11-2) at Towcester 2m mdn (5) hvy in Jan.
Sadma 15-2 (11-12) In touch, headway to lead approaching 2 out, stayed on strongly, won at Wincanton 1m 7f hcp (5) sft in Dec beating Vering (10-0) by 4l, 14 ran.
Distant Rain (IRE) 3-1fav (11-12) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, hung left and went 2nd before last, no impression on winner, stayed on, 2nd of 8, 2l behind Impeccability (11-1) at Uttoxeter 2m hcp (5) gs in Oct.
Baroque Style (IRE) 8-1 (11-9) Held up, in rear on outside, mistake and unseated rider 6th, at Perth 2m hcp (4) gd in Jun.
Beau Bay (FR) 8-1 (10-12) Led and raced keenly, joined 2 out, soon headed, chased winner, ridden and no impression before the last, kept on for clear 2nd, 2nd of 7, 3 3/4l behind Itshard To No (11-12) at Bangor 2m 1f hcp (4) sft in Mar.
Space Oddity (FR) 9-2 (11-11) Held up rear of mid-division, headway after 3 out, not fluent 2 out, driven to challenge final 100 yards, held by winner close home, 2nd of 16, 1/2l behind Newton Geronimo (11-6) at Taunton 2m hcp (4) gd in Apr.