pressed winner, ridden and lost 2nd before 3 out, outpaced approaching next, kept on again into 4th run-in
mid-division, pushed along and hanging left when hit 3 out, weakening when hit next and rider lost iron briefly
chased leaders, blundered badly 3rd, losing place when not much room on inside bend after 6th, ridden and weakened before next
chased leaders, ridden into 2nd after 2 out, slight lead last, hung right and kept on run-in, caught last strides
held up towards rear, headway chasing leaders when hit 3 out, weakened next
held up towards rear, headway chasing leaders after 6th, led and pecked 3 out, headed approaching 2 out, lost 2nd after 2 out, no extra in 4th between last 2, weakened run-in
reminders to lead, narrowly headed 3 out, led again before 2 out, narrowly headed last, rallied gamely to lead again last strides
mid-division, weakened after 6th, tailed off
chased leaders on outside, lost place after 4th, never on terms after
chased leaders, hit 4th, lost place after 6th, soon struggling
held up in rear, headway under pressure after 3 out, chased leaders before next, 3rd and no chance with leading duo between last 2, went left last
took keen hold in mid-division on outside, headway chasing leaders 5th, pushed along in 3rd and carried head high after next, weakened before 2 out
ALLERTON has been raised 5lb since his near miss at Stratford but won over fences off a similar mark in the autumn and lacks serious opposition in a modest-looking affair in which few arrive in any kind of form. Gwili Spar could run into a place if in the mood but has never fulfilled early potential. Bobby Dove may be the pick of the remainder ahead of the returning Sterling Gent.
Allerton (IRE) 25-1 (11-3) Always prominent, led and ridden after last (usual 2 out), soon headed, stayed on to regain narrow lead approaching omitted last, headed and no extra final 50 yards, 2nd of 16, hd behind Seymour Legend (11-0) at Stratford 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Mar.
Titans Approach (IRE) 33-1 (11-6) Held up towards rear, pushed along 6th, soon weakened, 8th of 12, well behind Scorpiancer (11-6) at Ludlow 2m 5f mdn hdl (4) sft in Jan.
Mister Chairman (IRE) 10-1 (11-1) Towards rear, dropped to last approaching 3rd, soon lost touch, tailed off, 9th of 10, well behind Sirabad (11-8) at Sandown 2m nov hdl (4) gs in Mar.
Who Am I 50-1 (10-11) Led until 1st, prominent, lost place when not fluent 4th, last 6th, went badly left 9th, fell 12th, in a race won by Royal Palladium (11-12) at Ludlow 3m nov hcp chs 0-105 (4) gs in Nov, 8 ran.
Sterling Gent (IRE) 5-1 (11-8) Held up towards rear, headway before omitted 3 out, never on terms with leaders, 5th of 18, 21l behind Mr Maynard (11-12) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Jun.
Acadian (FR) 300-1 (10-11) Held up towards rear, short of room when fell 4th, in a race won by Sir Ivan (11-4) at Exeter 2m 3f nov hdl (4) gs in Feb, 16 ran.
Flemensbay 25-1 (9-13) In touch, reminders 6th, soon in rear, pulled up before 8th, in a race won by Capard King (11-5) at Huntingdon 3m 2f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft in Feb, 9 ran.
Bobby Dove 7-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, not always fluent, ridden after 5th, outpaced and no impression from next, plugged on from 2 out, 4th of 6, 15l behind Tidestream (11-7) at Southwell 2m 4yo Am hcp 0-100 (5) sft in Mar.
The Boogeyman (IRE) 16-1 (10-10) Led, headed approaching 4 out, weakened next, 7th of 9, well behind Bold Adventure (11-0) at Fakenham 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Mar.
Lily Potts 33-1 (10-4) Pushed along and struggling before 6th, always towards rear, tailed off, 10th of 16, 40l behind Hot Pepper (10-11) at Taunton 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in Feb.
Gwili Spar 20-1 (10-1) Held up in rear, not fluent 5th, some headway 3 out, never on terms, no extra next, 6th of 12, 14l behind Mighty Mambo (11-1) at Towcester 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Mar.
Indiana Oscar 66-1 (10-0) Held up, headway after 4th, outpaced approaching next, plugging on in 5th when mistake 2 out, driven into 4th between last 2, never any chance with leading trio, 4th of 12, 19l behind Tanit River (11-5) at Chepstow 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Mar.
Etheridge Annie 14-1 (10-7) Of fthe pace in mid-division, mistake and weakened 6th, soon ridden and struggling, tailed off, 6th of 9, 37l behind Perspicace (10-7) at Taunton 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Mar.