chased leaders on outside, weakened before 2 out
last pair, never a factor
mid-division, hit 4th, pushed along before 3 out, weakened soon after
always towards rear, never a factor
chased leading pair, 2nd after 3rd until ridden 3 out, weakened before next
tracked leader until after 3rd, chased leaders, disputing 2nd 3 out, ridden in 4th before 2 out, 3rd again between last 2 until before the last, 4th and one pace run-in
always towards rear, pushed along and struggling after 6th, no threat after
took keen hold and held up towards rear, hit 1st, headway approaching 3 out, soon chasing leaders, kept on into 2nd run-in, no chance with winner
led, ridden and headed between last 2, no impression on winner before the last, lost 2nd run-in
held up towards rear, headway and switched sharply left approaching 3 out, soon chasing leaders, 2nd when mistake 2 out, led between last 2, clear before last, ridden and kept on strongly run-in
mid-division, ridden and weakened before 3 out
held up in last pair, good headway chasing leaders 6th, 2nd 3 out until before next, weakened between last 2
This looks fractionally stronger than the first division, but only just. Darnitnev may be capable of a bit better than he's shown so far while Sunshine Buddy was in good form around here in November, though was beaten in a seller last time. Exeter fourth Misteray tries a new trip and Sapphire Moon fell on her reappearance at Warwick but Native Explorer might be improving and will have been hard for the handicapper to evaluate. KING'S SONG was not unfancied when second at Southwell last month. That was a big step up on previous efforts and he can go one better today.
Darnitnev 10-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders in 3rd, pushed along after 4 out, weakened before 2 out, 9th of 13, 21l behind Baths Well (11-5) at Ludlow 2m nh nov hdl (4) sft in Jan.
Sapphire Moon 12-1 (10-9) Held up, not fluent 3rd, fell 7th, in a race won by Streets Of Promise (11-12) at Warwick 2m 5f mrs hcp hdl 0-120 (4) hvy in Mar, 5 ran.
King's Song (FR) 3-1 (10-13) Tracked leader, led 2nd, headed after 4th, chased winner last, no impression, 2nd of 8, 6l behind Mr Squirrel (10-0) at Southwell 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gf in Mar.
Barenger (IRE) 7-1 (11-12) Hit 1st, chased leaders, pushed along bend after 5th, weakened and mistake next, no chance when blundered badly 4 out, tailed off, 5th of 7, well behind Ballyegan (10-7) at Taunton 2m hcp chs 0-100 (5) gs in Mar.
Native Explorer 15-2 (11-8) Chased leaders, effort 2 out, weakened before last, 3rd of 8, 23l behind I Am Colin (11-2) at Stratford 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Mar.
Misteray 50-1 (10-3) Tracked leaders, pushed along and outpaced before 3 out, plugged on same pace in 4th, 4th of 8, 12l behind Remind Me Later (11-12) at Exeter 2m 1f nov hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Mar.
Kilcullen Article (IRE) 9-2 (11-6) Held up in touch, driven and outpaced after 4 out, weakened next, tailed off, 4th of 7, 45l behind Toot Sweet (11-7) at Towcester 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in Dec.
Dan's Quest 200-1 (11-5) Held up in rear, behind from 5th, tailed off, 12th of 16, well behind Fascino Rustico (11-5) at Bangor 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Jan.
Sunshine Buddy 11-4 (10-6) Tracked leaders, outpaced 6th, stayed on into 3rd before 3 out until between last two, soon one pace, 4th of 9, 11l behind Rocky Rebel (11-1) at Exeter 2m 3f nov sell hdl (5) gd in Mar.
Modeligo (IRE) 11-2 (10-3) Mid-division, headway chasing leaders 4th, weakening when fell 7th, in a race won by According To Sarah (11-10) at Newton Abbot 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Jul, 12 ran.
Mountain Of Angels 25-1 (10-8) In touch in mid-division, closed after 3rd, weakened from next, well behind 6th, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Kozmina Bay (10-9) at Ffos Las 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy in Jan, 10 ran.
Pembridge 50-1 (10-0) Held up in last, outpaced 8th, tailed off 3 out, soon pulled up, in a race won by Olympian Boy (10-12) at Taunton 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in Jan, 9 ran.