went left 1st, always towards rear, tailed off 4 out,
always towards rear
mid-division, outpaced before 4 out, rallied into 3rd 2 out, went 2nd run-in, no chance with winner
chased winner, led before 2nd until approaching 4th, remained in 2nd place until pushed along before 3 out, chased leading pair, weakened before next
chased leaders, went 2nd before 3 out, no impression weakened into 3rd run-in
took keen hold held up in rear, steady headway into 5th before 3 out, kept on into never dangerous 4th next
mid-division, weakened 4 out, pulled up before next
always in rear, no chance when mistake 4 out, never a factor
held up towards rear, steady headway approaching 4th, pushed along in 4th before 3 out, weakened before next
chased leaders, weakened tailed off and pulled up before 3 out
led until before 2nd, led again approaching 4th, made rest came clear before 3 out, very easily
never better than mid-division, pushed along in 6th before 3 out, weakened
L’AUBERGE DU BOIS was beaten 16 lengths when second at Wincanton but the winner easily defied a penalty at Taunton last week so that may be the best form on offer. Sgroppino may be the danger as he was well backed on his hurdling debut at Ludlow back in October so is probably capable of better. Bellamy's Grey should also improve for a first taste of hurdling while Lough Ryn wasn’t beaten far at Huntingdon in February and might appreciate the drop in distance.
Alminar (IRE) 33-1 (11-1) Mid-division, no impression 3 out, well beaten after next, 6th of 11, 30l behind Reelingintheyears (11-1) at Chepstow 2m 3f mdn (5) sft in Mar.
Ballymagroarty Boy (IRE) 100-1 (11-1) Held up in rear, stayed on from 2 out, never threatened to get to leaders, 5th of 11, 12l behind Reelingintheyears (11-1) at Chepstow 2m 3f mdn (5) sft in Mar.
Bellamy's Grey 100-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear, headway 5th, one pace before 2 out, went 3rd close home, no impression, 3rd of 6, 22l behind Captain Cattistock (11-12) at Wincanton 2m 5f (4) hvy in Mar.
Cappaway (IRE) 100-1 (11-1) Held up towards rear, mistake 6th, soon pushed along, weakened before 3 out, 6th of 8, dist behind Larry (11-8) at Fontwell 2m 3f (4) sft in Apr.
Dark Force (FR) 10-1 (10-9) Soon prominent, lost place 3f out, weakened final 2f, 4th of 9, 21l behind Mance Rayder (10-9) at Warwick 2m mdn (6) sft in Mar.
Daylami Kirk (IRE) 18-1 (11-4) Jumped left, led, not fluent 1st, ran out on stable bend before 3rd, at Wincanton 1m 7f (4) hvy in Jan.
Havisham 10-1 (11-2) Held up towards rear, not fluent 4th, well beaten 3 out, tailed off, 10th of 11, dist behind Sparkleandshine (11-2) at Huntingdon 2m mdn (5) gs in Mar.
Isis Blue 9-2 (11-5) Held up, ridden and headway passing omitted 4 out, weakened 2 out, tailed off, 3rd of 7, dist behind The Linksman (11-5) at Fakenham 2m mdn (4) hvy in Jan.
Lough Ryn (IRE) 25-1 (11-4) Held up in rear, headway going well 3 out, 2nd 2 out until mistake last, no extra flat, 4th of 8, 6l behind Malachite (11-4) at Huntingdon 2m 5f mdn (5) sft in Feb.
Sgroppino (IRE) 7-2 (10-12) Held up in touch, ridden before 2 out, weakened before last, 8th of 12, 22l behind Cresswell Legend (10-12) at Ludlow 2m (4) gd in Oct.
The Cannister Man (IRE) 12-1 (11-2) Chased leaders, 3rd before 6th, went 2nd at the last, plugged on, no chance with winner, 2nd of 11, 17l behind Euxton Lane (11-2) at Fontwell 2m 2f mdn (5) sft in Mar.
Presenting Lucina (IRE) 25-1 (11-0) Held up off the pace, pushed along 4th, well behind 5th, 6th of 7, 37 3/4l behind Solstalla (11-0) at Worcester 2m mdn (5) gd in Sep.
L'Auberge Du Bois (IRE) 33-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, went 3rd before 2 out and chased clear pair, kept on and went 2nd towards finish, no chance with winner, 2nd of 8, 16l behind Blu Cavalier (11-0) at Wincanton 1m 7f mdn (4) hvy in Mar.