chased winner until 4 out, no extra 2 out
not fluent early and soon towards rear, well beaten 4 out
chased leaders, hit 12th, went 2nd 4 out until after 3 out, no extra and not fluent last
held up in rear, never in contention and well beaten 4 out
slow 1st, not fluent 2nd and again slow when in rear 3rd, mistake 10th, behind from next, tailed off 14th, pulled up before 4 out
held up in rear, headway 13th, lost place before 4 out
made all, raced quite wide on the bends, hit 6th, mistake 10th, ridden out
mid-division, pushed along briefly 5th, headway approaching 4 out, weakened 2 out
chased leaders, hit 10th, ridden and lost place before 4 out
held up towards rear, progressed into mid-division, before 4th, closed from 11th, chased winner after 3 out, held flat
An absence has proved no problem to What A Moment in the past and he is certainly worth a market check here. The step up to 3m could see Midnight Chill in a better light this season and he’s had wind surgery since last in action. Cresswell Legend jumped poorly at Perth in June and is better than that, though regular pilot David Bass gets off his to partner the returning Indy Five. REIKERS ISLAND struggled off higher marks after winning at Wincanton last December but has form over these fences and appeals as the type to go well fresh so can defy top weight.
Reikers Island (IRE) 22-1 (11-3) Held up in mid-division, mistake 14th, soon behind, pulled up before 2 out, at Aintree 3m 1f hcp (1) gd in Apr.
Another Stowaway (IRE) 7-2 (11-8) Pressed winner, lost place before 8th, chased leaders to 5 out, behind from next, last of 6, 25 1/2l behind Saintemilion (10-3) at Exeter 2m 3f hcp (3) gs in Mar.
Cresswell Legend 9-2fav (11-5) Chased winner, blundered 4th, lost 2nd before 4 out, weakened quickly, tailed off and pulled up before 2 out, at Perth 3m hcp (2) gs in Jun.
What A Moment (IRE) 11-1 (11-10) Mid-division on outside, took closer order halfway, led after 3 out, clear next, ridden and reduced advantage flat, just held on, all out, won at Cheltenham 3m 1f hcp (3) gs in Nov beating Sugar Baron (11-12) by 1/2l, 15 ran.
Viens Chercher (IRE) 16-1 (12-0) Chased leader, led 10th, headed after next, not fluent 13th, weakened before 2 out, 7th of 8, 20 1/4l behind For Good Measure (11-5) at Warwick 3m hcp (3) gd in Oct.
Above Board (IRE) 10-1 (11-2) Prominent, hampered 15th, weakened before 4 out, 6th of 9, 28 1/4l behind Beau Du Brizais (11-0) at Ludlow 3m hcp (3) sft in Dec.
Golden Sunrise (IRE) 20-1 (11-0) Tracked leader, jumped slowly 5th, mistake and lost place 12th, pushed along and behind after next, lost touch 5 out, tailed off, 5th of 6, dist behind Ardlethen (11-0) at Chepstow 3m (3) gs in Oct.
Midnight Chill 15-8 (10-12) In rear, pushed along after 7th, left 3rd 4 out, soon outpaced, never able to get on terms with front pair, weakened before last, tailed off, 3rd of 4, dist behind Gortroe Joe (11-1) at Market Rasen 2m 5f hcp (3) gd in Apr.
Le Boizelo (FR) 5-1 (11-12) Never travelled in rear, reminder after 1st, hit next, pushed along in rear before 8th, mistake next, tailed off 5 out, 6th of 8, 24 1/4l behind Graceful Legend (12-0) at Newbury 2m 6f hcp (3) gs in Mar.
Portway Flyer (IRE) 11-4fav (10-8) Tracked leaders, went 2nd from 6th, upsides 3 out, led narrowly next, soon ridden, kept on until headed and no extra near finish, 2nd of 9, hd behind Art Mauresque (11-12) at Newton Abbot 2m 5f hcp (2) gd in May.
Indy Five (IRE) 10-1 (10-7) Chased leaders, not fluent 9th, weakened from 4 out, 13th of 17, dist behind Minellacelebration (10-4) at Uttoxeter 3m hcp (2) gd in May.