with leader, led before 2nd, headed 4 out, pushed along and weakened before 3 out, soon pulled up
held up in rear, pushed along and weakened before 4 out, soon pulled up
held up towards rear, ridden before 3 out, soon outpaced
always towards rear, pulled up before 2 out
mid-division, soon pushed along and in rear, tailed off and pulled up before 3 out
led, jumped right 1st, headed before 2nd, weakened before 4 out, tailed off and pulled up before 3 out
held up mid-division, headway to chase leaders before 3 out, led before 2 out, headed last, kept on same pace
tracked leaders in 4th, led 4 out, headed before 2 out, went 3rd from last until no extra run-in
tracked leaders in 3rd, went 2nd before 3 out, soon outpaced, plugged on to take 3rd run-in
tracked leaders, challenged 3 out, led last, kept on well, eased towards finish
Chris Down runs two in a low-key finale but TRIPLE CHIEF looks the one to beat. His victory at Plumpton 11 days ago under Ciaran Gethings was his first in 19 attempts under Rules but he goes unpenalised in this. Wayward Frolic has won around here over fences but that was over three miles. Distant Sound turned in a shocker when favourite at Towcester nine days ago while On Demand failed to win in 13 tries on the Flat and hasn't made much impression in three starts over hurdles either.
Wayward Frolic 6-1 (11-10) Led, blundered 3 out, ridden before 2 out, headed before last, no extra, 3rd of 6, 10l behind Some Finish (10-5) at Leicester 2m 4f hcp (5) hvy in Feb.
Water Rail 200-1 (11-2) In rear, weakened from 4 out, 9th of 12, dist behind Global Thrill (11-2) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f mdn (4) gs in Mar.
Triple Chief (IRE) 10-3 (11-12) Held up in rear, headway approaching 3 out, chased leaders next, every chance last, hard ridden to lead closing stages, stayed on well (2 hurdles ommited), won at Plumpton 2m hcp (5) hvy in Feb beating Clonusker (11-2) by 2l, 7 ran.
On Demand 33-1 (10-10) Held up in rear, headway after 3 out, ridden and no impression from next, 6th of 8, 24l behind Awesome Rosie (10-10) at Wincanton 1m 7f (4) sft in Dec.
Mount Prospex (IRE) 10-1 (11-1) Mid-division, headway on outside after 3rd, lost place when mistake 8th, mistake next, closed 12th, mistake 4 out, soon weakened, 8th of 13, dist behind Badger Wood (11-5) at Taunton 2m 7f hcp (4) hvy in Jan.
Culm Counsellor 100-1 (10-12) Took keen hold, close 2nd after 2nd, losing place 5th, well beaten when in view before 3 out, tailed off, 9th of 11, dist behind Yanworth (10-12) at Exeter 2m 1f (3) sft in Nov.
Distant Sound (IRE) 7-2fav (10-11) Held up mid-division, weakened before 3 out, tailed off, 8th of 17, dist behind Kelsey (11-1) at Towcester 2m 3f hcp (5) sft in Feb.
Bring Back Charlie 25-1 (11-1) Prominent, led 5 out, headed 3 out, soon weakened, last of 12, dist behind Lily Potts (10-1) at Taunton 2m 1f hcp (5) gf in Apr.
Old Magic (IRE) 4-1 (10-2) Led, headed 2 out, weakened on extended run-in, 4th of 7, 21 1/4l behind Marlee Massie (11-7) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp (5) hvy in Jan.
On The Road (IRE) 8-1 (10-8) Behind, struggling halfway, 10th of 14, dist behind Sadma (11-12) at Wincanton 1m 7f hcp (5) sft in Dec.