led, headed before 4th, tracked leader, ridden before 3 out, weakened next
with leader, led before 4th, ridden before 3 out, kept on well
tracked leaders, ridden before 3 out, chased winner before 2 out, kept on and always held
towards rear, mistake 1st, outpaced 5 out, soon weakened, pulled up before 2 out
in touch, in rear and reminders before 7 out, soon tailed off, pulled up
While the mud is flying, it's surely only a matter of time before stout stayer Milansbar gets his head in front. Imagine The Chat won at Newbury on his chasing bow but couldn't cope with a 12lb hike in the weights at Cheltenham. Kingswell Theatre, behind Cyclop at Haydock two runs ago, was also pulled up last time but that was a Grade 2 and his form ties in closely with that of THREE FACES WEST on a line through Buckhorn Timothy. Philip Hobbs' charge is sure to improve for his first chasing experience at Huntingdon, however, and the step up in trip is also in his favour. With scope, he looks the one to beat.
Kingswell Theatre 28-1 (11-4) Led to 5th, lost place from 9th, tailed off next, pulled up, at Wetherby 3m (1) hvy in Feb.
Milansbar (IRE) 4-1 (11-0) Led, not fluent 5 out, soon headed and outpaced, rallied after 2 out, stayed on to go 2nd closing stages, no chance with easy winner, 2nd of 3, 3 1/2l behind Out Sam (11-4) at Newbury 2m 7f (3) sft in Feb.
Three Faces West (IRE) 6-4fav (10-12) Led 1st until 3rd, prominent, outpaced 4 out, rallied 2 out, left with every chance last, no impression towards finish, 2nd of 5, 2 3/4l behind Buckhorn Timothy (11-0) at Huntingdon 2m 4f hcp (3) hvy in Jan.
Imagine The Chat 11-2 (10-1) Towards rear, weakened 3 out (usual 5 out), tailed off when pulled up before last (usual 2 out), at Cheltenham 2m 5f hcp (2) hvy in Jan.
Cyclop (IRE) 4-1 (11-6) Close up in 2nd or 3rd, pushed along before 2 out, one pace and held by leaders on extended run-in, weakened final 250 yards, 4th of 5, 18l behind Askamore Darsi (10-10) at Sedgefield 3m 2f hcp (3) gs in Jan.