in touch, headway 4 out, jumped left 2 out, 3rd when jumped sharply left and unseated rider last
in touch towards rear, reminders 10th, ridden and dropped to last next, weakened 3 out, tailed off
not fluent, in touch towards rear, mistake and dropped to rear 4th, ridden 3 out, headway bend into straight approaching last, left 3rd at last
tracked leaders, ridden 3 out, kept on one pace
in touch, headway to chase leader 2 out, ridden to lead bend in to straight approaching last, ridden out
tracked leaders, ridden 2 out, weakened next
in touch in rear, headway 11th, ridden and weakened 2 out
led, ridden 2 out, headed bend into straight approaching last, rallied towards finish
The Geegeez Geegee won twice last season but it’s more than a year since he last saw a racecourse and Aidan Coleman prefers stablemate WOOD PIGEON (NAP), who also returns from a lay-off but wasn’t beaten far over track and trip in March when 2lb higher and was a winner earlier over these fences. Prolific winning pointer Mr Raj won hunter chases at Taunton and Sedgefield in the spring and was a fair fourth on his handicap debut at Plumpton. Shady Glen is starting to look well treated and Native Robin could also go well and is preferred to Zen Master and Tara Mac at the weights.
Zen Master (IRE) 3-1 (11-8) Held up and behind, steady progress 9th, no impression from 2 out, 4th of 6, 7 1/2l behind Vivas (11-13) at Fontwell 2m 3f hcp (4) gs in Oct.
The Geegeez Geegee (IRE) 9-2 (10-7) Held up in rear, mistake 1st, jumped right 5th, headway 3 out, stayed on same pace last, 4th of 7, 5 1/4l behind Starchitect (11-12) at Stratford 2m 3f hcp (3) gd in Nov.
Balibour (FR) 6-1 (11-0) Jumped left 1st, soon led, headed 2nd, led 3rd, headed 5th, mistake 7th, weakened 3 out, 10th of 16, 18 1/2l behind Awake At Midnight (11-4) at Chepstow 2m hcp (3) gs in Nov.
Tara Mac 4-1 (11-5) Chased leaders, ridden when mistake 2 out, weakened before last, 6th of 11, 12 1/2l behind Isle Of Destiny (11-12) at Hexham 2m 4f hcp (4) gd in Oct.
Native Robin (IRE) 12-1 (11-3) Held up towards rear, plugged on in modest 4th 2 out, 4th of 9, 8l behind Capeland (12-1) at Wincanton 2m 4f hcp (3) gd in Nov.
Shady Glen (IRE) 8-1 (11-10) Close up in rear, pushed along 15th, ridden and weakened 3 out, last of 5, 25 1/4l behind Fingerontheswitch (11-10) at Wetherby 3m hcp (4) gd in Nov.
Mr Raj (IRE) 20-1 (11-10) Raced keenly, held up in touch, headway on inside tracking leaders 5th, outpaced 9th, pushed along and struggling in 4th when mistake 3 out, 4th of 7, 12 1/4l behind Dr Dunraven (11-10) at Plumpton 2m 4f hcp (4) gd in Nov.
Wood Pigeon (IRE) 7-2 (11-12) Chased winner until 12th, weakened next, eased, 4th of 5, dist behind One Style (11-12) at Hereford 2m 5f hcp (4) hvy in Apr.