chased leaders, ridden 5th, weakened 3 out
held up, smooth headway 5th to go prominent, led 3 out, soon clear, very easy
mid-division, ridden 5th, weakened next
in rear, jumped slow 3rd, reminders soon after, weakened before 5th
unruly start, took keen hold and led after 1st, headed 4th, chased leader after, weakened approaching 6th, behind and pulled up before last
tracked leader, led 4th, headed 3 out, soon ridden, kept on, no chance with easy winner
held up in rear, some headway 5th, ridden and weakened 3 out
mid-division, some headway 5th, ridden and weakened next, behind and pulled up before last
held up, headway 5th, ridden next, went moderate 3rd 2 out, kept on, no chance
led 1st, remained close up, ridden and weakened soon after 6th
in touch, weakened 4th
mid-division, ridden and weakened 6th.
MAXWIL can get off the mark at the third attempt here; Starluck and Rock Me are the likliest two to trouble him while Laterly is an interesting recruit to hurdling. Maxwil did not appear to stay the trip first time out but put that effort behind him with a good second at Kempton behind Saticon, who despite not franking the form at Cheltenham on Saturday looks an above average sort. Starluck landed a gamble for connections last time at Huntingdon. He was a capable flat perfromer in Ireland and is clearly going the right way while Tuanku, who finished second to him last time ran respectably at Cheltenham on Saturday. Laterly was verging on listed class on the flat and if taking to jumping is a contender while Rock Me has all important experience but could struggle to concede the weight to classier rivals. Maxwil is selected to win on his third start over obstacles.
Rock Me (IRE) 11-2 (11-5) Chased leader until after 3rd, remained prominent, challenged 3 out until after 2 out, no extra flat, 3rd of 9, 4 1/2l behind Terrasini (10-12) at Huntingdon 2m 3yo nov hdl (4) gd in Oct.
Starluck (IRE) 7-4 (10-12) Mid-division, raced keenly, headway 5th, went 2nd approaching last, shaken up flat, ran on well to lead near finish, won at Huntingdon 2m 3yo nov hdl (4) gd in Oct beating Tuanku (11-5) by a nk, 11 ran.
Anabaa's Secret (IRE) 100-1 (10-9) Mid-division, stumbled 1st, behind from 5th, 10th of 13, 49l behind Helium (11-5) at Warwick 2m 3yo nov hdl (4) gs.
Captain Mainwaring 3-1fav (8-13) Prominent, ridden along over 4f, switched right when weakening over 1f, 5th of 8, 17l behind Ice Bellini (8-3) at Southwell 1m 4f 3yo hcp (5) fbs (Flat).
Galley Slave (IRE) 9-1 (10-9) Chased leaders, ridden after 3 out, weakened 2 out, 3rd of 12, 10l behind Dontpaytheferryman (10-12) at Huntingdon 2m 3yo nov hdl (4) gs in Oct.
Greek Theatre (USA) 10-1 (9-4) Made all, hard ridden and clear over 1f out, stayed on well, won at Great Leighs 1m 3yo hcp (6) pol in Oct beating Miss Understanding (8-4) by 1 1/2l, 9 ran (Flat).
Laterly (IRE) 10-1 (9-4) Raced along with leader, switched right to join main group 6f out, ridden 3f out, weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 7, 5l behind Swinging Sixties (9-1) at Newmarket 1m 2f 3yo hcp (2) gf in Oct (Flat).
Long Distance (FR) 11-1 (8-8) Held up, ridden over 3f out, never dangerous, 7th of 8, 18l behind The Oil Magnate (8-12) at Beverley 1m 4f 3yo hcp (4) sft in Sept (Flat).
Maxwil 9-4 (10-12) Held up in rear, not fluent and reminders 2 out, headway soon after, chased winner run in, driven and closed, always held, 2nd of 11, 1/2l behind Saticon (10-12) at Kempton 2m 3yo nov hdl (3) gd in Oct.
Metal Madness (IRE) 16-1 (10-12) Not fluent, held up towards rear, headway when hit 2 out, weakened last, 4th of 11, 15l behind Starluck (10-12) at Huntingdon 2m 3yo nov hdl (4) gd in Oct.
Mr Plod 66-1 (9-3) Mid-division, ridden and lost touch over 2f out, tailed off, last of 8, 25l behind Campanologist (9-3) at Kempton 1m 1f 3yo stk (2) pol in Mar (Flat).
Persistent (IRE) 16-1 (10-5) Towards rear, headway 4 out, soon ridden, kept on from 2 out, 3rd of 14, 2l behind Graze On And On (10-5) at Wetherby 2m 3yo mdn hdl (5) frm in Oct.
Farsighted 50-1 (10-10) Mid-division, headway 4 out, soon chasing leaders, under pressure approaching second last, soon weakened, 8th of 15, 42l behind Cosmea (11-3) at Huntingdon 2m 3yo nov hdl (4) gs.