made all, took keen hold early, soon clear, kept on strongly from 2 out
tracked winner until before 4 out, soon weakened
always towards rear, pulled up after 10th
held up towards rear, headway before 4 out, weakened from next
in rear, mistake 3rd, never dangerous
tracked leaders, went 3rd from 2 out, kept on same pace
tracked leaders, chased winner from 4 out, ridden before 2 out, no impression
Be On Time has been raised 5lb after making a winning UK debut at Worcester but is only a four-year-old so more improvement should be forthcoming. However, this looks a more competitive affair with Skint and Midnight Chorister both capable of their day. Artifice Sivola, Snowell, Sportsreport and MONEY FOR NOTHING are all returning from a break so a market check is advised. But the latter was knocking on the door in the spring and it would be no surprise if he finally got his head in front over fences having finished second in all four starts so far over the larger obstacles.
Artifice Sivola (FR) 5-1 (11-6) Tracked leader from 2nd, lost place 8th, soon weakened, 4th of 6, 37 1/2l behind Notnowsam (10-0) at Warwick 2m hcp (4) gs in May.
Ciceron (IRE) 16-1 (11-11) Held up in rear, mistake 10th, under pressure 4 out, headway 2 out, never on terms, 5th of 7, 26l behind The Italian Yob (11-9) at Ffos Las 2m 5f hcp (4) gd in Oct.
Money For Nothing 3-1fav (11-3) Held up behind, headway 4 out, went 4th before 3 out, challenged 2 out, every chance last, kept on and held towards finish, 2nd of 7, 3/4l behind Take The Crown (10-9) at Southwell 2m 4f hcp (4) gd in Mar.
Sportsreport (IRE) 9-2 (11-12) Chased leaders, steadied after 4th, closed 8th, went 2nd before 4 out, led narrowly 3 out, headed last, no impression towards finish, 2nd of 6, 2 3/4l behind Strongly Suggested (11-12) at Worcester 2m hcp (4) gs in May.
Midnight Chorister 7-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, mistake 4 out, one pace next, no extra 2 out, jumped right last, 5th of 6, 15 3/4l behind Be On Time (11-3) at Worcester 2m hcp (4) gd in Oct.
Snowell (IRE) 10-1 (11-0) Held up in touch, headway to challenged 3 out, every chance last, no extra run-in, 3rd of 5, 3 1/4l behind Town Mouse (11-8) at Fontwell 2m 2f hcp (4) gd in Apr.
Be On Time (FR) 15-8fav (11-3) Chased leaders, challenged 3 out, led and jumped right next, pressed towards finish, held on, won at Worcester 2m hcp (4) gd in Oct beating Helium (11-11) by nk, 6 ran.
Skint 20-1 (11-12) Held up in rear, headway approaching 3 out, chased leaders next, weakened last, 3rd of 9, 17 3/4l behind Wild Rover (11-10) at Ffos Las 2m 4f hcp (4) gd in Oct.