raced wide, held up in touch, smooth headway on outside into 3rd 3 out, every chance when mistake 2 out, staying on when mistake last, went 2nd and edged left run-in, kept on, always held
took keen hold, tracked leaders, led approaching 3 out, joined 2 out, soon ridden, slight lead when left with advantage last, edged right run-in, stayed on gamely near finish
pressed leader, led narrowly 2nd until approoaching 3 out, stumbled and lost place 3 out, weakened before next
led until narrowly headed 2nd, chased leader, chased winner from 3 out, every chance when blundered last, lost 2nd run-in, not recover
raced on inside, chased leaders, ridden before 2 out, weakened between last 2
took keen hold, held up in touch, pushed along after 4 out, headway under pressure in 4th 2 out, kept on same pace run-in
always in rear, reminders and struggling after 4th, tailed off
Paddys Motorbike, a three-times winner on the level, was third over course and distance on his second start over timber and makes his handicap debut at a realistic level. Way Of The World has come good on heavy ground at Hereford since the turn of the year and can’t be ignored but ALF ’N’ DOR is just preferred. He finished a couple of lengths ahead of Paddys Motorbike on identical terms in November and all of his best form in bumpers was achieved in the mud - this is not as competitive as recent tasks. Sutter's Mill has been placed a couple of times on soft going so should handle conditions and is no forlorn hope.
Paddys Motorbike (IRE) 7-1 (10-12) Towards rear, pushed along after 4 out, mistake 3 out, one pace from 2 out, 5th of 7, 34l behind Ballymalin (11-12) at Ffos Las 2m 6f (4) sft in Dec.
Alf 'n' Dor (IRE) 6-1 (11-7) Chased leader, wandered into 5th, led narrowly 7th until 4 out, chased leader until approaching next where mistake, weakened soon after, 5th of 10, 7l behind Ding Ding (10-11) at Plumpton 2m 5f hcp (4) sft in Feb.
Rendl Beach (IRE) 8-1 (11-12) Held up in touch, led 3 out, ridden and headed 2 out, soon weakened, 7th of 13, 24l behind One Cool Scorpion (11-4) at Chepstow 3m hcp (4) gd in Apr.
Way Of The World (IRE) 4-1 (11-0) Led, joined 3 out, ridden and headed before last, regained 2nd place run-in, no chance with winner, 2nd of 10, 7l behind Yorgonnahearmeroar (11-11) at Hereford 2m hcp (4) hvy in Feb.
Sutter's Mill (IRE) 7-1 (11-12) Held up towards rear, headway approaching 3 out, left 3rd when hampered 2 out, 4th and beaten last, weakened flat, 4th of 12, 12 1/4l behind Letemgo (11-11) at Fontwell 2m 6f hcp (4) sft in Jan.
Calculated Risk 7-1 (11-2) Rear division, pushed along before 3 out, never dangerous, 8th of 11, 37 1/4l behind Transient Bay (11-3) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp (4) hvy in Feb.
Kublai (FR) 50-1 (11-3) Mid-division, weakened from 4 out, last of 11, dist behind Transient Bay (11-3) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp (4) hvy in Feb.