took keen hold, tracked leaders, went 2nd after 7f until entering final 3f, ridden and rallied to 2nd again inside final furlong, no chance with easy winner
chased leader 7f, stayed close up, plugged on final 2f
chased leaders, went 3rd after 7f, pushed along over 4f out, soon lost place
steadied start, took keen hold and held up in last pair, headway 6f out, went 3rd 4f out, 2nd entering final 3f, led approaching 2f out, pushed clear final furlong, easily
held up in last pair, headway to 4th over 3f out, one pace and no impression final 2f
held up in 6th, pushed along over 5f out, weakened over 3f out
led, ridden and headed 2f out, no impression when no extra and dropped to 3rd inside final furlong
in touch, pushed along over 4f out, soon outpaced
With relatively little form to go on, PENNY MAX is the percentage call. He narrowly lost an Irish point-to-point on his only start of any sort to date but with Emma Lavelle's runners in cracking nick, it may pay to side with the in-form yard. Smart Catch was poor in a bumper on rules debut, whilst Knowsall and Thewellsmeadow equally avoidable on their previous starts. Ice 'N' Easy is a half-sister to bumper winners and may prove capable on his first outing with Sterling Chief worth watching for the future. Penny Max is selected for the final race on the card.
Armedanddangerous (IRE) Kris Kin gelding out of Lucky Fountain.
Ice 'n' Easy (IRE) Dushyantor gelding out of Glacial Valley.
Knowsall 80-1 (11-0) Led, joined over 8f out, headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 13, 28l behind Mawsem (11-0) at Huntingdon 2m NH flat (6) gd in Oct.
Penny Max (IRE) 2-1 (11-7) Rcd 5th, prog from 3out, 1/2 length down at last, rallied up straight, just lost out, 2nd of 12, nk behind Flash Of Genius (11-7) at Punchestown 2m ire ptp in Feb.
Smart Catch (IRE) 50-1 (10-9) Mid-division, outpaced 5f out, weakened 4f out, 10th of 15, well behind Kartanian (11-7) at Chepstow 2m NH flat (6) gs in Oct.
Sterling Chief Silver Patriarch gelding out of Lady Callernish.
Thewellmeadow (IRE) 66-1 (10-11) In touch, lost place halfway, headway over 4f out, plugged on one pace final 3f, 7th of 14, 29l behind Camden (11-4) at Fontwell 2m 2f NH flat (6) gs.
Luna Lightning Rainbow High mare out of Wilomeno.