pressed winner, slight lead 4th until 7th, led again 10th, narrowly headed approaching 3 out, chased winner until soon after 2 out, no extra in 3rd soon after
slight lead until 4th, led again narrowly 7th until 10th, travelling best when led again approaching 3 out, joined last, edged left flat, driven out
chased leading pair until lost place after 10th, no chance after, struggling when mistake and driven 12th, tailed off
not fluent, last trio,mistakes 6th and 8th, struggling when hit 10th and next, tailed off when pulled up before 11th
last pair, headway 4 out, disputing 3rd next, weakened next, poor 5th when pulled up before last
held up in 5th, steady headway from 4 out, challenging in 3rd 2 out, chased winner soon after, every chance last, slightly short of room flat, soon one pace and held
last trio, driven along in 5th place 4 out, weakened before next, left poor 5th again last, tailed off
chased leaders, went right 3rd, not fluent 5th, lost place pushed along in 5th before 8th, went 3rd again after 10th, ridden before 3 out, no impression, left modest 4th last, plugged on
A couple of fair recent efforts over hurdles gives hope that GENERAL KUTUZOV can yet recapture the form he showed over fences around this time last year. Nick Gifford's eight-year-old is very well handicapped back over the larger obstacles and could start at decent odds in this given the opposition is nothing special. King Jack blotted his copybook when pulled up at Ffos Las, while veterans Massini Sunset and William Butler also failed to complete last time. Gee Dee Nen is struggling for form while Inthejungle only won a four-runner conditionals' race at Plumpton last week, though escapes a penalty for that success.
Whinstone Boy (IRE) 33-1 (11-12) Led, mistake 16th, headed 4 out, weakened 2 out, tailed off, last of 8, 46l behind Trigger The Light (11-6) at Warwick 3m 5f hcp chs 0-125 (3) gd in Mar.
General Kutuzov (IRE) 16-1 (11-9) Prominent, led 3rd, headed next, ridden after 7th, lost place 3 out, weakened approaching next, 4th of 12, 17l behind What A Warrior (11-6) at Warwick 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Mar.
Massini Sunset (IRE) 100-1 (9-11) Chased leaders, not fluent 1st, soon towards rear, jumped right 5th, tailed off when pulled up before next, in a race won by Always Waining (10-11) at Aintree 2m 5f hcp chs G3 (1) gd in Apr, 26 ran.
William Butler (IRE) 100-1 (12-0) Mistake 3rd (chair), behind when fell 9th, in a race won by Cloudy Lane (12-0) at Aintree 2m 5f hts chs (2) gs in Apr, 26 ran.
King Jack 15-2 (10-11) Held up towards rear, hit 9th and dropped to last pair, short lived effort before 4 out, weakened next, tailed off and pulled up before last, in a race won by Rockabilly (11-4) at Ffos Las 3m 1f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd in Apr, 9 ran.
Iona Days (IRE) 11-4 (11-12) Pressed leader, led 7th, headed after next, not fluent 13th (water), ridden 4 out, weakened approaching last, 4th of 7, 18l behind Good Order (11-10) at Wincanton 3m 1f nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) sft in Jan.
Gee Dee Nen 11-1 (11-5) Held up towards rear, pushed along 5th, soon in rear, tailed off, 5th of 7, 16l behind Baseball Ted (11-12) at Kempton 2m hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd in Apr.
Inthejungle (IRE) 10-11fav (11-12) Led, not fluent 2nd, headed briefly 5th, pecked badly and rider lost irons 4 out, soon headed, regained lead after 2 out, soon clear, kept on well run-in, won at Plumpton 2m 4f Conditional Handicap Chase (0-100) (5yo+) (5) sft in Apr beating Paddy The Yank (9-12) by 18l, 4 ran.