led, until jumped badly right and fell 7th
held up in rear, headway into moderate 6th, approaching 4 out, soon ridden and weakened, tailed off
held up in touch, led on inside after 9th, made rest until blundered and headed 3 out, beaten next
in touch, ridden and weakened 10th, tailed off when pulled up before 3 out
mid-division, ridden 11th, soon struggling, tailed off
held up towards rear, headway and in touch travelling well approaching 4 out, soon ridden and weakened
mistake, hampered, and rider lost irons briefly 2nd, chased leaders, ridden and one pace before 3 out
mid-division, blundered 4th, never travelling after, well behind when pulled up after 9th
always in rear, struggling 10th, tailed off when pulled up before 3 out
chased leading pair, left 2nd at 7th, until approaching 3 out, one pace
chased leaders, travelling well 4 out, led 3 out, in command next, easily
behind, struggling in rear when mistake 9th, tailed off
chased leader, left in lead 7th, headed after 9th, weakened and mistake 11th
It could pay to side with KAPPELHOFF in this handicap chase and he is nominated over Kirbys Glen and Majy D'auteuil. The selection loves it round here and he was far from disgraced when finishing third behind Ultimate Limit last time. He has been given a little break since then and he still looks to be on a competitive mark so a bold bid is anticipated. Kirbys Glen is interesting now that he is back in handicap company, and if Tchico Polos goes well earlier in the day then that will give the form of his most recent run a boost. Majy D'auteuil does have ability but he does not have the best completion record and the percentage call would be to take him on. Mr Ironman has been a little disappointing of late but if he is given an aggressive ride from the front then he has proved in the past that he is more than capable of getting in the money. There are plenty in with chances and the vote goes to course regular Kappelhoff.
Kirbys Glen (IRE) 33-1 (10-7) Tracked leaders, 2nd 6th to 9th, weakened 3 out, 4th of 6, 35l behind Red Admiral (10-12) at Hereford 2m 3f nov stks (4) gd in Apr.
How Are You Going (IRE) 150-1 (11-3) Mid-division, pushed along after 3rd, weakened from 7th, pulled up before 9th, in a race won by Jokers Legacy (11-3) at Southwell 3m mdn hdl (4) gd in Mar, 14 ran.
Majy D'auteuil (FR) 10-3fav (10-7) Towards rear, blundered badly and lost bridle 7th, soon unseated rider, in a race won by Toulouse Express (10-5) at Southwell 2m 1f stks (5) gd in Apr, 12 ran.
Amarillo Slim (IRE) 66-1 (10-7) Prominent to 2nd, jumped right 5th, soon behind, mistake 9th, left poor 4th approaching last, 4th of 6, well behind Donaldson (11-0) at Towcester 2m 3f beg chase (4) gd in Apr.
Welsh Guard (USA) 17-2 (10-0) Held up towards rear, ridden 8th, weakened next, last of 10, well behind Terramarique (11-9) at Huntingdon 3m 2f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gf in Oct.
Lutin Collonges (FR) 5-1 (10-10) Held up, headway 9th, mistake 11th, ridden after next, soon weakened, 5th of 8, well behind Ultimate Limit (11-0) at Fontwell 2m 6f hcp chs 0-90 (5) sft in Feb.
Rock Captain (IRE) 25-1 (10-9) Chased leaders, went prominent 4th, left in lead 10th, hampered when headed 3 out, soon beaten, 2nd of 5, 14l behind Roby De Cimbre (11-3) at Newton Abbot 2m 5f nov stks (3) gf in Apr.
Mnason (FR) 8-1 (10-0) Chased leaders, pushed along 9th, weakened approaching next, 13th of 14, well behind Apocalozzo (10-8) at Southwell 2m 4f hcp chs 0-100 (4) gd in Apr.
Mr Ironman 20-1 (10-12) Held up, headway 11th, mistake next, weakened after 3 out, 8th of 16, 35l behind Gerrard (11-3) at Towcester 3m hcp chs 0-85 (5) gd in Mar.
Indian Chase 9-1 (10-3) Always front rank, ridden omitted 3 out, one pace approaching last, 4th of 17, 11l behind Lavenoak Lad (11-8) at Fontwell 3m 2f hcp chs 0-85 (5) gd.
Ilewin Tom 50-1 (10-6) Took keen hold, prominent, weakening when mistake 7th, last of 14, well behind Faith And Reason (11-5) at Southwell 2m cnd hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gf in Aug.
Huck Finn (NZ) 22-1 (9-9) With leaders, led 4 out, ridden and headed 3 out, weakened after next, 7th of 12, 14l behind Manly Money (11-12) at Fontwell 2m 2f sell hcp chs 0-90 (5) gd in Apr.
Mystic King 20-1 (9-11) Mid-division, headway 12th, weakened after, 8th of 17, 17l behind Lavenoak Lad (11-8) at Fontwell 3m 2f hcp chs 0-85 (5) gd.
Kappelhoff (IRE) 7-2 (10-11) Held up, headway 7th, mistake 12th, ridden after 3 out, soon weakened, 3rd of 8, well behind Ultimate Limit (11-0) at Fontwell 2m 6f hcp chs 0-90 (5) sft in Feb.