tracked leading pair, 2nd after 3rd, not fluent next, led narrowly after 5th, headed 8th, chased leader, ridden after 3 out, outpaced in 3rd from 2 out, well beaten when blundered last, lost poor 3rd in closing stages
Asker was promising on the Flat once upon a time but is impossible to support on the back of his latest hurdling form, whilst Hi Bronco also pulled up when last seen. Stay Tuned is the highest rated by some way here and is fairly consistent at an admittedly moderate level but is asked to concede plenty of weight all round, whilst Bredon Hill Lad has form of some promise in the book but hasn't been seen around for a year bar one day. That leaves us with SWEET BOY VIC for whom there was decent money around last time when most disappointing. However, he did boast some fair form to his name in this grade at the turn of the year and is offered another chance in such a modest contest.
Stay Tuned (IRE) 16-1 (10-8) Led, headed 4th, tracked leaders, weakened and in rear before 3 out, tailed off, 4th of 5, 32l behind Cloudy Spirit (11-12) at Taunton 2m 3f (4) gs.
Sweet Boy Vic (IRE) 7-2fav (11-0) Held up, pushed along and struggling after 8th, struggling in rear when mistake next, tailed off, 8th of 9, 50l behind Mariet (10-9) at Plumpton 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Oct.
Bredon Hill Lad 4-1 (10-13) Held up in rear, headway before 3 out, ridden before 2 out, went 3rd from last, one pace, 3rd of 10, 5l behind The Young Master (11-4) at Fontwell 2m 6f nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) hvy in Nov '13.
Hi Bronco 100-1 (10-12) Held up in last trio, pushed along dropped to rear and reminders after 6th, tailed off 3 out, pulled up before next, in a race won by Pressies Girl (10-12) at Wincanton 2m 6f nh nov hdl (4) gd in May, 7 ran.
Asker (IRE) 16-1 (11-0) Mid-division, lost place 4th, soon behind, tailed off from 4 out, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Lightentertainment (11-12) at Fontwell 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in May, 10 ran.