held up towards rear, outpaced after 3 out, weakened next
led to 7th, remained prominent on outside, ridden after 2 out, kept on same pace, no impression approaching last
tracked leaders, challenged after 3 out, ridden after next, led last, edged right and kept on well flat
held up behind, struggling when blundered and unseated rider 4 out
mid-division, not fluent and dropped towards rear 3rd, not travel well after, reminders after 5th, lost touch 4 out, tailed off when pulled up before 2 out
mid-division, went prominent 7th, ridden to chase leaders before 2 out, one pace before last, weakened flat
tracked leader, led narrowly 3 out, ridden before next, headed last, no extra flat
in touch on outside, ridden before 2 out, every chance when not fluent last, kept on same pace flat
in touch on inside, led when went left and not fluent 7th, headed 3 out, ridden and no impression before next, weakened flat
mid-division, tracked leaders after 5th, lost place and pushed along after 3 out, ridden and rallied next, stayed on to chase winner flat, always held
TED BACH won here on soft going in February and could figure again if fully wound-up. Howlongisafoot won over fences at Uttoxeter earlier this month but probably isn’t as well treated over hurdles. Snippetydoodah and Itsaboutime are track and trip winner who will handle conditions so also go on the shortlist but Flashdanza and Good News need to show a bit more.
Ted Bach (IRE) 9-1 (11-5) Held up off the pace towards rear, headway on wide outside when hampered 2 out, plugged on run-in, 5th of 14, 8 1/4l behind Adherence (11-6) at Taunton 2m 3f hcp (4) sft in Mar.
Snippetydoodah 10-1 (11-12) Mid-division on outside, driven to chase leaders after 3 out, never on terms, weakened from next, 7th of 10, 31 1/4l behind It's For Alan (11-12) at Fontwell 2m 6f hcp (5) gd in May.
Good News 7-2 (10-1) Held up in last pair, struggling 4 out, no danger after, 5th of 7, 15 3/4l behind Scooby (11-1) at Fontwell 3m 2f hcp (4) gd in May.
Polar Light 13-2 (10-7) Tracked leaders, pushed along 4 out, loosing place when blundered next, 10th of 12, 30 1/2l behind King Muro (11-13) at Plumpton 2m hcp (5) sft in Mar.
Flashdanza 12-1 (11-1) Always towards rear, struggling when mistake 4 out, never a threat, 5th of 10, 22 1/2l behind It's For Alan (11-12) at Fontwell 2m 6f hcp (5) gd in May.
Presenting Lucina (IRE) 16-1 (11-0) Mid-division, headway chasing leaders before 3 out, went 2nd before next until ridden between last 2, weakened run-in, 4th of 12, 13l behind Avithos (10-3) at Exeter 2m 7f hcp (5) sft in Mar.
Inspireus (IRE) 6-1 (11-3) Mid-division, not fluent 3 out, soon beaten, 5th of 12, 36 1/4l behind Lapford Lad (10-10) at Newton Abbot 2m 6f hcp (5) gd in Jun.
Howlongisafoot (IRE) 5-1 (10-1) Always prominent, joined leader 5th, led 8th, left clear 4 out, ridden after 3 out, driven out flat, won at Uttoxeter 2m 6f hcp (5) sft in Oct beating Right Royals Day (10-0) by 1 3/4l, 11 ran.
Itsaboutime (IRE) 12-1 (10-2) Tracked leaders on inside, effort before 2 out, soon ridden, left disputing lead last, led flat, held on, won at Fontwell 2m 6f hcp (5) gd in Apr beating Multigifted (10-12) by 1/2l, 16 ran.
Timely Gift (IRE) 14-1 (10-7) In touch, ridden after 4 out, chased leaders on outside 2 out, kept on same pace, never on terms, 5th of 14, 8l behind Magen's Moon (11-4) at Plumpton 2m hcp (5) gf in Sep.
Jimmy 11-2 (11-2) Held up towards rear, headway before 5 out, weakened after next, 6th of 9, dist behind Luck Of The Legion (11-6) at Fontwell 3m 2f hcp (5) gd in Oct.
Dubai Outlaw (IRE) 9-1 (10-5) Held up in touch, weakened approaching 8th, tailed off when pulled up before 2 out, at Southwell 2m 4f hcp (5) gd in Sep.