chased leader until 4th, chased leading pair, ridden and outpaced before 3 out, weakened next
often jumped right, waited with in rear, badly outpaced after 4 out, good headway into 2nd 3 out, edged left and led last, ridden clear
hit 1st, tracked leading pair, went 2nd at 4th, led 4 out until before next where mistake and lost 2nd, plugged on same pace in 3rd
led, hit 9th, headed 4 out, in front again before next, awkward 2 out, ridden and headed last, stayed on same pace run-in
POLO THE MUMM got his head back in front over today’s trip at Taunton recently. He’s not the most consistent but a similar effort should see Alexandra Dunn’s charge go close again, especially with today’s opposition struggling for form. Ortenzia has disappointed since scoring at Bangor in October though Sir Dylan can race off a lower mark back over the smaller obstacles. Primogeniture has yet to win over hurdles.
Ortenzia (IRE) 20-1 (11-11) Chased leaders, slow and lost place 1st, struggling from 6th, slow and last 10th, tailed off, 7th of 9, dist behind Shininstar (10-2) at Ludlow 2m 4f hcp (4) gs in Dec.
Sir Dylan 12-1 (11-12) Held up off the pace in rear, close up 5th, pushed along after next, left well behind from 4 out, no danger after, last of 5, 18 1/4l behind Finnegan's Garden (11-9) at Fontwell 2m 2f hcp (5) gd in Apr.
Primogeniture (IRE) 33-1 (9-13) Always in rear, never on terms, 5th of 6, 37 3/4l behind Rubenesque (9-7) at Pontefract 2m 6f hcp (5) gf in Apr.
Polo The Mumm (FR) 14-1 (10-0) Led until 2nd, chased leader, in front again 8th, made rest, went clear after 4 out until 2 out, clear again before last, ridden out, won at Taunton 2m 2f hcp (4) gd in Apr beating Triple Chief (11-3) by 3l, 8 ran.