mid-division, headway and in touch on outside 3 out, went 2nd before next, driven to lead between last 2, ridden and edged right under pressure flat, held on
held up behind, ridden after 3 out, headway under pressure next, stayed on to press winner towards finish, just held
mid-division on inside, headway 3 out, driven to chase leading pair before next, effort approaching last, kept on until no extra in 4th towards finish
tracked leaders, driven and lost place after 3 out, weakened before last
tracked leaders, ridden and one pace after 2 out, no impression before last
led to before 2nd, tracked leader, led again 3 out, headed soon after, lost place before next, weakened last
mid-division, reminder 5th, soon behind and struggling, kept on approaching last, no chance with leaders
tracked leader, led before 2nd, headed 3 out, regained lead soon after, blundered next, headed between last 2, ridden and kept on same pace flat, held when lost 2nd towards finish
in touch on outside, lost place after 5th, behind from next
held up behind, driven 3 out, kept on same pace from next, never troubled leaders
Tuesday's Towcester winner Dark Energy looks vulnerable under a penalty in this higher grade. Hired Hand won in Ireland last year but hasn't raced since December while the four-year-old Jaja De Jau needs to improve. Dubai Glory may have needed here run here at the start of the month, however, though she has a bit to find with both MARCUS ANTONIUS and Dormouse now. The top weight gets the vote to come out on top again, though the latter is now a couple of pounds better off so there may not be much to choose between the pair today.
Marcus Antonius 12-1 (11-12) Held up mid-division, took keen hold, headway to lead 2 out, headed before last, no extra and lost 2nd place run-in, 3rd of 9, 8l behind Double Handful (11-12) at Fontwell 2m 2f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gf.
Dormouse 8-1 (11-5) Held up in rear, pushed along after 3 out, one pace from next, 4th of 9, 10l behind Double Handful (11-12) at Fontwell 2m 2f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gf.
Hired Hand (IRE) 14-1 (10-11) In touch on outside, driven and outpaced after 3 out, no impression from next, 5th of 13, 14l behind Home Run (10-6) at Taunton 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) hvy in Dec.
Dubai Glory 6-1 (11-8) Led, headed 2 out, weakened from last, 5th of 9, 17l behind Double Handful (11-12) at Fontwell 2m 2f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gf.
Dark Energy 11-2 (11-4) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 5th, led after 3 out, clear next, comfortably, won at Towcester 2m clm hdl (5) gd beating King Fingal (11-2) by 8l, 6 ran.
Amen (IRE) 8-1 (11-0) Led until after 2nd, chased leader, challenged 3 out, lost 2nd before next, weakened soon after 2 out, 5th of 9, 11l behind Four Nations (10-9) at Plumpton 2m mdn hdl (5) gd.
Billesley Road 33-1 (10-9) Always towards rear, tailed off, 11th of 18, 46l behind Benefit Cut (10-9) at Kempton 2m nov hdl (4) gs in Apr.
Van Diemens Land (USA) 5-1 (10-10) Always towards rear, never on terms, 8th of 12, 44l behind Taigan (11-5) at Southwell 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs.
The Game Is A Foot (IRE) 16-1 (10-1) Held up, some late headway, never in contention, 8th of 13, 12l behind Supreme Bob (11-0) at Newbury 2m 3f cnd nov hcp hdl (0-120) (4) hvy in Mar.
Jaja De Jau 8-1 (10-7) Held up, headway 5th, went 3rd after 3 out, went 2nd before 2 out, no chance with winner, hit last, 2nd of 5, 17l behind Little Dutch Girl (10-10) at Taunton 2m 1f Fillies Juvenile Hurdle (4yo) (4) sft in Mar.