off the pace in 3rd place, reminder after 3rd, pushed along when mistake and lost 3rd 4 out, weakened next, tailed off
chased clear leader, closer when hit 4 out, going well after next, led 2 out, 1 length ahead last, hung left towards finish, held on
held up well off the pace in 4th, went 3rd 4 out, plugged on same pace from next, no chance with 1st 2
led and soon well clear, came back to the field 4 out, pushed along after next, headed 2 out, 1 length down last, switched right and rallied towards finish
reluctant to race and early reminders, soon detached, tried to refuse 2nd, pulled up before next
GOLDSLINGER has been racing on the Flat recently but finished a close-up fourth at Plumpton in March when last seen over timber and the runner-up has subsequently won. That looks good enough form to figure in this and he represents last year’s winning yard. Without a win in Ireland for Enda Bolger, Joly Maker debuts for Jonjo O’Neill off an 8lb higher mark but Demon Fou posted one of his better efforts at Fontwell last time and is preferred to a handicap debutant Light Gunner.
Demon Fou (FR) 6-1 (11-10) Held up towards rear, headway approaching 2 out, went 3rd last, ridden and stayed on same pace flat, 3rd of 12, 5l behind Twenty Twenty (11-1) at Fontwell 2m 2f hcp (4) gd in Mar.
Light Gunner (IRE) 20-1 (11-10) Tracked leading pair, went 2nd soon after 4 out, ridden and lost 2nd on long run before 2 out, weakened between last 2, blundered last, 5th of 7, 26l behind Panko (11-10) at Huntingdon 2m hcp (4) gd in May.
Joly Maker (IRE) 7-2fav (11-2) Soon raced in 3rd, pushed along on inner approaching 4 out, lost position and not much room briefly after next, soon no extra, 8th of 16, 24l behind Time Is Time (11-0) at Kilbeggan 2m 4f hcp gd in Aug.
Goldslinger (FR) 3-1fav (9-6) Close up, ridden over 3f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 11, 9 3/4l behind Tigerfish (9-4) at Brighton 1m 4f hcp (6) gf in May.
Choral Bee 200-1 (10-0) In rear, reminders after 1st, tailed off from 2nd, pulled up after 3 out, at Fontwell 2m 2f hcp (4) gd in Mar.
Ri An Rian (IRE) 33-1 (11-2) Tracked leader, lost place 4 out, weakened before next, 7th of 15, dist behind Legend Lady (11-4) at Worcester 2m 4f hcp (4) gs in May.