raced wide in mid-division, headway chasing leaders 5th, hit next, went 2nd 2 out, upsides and not fluent last, strong challenge run-in, led post
chased leaders went 2nd before 4th, lost 2nd before 4 out, outpaced before next, plugged on
chased leaders, weakened 4 out, tailed off and pulled up before 2 out
held up in rear, headway approaching 4 out, ridden before next, weakened 2 out
held up in rear, headway on outside when went badly left and hit 8th, headway on wide outside when blundered 4 out, soon weakened, tailed off
led until approaching 3rd, chased leader until before next, chased leaders, pushed along before 9th, soon weakened and behind
chased leaders on inside, went 2nd before 4 out until before 2 out, weakened between last 2
chased leader, led approaching 3rd, joined and hit last, headed post
mid-division, headway chasing leaders before 3 out, 2nd before 2 out until 2 out, chased leaders, weakened before last
held up, hit headway chasing leaders approaching 4 out, every chance 2 out, 3rd and one pace run-in
Plantagenet is probably a few pounds too high but ran well at Plumpton last time. Juge Et Parti makes his handicap debut having only found one too good in his three starts to date over timber. Flashjack has gone up a further 8lb since completing his hat-trick at Warwick and LATE SHIPMENT is 10lb higher than when successful last year. However, Nikki Evans’ charge is three from three around here and has been keeping better company this season so might be worth an interest with Kieran Edgar taking off 3lb. Definately Vinnie is also a course and distance winner but has finished behind Flashjack the last twice. The Cider Maker hasn’t raced over hurdles since 2015 so Catching On may be the pick of the remainder.
Flashjack (IRE) 4-1 (11-7) Mid-division, headway before 3 out, ridden before 2 out, switched left before last, ridden to lead run-in, held on towards finish, won at Warwick 3m 2f hcp (4) sft in Feb beating Just A Thought (11-10) by 1/2l, 11 ran.
Late Shipment 20-1 (10-13) Pressed winner and led briefly a few times, outpaced after 3 out, weakened before next, lost 4th when fell last, at Warwick 3m 2f hcp (3) hvy in Jan.
Ballyrock (IRE) 10-3 (11-9) Chased leaders, pushed along when dived at 4 out, weakened well before next, 5th of 8, 28 1/4l behind Robin Of Locksley (11-9) at Leicester 2m 4f (5) hvy in Jan.
Juge Et Parti (FR) 11-8fav (11-0) Tracked leaders, ridden after 3 out, switched left after last, went 2nd towards finish and pressing winner, just held, 2nd of 6, nk behind Sir Will (11-0) at Uttoxeter 2m 7f mdn (4) hvy in Dec.
Catching On (IRE) 11-2 (11-12) In rear, not always fluent, headway 16th, hampered 4 out, in touch in 4th 4 out, weakened before last, 4th of 9, 21 1/4l behind Itstimeforapint (11-5) at Bangor 3m 6f hcp (4) hvy in Feb.
Little Bruce (IRE) 20-1 (11-7) Held up mid-division, weakened before 3 out, tailed off, 14th of 20, dist behind Kansas City Chief (11-12) at Doncaster 3m hcp (4) sft in Jan.
Mixchievous 9-2 (10-12) Chased leaders, ridden and weakened before 3 out, 5th of 10, 30 1/4l behind Trans Express (10-7) at Exeter 2m 3f hcp (3) sft in Dec.
The Cider Maker 4-1 (11-3) Held up towards rear, headway on outside chasing leaders before 4 out, went modest 3rd 3 out, 3rd of 9, 14 1/4l behind Siruh Du Lac (11-4) at Exeter 2m 3f hcp (4) sft in Dec.
Plantagenet 7-1 (10-10) In touch, good headway tracking winner 10th, pushed along before 2 out, ridden between last 2, no impression on winner, weakened into 3rd run-in, 3rd of 8, 6 1/2l behind Ballyheigue Bay (11-5) at Plumpton 3m 1f hcp (3) sft in Jan.
Definately Vinnie 13-2 (10-3) Towards rear, headway 3 out, ridden before 2 out, weakened before last, 4th of 11, 8 1/2l behind Flashjack (11-7) at Warwick 3m 2f hcp (4) sft in Feb.