held up towards rear, not fluent 3rd, went 4th 6th, closed 4 out, 2nd from 2 out, every chance last, carried left flat, held towards finish
held up in rear, headway after 4 out, 3rd from 3 out, not fluent 2 out, well held last
held up in rear, not fluent and behind 7th, pulled up after 3 out
tracked leaders, challenged from 6th, weakened after 3 out
tracked leader, challenged 4th, led before 7th, clear 3 out until before last, edged left flat, stayed on well
led, headed before 7th, weakened 3 out
held up in 4th until 6th, closed after 4 out, pressing for 3rd and not much room after 2 out, no impression on front pair, well held last
With his yard in outstanding form, Brelan D'As is likely to attract support though he's been well beaten in all three starts over fences. Like the remainder, JURBY is making his debut over fences but has won a bumper and scored twice over timber so gets the vote in a tricky event. Irish Prophecy won two bumpers and completed a hat-trick when scoring over timber at Sandown a year ago but didn't make the expected progress. Going Gold won a point and scored over hurdles for Richard Hobson and has changed stables while Amoola Gold has a Flat racing pedigree but showed potential over timber.
Brelan D'As (FR) 16-1 (11-1) Held up towards rear, shaken up after 3 out, no impression from next, 12th of 22, 12 3/4l behind Champagne Express (10-2) at Cheltenham 2m 4f hcp (2) gd in Apr.
Jurby 3-1 (11-4) In touch in chasing group, headway 3 out, led and hit next, left clear last, easily, won at Towcester 2m (4) sft in Apr beating Shanroe Saint (10-12) by 15l, 9 ran.
Irish Prophecy (IRE) 3-1 (11-6) Chased leaders, 2nd before 2 out until hit the last, weakened run-in, 4th of 14, 10 1/4l behind Diamond Guy (11-0) at Wincanton 1m 7f (4) gs in Apr.
Going Gold (IRE) 20-1 (11-0) Chased leaders, ridden and weakened between last 2, 13th of 20, 16 3/4l behind Ballymoy (11-7) at Sandown 2m hcp (2) gs in Apr.
Amoola Gold (GER) 20-1 (11-0) Prominent, ridden after 2 out, weakened before last, 7th of 13, 15 1/4l behind Thomas Darby (11-0) at Cheltenham 2m mdn (3) gd in Oct.
Kings Monarch 11-2 (11-0) Held up in 6th, pushed along before 3 out, ridden in 3rd before 2 out, weakened into modest 4th between last 2, awkward last, 4th of 9, 11 1/4l behind Arian (10-7) at Chepstow 2m mdn (5) sft in Apr.
Eureu Du Boulay (FR) 7-1 (10-5) Led until after 6th, chased leader until before 3 out, pulled up before next, at Worcester 2m 7f hcp (3) gd in Jul.