raced wide, held up in last pair, headway to chase leading pair 9th, pushed along 3 out, ridden and stayed on same pace from 2 out
soon settled in touch, ridden before 8th, well outpaced and struggling in 4th from next, tailed off
led, hit 4 out, clear 2 out, ridden 3 lengths ahead before last, hung left flat, no extra and headed towards finish
chased leaders, ridden 6th, outpaced next, tailed off when pulled up soon after 3 out
soon chased leader, pushed along 3 out, ridden and 3 lengths to find when mistake last, driven and stayed on to lead towards finish
chased leaders, weakened 9th, struggling in 5th after, tailed off
in last pair, mistake and ridden 7th, soon lost touch in rear, tailed off when pulled up before 4 out
Teenage Kicks bids for his hat-trick after victories at Plumpton and Fontwell and has a double penalty to carry as a result. He may find conceding weight to ROUND TOM beyond him here especially as Ian Popham takes another 3lb off the back of the recent handicap winner. Paul Nicholls' charge gets the vote as he's also well treated on today's terms with Mohi Rahrere, who scored at Uttoxeter last month. The remainder may struggle in this company though Irish import Minella Bliss did better last time and Notabotheronme has won twice over fences.
Teenage Kicks (IRE) 4-5fav (10-7) Close up, went right 6th, tracked leader next, led 4 out, drew clear before 2 out, easily, won at Fontwell 2m 6f nh nov hdl (4) gf beating Inner Steel (10-12) by 18l, 8 ran.
Mohi Rahrere (IRE) 12-1 (10-13) Tracked leaders, headway to lead after 3 out, ridden clear after 3 out, stayed on well, won at Uttoxeter 3m nov hdl (4) gd in May beating Pairc Na Gcapall (10-10) by 9l, 6 ran.
Round Tom (FR) 5-2fav (11-8) Led until 9th, led 3 out, not fluent 2 out, clear after last, eased towards finish, won at Worcester 3m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd beating Fade To Grey (11-11) by 8l, 6 ran.
Colwyn Bay (IRE) 6-1 (10-4) Chased leaders, mistake 9th, headway 3 out, ridden and every chance next, soon ridden and one pace, 3rd of 16, 9l behind Earcomesthedream (11-7) at Southwell 3m hcp hdl 0-90 (5) gd in Mar '10.
Minella Bliss (IRE) 25-1 (10-5) Mid-division, not fluent 8th, headway 11th, close 4th when hampered on bend approaching 2 out, went 3rd when mistake at hurdle, stayed on same pace, 3rd of 11, 7l behind Haldibari (10-8) at Stratford 3m 3f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gf in May.
Notabotheronme (IRE) 12-1 (10-1) In rear, jumped left 1st, soon not travelling well, hit 12th, behind when mistake 16th, 8th of 12, 36l behind Cornish Sett (11-6) at Wincanton 3m 1f hcp chs 0-135 (3) sft in Jan.
Muzey's Princess 150-1 (10-7) Chased leaders, lost place from 7th, tailed off, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Miss Overdrive (10-3) at Ludlow 2m 5f mrs nov hdl (4) gd in Oct, 11 ran.
Annie Confidential (IRE) 100-1 (9-13) Held up towards rear, not fluent 1st, hampered bend after 6th, behind 8th, tailed off, 11th of 12, well behind Ely Brown (10-8) at Worcester 3m nh nov hdl (4) gf in May.