in rear, not fluent and reminder 3rd, headway after 3 out, outpaced after next, no extra when mistake last
led until 2 out, no extra final 150 yards
held up in rear, headway after 3 out, not fluent last, stayed on one pace
chased leaders, went 2nd before 7th, led 2 out, ridden out
held up, not fluent 4th, closed next, pushed along approaching 9th, pecked slightly 3 out, outpaced after next, rallied and finished strongly final 100 yards
prominent on outside, lost place before 5th, last next, tailed off 7th, soon pulled up
prominent, hit 7th, lost place before next, weakened before 2 out
chased leaders, going well before last, went 2nd and ridden flat, not able to challenge winner
Mark Walford gets plenty of winners here but Donnas Dream was readily brushed aside by IT’S ALL ABOUT ME (NAP) here 11 days ago. On that evidence, a 4lb rise should not be a problem. The selections stablemate Witness bounced back to form here three weeks ago and Chocolat Noir won at Cartmel earlier this week, but has to carry a penalty. James Boru has yet to place over timber and needs some help from the handicapper.
James Boru (IRE) 7-1 (11-11) In rear, some progress pushed along and plenty to do in 7th when fell 2 out, at Down Royal 2m hcp gd in May.
Donnas Dream (IRE) 4-1 (11-12) Pressed leader, led narrowly 3 out, headed before last, soon ridden, kept on, no extra and held final 100 yards, 2nd of 6, 3 3/4l behind It's All About Me (11-2) at Hexham 2m 7f hcp (5) gd in May.
Witness (FR) 14-1 (10-11) Held up towards rear, headway approaching 9th, went 3rd last, led flat, stayed on well, won at Hexham 2m 7f hcp (4) gd in May beating Boher Lad (10-10) by 3 1/4l, 12 ran.
It's All About Me (IRE) 2-1 (11-2) Held up in touch, tracked leaders 3 out, driven to challenge between last 2, led before last, soon ridden, kept on, asserted final 100 yards, won at Hexham 2m 7f hcp (5) gd in May beating Donnas Dream (11-12) by 3 3/4l, 6 ran.
Chocolat Noir (IRE) 7-2 (10-11) Chased leaders, went 2nd 7th, led before 3 out, headed after next, rallied to lead again off last bend, stayed on, won at Cartmel 2m 6f hcp (5) gd in May beating Too Much To Ask (11-12) by 2 1/4l, 13 ran.
Cataclysm (IRE) 100-1 (11-6) Always in rear, weakend 3 out, pulled up before next, at Hexham 2m hcp (5) gd in Nov.
Court Baloo (IRE) 20-1 (10-12) Behind, some headway under pressure 7th, never reached leaders, pushed along and behind from next, tailed off 3 out, pulled up before next, at Catterick 3m 1f hcp (5) gd in Jan.
Cudgel 11-1 (10-8) Towards rear, not fluent 4th, struggling before 4 out, 7th of 9, 30 1/4l behind Emirat De Catana (12-4) at Perth 3m hcp (5) gd in May.