led, joined 2 out, headed narrowly last, soon ridden, kept on and every chance flat, no extra towards finish
mid-division, outpaced after 3 out, never on terms, weakened next, tailed off
tracked leaders, went 2nd after 4th, upsides 2 out, led narrowly last, ridden and headed flat, no extra in 3rd final 100 yards
tracked leaders, driven and outpaced between last 2, 4th and beaten before last
mid-division, outpaced after 3 out, never near leaders, weakened from next, tailed off
tracked leader to after 4th, behind from 3 out, tailed off
held up behind, headway and in touch after 4th, not fluent 3 out and again next, challenged on outside between last 2, ridden to lead flat, kept on towards finish
mistake 1st, soon detached in rear, tailed off when pulled up before 4 out
WELLS DE LUNE is well clear on official ratings and this is normally his time of year. A run at Plumpton will have blown away any cobwebs but Ardera Cross had a morale-boosting win over fences nine days ago and finished ahead of Oscar Hoof earlier at Wetherby. Minella Fiveo has been running well in handicaps lately but Contre Tous has become disappointing and this looks a tall order for veteran chaser Dica following a lengthy absence.
Wells De Lune (FR) 40-1 (11-12) Pressed leader until 5th, chased leaders, weakened rapidly after 4 out, tailed off and eased after 3 out, last of 9, dist behind Fiesole (10-5) at Plumpton 2m hcp (2) gd in Apr.
Minella Fiveo (IRE) 14-1 (11-0) Held up, ridden approaching 3 out, headway approaching last, kept on one pace, 3rd of 9, 6 1/4l behind Suggestion (11-7) at Wetherby 2m hcp (4) gd in Mar.
Ardera Cross (IRE) 10-11fav (11-12) Chased leader, mistakes 1st and 4th, led 4 out, clear 2 out, driven out, won at Warwick 2m hcp (4) gd in Apr beating Canny Tom (10-13) by 2 3/4l, 4 ran.
Contre Tous (FR) 15-2 (11-10) Held up towards rear, headway before 3 out, ridden before last, kept on, 4th of 15, 13l behind Oromo (10-11) at Perth 2m hcp (4) gd in Apr.
Byronegetonefree 66-1 (10-0) Held up towards rear, reminders after 3rd, headway before 3 out, ridden before 2 out, soon weakened, 11th of 15, 35 1/4l behind Oromo (10-11) at Perth 2m hcp (4) gd in Apr.
Dica (FR) 8-1 (12-5) Chased clear leaders early, behind from 5th, pulled up after 7th, at Hexham 2m hcp (4) gd in May.
Midnight Moss 4-1 (11-1) In rear, headway from 3 out, kept on to chase winner run-in, held towards finish, 2nd of 6, 3/4l behind Reverant Cust (11-1) at Newcastle 2m (4) hvy in Mar.
Sueno Toms 200-1 (10-12) Held up in rear when blundered and unseated rider 2nd, at Perth 2m (4) gd in Apr.
Oscar Hoof (IRE) 10-1 (11-0) Chased leader until 5th, chased leaders, 2nd again 7th, led after 4 out, headed and weakened 2 out, 3rd of 7, 18l behind Carrigmoorna Matt (11-6) at Wetherby 2m 4f (4) gd in Apr.
Leannes Lady (IRE) 250-1 (10-7) Behind, reminders after 2nd, lost touch 5th, tailed off and pulled up before 7th, at Wetherby 2m 4f (4) gd in Apr.