led, headed before 4th, ridden after 2 out, one pace in 4th
in rear, reminders after 3rd, weakened before 4 out
tracked leaders, went 2nd before 2 out, soon challenged, one pace in 3rd from last
tracked leaders, lost place before 4th, weakened from 4 out, tailed off and pulled up before last
held up mid-division, headway before 2 out, in 3rd from 2 out, led before last, kept on well
held up mid-division, headway before 2 out, soon outpaced, kept on in 4th from last
always towards rear
tracked leaders, led before 4th, pressed 2 out, headed before last, kept on same pace
This looks on the sharp side for Mondlicht but Jimmy Moffatt’s charge did finally win a race at Musselburgh in November. Discoverie won four times over fences last season and was second over the smaller obstacles at Sedgefield in January so also goes on the short-list. SLIM PICKENS has been off the track since the end of 2015 so his fitness will have to be taken trust but he’s the clear pick on these terms if still retaining former ability and he’s Sam Twiston-Davies’ only booked ride.
Alyasan (IRE) 12-1 (11-4) Mid-division, slow 1st, weakened after 5th, behind when pulled up before 3 out, at Fakenham 2m hcp (4) gd in Apr.
Discoverie 5-1 (11-12) Keen, soon chasing leaders, led 4th, headed next, led again approaching 4 out, under pressure after 2 out, hung left and headed closing stages, no extra, 2nd of 6, 4 1/2l behind Mr Snoozy (11-12) at Sedgefield 2m 4f (5) gs in Jan.
Mondlicht (USA) 6-1 (11-7) Prominent, weakened before 5 out, tailed off after 3 out, pulled up before last, at Kelso 2m 7f hcp (4) gd in Apr.
Raifteiri (IRE) 5-2 (12-0) Prom til wknd qckly 15; t.o & pu last, at Balcormo Mains 3m gd in Apr.
Slim Pickens (IRE) 3-1 (11-6) Chased leaders, effort 3 out, weakened next, last of 6, 36 1/2l behind Top Billing (11-0) at Bangor 2m 7f hcp (3) hvy in Nov.
Spinning Scooter 50-1 (11-3) Led, headed 4 out, weakened before 3 out, 8th of 10, 31 1/2l behind Lochalsh (10-4) at Ayr 2m 3f hcp (5) sft in Dec.
Torero 50-1 (11-1) With leader, led 4 out, headed before 3 out, ridden before 2 out, no extra, 4th of 8, 27 1/4l behind Newstart (11-1) at Wetherby 2m 5f (5) gd in Mar.
Bygones For Coins (IRE) 33-1 (11-0) Led, headed after last, one pace, 7th of 12, 11 1/2l behind Summer Storm (11-7) at Cartmel 2m 1f hcp (5) gd in Aug.