tracked leaders, pressed leader after 3 out (usual 4 out) until before next, outpaced by front pair after last (usual 2 out), kept on but no impression flat, lost 3rd near finish
made most, went left 3 out (usual 4 out), ridden and headed turning in, outpaced bypassing omitted last, no impression after
led or disputed lead most of way, reminder after 6th (usual 14th), lost place 3 out (usual 4 out), soon dropped away, continued tailed off
tracked leaders, went 2nd before 2 out (usual 3 out), mistake last (usual 2 out), driven to lead turning in, ridden clear bypassing omitted last, kept on (all fences on stands side straight omitted, low sun)
held up in in last pair, chased leaders briefly after 3 out (usual 4 out), outpaced before next, soon weakened, tailed off
held up in last pair, pushed along final circuit, struggling 2 out (usual 3 out), ridden and stayed on under pressure on long run from last, took 3rd near finish, never nearer
PRINCE DUNDEE has looked a progressive young chaser in landing his last two contests over course and distance and is clearly going to be a far better chaser than hurdler. He's up a total of 15lb for those two victories but is one to stay with at present. He gets on very well with the promising Blair Campbell too. For Jim was much improved when battling home at Uttoxeter this month but was well beaten by the selection on his previous start. He looks to be going the right way though, stays the trip and is respected. Chanceanotherfive has fair hurdling form and now makes his chasing debut whilst the best of Shtan On's form brings him into contention but he disappointed when last seen in March.
Shtan On (IRE) 11-1 (11-12) With leader until pushed along approaching 7th, lost 2nd before 3 out, weakened soon after, tailed off, 5th of 6, dist behind Arctic Road (11-0) at Newcastle 2m 5f hcp (4) hvy in Mar.
Prince Dundee (IRE) 15-8fav (10-13) Made all, driven clear before last, ridden out flat, kept on well, won at Hexham 3m hcp (5) gd in Apr beating Exit To Where (11-12) by 2 1/2l, 12 ran.
Chanceanotherfive (IRE) 9-2 (11-8) Led until after 3 out, chased winner but no chance, lost poor 2nd run-in, 3rd of 11, 21l behind Point N Shoot (11-10) at Sedgefield 3m 3f hcp (5) gd in Apr.
For Jim (IRE) 7-2 (10-9) Held up in touch, chased leader from 4 out, ridden and close 2nd when blundered last, rallied to lead towards finish, won at Uttoxeter 3m hcp (5) gd in May beating Alto Des Mottes (10-3) by nk, 9 ran.
Eager To Know (IRE) 6-1 (10-7) Tracked leaders, effort when jumped right 4 out, ridden and stayed on to challenge 2 out, no extra in 4th from last, 4th of 8, 14 1/4l behind Roll Of Thunder (10-0) at Carlisle 2m 5f hcp (4) gd in Apr.
The Conn (IRE) 125-1 (10-12) Soon detached in rear, tailed off 4 out, ridden and stayed on to press for remote 4th flat, never a threat, last of 5, dist behind Notwhatiam (10-12) at Hexham 2m 4f (4) gd in May.
Spinning Scooter 50-1 (11-2) Chased leader, slow 1st, lost 2nd after 6th, lost touch 15th, 3rd of 4, dist behind Get Out The Gate (11-2) at Ayr 3m (4) gd in May.
Ciarabella (IRE) 100-1 (10-9) Not fluent in last, behind 11th, tailed off 14th, last of 4, dist behind Get Out The Gate (11-2) at Ayr 3m (4) gd in May.