in touch, went 2nd from 2nd, 3rd when mistake 2 out, stayed on same pace flat
took keen hold, led 2nd, headed after 3 out, soon weakened
not always fluent, always towards rear, behind 5th
took keen hold, chased leaders, not fluent 4th or 5th, led after 3 out, headed next, dived at last, no impression on winner flat, lost 2nd close home
held up in touch, took keen hold, mistake 3 out, led next, went right last, pushed out
rear of mid-division, behind 5th
in rear, behind when mistake 5th
mid-division, headway 3 out, stayed on flat, went 2nd close home
took keen hold, led until 2nd, mistake next, weakened 2 out
held up in mid-division, not fluent 4th, headway after 5th, weakened from 3 out
Though the form hasn’t worked out, GLORY AND FORTUNE only had to be pushed out to win a Listed bumper at Cheltenham back in January. He looks a smart recruit to the hurdling ranks and is preferred to Get Back Get Back, a little too keen when a well-backed second over track and trip at the start of the month. Mount Windsor won bumpers at Fontwell and Plumpton in the spring so shouldn’t be left out of calculations while Keeper's Choice has won three times on the Flat, though has not been in the best of form lately.
Almazhar Garde (FR) 16-1 (10-12) Held up in rear, not fluent 4th, well behind next, 8th of 14, 23 1/4l behind Cardigan Bay (11-3) at Warwick 2m (4) gs in Sep.
Aria Rose 20-1 (10-12) Held up in touch, 5th after 3 out, well beaten 2 out, 5th of 14, 17 1/4l behind Cardigan Bay (11-3) at Warwick 2m (4) gs in Sep.
Essential 33-1 (8-11) Chased leaders, lost place over 4f out, soon behind, last of 13, 33 1/4l behind Break The Silence (8-12) at Southwell 7f hcp (6) pol in Aug.
Get Back Get Back (IRE) 11-8jfav (10-12) Mid-division, took keen hold, closed before 5th, went 2nd next, ridden before 2 out, went right last, unable to trouble winner, stayed on, 2nd of 8, 2l behind Golden Taipan (11-4) at Huntingdon 2m (4) gd in Oct.
Glory And Fortune (IRE) 7-2 (10-12) Held up towards rear, headway from 7f out, switched left 2f out, led over 1f out, stayed on strongly, won at Cheltenham 1m 6f lst (1) gs in Jan beating Cascova (10-12) by 4 1/2l, 10 ran.
Going Mobile (IRE) 20-1 (10-12) Keen close up in rear, left 4th after 2nd, outpaced from 4 out, finished in own time, 4th of 5, dist behind Jatiluwih (11-12) at Sedgefield 2m 4f (4) sft in Oct.
Laqab (IRE) 50-1 (10-12) Held up in rear, took keen hold, headway after 5th, weakened from 3 out, 6th of 8, 31l behind Golden Taipan (11-4) at Huntingdon 2m (4) gd in Oct.
Mickey Buckman 33-1 (10-8) Last pair, reminders 5th, pushed along and struggling after next, tailed off, 5th of 8, dist behind Norab (10-12) at Fontwell 2m 3f (4) gf in Jun.
Mount Windsor (IRE) 4-9fav (11-1) Held up in rear, headway before 3f out to go 2nd, led over 2f out, kept on well, won at Plumpton 2m 2f (5) gd in May beating Lyrical King (10-12) by 7l, 5 ran.
Keeper's Choice (IRE) 16-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, pushed along on outside over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, last of 10, 9 3/4l behind Kingston Kurrajong (9-11) at Windsor 1m hcp (5) gf in Aug.
Lope De Loop (IRE) 200-1 (11-0) Led and soon well clear, reduced lead approaching 4th, headed approaching next, soon weakened, pulled up 2 out, at Worcester 2m mdn (5) gd in Sep.