held up in mid-division, headway 5th, not fluent 3 out, driven before next, stayed on one pace
held up in mid-division, headway on outside 5th, challenged 2 out, led last, clear flat, ran on well, comfortably
led until after 3rd, not fluent and led again from 4th, mistake 3 out, headed last, no impression flat
mid-division, closed after 3 out, ridden and stayed on same pace from 2 out
tracked leaders, pushed along after 5th, ridden and weakened after 3 out
tracked leaders, lost place before jumping right 2 out, weakened
held up in mid-division, not fluent and in rear 3 out, mistake 2 out
held up in last pair, not fluent 5th, well beaten 3 out
behind, plugged on after 3 out, no impression
tracked leader, challenged after 3rd, led before next, soon headed, 5th and weakening 2 out
Doitforthevillage is potentially well treated over hurdles but has never won over the smaller obstacles and had every chance last time at Newbury. Bryony Frost steered Alberta to a surprise victory at Kempton earlier this month but he’s gone up 6lb and this race may come soon enough after a lay-off. GARDE FORESTIER has his first run away from Wincanton but this track is similar in nature and he can double his tally on his first start for a new stable. Hear The Chimes could grab a place and Level Of Intensity also has a squeak but four-times course winner Occasionally Yours may find this too short returning from a short break.
Alberta (IRE) 25-1 (11-8) Raced wide and held up in mid-division, headway on outside chasing leaders 4 out, led approaching 2 out, ridden and kept on well from last, won at Kempton 2m hcp (4) sft in Feb beating No Hiding Place (11-10) by 2l, 13 ran.
Birch Hill (IRE) 66-1 (10-7) Always towards rear, lost touch 3 out, tailed off when pulled up before last, at Cheltenham 2m 1f hcp (2) hvy in Jan.
Doitforthevillage (IRE) 6-1 (11-5) Held up in mid-division, good headway on outside chasing leaders before 3 out, hung left and one pace next, 4th of 12, 13 1/4l behind Friday Night Light (11-3) at Newbury 2m hcp (4) sft in Jan.
Garde Forestier (FR) 16-1 (12-6) In touch, headway before 2 out, led before last, kept on well, won at Wincanton 1m 7f hcp (4) sft in Nov beating Dalaman (12-1) by 2 1/4l, 5 ran.
Occasionally Yours (IRE) 9-4 (10-1) Tracked leader, pressed leader 3 out, led soon after next, ridden out gamely, won at Fakenham 2m 4f hcp (5) gs in Nov beating Serenity Now (10-11) by 1 3/4l, 3 ran.
Level Of Intensity (IRE) 9-1 (11-4) Raced wide, tracked leading pair, led after 1st, mistake next, headed before 3rd, chased leader until 5th, outpaced after 3 out, soon weakened, last of 5, 31 1/4l behind Crucial Moment (11-8) at Sandown 2m (3) hvy in Jan.
Stonecoldsoba 50-1 (11-11) Always towards rear, never on terms, 7th of 18, 32 1/4l behind Broken Quest (11-9) at Kempton 2m 5f hcp (4) sft in Feb.
Spader (IRE) 14-1 (11-6) Took keen hold, always towards rear, weakened from 4 out, last of 8, dist behind The Dubai Way (12-7) at Warwick 2m hcp (4) sft in Feb.
Hear The Chimes 14-1 (11-10) Behind, headway before 2 out, one pace in 5th, no impression, 7th of 13, 11 3/4l behind Ardmayle (12-0) at Leicester 2m hcp (4) hvy in Jan.
First Quest (USA) 25-1 (10-7) Slightly hampered 1st, soon chasing leaders, jumped slowly 6th, weakened before next, 8th of 10, dist behind Distingo (11-4) at Plumpton 2m mdn (4) sft in Jan.