tracked leader, led 3rd, ridden and clear after 2 out
led, not fluent 2nd, mistake and headed 3rd, pushed along 4th, outpaced 7th, kept on from before 2 out, no impression
in rear, mistake 2nd, outpaced 7th, struggling 8th, plugged on from before 2 out, never dangerous
tracked leaders in 3rd, with winner 4th, mistake 4 out, pushed along before 2 out, ridden before last, kept on and well held by winner
Lofgren won easily in a novice chase at Bangor last time but beat only two rivals neither of which ran up to their best. ENDLESS CREDIT is preferred on last month’s success at Perth and Mickey Hammond’s charge may well come out best if allowed to make all once again. Perseid has won four times over hurdles and is preferred to Martiloo on his debut over the larger obstacles.
Lofgren 2-1 (10-12) Chased leader, challenged 6th, led next, clear before 2 out, ridden out, won at Bangor 2m 1f (4) gs in May beating Hargam (10-12) by 20l, 3 ran.
Endless Credit (IRE) 16-1 (11-1) Made all, ridden after last, kept on well run-in, won at Perth 2m hcp (4) gd in Apr beating Las Tunas (10-4) by 9l, 6 ran.
Perseid (IRE) 14-1 (11-5) Tracked leader, not fluent 5th, blundered 4 out, weakened before next, 9th of 12, dist behind Classic Tune (11-4) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp (4) sft in Apr.
Martiloo (FR) 7-2 (10-4) Tracked leader, mistake 5th, weakened before 4 out, soon pulled up, at Newcastle 2m 4f hcp (3) hvy in Mar.