held up in touch, headway to chase leaders 6th, went 2nd 12th, left in lead 3 out, over 1 length ahead last, headed and no extra close home
chased leader, hit 8th and reminder, lost place next, soon struggling rear, blundered 10th, tailed off and pulled up 4 out
led, ridden and alreadyheaded when fell 3 out
chased leaders, lost place 5th, hit next and dropped in rear, hit 10th, weakened 4 out
took keen hold, chased leading pair, hit 11th and ridden, driven and chased leaders before left 3rd and hampered next, no impression
held up in rear, steady headway 10th, driven and no impression when left 4th 3 out, weakened next
held up in last pair, headway to chase leader 9th, reminder before 11th, lost 2nd next, driven before left 2nd 3 out, rallied under pressure and 1 length down last, stayed on to lead close home
Ray Diamond won off a 3lb higher mark at Stratford last July but his form since has been woeful. Blinkers would have to bring about a big improvement in Lemon's Gent while Upton Mead was beaten off this mark when favourite at Fontwell last Thursday. Miss Tenacious is only a pound higher than when scoring at Wincanton last month, however, and makes more appeal than the disappointing Cold Knight. TO LIVE has also let supporters down since arriving from France but he undoubtedly has ability and, with McCoy back on board today, is finally taken to come good.
Run Along Boy 7-1 (11-9) Held up in rear, outpaced 10th, headway 2 out, soon chasing leaders, stayed on after last, nearest finish, 3rd of 12, 19l behind Green To Gold (11-9) at Huntingdon 2m 4f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in Oct.
Ray Diamond 66-1 (10-9) Chased leaders, mistake 7th, soon weakened, 12th of 14, well behind Arctic Wings (10-0) at Newbury 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs in Mar.
You're So Vain 40-1 (11-7) Took keen hold, led until 4th, not fluent 5th or 8th, 3rd when mistake 15th, pulled up before next, in a race won by King Jack (10-13) at Huntingdon 3m hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd in Mar, 12 ran.
Miss Tenacious 15-2 (11-10) Led, headed before 2nd, chased leader, hit 3rd, pushed along before hit 3 out, over 2 lengths 2nd when left in lead and badly hampered 2 out, soon recovered and in command before last, kept on well, won at Wincanton 2m nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) hvy in Mar beating Little Jimmy (10-8) by 4 1/2l, 4 ran.
Cold Knight 13-2 (11-0) Tracked leaders, mistake 3rd, outpaced 3 out, left moderate 4th next, weakened before last, 5th of 9, 34l behind Ciceron (11-0) at Bangor 2m 4f beg chase (4) sft in Feb.
To Live (FR) 3-1fav (11-5) Towards rear, pushed along after 7th, some headway, well held in 4th when fell 2 out, in a race won by Last Shot (11-11) at Plumpton 2m 1f 5yo nov hcp (4) gs in Mar, 7 ran.
Upton Mead (IRE) 5-2fav (10-13) Tracked leading pair, went 2nd 7th until approaching 9th, chased leaders, hit 4 out and amost unseated rider, ridden and outpaced in 3rd before next, bumped 3 out, dropped to 4th next, 4th of 6, 8l behind Oranger (10-12) at Fontwell 2m 4f hcp chs 0-95 (5) sft.
Lemon's Gent 4-1 (11-6) Prominent, ridden before 4 out, 4 lengths down when sprawled on landing 3 out, not recover and weakened next, tailed off, 4th of 8, well behind Franklin Roosevelt (11-11) at Leicester 2m 7f hcp chs 0-105 (4) gs in Feb.