held up in rear, not fluent 2nd, headway after 7th, tracking leaders when awkward 3 out, ridden into 2nd between last 2, over lengths down last, ran on under pressure to lead final 125 yards
DELL ORO ran very well in the race won by Deise Des Bieffes at Cheltenham last week. This is a much weaker contest and Gary Moore’s five-year-old is clearly suited by good ground so looks the one to beat. Kings Ryde is superbly bred but disappointed in the autumn after winning at Southwell. Who's My Jockey failed to land the odds at Exeter in December and is also returning from a break while winning pointer March Is On is making his debut under Rules. It’s more than 12 months since Mister Serious made a belated debut over hurdles and he was beaten in a three-runner race.
Dell Oro (FR) 40-1 (11-4) Held up towards rear, headway after 3 out, jumped right last, edged left and went 3rd final 220 yards, no impression on winner, kept on, 3rd of 14, 3l behind Diese Des Bieffes (11-4) at Cheltenham 2m 4f (2) gd in Apr.
Who's My Jockey (IRE) 8-11fav (11-4) Tracked leader, mistake 7th, led before bypassing 3 out, went left and headed 2 out, went left again and lost 2nd last, no extra in 3rd run-in, 3rd of 9, 10 1/4l behind Polydora (11-4) at Exeter 2m 7f (4) sft in Dec.
Dassett Gold (FR) 50-1 (11-0) Pressed winner until after 4 out, soon weakened, pulled up before 2 out, at Uttoxeter 2m 7f mdn (4) hvy in Dec.
March Is On (IRE) 7-1 (11-11) Ww twrds rr, 6th 3out, went 2nd 2out, prog to disp when mstk last,ld early flat,went clr frm 75 yards out, won at Boulta 3m mdn hvy in Nov beating Clondaw Anchor (11-11) by 6l, 11 ran.
Mister Serious (IRE) 33-1 (11-1) Led and set steady pace, hit 1st, joined 3 out, ridden and headed 2 out, held and one pace before last, 2nd of 3, 9l behind Brave Eagle (11-7) at Fontwell 2m 3f (4) gd in Mar.
Over The Arch (IRE) 150-1 (11-2) With leader until pushed along after 3 out, weakened before next, last of 7, dist behind Colonial Dreams (11-2) at Ascot 2m 3f mdn (4) sft in Mar.
Pontresina (IRE) 100-1 (10-12) Always behind, weakened from 5 out, pulled up before 2 out, at Southwell 2m 4f (4) sft in Dec.
You're So Right (IRE) 100-1 (11-6) Tracked leaders, lost place when not fluent 6th, well behind after 4 out, pulled up before next, at Ludlow 2m 5f mdn (4) sft in Jan.
Kings Ryde 5-2 (11-4) Keen, tracked leader, hit 4 out, effort after next, weakened last, 3rd of 11, 19 1/4l behind Samuel Jackson (10-12) at Taunton 3m (4) sft in Dec.
Miss Malarky (IRE) 200-1 (10-7) Towards rear, not fluent 1st, mistake next, headway into mid-division when bumped 4 out, soon weakened, tailed off, 10th of 13, dist behind Highway One O One (12-0) at Kempton 2m (4) gs in Apr.