tracked leaders, went 2nd over 3f out, led inside final furlong, held on near finish
led, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, soon weakened
held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, no impression
held up mid-division, weakened over 2f out
held up behind, headway over 2f out, challenged entering final furlong, held near finish
held up towards rear, ridden over 2f out, kept on from over 1f out
tracked leader until over 3f out, faded final furlong
prominent, outpaced over 2f out
reluctant to start, very slowly away, well behind, caught up to group over 4f out, ridden over 2f out, never a factor
Murhib has been winning over shorter trips this year and attempts 2m for the first time carrying a penalty for last week’s victory at Chelmsford. Fitzwilly was placed over 2m at Chepstow last time and Joycetick and Colwood can also be given a chance while Tilsworth Sammy placed over track and trip earlier in the year and Deebaj finished runner-up here when last on the Flat. ARDAMIR has been hurdling since beaten only a neck in a higher grade contest over course and distance in December. Laura Mongan’s charge can race off a similar mark today is taken to go one better in an open contest.
Colwood 5-1 (9-9) Held up in last trio, behind and struggling over 3f out, headway on inside over 2f out, 4th and one pace final furlong, 4th of 7, 2 1/4l behind Chetwynd Abbey (9-3) at Southwell 2m hcp (6) pol in May.
Joycetick (FR) 50-1 (9-2) Led, ridden 2f out, soon headed, every chance inside final furlong, no extra towards finish, 3rd of 12, 1 1/4l behind Star Ascending (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp (5) pol in May.
Fitzwilly 4-1 (9-10) Always close up on inside, every chance over 3f out, slightly outpaced and ridden 2f out, not clear run and pulled out inside final furlong, stayed on towards finish, 3rd of 10, 2 3/4l behind Panatos (9-1) at Chepstow 2m hcp (6) gd in May.
Mary Elise (IRE) 33-1 (8-4) Tracked leaders in 4th until dropped to last 7f out, outpaced and struggling final 4f, last of 5, 10 1/2l behind Hyanna (9-11) at Salisbury 1m 4f hcp (4) gf in May.
Nafaayes (IRE) 25-1 (10-12) Chased leaders, never jumped well, tailed off after 3rd, swerved badly left 5th, pulled up before next, at Exeter 2m 1f mdn (4) gd in May.
Murhib (IRE) 5-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, ridden to lead over 1f out, clear inside final furlong, kept on, won at Chelmsford City 1m 2f hcp (7) pol in May beating Foxrush Take Time (9-2) by 3l, 15 ran.
Affair 8-1 (8-11) Close up, ridden over 2f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 4th of 10, 3 1/4l behind Top Rock Talula (9-1) at Bath 1m 5f hcp (6) fm in May.
Tilsworth Sammy 20-1 (8-9) Held up towards rear, some headway over 3f out, well beaten final 2f, 9th of 11, 23 3/4l behind Master Grey (9-4) at Chepstow 2m hcp (6) gf in May.
Threediamondrings 8-1 (8-8) Refused to race, at Bath 1m 5f hcp (6) fm in Sep.
Ardamir (FR) 16-1 (11-12) Held up towards rear, took closer order approaching 3rd, weakened after 3 out, 8th of 9, 36l behind Potters Midnight (11-11) at Lingfield 2m hcp (4) gs in Jan.
Deebaj (IRE) 6-1 (11-9) Held up in touch, pushed along approaching 2 out, every chance last, ridden and not quicken flat, 2nd of 7, 1 1/2l behind Victarion (11-1) at Fontwell 2m 6f hcp (4) gd in Mar.