held up, closer in 4th place at 4th, led on bit approaching 3 out, clear when hit next, easily
in touch early, behind and struggling 6th, tailed off 4 out, pulled up before next
led, hit 2nd and 4 out, headed before next, kept on same pace in 3rd
held up, headway tracking clear leading pair 2nd, closer before 4 out, went 2nd 3 out, no chance when hit last
chased clear leading pair until 2nd, behind and struggling 5th, reminders and beaten before next, kept on run-in
pressed leader, jumped slowly 1st, went right 3rd, led briefly before 3 out, chased winner, jumped right and lost 2nd 3 out, weakening when mistake next
Richard Johnson is back on board CHILLI FILLI for the first time since she won a novice event over course and distance last December. Thought good enough to contest a Listed race at Cheltenham in April, Henry Daly’s mare could outclass these. Oscar Star needs to improve on her form so far if she is to make an impact off this mark and Skewiff also looks a few pounds too high. Aasleagh Dawn hasn’t travelled over from Ireland for nothing, however, and Sheila Tanist has been in good form around Worcester recently.
Chilli Filli 66-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear, headway after 3 out, chasing leaders when edged left approaching last, never able to challenge, 5th of 9, 6 3/4l behind Dame De Compagnie (11-0) at Cheltenham 2m 4f lst (1) gd in Apr.
Oscar Star (IRE) 5-1 (11-4) Chased leaders, ridden to challenge after 3 out, weakened last, 3rd of 16, 16l behind Jet Set (10-12) at Huntingdon 2m 5f (4) gd in Apr.
Skewiff 9-4fav (11-12) Tracked leader, effort to challenge 3 out, outpaced after next, weakened last, 5th of 6, 18 3/4l behind Final Reminder (11-0) at Aintree 3m 1f hcp (4) gd in Jun.
Sheila Tanist (IRE) 4-1 (11-0) Prominent main group, close up 3 out, challenged next, disputed lead when left 2nd at last, ridden to lead narrowly flat, held on well, won at Worcester 2m mdn (5) gd in Sep beating Fortia (11-0) by nk, 11 ran.
Aasleagh Dawn (IRE) 8-1 (11-6) Mid-division and 6th from halfway, pushed along from 3 out, no impression in 6th from last where not fluent, 6th of 9, 19 1/4l behind Sir Benford Wales (11-10) at Downpatrick 2m 1f gd in Sep.
Sin Sin (IRE) 15-8 (10-12) Tracked leaders, ridden before 2 out, weakened before last, 5th of 6, 21 3/4l behind Alohamora (10-12) at Catterick 2m fll (4) gs in Feb.