led until approaching 3 out, disputing 2nd but beaten when fell last
chased leaders, every chance well before 3 out, soon weakened, behind when pulled up before last
soon tracking leader, weakened after 9th, tailed off
held up towards rear, headway 8th, slightly outpaced before 3 out, stayed on from 2 out to chase winner last, no impression, lost 2nd flat
prominent, lost place 2nd, soon in rear and not travelling, some headway when hampered before 3 out, no impression after
mid-division, headway 8th, chased leader before next, lost 2nd and short of room when slipped up before 3 out
took keen hold, in touch when raced awkwardly approaching 1st, soon steadied, headway after 9th, hampered before 3 out, soon weakened
held up in rear, headway after 3rd, lost place 5th, hampered and unseated rider before 3 out
chased leaders, not fluent 4th, mistake 8th, soon lost place, hampered approaching 3 out, rallied before last, went 2nd flat, no impression on winner
prominent, jumped left 6th, led approaching 3 out where not fluent, headed before next, weakened flat
held up in rear, headway after 9th, went 2nd before 3 out, led approaching 2 out, in command last, ran on well
took keen hold, held up towards rear, headway 3rd, ridden 3 out, hanging badly left after 2 out, soon beaten
held up in rear, ridden after 9th, badly hampered before 3 out and unseated rider
tracked leaders from 2nd, lost place 7th, struggling 9th
There were signs last time that SILVERBURN is coming back into form and he's worth siding with ahead of the likes of Prescelli, Tarvini and Purely By Chance. Evan Williams' charge was once of course in the care of Paul Nicholls when the sky looked to be the limit. He's a full brother to Denman and really should be better than a 125 rated sort - he was once rated over 140 - so one would hope there'd be a race to be won with him. That again looked to be the case when he found only a well treated and tough sort too good last time and off the same mark he's handicapped to win this. That said he's not been the most reliable over the years so those seeking to take him on could do well to turn to Prescelli, who has proved herself to be a really tough mare over the past few months. Keith Goldsworthy's mare runs under a 7lb penalty following a demolition job at Wincanton and can't be discounted even though this does look tougher. Tarvini has been off since November, probably to avoid winter conditions, and must be considered on his return particularly if the market makes the right noises. Purely By Chance completes our shortlist having romped home last time; he's got to prove stamina for the trip but wasn't stopping at Huntingdon and could well shrug off an 11lb rise. Wild Tonto arrives in good health and could have more to offer but the race he won last time was poor whilst Magical Legend may be found out by a 3lb rise gained in defeat and Moghaayer hasn't confirmed the promise of his bumper win just yet, so we'll return to the well-treated Silverburn in our bid to solve this puzzle.
Silverburn (IRE) 17-2 (11-4) Chased leaders, chased winner from 9th, every chance 2 out, still with chance when went left last, kept on again flat, readily held, 2nd of 11, 1 3/4l behind Very Cool (10-11) at Exeter 2m 7f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gf.
Magical Legend 8-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, driven approaching 2 out, ridden between last 2, stayed on to chase winner and every chance flat, just held near finish, 2nd of 8, 1/2l behind Cash Man (10-5) at Hexham 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gd.
Englishtown (FR) 20-1 (10-11) Mid-division, well held and no chance when hampered 2 out, 6th of 17, 30l behind Raslan (10-8) at Newton Abbot 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-140 (2) gf in Aug.
Toby Belch (IRE) 14-1 (10-10) Behind until ridden and kept on from 2 out, never nearer, 6th of 14, 15l behind Picture This (10-3) at Cheltenham 3m hcp hdl 0-140 (2) gd in Apr.
Barnhill Brownie (IRE) 11-1 (11-2) Mistake 1st, in touch until dropped to rear and driven 6th, never on terms after, tailed off, last of 11, well behind Very Cool (10-11) at Exeter 2m 7f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gf.
Purely By Chance 10-1 (11-8) Held up towards rear, chased leaders approaching 6th, led approaching 2 out, clear when mistake last, won at Huntingdon 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Apr beating Yonder (11-3) by 14l, 7 ran.
Wild Tonto (IRE) 3-1 (11-10) Held up towards rear, headway after 5th, led approaching 2 out and jumped right, clear before last, stayed on well, won at Newton Abbot 2m 3f clm hdl (5) gd beating Nanga Parbat (11-3) by 6l, 11 ran.
Tarvini (IRE) 6-1 (11-7) Held up in rear, headway approaching 3 out, challenging when hit last, led and bumped flat, cosily, won at Huntingdon 3m 2f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in Nov beating Alfadora (11-0) by nk, 11 ran.
Markington 11-1 (11-10) Raced wide in mid-division, stayed on same pace from 3 out, 2nd of 17, 9l behind Gaspara (11-1) at Newton Abbot 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Apr.
Prescelli (IRE) 11-8fav (10-12) Made all, ridden clear approaching 2 out, stayed on well, unchallenged, won at Wincanton 2m 6f nh nov hdl (4) gf beating Elevenses (11-2) by 39l, 10 ran.
Moghaayer 15-2 (11-9) Chased leaders, outpaced 7th, stayed on to take 4th flat, 4th of 13, 19l behind Estate (11-2) at Ludlow 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-120 (3) gd in Mar.
Elusive Muse 16-1 (10-3) Mid-division, mistake 1st, headway 8th, went 3rd after 10th, stayed on same pace approaching last, 4th of 17, 7l behind Alderley Rover (11-1) at Aintree 3m hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gd.
Kristoffersen 14-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, pushed along approaching 8th, soon outpaced, no impression from 2 out, 8th of 16, 14l behind Elusive Muse (10-7) at Taunton 3m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs in Apr.
Roisin's Prince (IRE) 22-1 (11-0) Chased leaders to 4th, lost touch after next, tailed off, last of 4, 43l behind Marodima (12-0) at Ludlow 2m clm hdl (4) gf in Apr.