raced wide tracked leaders, chased clear leader 3 out until next, kept on same pace
in touch, headway 3 out, led next, comfortable
prominent, led soon after 4 out, 3 lengths clear 3 out, ridden and headed next, kept on same pace
tracked leaders, ridden 3 out, plugged on same pace
keen in touch, ridden and headway 3 out, not trouble leaders
led, ridden and headed soon after 4 out, weakened next
in touch, ridden and weakened 3 out
in rear, ridden 3 out, never on terms
tracked leaders, lost place 4 out, behind when pulled up 2 out
GLOBAL TOUR didn't show much in Ireland but it was a different matter at Bangor on Saturday where he had no problems landing a handicap when well supported. A 7lb penalty seems unlikely to prevent a quick double. Micras is 1-25 over hurdles and though placed in five of her last six starts from this sort of mark she's been unable to get her head in front and looks vulnerable again. Winning bumper Raving Bonkers hasn't shown enough over hurdles to be carrying a big weight while his stable companion Matravers has yet to be placed over timber and was well beaten on the Flat last month.
Raving Bonkers 100-1 (11-4) Chased leaders, outpaced 3 out, weakened before next, 5th of 13, 26l behind Melekhov (11-4) at Exeter 2m 1f mdn (5) gs in Apr.
Global Tour (IRE) 5-1 (11-4) Behind, headway 5 out, chased leaders next, led before 2 out, drew clear last, readily, won at Bangor-on-Dee 2m 4f hcp (5) gd in May beating Armattiekan (11-9) by 3 1/4l, 12 ran.
Micras 9-2jfav (11-3) Raced wide towards rear, smooth headway chasing leaders 3 out, went 2nd after 2 out, held when hit last, hung right and not quicken run-in, 2nd of 13, 2 3/4l behind Texan Nomad (11-12) at Taunton 2m hcp (5) gd in Apr.
Camlad Kingfisher 80-1 (11-7) Mid-division, ridden before 3 out, soon weakened, 11th of 14, dist behind Kereman (11-7) at Bangor-on-Dee 2m 4f hcp (5) gd in Apr.
Oenophile (GER) 50-1 (9-2) Dwelt, always behind, last of 13, 37 1/2l behind Clearance (8-13) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp (6) pol in Jan.
The Final Whistle (IRE) 40-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders, ridden after 3 out, never on terms, weakened last, 7th of 12, dist behind Little Stevie (11-12) at Worcester 2m hcp (5) gs in May.
Matravers 66-1 (9-2) Very slowly away, always in rear, 15th of 16, at Leicester 1m 2f hcp (6) gf in Apr.
Right Royals Day 50-1 (10-2) Always in rear, 14th of 15, dist behind Delface (11-12) at Uttoxeter 2m hcp (5) sft in Dec.
Chance It (IRE) 40-1 (10-5) Behind, ridden before 3 out, soon weakened, 7th of 9, dist behind Istimraar (11-1) at Plumpton 2m hcp (5) gd in May.