chased leader, led 4th until 6th, chased leader until after 4 out, weakened when left poor 4th and pecked next
held up, fell 4th
held up in last pair, outpaced in 5th after 4 out, headway before left 3rd next, went right 2 out, 2nd at the last, closer when edged right run-in, no extra towards finish
chased leaders, pushed along after 7th, mistake and lost place 8th, weakened 10th, tailed off 4 out
tracked leaders until blundered and lost place 5th, rallied on outside tracking leaders 10th, close enough in 3rd when fell 3 out
jumped slowly 2nd, dropped to last pair before 5th, behind 8th, tailed off and pulled up before 4 out
led until 4th, chased leaders, 2nd after 4 out, led again before 3 out, driven and kept on well run-in
headway tracking leader 4th, led 6th until before 3 out, chased winner, every chance when hit 2 out, lost 2nd and no extra in 3rd last
Global Domination has never won off a mark this high and has become hard to predict while Dallas Cowboy is 0-20 over fences and seems better over shorter distances. Troubled Soul alternates between fences and hurdles but did win over the larger obstacles at Kelso in November, though is still 7lb higher. DARTFORD WARBLER hasn’t always delivered what he’s promised but seems to be on good terms with himself this term and has won on two of his four previous visits to this track so there is no reason why he won’t be thereabouts again. Zen Master has yet to place over fences but has dropped to a potentially-lenient mark so it would be no surprise to see him improve that record.
Royal Magic (IRE) 9-1 (11-3) Led, went right 11th, headed 4 out, lost 2nd next, chased leaders, weakened 2 out, 6th of 10, 22 3/4l behind Orchardstown Cross (11-0) at Newbury 2m 6f hcp (4) gs in Mar.
Zen Master (IRE) 3-1 (11-12) Never that fluent and jumped right on occasions, chased leaders, went 2nd briefly and jumped slowly 2nd, 2nd after 7th until 9th, chased leaders, weakened 3 out, finished tired, 4th of 5, 18 3/4l behind Le Capricieux (11-0) at Fontwell 2m 2f hcp (4) sft in Feb.
Troubled Soul (IRE) 8-1 (11-13) Mid-division, chased leaders when blundered 3 out, soon outpaced, ridden after next, kept on, never able to challenge, 4th of 13, 6 1/2l behind Lara Trot (10-12) at Leicester 2m 4f hcp (5) gd in Jan.
Dartford Warbler (IRE) 5-1 (10-11) Mid-division, headway 5 out, chased leaders next, never able to challenge, 3rd of 10, 8 1/4l behind Knockanrawley (11-10) at Haydock 2m 7f hcp (4) sft in Mar.
King Vince 5-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, went 2nd 6th, reminders after 9th, blundered 11th, lost 2nd before 3 out, weakened soon after, tailed off, 5th of 6, dist behind Briac (11-7) at Sedgefield 2m 3f hcp (4) gs in Jan.
Showem Silver (IRE) 14-1 (11-12) In touch, ridden 4 out, weakening when slow next, tailed off, 5th of 8, dist behind Helium (10-13) at Market Rasen 2m 3f hcp (5) sft in Dec.
Global Domination 11-8fav (11-4) Held up in rear, driven halfway, soon tailed off, 6th of 9, dist behind Coopers Square (10-0) at Huntingdon 3m hcp (5) gs in Feb.
Dallas Cowboy (IRE) 9-2 (11-1) With leader, blundered 2nd, lost place 8th, rallied 2 out, 3rd and closing from last, switched left towards finish, went 2nd post, just held, 2nd of 7, nk behind Nikki Steel (12-3) at Market Rasen 2m 1f hcp (4) gd in Mar.