made virtually all, jumped slowly 2nd, driven and stayed on well run-in
never better than mid-division
held up in last pair, never on terms
close up in 5th, tracked leaders 3 out, 3rd before next, stayed on well run-in, almost snatched 2nd, no chance with winner
held up and always behind, tailed off
tracked leaders, pushed along after 3 out, outpaced before next, plugged on run-in
tracked leaders, 2nd and pushed along before 2 out, driven and no impression run-in, just held on for 2nd
tracked winner, jumped slowly 6th, pushed along and lost 2nd before 2 out, plugged on
mid-division, pushed along and struggling before 3 out, kept on run-in
This looks a very competitive handicap with Gleno arriving on a hat-trick and Barry Geraghty travelling to Lincolnshire to partner the unexposed Collooney for retainer JP McManus. All My Love ran well at Fakenham after winning at Lingfield but she doesn’t have a great record over this longer trip. Ballyvic Boru has been chasing but is only 4lb higher than his last winning mark over hurdles and Ice Galley did well to score here last week and represents the in-form Philip Kirby. EARLOFTHECOTSWOLDS (NAP) won over course and distance in February and just failed to follow up off an 8lb higher mark at Ludlow. He’s gone up another 4lb but looks a progressive sort who has the build to carry his big weight. Johnbb still has time on his side but The Sweeney often flatters to deceive.
Earlofthecotswolds (FR) 5-4fav (11-12) Tracked winner, poised to challenge before 3 out, outpaced when switched inside before next, ridden and kept on flat, just held, 2nd of 5, 1l behind Rhythm Is A Dancer (11-11) at Ludlow 2m 5f hcp (3) gd in Feb.
Rebel Royal (IRE) 16-1 (11-5) Mid-division, headway 4 out, fell next, at Wincanton 2m 5f hcp (3) gs in Mar.
All My Love (IRE) 6-1 (11-7) Held up in rear, headway 2 out, ridden and stayed on to go 3rd close home, 3rd of 8, 2l behind Thistimenextyear (11-3) at Fakenham 2m hcp (3) gs in Mar.
Collooney (IRE) 8-15fav (11-8) Tracked leaders on inside, went 2nd 3 out, no impression on winner next, 2nd of 11, 12l behind Not So Sleepy (11-2) at Wincanton 1m 7f (4) gd in Feb.
Ballyvic Boru (IRE) 6-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders, went 2nd at 8th, challenged and every chance 3 out, one pace when switched left next, ridden and kept on flat, held towards finish, 2nd of 9, 1 1/4l behind Sumkindofking (11-2) at Market Rasen 2m 5f hcp (3) gf in Jun.
Monty's Award (IRE) 7-1 (11-6) Held up in rear, under pressure 3 out, soon beaten, last of 6, dist behind Ask Ben (10-12) at Newcastle 2m 6f (2) sft in Dec.
The Sweeney (IRE) 6-1cfav (10-10) In touch, headway after 3 out, effort 2 out, weakened last, 5th of 14, 12 3/4l behind Erick Le Rouge (11-3) at Kempton 2m 5f hcp (3) gs in Dec.
Gleno (IRE) 11-8fav (11-5) Chased leaders, hung right and led 2 out, hung right and ridden between last 2, stayed on well, won at Sandown 2m 4f hcp (4) sft in Mar beating Duc De Beauchene (11-12) by 4l, 8 ran.
Regarding Ruth (IRE) 10-3 (11-4) Tracked leaders, ridden and joined winner 2 out, one pace flat, lost 2nd close home, 3rd of 9, 4 1/4l behind Trull La La (11-4) at Huntingdon 2m 4f mdn (4) gd in Mar.
Ice Galley (IRE) 12-1 (11-7) Prominent, hampered 2 out and lost momentum, ran on well flat, led towards finish, won at Market Rasen 2m 3f hcp (4) gd in Mar beating Chief Brody (11-11) by 1 1/4l, 8 ran.
Johnbb (IRE) 5-2fav (12-1) Chased leaders on inside, 3rd and one pace from 2 out, no impression, 3rd of 9, 15 1/2l behind Duarigle (11-4) at Sandown 2m 4f hcp (3) sft in Feb.