held up in rear, headway on outside over 12f out, lost place over 2f out, well beaten over 1f out
led, driven and headed 1f out, stayed on, just held and lost 2nd last strides
tracked leader until over 12f out, stayed handy, pushed along briefly 5f out, green over 3f out, outpaced and no impression from over 1f out
held up towards rear, outpaced over 2f out, no impression
tracked leaders, lost place 7f out, closed 3f out, every chance inside final furlong, stayed on, just held
took keen hold, held up on outside, went 2nd over 12f out, led 1f out, hard pressed, held on
held up in rear, headway on inside over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, no extra final 100 yards
held up in touch, lost place over 12f out, switched left and closed over 2f out, not quicken inside final furlong
The newcomers could dominate this as the trio with experience have something to prove. ROYAL REEL is a half-brother to six winner over jumps and, being by Shirocco, shouldn’t be short of pace so is preferred to the four-year-old filly Marada though she, too, has a very smart pedigree for jumping and should be followed whatever her fate today. Stoner's Choice is out of a winning bumper/hurdler so could also have a future.
Just Marvin (IRE) Atraf gelding out of Gailybay Ellen.
Ladronne (FR) 25-1 (11-2) Held up in touch, headway over 4f out, chased leaders over 3f out, lost place over 2f out, tailed off, last of 6, 29 1/4l behind Lossiemouth (11-0) at Carlisle 2m 1f (5) gs in Feb.
Royal Reel Shirocco gelding out of Close Harmony.
Lord Roccoco (FR) 33-1 (10-12) Led until over 8f out, weakened over 4f out, 8th of 9, 15 1/4l behind Surin (10-5) at Market Rasen 1m 5f (5) gd in Oct.
Stoner's Choice Great Pretender gelding out of High Benefit.
Stormin Norman 9-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, lost place over 5f out, no danger after, 7th of 11, 25 3/4l behind Lossiemouth (10-12) at Newcastle 1m 7f (5) sft in Dec.
Takeit Easy Malinas gelding out of Circus Rose.
Marada Martaline filly out of Kerada.