led, ridden and headed approaching 2 out, weakened last
held up, reminders after 5th, ridden 3 out, weakened approaching 2 out
held up, headway 3 out, chased winner 2 out, no impression
chased leaders, led approaching 2 out, stayed on strongly
held up in rear, headway approaching 2 out, one pace
prominent, weakened after 3 out
always behind, pulled up before 2 out
with leader, ridden and outpaced 3 out
Sonnengold is preferred to Dance The Mambo and Cusp in a tricky little contest. The last named gained second career success when scoring at Plumpton last month. His yard have been in good form since the turn of the year and another bold bid can be expected in this company. Betting market support would be interesting. Dance The Mambo (who looks the pick of Mick Easterby's string to make the journey to Market Rasen) comes here inn good heart - having been victorious in two of her last three starts. The Benny The Dip mare handles the ground and appears to be the best alternative to the selection. However, Sonnengold has the edge on recent form and, although he is no world beater, he appears to have been found an ideal opportunity to strike.
Dance The Mambo 7-1 (11-12) Mid-division, headway 4th, ridden after 3 out, led 2 out, went left last, ridden clear, won at Catterick 2m mrs hcp hdl (5) hvy in Feb beating Maynooth Princess (10-12) by 7l, 13 ran.
Sonnengold (GER) 8-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders, outpaced 3 out, kept on to chase winner run-in, no chance, 2nd of 5, 11l behind Purple Patch (11-7) at Warwick 2m mrs hcp hdl (4) hvy in Feb.
Hot Lips Page (FR) 9-2 (10-8) Mid-division, led soon after 3rd last, headed before last, soon weakened, 5th of 10, 17l behind New Perk (10-6) at Fakenham 2m 7f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs in Feb.
Cusp 10-1 (10-9) Not fluent 1st, tracked leaders, went 2nd 8th, led going well after 3 out, soon in command, eased near finish, won at Plumpton 2m 5f mrs hcp hdl (4) hvy in Feb beating Ruling Reef (10-9) by 10l, 11 ran.
Dalriath 7-2 (10-2) Led after 1st, headed 4 out, soon led again, headed after 2 out, soon ridden, stayed on flat, 2nd of 5, 1/2l behind Elgar (11-12) at Leicester 2m hcp chs 0-115 (4) sft in Feb.
Archway Copse 20-1 (10-4) Towards rear, headway after 4th, plugged on to go 3rd last, 3rd of 12, 29l behind Back Among Friends (11-2) at Chepstow 2m nh mdn hdl (5) hvy in Feb.
Heavenly Chorus 6-1 (11-2) Mid-division on outside, headway approaching 6th, every chance before 2 out, mistake last, no extra, 5th of 13, 10l behind Dance The Mambo (11-12) at Catterick 2m mrs hcp hdl (5) hvy in Feb.
Madam Harriet 13-2 (11-2) Mid-division, ridden along briefly 6th, kept on one pace from 3 out, 4th of 9, 30l behind Topless (11-12) at Taunton 3m mrs hcp hdl (5) gs in Feb.