soon well in rear, ridden after 4 out, stayed on from 3 out, went 4th flat, never near to challenge
towards rear, headway 4 out, soon ridden, weakened before next
held up in rear, not fluent 3rd, headway 7th, hampered 4 out, every chance from 3 out until flat, no impression final 100 yards
led, hit 3rd, headed 7th, weakened before next, tailed off when pulled up before 3 out
held up, went 4th 3rd, chased leader approaching 8th, led after 4 out, pressed from 3 out, stayed on well flat
chased leaders early, mid-division, headway after 4 out, went 3rd next, soon outpaced, stayed on flat
chased clear leaders, not fluent 3rd, no impression 3 out, stayed on same pace
towards rear, not fluent 3rd, hit 5th, some headway 3 out, never dangerous
took keen hold, jumped left, with leader, led when mistake 7th, headed after 4 out, weakened next
mid-division, lost place 5th, jumped slowly and behind next, blundered last
SEEYAAJ is our idea of the most likely winner with Elite Land and Daliarose offered up as alternatives. The course-and-distance winner isn't the prettiest fencer in the world to watch but he is a gritty and resolute character who will continue to battle on to the death. Elite Land won readily at Worcester and looks as if he will make up into a useful prospect. Daliarose had listed form in France over hurdles though was a bitter disappointment on her debut for David Pipe. Mister Benedictine was proving hard to place over hurdles so the market is worth a check over the larger obstacles. Wee Forbees appreciates fast ground though inconsistency has been a feature of his career. Viper is continued in the blinkers he wore when third at Market Rasen earlier in the month. A trappy affair when Seeyaaj is the call in a race where cogent cases exist for many.
Elite Land 5-1 (11-12) Held up in last, headway when pecked slightly 9th, went 2nd approaching 2 out, led and mistake last, ran on well, won at Worcester 2m nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in Jun beating Blossom King (11-10) by 7l, 8 ran.
Mister Benedictine 8-1 (11-1) Held up in last trio, steady headway 8th, chased leaders after 3 out, driven and one pace from next, well held when not fluent last, 3rd of 9, 13l behind To Arms (11-2) at Southwell 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gf.
High Bird Humphrey 28-1 (10-0) Held up in rear, hit 3rd, steady headway from 3 out, ridden approaching 2 out, no impression, 6th of 12, 33l behind The Jigsaw Man (11-6) at Aintree 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gd in May.
Viper 9-2 (11-9) Led, headed approaching 3 out, ridden and one pace, 3rd of 7, 5l behind No Panic (11-12) at Market Rasen 2m 6f hcp chs 0-120 (3) gf.
Viable 14-1 (10-12) Held up in rear, took keen hold, headway 9th, 3rd when blundered 4 out, weakened approaching next, 4th of 7, 24l behind Invisible Man (10-12) at Market Rasen 2m 4f nov chs (4) gf in Jun.
Seeyaaj 13-2 (11-12) Chased leaders, pushed along from 4 out, chased winner from 2 out, no impression, 2nd of 5, 7l behind Chicago Alley (10-4) at Bangor 2m 1f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in Jun.
Blast The Past 16-1 (10-7) Chased leaders, reminder after 4th, lost place after 3 out, pulled up before last, in a race won by Heavenly Chorus (11-3) at Hexham 2m mrs hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs in Apr, 11 ran.
Wee Forbees (IRE) 7-2fav (11-10) Led, headed 2nd, tracked leader, bumped 3rd, led 4 out, headed 3 out, soon weakened, blundered last, 8th of 10, 30l behind Turbo Shandy (11-0) at Market Rasen 2m 2f hcp chs 0-105 (4) gf.
Daliarose (FR) Evensfav (11-0) Tracked leaders, ridden approaching 2 out, soon weakened, 3rd of 7, 15l behind Detroit Red (10-4) at Newton Abbot 2m 6f mrs nov hdl (4) gf.
Nesnaas (USA) 4-1 (11-4) Chased leaders, ridden after 4 out, chased winner last, no impression, 2nd of 10, 11l behind Turbo Shandy (11-0) at Market Rasen 2m 2f hcp chs 0-105 (4) gf.