Potters Sapphire has been racing over longer trips so far over hurdles but ran better last time at Huntingdon. ROUERGATE (NAP) looked unlucky last time at Ludlow as she was still in front when coming down at the last. She’d also run well on her hurdles bow at Uttoxeter and compensation awaits here with a clear round. Trooblue has looked one-paced so far but is probably the pick of the remainder, though that’s not saying much.
King's Reste (IRE) 50-1 (10-12) Held up in touch and in rear, weakened before 2 out, 4th of 5, dist behind Blottos (11-10) at Sedgefield 2m 4f (4) sft in Jan.
Magic Of Milan (IRE) 8-1 (11-11) Rr, last frm 5th, sl prog in 6th aftr 4out, further prog bef 3out, 4th & btn when mstk last, wknd early flat, 6th of 9, 15 1/2l behind Victoria Bay (11-11) at Inch 3m mdn gd in Apr.
Oksana 33-1 (10-12) Held up in rear, pushed along before 2 out, stayed on to go modest 4th, 4th of 7, 35 1/2l behind Banjo Girl (10-12) at Southwell 2m (4) gd in Nov.
Potters Sapphire 66-1 (11-4) Held up towards rear, headway 6th, 4th when mistake 3 out, 3rd approaching next, stayed on same pace, 3rd of 15, 13 1/2l behind The Vocalist (11-4) at Huntingdon 2m 5f mdn (4) sft in Jan.
Rouergate (FR) 6-1 (11-0) Chased leaders, challenged going well before 3 out, led 3 out until next, every chance when fell last, at Ludlow 2m (4) sft in Jan.
Taras Day 66-1 (10-10) Chased leaders, weakened before 3 out, 9th of 12, 32l behind Chilli Filli (10-10) at Ludlow 2m 5f (4) sft in Dec.
Trooblue 16-1 (11-0) Close up early, towards rear, ridden and weakened before 2 out, 4th of 6, 22 3/4l behind Shambra (10-11) at Wetherby 2m (4) hvy in Feb.
Youknowell (IRE) 33-1 (11-4) Held up in mid-division, behind when not fluent 4 out, tailed off, 12th of 15, dist behind The Vocalist (11-4) at Huntingdon 2m 5f mdn (4) sft in Jan.