in touch in 4th place, headway before 2 out, soon ridden, kept on same pace
held up towards rear, ridden and weakened from 3 out, tailed off, soon pulled up
led, mistake 4 out, ridden before 2 out, not fluent last, edged right run-in, kept on well
held up towards rear, ridden and headway before 2 out, one pace
tracked leaders, lost place before 3 out
held up mid-division, headway after 3 out, soon chased winner, kept on and always held
held up towards rear, effort before 2 out, never dangerous
tracked winner until before 2 out, weakened before last
The veterans are out in force in this finale with Polarbrook looking to add to his victory over 2m4f here nine days ago carrying 7lb more and fellow 12-year-old American Life aiming to go one better than at Plumpton. Course and distance winner Moidore is eased in grade again while Pure Affection showed a bit more when third at Bangor. LAMH AR LAMH has only won at Taunton so far but wouldn’t have travelled up from Devon without good reason and stays well considering she is still a comparative youngster.
Pure Affection (IRE) 12-1 (11-7) Chased leaders, not fluent 3 out, outpaced by front pair after, one pace, 3rd of 9, 17l behind Malangen (11-2) at Bangor-on-Dee 2m 4f hcp (5) gd in Apr.
Jimmi Chew (IRE) 50-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders, weakened from 3 out, 7th of 12, 34 1/4l behind Locker Room Talk (11-2) at Huntingdon 2m mdn (5) gd in Mar.
Polarbrook (IRE) 5-1 (10-13) Held up towards rear, headway on inside after 3 out, led 2 out, comfortably, won at Market Rasen 2m 5f hcp (5) gd in May beating The Accountant (10-12) by 2 1/2l, 10 ran.
Moidore 8-1 (11-3) Chased leaders on inside not fluent 3rd, ridden before 2 out, no extra approaching last, 7th of 12, 17 1/2l behind Witness (10-11) at Hexham 2m 7f hcp (4) gd in May.
Lamh Ar Lamh (IRE) 9-2fav (10-12) Raced wide in mid-division, headway chasing leaders 8th, left close 2nd and slightly hampered 3 out, led approaching 2 out, kept on well run-in, won at Taunton 3m hcp (5) gd in Apr beating Sauvignon (11-12) by 1/2l, 16 ran.
American Life (FR) 13-2 (10-9) Tracked leaders, led before 4 out, headed after last, no extra, 2nd of 11, 3l behind Alanjou (10-0) at Plumpton 3m 1f hcp (5) gd in May.
Crakehall Lad (IRE) 50-1 (10-11) Never nearer than mid-division , weakened and struggling after 4 out, 7th of 15, 23 1/2l behind Uisce Ur (11-3) at Wetherby 3m hcp (5) gd in Apr.
Simply Lucky (IRE) 33-1 (10-6) Held up last, headway on outside after 4 out, weakened 2 out, 6th of 15, 22 1/4l behind Uisce Ur (11-3) at Wetherby 3m hcp (5) gd in Apr.
Chasing Headlights (IRE) 20-1 (10-0) Tracked leader 2nd, ridden after 3 out, soon headed, chased leaders, weakened before 2 out, 7th of 14, 21 3/4l behind Malangen (11-13) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f hcp (5) gd in Apr.
Oldabbey Bridge (IRE) 50-1 (11-0) Held up, headway 3 out, chased clear leaders next, no extra closing stages, tailed off, 4th of 9, 31 1/2l behind Arch My Boy (11-6) at Huntingdon 2m (4) gd in Apr.