towards rear, reminders after 8th, soon weakened
tracked leaders, mistake 9th, soon weakened
tracked leaders, led after 4 out, headed before 2 out, no extra from last
mid-division, mistake 4 out, soon headway to chase leaders, one pace from 2 out
held up towards rear, effort before 3 out, hampered 9th, one pace from 3 out
tracked leaders, led 3rd, jumped right 4th, headed after 4 out, one pace before last
behind, headway before 3 out, stayed on before last, no impression
held up mid-division, weakened from 4 out
behind, pushed along after 7th, soon weakened
in touch, headway 4 out, led before 2 out, clear before last, just held on, driven out
held up mid-division, headway 4 out,chased winner from last, stayed on towards finish, just held
tracked leaders in 4th, weakened after 2 out
led to 3rd, weakened from 4 out
held up mid-division, fell 9th
in touch, reminders after 10th, ridden before 3 out, soon weakened
Paul Nicholls had to wait until the Grand National before he could comfortably retain the crown of Champion Trainer and he'll be hoping that THAT'LL DO can secure him one of the biggest prizes of the current season. The seven-year-old has been campaigned diligently to this point, and though the handicapper has been a little naughty in raising him 3lb in defeat at Stratford; it's likely that he has enough ability to go on to better things in the future. Spock will also represent the Ditcheat maestro. He defied a sizeable absence to score on reappearance at Worcester although it should be noted that five of the fences were omitted from that particular test. The lightly weighted Eastlake has won two novice events since switching from hurdling but he was no mug over hurdles, achieving a rating in the high 120's in the past. Qulinton won this race last year and is actually 4lb lower in the weights on this occasion. Peter Bowen has plundered plenty of these prizes in the past and Al Co looks to be a major threat. The seven-year-old is on a three-timer and has shown that all going comes alike to him with victories at Fakenham and Ffos Las.
Auroras Encore (IRE) 15-2 (11-12) In touch, headway to chase leaders 4 out, ridden in 4th when mistake and unseated rider 3 out, in a race won by Mumbles Head (10-5) at Perth 3m hcp chs (2) sft in Jun, 17 ran.
Zitenka (IRE) 12-1 (10-13) Mid-division, ridden and weakened 4 out, 6th of 17, 44l behind Mumbles Head (10-5) at Perth 3m hcp chs (2) sft in Jun.
Qulinton (FR) 7-1 (11-11) Held up, not fluent 7th, headway approaching 2 out, stayed on same pace, 4th of 12, 7l behind Saticon (11-5) at Worcester 2m 7f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gd in Jun.
That'll Do 2-1fav (10-13) Held up towards rear, steady headway after 10th, chased leaders 3 out, went 2nd after 2 out, one pace last, 2nd of 16, 4l behind Ostland (11-9) at Stratford 2m 4f hcp chs 0-140 (3) gd in May.
Pilgrims Lane (IRE) 25-1 (11-5) Mid-division, mistake and ridden 14th, never on terms, well beaten 4 out, tailed off, 9th of 15, well behind Emmaslegend (10-9) at Uttoxeter 3m 2f lstd hcp chs (1) gd.
Benbane Head (USA) 25-1 (11-5) Soon tracked leader, led 3 out to next, weakened flat, 9th of 23, 16l behind Sunnyhillboy (11-11) at Cheltenham 3m 1f Amateur Handicap Chase (0-145) (5yo+) (2) gd in Mar.
Tiger O'Toole (IRE) 6-4fav (11-4) Took keen hold, held up in 4th, went 3rd 4 out, slightly hampered 2 out, got through on inside between last 2, quickened to lead last, driven out, won at Newton Abbot 2m nov chs (3) sft in Jun beating Sublime Talent (11-5) by nk, 4 ran.
Idarah (USA) 50-1 (10-12) Chased leaders, weakened after 4 out, 15th of 21, well behind Lifestyle (11-2) at Aintree 2m cond hcp hdl (2) gd in Apr.
Lucky Landing (IRE) 5-4fav (10-12) Tracked leader, led 3rd, headed when not fluent next, led 6th, headed approaching 2 out, weakened flat, 3rd of 7, 14l behind Trop Fort (10-12) at Market Rasen 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) sft.
Mostly Bob (IRE) 25-1 (10-1) Always towards rear, pulled up before 23rd, tailed off, in a race won by Merigo (10-2) at Ayr 4m hcp chs G3 (1) gd in Apr, 24 ran.
I Have Dreamed (IRE) 7-4fav (11-3) Well in rear, headway into modest 6th when mistake 2 out, stayed on to 3rd last, nearest finish, 3rd of 11, 13l behind Oslot (10-7) at Stratford 2m 7f hunt chs (6) gd in Jun.
Al Co (FR) Evensfav (11-5) Tracked leaders, challenged 2 out, led when jumped left last, stayed on well, won at Ffos Las 3m nov chs (4) gf in May beating Thelobstercatcher (10-12) by 3/4l, 4 ran.
Stonethrower (IRE) 9-4 (11-7) Led until 2nd, mistake 4th, soon led again, not fluent 9th, ridden and headed 2 out, one pace from last and no impression on winner, 2nd of 5, 9l behind Red Not Blue (10-12) at Hereford 2m 5f nov chs (4) gd in Jun.
Rockiteer (IRE) 14-1 (11-5) Led, ridden and headed before last, rallied run-in, stayed on towards finish, 2nd of 10, 3/4l behind Ray Diamond (10-6) at Stratford 2m 4f hcp chs 0-130 (3) gs.
Spock (FR) 7-2fav (11-2) Mid-divison, headway 7th, challenged 2 out, soon led, ridden and edged right flat, stayed on well, won at Worcester 2m 4f hcp chs 0-130 (3) gd in May beating Wake Board (11-5) by 3 1/2l, 13 ran.
Eastlake (IRE) 5-6fav (11-12) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 2nd, mistake 4th, not fluent next, demoted to 3rd from 8th, nudged along 4 out, went 2nd again 2 out, driven flat, flashed tail and wandered, no impression, 2nd of 3, 2 1/2l behind Indian Daudaie (11-5) at Worcester 2m 4f nov chs (4) gd in Jun.