chased leader until jumped slowly 3rd, went 2nd again 6th until approaching 4 out, chased leaders, 3rd and one pace between last 2
tracked leaders on inside, reached for 13th, no chance with leading pair, weakened between last 2
behind, last and struggling 9th, tailed off, pulled up before 2 out
raced wide, tracked leaders, went 2nd 3rd until 6th, remained in handy 3rd, 2nd again before led 4 out, headed 2 out, chased winner, 5 lengths down last, well held
held up towards rear, never on terms
never that fluent, chased leaders until lost place and pushed along in mid-division after 7th (water), jumped slowly and behind 10th, tailed off
led, went right 11th, headed 4 out, lost 2nd next, chased leaders, weakened 2 out
mid-division, slight peck 12th, hit next and outpaced, kept on before last, went modest 4th run-in
mid-division, headway chasing leaders 12th, went 2nd 3 out, led next, 5 lengths ahead last, kept on well
held up towards rear, reached mid-division after 7th (water), weakened 12th, behind when blundered 2 out, tailed off
Pulled up at Sandown in December, Kings Walk was never travelling when third at Taunton the following month but is probably capable of better. Djin Conti is an interesting recruit to chasing and should be suited by this intermediate distance while Cesar Et Rosalie arrives off the back of a win over 3m at Uttoxeter. Lex Talionis, Smuggler's Blues and Royal Magic could also figure but ORCHARDSTOWN CROSS took a big step forward at Taunton 10 days ago and can follow up in this slightly better race.
Brynmawr 25-1 (11-9) Chased leaders to 2nd, mid-division, reminders after 7th, behind and struggling 10th, weakened 5 out, tailed off, 4th of 12, dist behind Cesar Et Rosalie (11-0) at Uttoxeter 3m hcp (4) sft in Jan.
Cesar Et Rosalie (FR) 7-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear, headway 10th, tracked front pair after 4 out, ridden between last 2, stayed on to lead flat, all out, won at Uttoxeter 3m hcp (4) sft in Jan beating Lithic (11-9) by 1l, 12 ran.
Schnabel (IRE) 50-1 (11-12) Held up towards rear, effort 4 out, weakened after next, 10th of 17, 32 1/2l behind Daydream Aulmes (11-8) at Huntingdon 2m 5f hcp (4) gs in Jan.
Kings Walk (IRE) 15-8 (11-8) Held up in rear but in touch, slow 3rd, headway approaching 3 out, weakened next, modest 3rd, 3rd of 5, 20 1/2l behind Boagrius (11-9) at Taunton 2m hcp (4) gs in Jan.
Smuggler's Blues (IRE) 9-2 (11-9) Chased leaders, ridden to challenge 3 out, weakened approaching last, 5th of 6, 12 3/4l behind Huff And Puff (11-12) at Ludlow 3m 2f hcp (4) gs in Jan.
Lex Talionis (IRE) 9-2 (11-5) Chased leaders, jumped slowly 8th and 10th, effort approaching 3 out, stayed on into 2nd close home, 2nd of 7, 5l behind Hurricane Dylan (11-12) at Leicester 2m 7f hcp (4) gd in Feb.
Royal Magic (IRE) 5-1 (11-12) Led until headed and pecked 3rd, chased leader until 7th, remained handy, 2nd again 12th until before 3 out, ridden before 2 out, kept on pressing for 2nd, 3rd of 9, 6 3/4l behind Song Saa (11-13) at Kempton 2m 4f hcp (4) gs in Jan.
Djin Conti (FR) 7-2jfav (11-6) Held up towards rear, some headway before 3 out, ridden before 2 out, weakened before last, 6th of 7, 14 1/4l behind Modern Warfair (11-4) at Doncaster 3m hcp (4) gd in Jan.
Orchardstown Cross (IRE) 6-4fav (10-8) Mistake 1st, held up behind, headway and in touch 10th, went 2nd before 4 out, led after next, driven clear after 2 out, stayed on well, comfortably, won at Taunton 2m 7f hcp (4) gd in Feb beating Voie Dans Voie (11-8) by 8l, 10 ran.
Annie Angel (IRE) 25-1 (11-0) Chased leaders, weakened before 3 out, tailed off, 7th of 14, dist behind All Currencies (11-6) at Newbury 2m 5f (4) sft in Jan.