chased leader until 3 out, chased leaders, ridden and weakened before next
made all, clear 2 out, driven out, unchallenged
chased leading trio, pushed along and outpaced after 3 out, kept on into 3rd before next
mistakes, always behind, tailed off and pulled up before 2 out
held up in 5th, outpaced before 3 out, tailed off and pulled up before next
took keen hold in mid-division, weakened 4 out, tailed off, blundered last
mistakes, always behind, struggling before 4 out, tailed off
chased leading pair, went 2nd 3 out, ridden and hit 2 out, kept on same pace, never able to challenge
River Bray is rated 8lb higher than MONSIEUR D’ARQUE but was beaten a long way last time at Southwell and possibly lacks the scope of the Skelton’s stable selection, who beat a subsequent dual winner when eased in grade a little at Ludlow. Jacamar was a surprise winner at Wincanton and has even more on his plate here now penalised. The other four-year-old, Powerful Society, is now 0-10 but has placed four times.
Monsieur D'Arque (IRE) 1-4fav (11-4) won at Ludlow 2m mdn (4) gd in Feb beating Lucky Lover Boy (10-9) by 2 3/4l, 10 ran.
River Bray (IRE) 2-1 (11-8) 3rd of 6, dist behind Good Boy Bobby (11-8) at Southwell 2m (4) gd in Mar.
Jacamar (GER) 33-1 (10-8) won at Wincanton 1m 7f mdn (4) gd in Apr beating The Flying Sofa (11-0) by 1 1/2l, 10 ran.
Zulu 33-1 (9-2) last of 16, dist behind The Detainee (9-2) at Windsor 1m 3f hcp (6) gd in Apr.
Lyford (IRE) 16-1 (10-12) 7th of 10, dist behind Fabianski (10-11) at Catterick 2m (4) gs in Dec.
Purple Jazz (IRE) 50-1 (10-8) 9th of 12, dist behind Scaramanga (10-8) at Taunton 2m mdn hcp (4) gs in Mar.
Zambino (GER) 100-1 (11-0) 10th of 12, dist behind Tiffin Top (11-0) at Hereford 2m mdn (4) gd in Mar.
Powerful Society (IRE) 7-1 (10-0) 3rd of 8, 3 1/4l behind Cubswin (11-12) at Wincanton 1m 7f hcp (3) gd in Apr.