in rear when blundered and unseated rider 3rd
mid-division, headway after 3 out, soon under pressure, weakening when pulled up soon after 2 out
held up in rear, outpaced halfway, headway approaching 3 out, never on terms
in touch, headway 3 out, led before next, strongly challenged from last, headed and no extra last strides
led, mistake 3rd, headed 4 out, hit next, soon lost place, tailed off
held up, never dangerous
prominent, led 4 out, headed after next, soon rallied, weakened last
behind, headway 3 out, soon chasing leaders, ridden to challenge before last, stayed on same pace
held up in rear, headway 3 out, chased leaders next, weakened last
mid-division, mistake 4 out, headway under pressure next, chased leaders 2 out, kept on under pressure
mid-division, hampered 3rd, headway 2 out, every chance from last, stayed on under pressure to lead towards finish
tracked leaders, keen, headway under pressure 3 out, weakened before next
held up, jumped right 3rd, weakened after 4 out
chased leaders, led after 3 out, headed before next, weakened last
held up, never dangerous
Throckley drops into this lowly grade for the first time over hurdles and is worth a second look. Ardview Lad has been making hay between the flags and Mustaaqeem finished close up last time at Stratford, despite only finishing fifth. Dora’s Field was second over course and distance last month and is only a pound higher but it might be worth sticking with LAPFORD LAD in his current form. Sue Gardner’s charge was close up when falling here in between course victories and Sean Houlihan’s claim halves a 6lb rise.
Pokari (FR) 22-1 (11-8) Always towards rear, 14th of 16, dist behind Gwalia (11-11) at Taunton 2m hcp (4) gd in Dec.
Throckley 5-1 (10-8) Held up towards rear, headway before 2 out, kept on same pace, 4th of 10, 27l behind Zig Zag (11-10) at Cartmel 2m 1f hcp (4) hvy in May.
Chuffy Chuffnell (IRE) 16-1 (11-2) Held up in rear, not always fluent, bumped 1st, headway after 3 out, weakened before next, 6th of 11, dist behind Old Rascals (11-2) at Wincanton 2m 5f (4) gd in Feb.
Vanderbilt (IRE) 16-1 (11-2) Tracked leader, blundered 4th, ridden 4 out, soon struggling, 4th of 7, 36 1/2l behind Chaparral Prince (10-11) at Fakenham 2m 4f mdn (4) gd in May.
Flow With Eve 33-1 (11-5) Towards rear, headway into mid-division when hit 4 out, weakened before 2 out, 5th of 13, dist behind Multigifted (11-0) at Fontwell 2m 6f hcp (5) gd in May.
Realta Dawn (IRE) 6-1 (11-2) Held up last, went 3rd 3 out, ridden and beaten approaching last, 3rd of 4, 7 1/4l behind West To Crossgales (11-2) at Fakenham 2m 7f hcp (5) gf in Jun.
Ardview Boy (IRE) Evensjfav (12-0) Made all; drew clr 2 out; easy, won at Trecoed 3m in Jun beating Carpool (11-7) by 10l, 3 ran.
Dora's Field (IRE) 6-1 (11-6) Tracked leader, led after 3rd, left clear 4 out until after next, narrowly headed when rider dropped whip 2 out, readily outpaced after last, 2nd of 8, 4l behind Stand By Me (11-1) at Newton Abbot 2m 2f hcp (5) gd in May.
Plenty Of Butty (IRE) 50-1 (11-7) Led to after 3rd, remained prominent, in touch in 3rd when brought down 4 out, at Newton Abbot 2m 2f hcp (5) gd in May.
Lapford Lad 11-2 (10-10) Chased leaders, jumped left 4th, went 2nd after 3 out, strong challenge 2 out, edged left before last, led towards finish, won at Newton Abbot 2m 6f hcp (5) gd in Jun beating Top Of The Rocks (10-4) by 3/4l, 12 ran.
Russian's Legacy 200-1 (11-0) Held up in rear, not always fluent, ridden and still in touch after 3 out, weakened before 2 out, 5th of 6, 28 1/4l behind Takingitallin (11-0) at Newton Abbot 2m 6f mdn (4) gd in Jun.
Candyman Can (IRE) 9-1 (11-7) Held up in touch on outside, left disputing 2nd 4 out, ridden and weakened after next, tailed off, 6th of 8, dist behind Stand By Me (11-1) at Newton Abbot 2m 2f hcp (5) gd in May.
Mustaaqeem (USA) 16-1 (10-4) Held up towards rear, pushed along in 5th between last 2, no impression run-in, 5th of 9, 1 1/2l behind Talkingpicturestv (10-0) at Stratford 2m 6f hcp (5) gd in Jun.
Show Of Force 13-2 (10-2) Held up in mid-division, in rear and struggling when not fluent 3 out, 7th of 10, 35 1/2l behind Ladies Dancing (10-3) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f hcp (4) gd in Jun.
Given Name 25-1 (10-9) Held up behind, outpaced 3 out, never on terms, weakened from next, 7th of 10, 34l behind Black Lightning (11-12) at Fontwell 2m 6f hcp (5) gs in Jun.