led to after 1st, remained prominent, ridden after 2 out, soon no impression
held up behind, headway and in touch on outside after 3rd, led when not fluent 2 out, ridden clear after last, ran on
raced keenly, tracked leaders on outside, driven and one pace after 2 out, never on terms, weakened before last
held up mid-division, headway on inside 2 out, chased leading pair before last, ridden and kept on same pace flat, no impression
held up in rear, headway on outside 3 out, wandered approaching next, weakened between last 2, behind when fell last
keen early, led after 1st, headed 2 out, soon lost place, no impression before last
tracked leaders to after 3 out, soon outpaced, ridden after next, kept on under pressure before last, no impression
held up mid-division, chased leaders 2 out, went 2nd between last 2, ridden after last, not pace of winner flat
tracked leaders, driven and lost place after 3 out, behind from next
Mister Manduro ran in the Queen’s Vase as a three-year-old but managed just one run for Brian Ellison last year and is now with Ann Hamilton. He didn’t get far on his hurdling bow and is best watched for now. Ventura Dragon won three times on the Flat and has travelled up from Lambourn but WILHELM VONVENSTER, though only fourth when odds-on for a Newcastle bumper in November, will have had plenty of schooling and can make a winning start over timber.
Astute Boy (IRE) 22-1 (10-13) Tracked leader, every chance when mistake 3 out, weakened next, 8th of 9, 12l behind Richard Strauss (10-6) at Musselburgh 2m hcp (4) gd in Nov.
Mister Manduro (FR) 13-2 (11-0) Tracked leaders, not fluent and unseated rider 3rd, at Hexham 2m (4) gd in May.
Wilhelm Vonvenster (FR) 4-6fav (10-12) Mid-division, headway chasing leaders 5f out, hung left off outside rail from 3f out, not clear run and switched left inside final 2f, soon 3rd, weakened into 4th towards finish, 4th of 10, 7 1/4l behind Malystic (10-12) at Newcastle 2m (5) gd in Nov.
Zamarkhan (FR) 28-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear, ridden before 3 out, never on terms, 7th of 9, 20 3/4l behind Chica Buena (10-2) at Musselburgh 2m hcp (4) gf in Nov.
Falmouth Light (FR) 16-1 (10-7) In rear and keen, headway before 2 out, no impression, 7th of 9, 20 1/4l behind Rakhine State (11-4) at Perth 2m (4) gd in Apr.
Fourth Of July (IRE) 200-1 (10-7) Tracked leader, ridden before 2 out, weakened before last, 6th of 9, 17 1/4l behind Rakhine State (11-4) at Perth 2m (4) gd in Apr.
Gripper 50-1 (10-7) In touch, ridden before 2 out, soon weakened, 8th of 9, dist behind Rakhine State (11-4) at Perth 2m (4) gd in Apr.
Ventura Dragon (IRE) 25-1 (8-13) Ridden and struggling over 3f out, outpaced and always behind, tailed off, 9th of 10, 34l behind Fresh Terms (9-2) at Windsor 1m 2f hcp (4) gs in Oct.
Bermondsey Belle (IRE) 50-1 (10-12) Last pair, outpaced and struggling 4th, tailed off and eased after 4 out, pulled up before next, at Newcastle 2m (4) hvy in Mar.