led 2nd, blundered and headed 5th, not fluent and lost place next, blundered again 7th, not recover and pulled up before next
led to 2nd, tracked leader, led again and jumped right from 5th, joined after 3 out, ridden and headed before last, soon one pace, no impression when lost 2nd flat
prominent, pushed along after 5 out, lost place after next, behind from 3 out, went badly left next, pulled up before last
held up behind, outpaced before 4 out, ridden after next, plugged on to take modest 4th flat, no chance with leaders
held up behind, headway after 5 out, chased leaders on outside next, soon outpaced, ridden and no impression from 3 out, lost modest 4th flat
mistake 1st, always prominent, tracked leader after 4 out, poised to challenge after next, mistake 2 out, led before last, ridden clear flat, kept on
behind, reminders and struggling after 12th, weakened after 4 out, tailed off
tracked leaders, outpaced after 4 out, ridden to chase clear pair after next, stayed on to take 2nd flat, no impression with winner
Drinks Interval was in good form last summer and autumn but her style of running always leaves her vulnerable. Atlanta Ablaze has won twice at this level and holds Mrs Lovett on the form book so warrants respect but My Old Gold will need to up her game. Treackle Tart has a chance but GOT AWAY is preferred as she ran a cracker in a Grade 2 handicap at Cheltenham nine days ago and seems to be back to her best. She’s won over an extended 2m6f so should stay the longer trip.
Atlanta Ablaze 20-1 (10-13) Mid-division, close up 17th, hampered next, every chance 3 out, one pace in 3rd when fell next, at Cheltenham 4m (1) sft in Mar.
Got Away (FR) 14-1 (10-11) Jumped right at times, held up in mid-division, not fluent 8th or 10th, headway 4 out, outpaced after 3 out, rallied before last, edged right flat, pressed winner, edged right towards finish, stayed on, just held, 2nd of 8, nk behind Mister Whitaker (11-9) at Cheltenham 2m 5f hcp (1) gd in Apr.
Drinks Interval 8-1 (11-9) Led to 3rd, remained prominent, led again 7th, fell 10th, at Ayr 3m hcp (2) gd in Apr.
Lucca Lady (IRE) 33-1 (10-12) Held up, left 3rd and hampered 2nd, closed before 11th, went 2nd 4 out, led before 2 out, clear approaching last, easily, won at Warwick 2m 4f (3) sft in Mar beating Whatduhavtoget (11-8) by 13l, 5 ran.
Mrs Lovett (IRE) 12-1 (10-12) Held up disputing 3rd early, dropped to last at 3rd, no impression from 4 out, ridden after 3 out, no impression, last of 4, dist behind Jetz (11-1) at Navan 2m 1f (1) Yielding - Soft in Mar.
My Old Gold (IRE) 2-1 (11-4) Held up in 3rd, not fluent 4th, disputing 2nd from 6th, closed 12th, led 3 out, ridden and headed after next, no impression last, 2nd of 4, 18l behind Kupatana (11-4) at Kelso 2m 6f (3) gs in Mar.
Socksy (IRE) 9-1 (11-3) Towards rear, closed 14th, 3rd after 18th, 5th and looking beaten when bad mistake 3 out, soon pulled up, at Cheltenham 3m 2f hcp (3) gd in Apr.
Treackle Tart (IRE) 25-1 (11-3) Always towards rear, hit 5 out, soon struggling, no chance when hampered 3 out, tailed off, 17th of 23, dist behind Any Second Now (11-11) at Cheltenham 3m 2f hcp (2) gs in Mar.