made virtualy all, drew well clear when mistake 4 out, ridden after next, stayed on well, unchallenged
chased leaders, mistake 2nd and 4th, soon behind, struggling 8th, never dangerous, tailed off
behind, driven 7th, stayed on under pressure from 2 out, never near leaders
with winner, mistake 4th, lost place 6th, 4th and under pressure when mistake 4 out, no danger after
behind, mistake and reminder 4th, weakened 4 out, tailed off when pulled up before last
chased leaders to 8th, soon behind, weakened from 4 out, tailed off
chased leaders, reminders 5th, went 2nd next, outpaced 4 out, soon ridden, stayed on under pressure from next, no chance with winner
mid-division, headway and in touch 8th, 3rd and under pressure when mistake 3 out, never on terms
SCARAMOUCHE is the selection with The Red Laird and Days Of Pleasure respected. Although his recent form has been little to write home about, Scaramouche has his ideal trip and ground this afternoon. Richie McLernon's three pound claim could prove invaluable come the close of the race. The Red Laird has won a bumper at the course previously. This is a weaker race than the Warwick affair he contested last month. Days Of Pleasure has been given a fair whack up the handicap for his recent success at Fontwell and isn't assured of staying the extra trip. Count Boris drops in trip in an effort to secure that overdue success. Aga Khan castoff, Douryna, is an interesting participant at the bottom of the weights and is worthy of note if the market speaks in her favour. Beau Lake has less black marks than most. Scaramouche is our suggestion in one of the better races on the card.
Pistol Desbois (FR) 20-1 (11-4) Chased leader, led 2nd until 4 out, weakened before next, tailed off, 11th of 17, well behind Viking Blond (10-13) at Exeter 2m 7f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft in Feb.
Beau Lake (IRE) 16-1 (10-9) Tracked leaders, jumped slowly 4th, every chance when mistake 2 out, hung left and no impression on winner flat, 2nd of 11, 3l behind Lord Ragnar (11-12) at Newbury 2m 3f cnd nov hcp hdl (0-120) (3) sft in Mar.
Days of Pleasure (IRE) 9-1 (11-4) Towards rear, pushed along before 5th and after next, headway approaching 3 out, led before 2 out, clear approaching last, ran on well, won at Fontwell 2m 4f cnd hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Mar beating Waarid (11-9) by 20l, 14 ran.
The Red Laird 16-1 (10-12) Led until ridden after 7th, every chance 3 out, weakened 2 out, 5th of 11, 20l behind Scampi Boy (11-1) at Warwick 2m 5f mdn hdl (4) sft in Mar.
Scaramouche 10-1 (11-2) In rear, headway approaching 3 out, chased winner approaching 2 out, weakened quickly from last, 6th of 8, 26l behind Incentivise (11-7) at Chepstow 3m hcp chs 0-100 (4) hvy in Mar.
Jordan 20-1 (10-8) Held up in rear, headway to chase leaders approaching 3 out, one pace from next, 3rd of 9, 6l behind Willandrich (11-2) at Plumpton 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) sft in Mar.
Pete The Feat (IRE) 11-2 (10-10) Held up mid-division, weakened approaching 3 out, 6th of 9, 17l behind Willandrich (11-2) at Plumpton 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) sft in Mar.
Douryna 6-1 (10-2) Tracked leaders, chased winner approaching 7th, challenged next until ridden after 3 out, weakened before 2 out, 2nd of 7, 12l behind Rothres (10-0) at Warwick 2m 5f mrs hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft in Mar.
Count Boris 5-4fav (10-13) Led after 1st, driven 4 out, strongly challenged from 2 out, headed towards finish, no extra, 2nd of 7, nk behind Ethiopia (10-3) at Plumpton 3m 1f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gs in Mar.