tracked leaders and pulled hard, ridden 2f out, every chance final furlong, no extra finish
towards rear, reminders after 5f, soon tailed off, virtually pulled up
towards rear, ridden and headway over 3f out, hampered on bend soon after, faded over 1f out
made all, ridden over 2f out, challenged final furlong, kept on gamely
tracked leaders, ridden 5f out, soon one pace
tracked leaders and keen, weakened 7th, soon behind
held up, lost touch 5f out, virtually pulled up
in touch, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 2f out
held up, behind soon after halfway
held up, headway halfway, ridden to chase leaders over 3f out, weakened over 1f out
Half Cocked, Enroblim Trop and Alaminos look the three to concentrate on in this bumper and the narrow vote is giveb to Half Cocked. The selection was a fair third behind Alderluck last time out and although he looks sure to be better over a longer trip in time this is not the best of races and he is taken to score. Enroblim Trop rates the main danger on his best form but he may just need the run after a 345 day break. Alaminos is a well bred sort from a top yard and should be closely watched in the market. Of the others Upham Atom is another that has ran with promise ibn the past and could go well at a price but for the winner we return to Half Cocked.
Enroblim Trop (IRE) 33-1 (11-3) In touch, ridden over 4f out, soon lost place, 18th of 21, well behind Diamond Harry (10-9) at Newbury 2m nhf (2) sft in Mar.
Good To Be Grey Environment Friend gelding out of a lightly-raced mare.
Half Cocked 6-4fav (11-5) Tracked leaders, led after 5f, headed halfway, led again over 4f out, challenged 2f out, headed over 1f, one pace, 3rd of 12, 2 1/2l behind Alderluck (11-5) at Plumpton 2m 2f nhf (6) sft in Jan.
Upham Atom 16-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, ridden 4f out, one pace, 4th of 12, 10l behind Alderluck (11-5) at Plumpton 2m 2f nhf (6) sft in Jan.
Absolute Shambles Shambo gelding, brother to winning hurdler Iron Maid, half-brother to winning hurdler/chaser LOngshanks.
Behrusi (IRE) Singspiel colt out of 1m2f winner Behra.
Hungry For More 100-1 (10-7) Mid-division, ridden 4f out, weakened 2f out, 7th of 16, 24l behind Aboukir Bay (10-7) at Fontwell 1m 6f nhf (6) sft in Jan.
Lagan Turbo 100-1 (10-7) Led for 3f, ridden 5f out, soon weakened, 9th of 16, 34l behind Aboukir Bay (10-7) at Fontwell 1m 6f nhf (6) sft in Jan.
Walking In Memphis (IRE) Golan gelding, half-brother to winning sprinter Wild Bunch and 7f winner Cop My Gator.
Winnie Wood Spendent filly out of winning pointer Effie Wood.
Alaminos (FR) Maille Pistol gelding, half-brother to useful hurdler Barents Sea and sprinter Sand Chief.