towards rear, pushed along before 4 out, ridden before 3 out, headway before 2 out, kept on same pace
tracked leader, led 4th, headed after 3 out, soon weakened, pulled up
always towards rear
led, fell 2nd
tracked leaders, left in lead 2nd, headed 4th soon outpaced, plugged on and no impression
behind, headway before 2 out, led 2 out, clear last, very easily
prominent, led after bypassed 3 out, headed 2 out, no extra
mid-division, headway and every chance 2 out, soon ridden, kept on same pace
behind, ridden before 3 out, soon weakened
ISTIMRAAR (NAP) won a chase here last month on his first run for Dan Skelton. He is 13lb higher back over hurdles but still thrown in on past form. Stormingin has only placed once over timber so far but has only found one too good on the Flat at Lingfield and Brighton recently. Camaplu has been running well enough to get involved while Gin And Tonic won this last year and Golden Cannon is also a previous course winners so isn’t just in to make up the numbers.
Stormingin (IRE) 9-2 (9-6) Tracked leaders, outpaced over 2f out, ridden and stayed on to challenge on inside over 1f out, one pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 7, 2l behind The Jean Genie (9-10) at Brighton 1m 2f hcp (5) gf in Apr.
Sizing Scorpion (IRE) 33-1 (11-4) Always behind, struggling when hit 15th, soon lost touch and pulled up, at Chepstow 3m 2f hcp (5) gd in Apr.
Given Name 33-1 (10-7) Held up in 4th, ridden after 6th, well beaten from 3 out, last of 7, 31 3/4l behind Shut The Box (11-0) at Plumpton 2m mdn (4) gs in Mar.
Another Go (IRE) 25-1 (9-2) Held up mid-division, pushed along over 3f out, soon behind, eased when no chance final 2f, last of 9, dist behind Gendarme (9-7) at Bath 1m 4f hcp (6) fm in May.
Camaplu (FR) 8-1 (10-8) Led 1st, headed before 4 out, carried left before last, soon every chance, held towards finish, 5th of 15, 1 3/4l behind Lace Bonnet (11-7) at Warwick 2m hcp (5) gd in Apr.
Istimraar (IRE) 6-4fav (10-0) Held up in last, not fluent 1st, went 3rd at 6th, 2nd going well approaching 4 out, ridden to lead before 2 out, stayed on well, ridden out, won at Plumpton 2m 1f hcp (4) gd in Apr beating Babytaggle (10-10) by 3 1/2l, 5 ran.
Gin And Tonic 9-1 (10-4) Raced wide close up, ridden 3 out, soon weakened, last of 9, 22 3/4l behind Sid Hoodie (11-4) at Fakenham 2m hcp (4) gf in Apr.
Golden Cannon 5-1 (10-9) Chased leader, dived at 2nd, lost 2nd and weakened before 2 out, 5th of 8, 31 1/2l behind Passing Dream (11-12) at Plumpton 2m 2f hcp (5) gd in Apr.
Chance It (IRE) 15-8fav (10-5) Pulled hard in rear, jumped big 2nd, never a factor, 6th of 8, dist behind Generous Jack (11-6) at Plumpton 2m hcp (5) sft in Jan.