held up, jumped big and rider lost iron briefly 4th, good headway tracking leaders approaching 8th, soon 2nd, around 1 length down going well when left clear 10th, in no danger after
STOICAL PATIENT (NAP) has been raised a further 9lb as she bids for a hat-trick. But Jamie Moore could afford to ease her down at Fontwell last time and she scored over course and distance before that. Finnegan's Garden won off today’s mark at Leicester back in May and should be sharper for a recent comeback run along with last month’s Lingfield third Sir Hubert and Easter In Paris. Le Coeur Net was still in contention when unseating four from home at Fontwell a week ago and could go also well.
Black Franks Angel 8-1 (10-13) Mid-division best, ridden and no impression 4 out, soon no extra, pulled up before 2 out, at Killarney 2m 6f mdn sft in May.
Stoical Patient (IRE) 7-4fav (11-3) Made all, jumped well, ridden approaching last, held on well, won at Fontwell 2m 2f hcp (5) gd in Nov beating Spiritofchartwell (11-2) by 6l, 6 ran.
Easter In Paris (IRE) 16-1 (11-5) Led, soon clear until before 4th, headed before 2 out, soon weakened, 10th of 11, dist behind Wells Gold (10-9) at Fontwell 2m 6f hcp (5) gd in Nov.
Finnegan's Garden (IRE) 10-1 (10-2) Held up in last trio, not fluent 4th, steady headway on outside 7th, went 2nd 4 out, 2 lengths down last, ridden and weakened run-in, 2nd of 8, 17l behind Kilronan Castle (12-0) at Leicester 2m 4f hcp (5) gd in Dec.
Grayhawk (IRE) 16-1 (10-0) Always towards rear, pulled up before last, at Fontwell 2m 6f hcp (5) gs in Nov.
Le Coeur Net (FR) 5-4fav (11-12) Tracked leader, close up 5 out, every chance when blundered badly and unseated rider next, at Fontwell 2m 3f hcp (5) hvy in Dec.
Sir Hubert 16-1 (11-3) Held up towards rear, good headway on inside chasing leaders in 3rd before 3 out, one pace, 3rd of 11, 12 1/2l behind Church Hall (12-2) at Lingfield 2m 4f hcp (4) sft in Nov.