tracked leaders, disputing 2nd after 2nd, not fluent 3rd, weakened 2 out
tracked leaders, disputing 2nd after 2nd, led before 2 out, soon quickened clear, eased towards finish
led, not fluent 5th, headed before 2 out, soon beaten, lost 2nd flat, no extra
held up in touch towards rear, closed on outside 3 out, soon outpaced, went 3rd and plugged on 2 out, no chance with winner, mistake last, 2nd briefly flat
held up in rear, not fluent 1st, pushed along and outpaced after 3 out, well behind 2 out, ran on flat, went 2nd towards finish, no chance with winner
took keen hold, prominent, jumped big 1st, lost place 3rd, slow 5th, soon behind, pulled up before 2 out
Lucy Wadham sent out last year’s winner and saddles the top weight this time in the filly Shambra, She won at Ludlow and Wetherby before finding the step up to Class 2 company at Haydock last month beyond her. Eragon De Chanay has been highly tried since winning at Ffos Las in October but Erick Le Rouge was well behind Born Legend on debut at Bangor, though ahead of subsequent Hereford scorer Royale Zanzibar at Newbury subsequently. After placed efforts in decent company, QUOTHQUAN (NAP) deserves a change of luck. He won over 1m6f on heavy going on the Flat and looks well treated on his handicap debut.
Shambra (IRE) 6-1 (10-13) Held up in touch and keen, headway before 3 out, ridden and weakened from 2 out, 4th of 6, 20 1/2l behind Turning Gold (10-12) at Haydock 2m (2) hvy in Feb.
Eragon De Chanay (FR) 25-1 (10-12) Held up in touch, pushed along before 3 out, soon weakened, 4th of 6, dist behind We Have A Dream (10-12) at Doncaster 2m 1f (1) gd in Dec.
Royale Zanzibar (FR) 12-1 (11-2) Led until after 2nd, led before 5th, edged slightly left towards finish, held on, won at Hereford 2m mdn (5) sft in Jan beating Nigh Or Never (11-2) by 1/2l, 10 ran.
Quothquan (FR) 2-1 (10-12) Chased leader, stayed on inside in straight, pushed along and lost 2nd before 2 out, close enough in 3rd when mistake 2 out, kept on same pace run-in, 3rd of 5, 4 3/4l behind Aiguille Rouge (10-12) at Fontwell 2m 2f (4) sft in Dec.
Erick Le Rouge (FR) 25-1 (11-0) Pressed leader, led 3rd, headed narrowly next, lost place 2 out, soon ridden, weakened before last, 5th of 6, dist behind Apple's Shakira (10-12) at Cheltenham 2m 1f (1) sft in Jan.
Born Legend (IRE) 16-1 (10-8) Led, ridden before 2 out, headed before last, weakened last 75 yards, 5th of 8, 6 1/4l behind The Dubai Way (12-7) at Warwick 2m hcp (4) sft in Feb.