mid-division, headway on outside after 3 out, ridden to chase winner when hit next, 11/2 lengths down and staying on when blundered and unseated rider last
in touch on outside, driven and lost place before 2 out, soon weakened, tailed off
held up behind, mistake 4th, fell 3 out
hit 1st, mid-division, outpaced after 3 out, soon behind, ridden before next, kept on under pressure before last, went 4th flat, never reached leaders
always behind, reminder after 5th, never involved, tailed off
tracked leaders, driven and outpaced before 2 out, soon weakened, tailed off
mid-division, chased leaders before 2 out, soon outpaced, well held when left 4th last, weakened and lost place flat
mid-division, mistake 3rd, hit 5th, ridden to chase leaders before 2 out, never on terms, well held when left 3rd at last
tracked winner, driven and lost place before 2 out, ridden and no chance with front pair between last 2, left well beaten 2nd last
always towards rear, reminders after 5th, tailed off 2 out
made all, ridden between last 2, 11/2 lengths advantage when left clear last
towards rear, headway on outside 5th, outpaced after 3 out, never reached leaders, weakened from next, tailed off
Gregarious won twice over track and trip last season but that was on soft ground. Fidux is slipping down the handicap but might benefit from a step up in trip. This is a much tougher task for the hat-trick seeking Sword Of Fate while San Pedro De Senam is having his first run for a new yard but last month's Wincanton second Garo De Juilley has claims, despite a 3lb higher mark, and Wenyerreadyfreddie beat a subsequent three-times winner at Doncaster in March. MARIA'S BENEFIT wouldn't want any rain as she thrives on good going. She jumped well and showed a good turn of foot when getting off the mark at Newton Abbot and Ciaran Gethings takes off 3lb again. Monbeg Oscar also has scope and Most Celebrated and Atlantic Storm look the pick of the remainder.
Fidux (FR) 20-1 (11-8) In touch on inside, plugged on in modest 4th, 4th of 10, 9 3/4l behind Silver Streak (10-11) at Chepstow 2m hcp (2) gs in Oct.
San Pedro De Senam (FR) (11-0) 2nd of 6, 2 1/2l behind Mount Kailas (10-7) at Fontainebleau 2m 2f gd in Apr.
Most Celebrated (IRE) 4-11fav (11-5) Tracked leader, mistake 3rd, challenged going well when mistake 2 out, led last, pushed out run-in, comfortably, won at Plumpton 2m (4) gf in Apr beating East Indies (11-5) by 3/4l, 5 ran.
Wenyerreadyfreddie (IRE) 1-2fav (11-1) Towards rear, headway after 4 out, led before 2 out, pressed last, kept on well towards finish, won at Doncaster 2m 1f (4) sft in Mar beating Blue Hussar (11-1) by 4 1/2l, 8 ran.
Zulu Oscar 14-1 (11-3) Behind most of way, 8th of 12, 27 1/2l behind Misterton (11-2) at Chepstow 2m hcp (2) gd in Oct.
Sword Of Fate (IRE) 2-9fav (11-4) Made all and not fluent, ridden and clear before 2 out, stayed on strongly, won at Worcester 2m (4) gd in Oct beating Brunel Woods (10-12) by 21l, 6 ran.
Wolfcatcher (IRE) 9-2 (9-12) Led 2f, chased leaders, pushed along 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 9th of 10, 24 1/2l behind Taws (10-0) at Chepstow 2m hcp (3) gd in Aug.
Garo De Juilley (FR) 8-1 (11-8) Pulled hard, held up in mid-division, smooth headway into 3rd 2 out, 2nd and every chance last, found little under pressure run-in, 2nd of 10, 3/4l behind On Demand (11-8) at Wincanton 1m 7f hcp (3) gd in Oct.
Monbeg Oscar (IRE) 6-5fav (11-5) Led until 2nd, remained prominent, slow 6th, mistake when led again 3 out, blundered when headed next, rallied last, no extra closing stages, 2nd of 8, 2 1/2l behind Master Of Irony (11-12) at Market Rasen 2m 3f (4) sft in Jan.
Stolberg (IRE) 25-1 (11-5) Raced in 10th early, 13th from 9th, pushed along 6 out, soon under pressure and weakened, completely tailed off, 15th of 20, dist behind Boru Boy (11-5) at Cork 3m hcp gd in Apr.
Maria's Benefit (IRE) 5-4fav (10-5) Keen early stages, made all, stayed on well, comfortably, won at Newton Abbot 2m 1f (4) gd in Oct beating Al Shahir (10-12) by 2 1/4l, 6 ran.
Atlantic Storm (IRE) 3-1fav (11-7) Raced keenly, held up, steady headway after 3 out, chased leaders approaching next, edged left under pressure and no extra run-in, 4th of 9, 7 3/4l behind Minstrel Royal (11-10) at Warwick 2m 3f hcp (4) gd in Apr.
Ardamir (FR) 25-1 (11-3) In touch, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 9, 17 1/4l behind C'est No Mour (11-6) at Epsom 1m 4f hcp (4) gd in Sep.
Gregarious (IRE) 8-1 (10-8) Prominent, driven and lost place after 3 out, weakened next, tailed off, 9th of 12, dist behind Call Me Lord (11-12) at Sandown 2m hcp (2) gd in Apr.