close up early, mistakes and soon pushed along towards rear, plugged on from 3 out, jumped right last 2 fences, never dangerous
led, pecked 3 out, soon headed, kept on and not pace of winner
behind and jumped slow, outpaced from 4 out, plugged on from after 3 out, never dangerous
soon in touch, went 2nd from 5 out until after 4 out, one pace in 3rd place and no impression
held up in touch, went 2nd after 4 out, led after next, kept on well
with leader, ridden before 5 out, soon outpaced
CARNSPINDLE posted her best effort over fences so far when runner-up at Fakenham a fortnight ago. Warren Greatrex’ mare will appreciate this softer surface and is just preferred to the returning Loveherandleaveher. The latter opened her account over timber when last in action in February and the point-to-point winner may well take to the larger obstacles and figure in the finish. No No Juliet is fitted with headgear having been beaten a long way when third at Fontwell on her chasing bow while Bee Crossing has undergone recent wind surgery and has gone close in testing ground over hurdles in the past. Ballybough Nora failed to complete on her chasing bow but Lamanver Odyssey is partnered by Richard Johnson for her reappearance and could be interesting.
Carnspindle (IRE) 6-1 (11-8) Chased leaders, slow 6th, soon pushed along, left in 3rd 10th, outpaced before 4 out, rallied after 2 out, stayed on into 2nd towards finish, no chance with winner, 2nd of 4, 3l behind Chequered View (11-0) at Fakenham 3m hcp (4) gd in Nov.
Loveherandleaveher (IRE) 6-4fav (11-2) Tracked leaders, effort 2 out, led approaching last, ridden out flat, kept on, won at Huntingdon 2m 5f mdn (4) gd in Feb beating Sixty's Belle (11-2) by 2 1/4l, 12 ran.
Lamanver Odyssey 25-1 (11-4) Reminders after 2nd, never travelled well and soon behind, no danger after, tailed off when pulled up before 2 out, at Ffos Las 3m hcp (3) sft in Apr.
Ballybough Nora (IRE) 5-2 (10-12) Jumped right, held up, went 3rd 4th, struggling from 12th, poor 3rd when pulled up before 3 out, at Uttoxeter 3m (3) hvy in Nov.
No No Juliet (IRE) 14-1 (11-0) Chased clear leading pair throughout, lost touch 7th, tailed off, 3rd of 6, dist behind Sensulano (11-0) at Fontwell 2m 6f (4) sft in Nov.
Bee Crossing 5-1 (10-12) In touch, weakened 4 out, 6th of 12, 31l behind Penny Mallow (10-12) at Plumpton 2m 5f (4) hvy in Nov.