led to 2nd, tracked leader, led before last, kept on
led to 2nd, pressed and jumped left 2 out, soon headed and weakened
held up in rear, headway before 2 out, chased winner before and not fluent last, kept on and held towards finish
tracked leaders, ridden to challenge 2 out, one pace
held up towards rear, mistake 4 out, weakened after 3 out
Groveman has rather flattered to deceive since winning a juvenile hurdle at Catterick in January but still looks the main danger to the penalised MAGNA CARTOR. Richard Newland’s charge made all at Uttoxeter for a wide-margin victory and may get his own way out in front again. Chieftain's Choice has his sights lowered but has never won off a mark this high, though still makes more appeal than the maiden Bobndave and Far Bihoue.
Magna Cartor 9-4fav (11-12) Made all, shaken up and went clear approaching last, easily, won at Uttoxeter 2m hcp (4) gs in May beating Jacbequick (11-12) by 12l, 8 ran.
Chieftain's Choice (IRE) 16-1 (11-1) Always behind, 9th of 16, 15 3/4l behind Cubswin (11-6) at Haydock 2m hcp (2) gd in Apr.
Groveman 11-4fav (9-1) Mid-division, headway over 3f out, every chance over 2f out, stayed on same pace, 5th of 12, 5 1/4l behind Handiwork (9-6) at Doncaster 2m hcp (4) gd in Apr.
Bobndave (IRE) 7-1 (11-0) Led, ridden after last, headed flat, kept on same pace, no impression when lost 2nd closing stages, 3rd of 6, 4 1/4l behind For Three (11-0) at Hexham 2m (4) gd in May.
Far Bihoue (FR) 40-1 (10-12) Mid-division, driven after 3 out, kept on same pace, never threatened leaders, 6th of 13, 20l behind Now Look At Me (11-2) at Uttoxeter 2m mdn (5) gd in May.