made virtually all, shaken up and clear between last 2, easily
always towards rear, tailed off
chased leaders, ridden in 3rd and stayed on same pace from 2 out, no extra in 4th run-in
always towards rear, never on terms
held up towards rear, pushed along and struggling after 5th, tailed off and mistake next
held up off the pace in mid-division, headway between last 2, stayed on into 2nd run-in, no chance with winner
chased leaders, ridden and weakened 3 out
always in rear, mistake 2nd, tailed off when jumped badly right 5th
took keen hold, chased leaders, 2nd approaching 3rd, ridden and no chance with winner between last 2, mistake last, lost 2nd run-in
always towards rear, pushed along and struggling after 5th, tailed off
raced keenly, chased winner until approaching 3rd, chased leaders, weakened 2 out
Excellent Team only won one of his seven starts over timber last year and races for the first time since September under a penalty. Petiville has switched stables but hinted at ability in bumpers while Rabunda, who once chased home Yanworth in a bumper, should have benefited from his run at Hereford in November. DON’T ACT UP has been progressing nicely in point-to-points this season and connections have found him a nice race in which to make his debut under Rules.
Excellent Team 3-1 (11-12) Took keen hold, chased leading pair until not fluent 3 out, pushed along in 4th after 3 out, weakened before next, 4th of 5, 12 1/4l behind Hygrove Percy (10-6) at Fontwell 2m 2f hcp (3) gd in Sep.
A L'asseau (FR) 125-1 (11-2) Chased leaders on inside, pushed along and weakened before 3 out, 8th of 11, 31 1/4l behind Ckalco Des Loges (11-2) at Chepstow 2m mdn (4) sft in Mar.
Dark Mahler (IRE) 28-1 (11-5) Tracked leaders, not fluent 5th, ridden before 2 out, weakened last, 6th of 11, 25 1/2l behind Burbank (11-5) at Huntingdon 2m mdn (4) gs in Jan.
Don't Act Up 5-2 (12-2) Ran 3rd frm 6th,chall aftr 4out,mstk 3out, pushed aftr 3out,3l 2nd & btn up 2out,no ch with easy wnr aftr, 2nd of 4, 8l behind Ministerforsport (12-2) at Ballyvodock 3m sft in Jan.
Jamesgiftkeysandal (IRE) 150-1 (11-2) Always behind, last of 11, dist behind Ckalco Des Loges (11-2) at Chepstow 2m mdn (4) sft in Mar.
Petiville (FR) 10-1 (11-3) Held up in touch, ridden over 4f out, soon weakened, 4th of 8, 17 1/2l behind Runasimi River (10-0) at Hereford 2m (4) hvy in Feb.
Rabunda (IRE) 5-1 (10-12) Mid-division, ridden after 3 out, soon weakened, 7th of 12, 34l behind Acting Lass (10-12) at Hereford 2m 4f (4) sft in Nov.
Norse Castle 14-1 (8-12) Set steady pace, ridden and headed 3f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 9, 19 1/4l behind Pinwood (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 5f hcp (6) pol in Jan.
Green Or Black (IRE) 5-1 (9-10) Led early, in touch in mid-division, pushed along over 2f out, one pace over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 8, 8 3/4l behind Energia Fox (9-10) at Newcastle 1m 2f hcp fll (5) pol in Feb.
Kristal Star 100-1 (10-8) Close up, ridden and weakened 5th, left remote 4th 2 out, tailed off, 4th of 5, dist behind Just Minded (11-1) at Market Rasen 2m 1f (4) sft in Mar.
Miss Williams 100-1 (10-9) Always behind, 13th of 15, dist behind So Celebre (10-8) at Huntingdon 2m mdn (5) gs in Mar.