tracked leaders, went 2nd at 12th, challenged after 2 out, ridden to lead narrowly flat, kept on well
held up behind, struggling 3 out, soon weakened, tailed off
jumped left, led, driven when hard pressed after 2 out, hit last, ridden and headed narrowly flat, kept on
tracked leaders, driven and outpaced by front pair after 2 out, rallied last, ridden and kept on same pace flat, no impression towards finish
tracked leader, hit and lost place 12th, left behind from next, soon tailed off and pulled up
held up in rear, tracked leaders 4 out, outpaced in 4th after 2 out, no chance before last
Fidux only got home close home to deny Notwhatiam at Hexham so the extra yardage here should suit, though he faces no easy task under his penalty. Notwhatiam’s trainer Dan Skelton will have a good line on the chances of No Hassle Hoff, who has places a couple of times over fences but is already starting to look a bit exposed. KINGS RYDE has the size to make a chaser and is sure to have been well schooled. He won twice over timber on good going and can make a winning start over the larger obstacles with headgear applied. Serosevsky is another who had useful hurdles form and it would be no surprise to see him in the firing-line if taking to fences.
Fidux (FR) 6-5 (10-12) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, went 2nd 6th, clipped2 out and pecked, 3 lengths down last, stayed on well final 150 yards, led towards finish, won at Hexham 2m 4f (4) gs in Jun beating Notwhatiam (11-4) by 2l, 5 ran.
Blazing Tom 7-4fav (12-0) (cp) a.p; led 2 out; all out, won at Garthorpe 3m gd in May beating Kazuri Kate (11-7) by 1/2l, 7 ran.
Kings Ryde 4-1 (11-8) Chased leaders on outside, lost place after 3rd, closed before 8th, led 4 out, soon headed, lost place 3 out, weakened next, 5th of 7, 24 3/4l behind Theatrebar (11-7) at Worcester 2m 7f hcp (3) gd in Jun.
No Hassle Hoff (IRE) 4-6fav (10-12) Tracked leading trio, went 3rd 11th, 2nd 3 out, led last, hard ridden run-in, headed and no extra close home, 2nd of 6, 1/2l behind Who's My Jockey (10-12) at Hexham 3m (4) gs in Jun.
Serosevsky (IRE) 7-2 (10-0) Chased leaders, lost place 7th, soon behind and struggling, tailed off 4 out, pulled up before next, at Haydock 2m 7f hcp (2) gd in May.
Sea Destination (IRE) 3-1 (11-11) Chsd ldrs until 3rd on inner bef 2out, chall & ld 2out, 1l adv last, just held on, won at Ballindenisk 3m mdn in May beating Truckers Tangle (11-11) by shd, 6 ran.