tracked leading pair, driven approaching 2 out, soon no chance with easy winner, stayed on to press for 2nd last, no extra flat
led, headed before 6th, driven approaching 2 out, soon no chance with easy winner, lost 2nd last, no extra flat
behind, struggling 6th, never dangerous, tailed off
towards rear, struggling 6th, never near leaders, tailed off
blundered 1st, chased leaders in 4th, lost place 6th, soon behind, tailed off
mid-division, went moderate 4th after 2 out, stayed on to press for 2nd after last, no chance with easy winner
always behind, struggling after 6th, never dangerous, tailed off
mid-division, chased clear trio 6th, lost place after 2 out, soon weakened
mid-division, mistake 2nd, outpaced after 6th, weakened 2 out
with leader, led before 6th, pushed readily clear after 2 out, unchallenged after, very easily
held up in 5th, outpaced 2 out, stayed on under pressure approaching last, went 2nd flat, no chance with easy winner
in rear, struggling after 6th, never near leaders
The Bear Trap has disappointed twice since a couple of good runs at Ffos Las and usually races over further. Seedsman is another dropping in distance after finishing tailed off in a Grade 3 at Sandown so we'll give another chance to BULLET STREET. He was made odds-on to win at Ludlow last time but was comfortably outpointed by Who's Cross. However, he was still six lengths ahead of Who's Jeff and he's the one to beat here on an earlier five-length third to Far West at Ascot. Honour System won five times on the Flat and will have needed his hurdling debut at Kempton and Red Courtier should improve on his second at Warwick.
Seedsman 20-1 (11-0) Never better than mid-division, struggling well before 2 out, tailed off, 8th of 16, well behind Close Touch (11-6) at Sandown 2m 4f NH Novice Handicap Hurdle (Grade 3) (4-7yo) (1) hvy in Mar.
The Bear Trap (IRE) 10-11fav (11-10) Held up in rear, mistake 5 out, effort 3 out, soon beaten, 5th of 6, 33l behind Bobowen (11-12) at Ffos Las 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) sft in Mar.
Cayman Kirk 8-1 (11-4) Mid-division, took keen hold, ridden over 3f out, soon weakened, 7th of 10, 39l behind Letsby Avenue (10-12) at Haydock 2m NH flat (6) gd in Apr '12.
Cloudy Start 100-1 (11-1) Always towards rear, tailed off, 13th of 16, well behind Karinga Dancer (11-1) at Wincanton 2m mdn hdl (4) gs in Mar.
Handsome Buddy (IRE) 8-1 (9-12) Held up, headway approaching 5th, mistake 10th, weakened after 3 out, 6th of 10, 31l behind Speedy Bruere (11-7) at Towcester 2m 3f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gs in Feb.
Honour System (IRE) 7-1 (10-11) Took keen hold in early stages, prominent, led 2nd, narrowly headed 4th, chased leader until weakened rapidly before 2 out, mistake last, 11th of 18, well behind Lordofthehouse (11-6) at Kempton 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Mar.
Master Mylo (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders and keen, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 7, 5l behind Admiralty (9-3) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Feb (flat).
Minstrel Lad 5-1 (9-3) Soon dropped to mid-division, headway inside final 3f, chased leaders over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 13, 11l behind Choral Bee (8-7) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp (6) pol in Sep (flat).
My Manikato 50-1 (10-13) In touch in mid-division, not fluent 2nd, went 3rd after 5th, weakened approaching 2 out, tailed off, 5th of 11, well behind Springinherstep (10-6) at Huntingdon 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs.
Red Courtier 7-2 (11-0) Tracked leaders, went 2nd before 5th, ridden and close up 2 out, switched left approaching last, no impression on winner final 100 yards, 2nd of 9, 4 1/2l behind Dont Do Mondays (11-0) at Warwick 2m nh nov hdl (4) sft in Mar.
Dougalstar (FR) 80-1 (10-7) Always in rear, tailed off, 8th of 11, 32l behind Such A Legend (10-11) at Kempton 2m NH flat (5) gd in Feb.
Eightfold 4-1 (10-12) Held up in mid-division, took keen hold, headway 3 out, ridden when carried left 2 out, soon went 3rd, no impression on leaders, no extra and lost 2 places flat, 5th of 10, 23l behind Mcvicar (10-12) at Kempton 2m 3yo hdl (3) gd in Oct.
Who's Jeff (IRE) 33-1 (11-2) Jockey attempted to drop in last, pulled hard, mistake 1st, charged through to lead next, soon well clear, reduced advantge 6th, went left, headed and hit 3 out, jumped left next, one pace, 3rd of 12, 14l behind Who's Cross (11-2) at Ludlow 2m nov hdl (4) gs in Feb.
Bullet Street (IRE) 10-11fav (11-2) Mid-division, headway approaching 4th, went 2nd before 2 out, ridden soon after, no impression on winner flat, 2nd of 12, 8l behind Who's Cross (11-2) at Ludlow 2m nov hdl (4) gs in Feb.