raced keenly, led, headed before last, 3rd and no extra flat
chased leader until before 3 out, soon outpaced, last 2 out, weakened before last
chased leaders, closed 7th, not fluent 4 out, went 2nd before 3 out, led approaching last, clear flat, stayed on well
held up in rear, went 3rd 2 out, chased winner before not fluent last, no impression
Alexander The Grey had just hit the front when falling at the last here in September but hasn’t been seen since. Mister Mister was due to run last night at Uttoxeter so this is best left to CILLIAN’S WELL (NAP), back to his best when well supported at Worcester 10 days ago and only 3lb higher now. Deise Vu is looking high enough in the weights now but the going will suit Exeter third King Cnut, who is slipping down the handicap.
Deise Vu (IRE) 2-1jfav (11-4) Led to 10th, weakened from 3 out, 3rd of 4, 19 1/4l behind Savello (11-7) at Southwell 2m hcp (4) sft in Mar.
Cillian's Well (IRE) 5-1 (11-6) Held up behind, headway 4 out, challenged after 2 out, led narrowly last, ridden and kept on under pressure flat, just held on, won at Worcester 2m 4f hcp (4) gs in May beating What A Laugh (11-6) by 1/2l, 10 ran.
King Cnut (FR) 25-1 (10-7) Chased leading trio, went 3rd before 4 out, held when reached for 2 out, ridden and one pace last, 3rd of 7, 6 1/2l behind Darcy Ward (11-7) at Exeter 2m 3f hcp (3) gd in Apr.
Alexander The Grey 9-4fav (10-5) Held up in 4th place, mistake 2nd, closer 8th, took lead when fell last, at Stratford 2m 1f hcp (4) gd in Sep.
Mister Mister (IRE) 3-1 (11-0) Close 3rd, challenged 10th, led and hit 3 out, clear before next, idled in front run-in, ridden out, won at Plumpton 2m 4f hcp (5) gd in Apr beating Don Des Fosses (12-3) by 2 1/4l, 3 ran.