with leader, led before 2nd, headed next, led 8th, headed 9th, led after 2 out, ridden and headed narrowly when left in clear lead last
not jump well in rear, blundered badly 10th, no headway and blundered again 2 out, soon pulled up
tracked leaders, ridden before 4 out, struggling next, well beaten 2 out, left 3rd last
tracked leaders, lost place after 4 out, well beaten before 2 out
held up in 5th, headway to go 3rd 4 out, went 2nd after 2 out, shaken up to lead narrowly when fell last
led until after 2nd, led next, headed 8th, led again 9th, hung right and headed after 2 out, weakening when hampered and left 2nd last
Druid's Folly was a hot favourite at Worcester earlier this week but blundered early on and continued to make mistakes before eventually pulled up. He hasn’t had much time to recover while Clondaw Draft has been raised 3lb for a narrow victory last month at Bangor. SAND BLAST won over hurdles last summer and makes his debut over fences off a lower mark than when second last time at Taunton. He handles soft ground so should go close if his jumping holds up.
Clondaw Draft (IRE) 15-8 (11-7) Made all, ridden before 2 out, just held on post, won at Bangor 2m 4f hcp (4) gd in Apr beating Mahlers Star (10-11) by ns, 4 ran.
Druid's Folly (IRE) 10-11fav (11-11) Took keen hold, chased leaders, mistake 3rd, blundered badly and lost place 7th, not recover, blundered again 4 out, pulled up before next, at Worcester 2m hcp (4) sft in May.
Sand Blast 17-2 (11-6) Led, quickened clear after 5th, ridden and reduced advantage before 2 out, headed last, kept on flat, no extra closing stages, 2nd of 3, 1 3/4l behind Ridgeway Flyer (11-6) at Taunton 2m 3f (4) gf in Apr.
Polkarenix (FR) 16-1 (11-3) Prominent, lost place before 7th, pushed along and last next, ridden and weakened before 10th, pulled up after 2 out, at Plumpton 2m 4f hcp (4) hvy in Feb.
Mango Cap (FR) 5-1 (11-4) Led until 1st, chased winner until 3rd, pecked and outpaced from 6th, well beaten before 2 out, 5th of 7, dist behind Cobra De Mai (11-9) at Warwick 2m hcp (4) gd in May.
Whos De Baby (IRE) 9-2 (11-5) Led, blundered 4th, headed 5th, led after 7th, headed 8th, one pace, 4th of 7, 31 3/4l behind Ohms Law (10-3) at Market Rasen 2m 3f hcp (5) gd in Apr.
Agreement (IRE) 50-1 (10-2) Led, headed over 4f out, son lost place, tailed off, last of 6, dist behind Three Colours Red (10-8) at Wolverhampton 2m 1f hcp (5) pol in Apr.