led, pushed along before last, edged right, headed and no extra flat
in touch, reminders after 4th, weakened after 7th
held up, headway approaching 7th, chased leaders 2 out, weakened after last
chased leaders, went 2nd last, ridden to lead flat, stayed on
chased leaders, went 2nd approaching 7th, lost 2nd last, weakened flat
pecked 1st, behind, mistake 3rd and next, went right 5th, tailed off and pulled up after 7th
behind, went right 4th, tailed off after 5th, pulled up before 7th
towards rear, lost touch after 5th, tailed off and pulled up after 7th
behind, never on terms, tailed off and pulled up before last
chased leader until approaching 7th, soon ridden and weakened, tailed off
held up towards rear, steady headway 7th, chased leaders next, ridden and weakened before last
chased leaders, blundered and lost place 7th, tailed off and pulled up before last
held up towards rear, hampered 7th, headway approaching 2 out, went 3rd after last, stayed on same pace
towards rear, headway 4th, chased leaders until ridden and weakened soon after last
LOOSE CHIPS has to be fancied to reverse last month's course running with Five Rivers on 7lb better terms and can land this for Charlie Longsdon, who has a good strike rate with his hurdlers here. Thanks For Coming must be a danger as he's been quite highly tried since winning at Sandown in December. The same can also be said of Double Ross, who contested a Grade 1 at the Cheltenham Festival. Saint Roque still has scope for improvement but Minella Bliss has become disappointing and this may be too tough for Sainglend, despite a decent run in a hot handicap at Haydock last time.
Double Ross (IRE) 33-1 (11-7) Mid-division, jumped left and mistake 1st, lost place after 3 out, no impression after, 8th of 17, 37l behind Simonsig (11-7) at Cheltenham 2m 5f nov hdl Grade 1 (1) gd in Mar.
Five Rivers (IRE) 6-4fav (11-1) Led to after 3rd, tracked leader, led again 3 out, hard pressed next, soon ridden, 1 length clear when not fluent last, held on under pressure flat, won at Stratford 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Mar beating Loose Chips (11-8) by 3/4l, 8 ran.
Loose Chips 10-3 (11-8) Keen early, tracked leaders, went 2nd after 3 out, ridden to challenge next, kept on and every chance last, held towards finish, 2nd of 8, 3/4l behind Five Rivers (11-1) at Stratford 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Mar.
Sainglend 20-1 (10-2) Tracked leaders, not fluent 3rd, ridden 3 out, weakened flat, 8th of 20, 13l behind Hada Men (10-8) at Haydock 2m 4f hcp hdl (2) gd.
Thanks For Coming 33-1 (11-6) Towards rear, headway before 3 out, in touch before 2 out, one pace, 6th of 18, 21l behind Ambion Wood (11-12) at Sandown 2m 4f NH Novice Handicap Hurdle (Grade 3) (4-7yo) (1) gs in Mar.
Alltheroadrunning (IRE) 22-1 (10-9) Always towards rear, tailed off when pulled up soon after 4 out, in a race won by Gap Of Dunloe (10-0) at Ffos Las 2m 4f mdn hdl (4) gd, 15 ran.
Cleeve Cloud (IRE) 50-1 (11-4) Chased winner, pushed along over 5f out, lost 2nd over 4f out, weakened over 3f out, 7th of 9, 15l behind Kaysersberg (11-8) at Warwick 2m NH flat (6) gd in Mar.
Ellis 100-1 (11-2) Led, jumped badly right, bumped, lost footing and headed 1st, soon led again, ran out 2nd, in a race won by On The Right Path (11-2) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f cnd/am sll hdl (5) hvy in Jan, 7 ran.
Harrys Boy 28-1 (10-4) In touch, headway to chase leaders 5th, led narrowly when blundered and unseated rider 6th, in a race won by Gap Of Dunloe (10-0) at Ffos Las 2m 4f mdn hdl (4) gd, 15 ran.
Minella Bliss (IRE) 16-1 (11-9) Held up towards rear, pushed along after 5th, headway approaching 7th, lost place 9th, behind 12th, tailed off, 7th of 11, well behind Ere Alfie (11-5) at Ludlow 3m cond hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in Feb.
Orangeaday 2-1 (11-1) Held up towards rear, closer order 6th, chased leaders 4 out, went 2nd before 2 out, challenged and not fluent 2 out, upsides and every chance when hit last, no extra flat, 2nd of 9, 1 1/4l behind Leath Acra Mor (11-1) at Warwick 2m 5f mdn hdl (4) gd in Mar.
Orsm 40-1 (11-1) Set steady pace, headed 3 out, ridden and kept on same pace, 4th of 8, 13l behind Captain Sunshine (11-1) at Kempton 2m 5f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Mar.
Quousko de L'Isop (FR) 10-1 (11-1) Took keen hold early, held up in rear, headway 3 out, every chance before last where mistake and short of room, weakened flat, 7th of 12, 10l behind Goulanes (11-1) at Newbury 2m 5f mdn hdl (3) gs in Mar.
Saint Roque (FR) 7-2 (11-0) In touch in 5th, mistake 4 out, chased winner after 3 out until well before next, driven and no impression after 2 out, 3rd and beaten when fell last, in a race won by Super Duty (11-8) at Ascot 2m 3f nov hdl (2) gs in Feb, 10 ran.