held up, not fluent 13th, 4th 3 out, soon pushed along, went 2nd last, no impression on winner
chased leaders, mistake 5th, went 2nd 9th until next, led 13th, headed before last, 3rd and no extra at fence
led, not fluent 6th, headed 11th, mistakes 3 out and 2 out, soon beaten, left 3rd flat
held up in rear, not always fluent, mistake 13th, fell 4 out
chased leaders, 3rd when blundered and unseated rider 4 out
led until 9th, led 11th until hit 13th, blundered badly 3 out, soon weakened
held up, not fluent 5th or 9th, left 3rd 4 out, challenged after 2 out, led before last, soon clear, ridden out
It will be interesting if Drom is asked to take his chance as at the time of writing he's scheduled to contest the hunter chase on Thursday evening at Wetherby. The old boy has been in great heart and shouldn't be discounted if showing up. However, CURRENT EVENT has been one of the hunter chase success stories of the past year and remains in tremendous form, A smooth winning effort at Cheltenham was followed by success in a handicap at Newton Abbot where Rose Laxton's charge conceded lumps of weight all round but still came home with plenty in hand. He sets a strong standard. Bound For Glory has to enter calculations following his creditable fifth in the Aintree Foxhunters behind On The Fringe but His Excellency, a recent winner between the flags looks the main threat if repeating the best of his form when with David Pipe. Berties Dream and What A Laugh have also been in very good form in the point-to-point sphere and it will be interesting to see how they perform under Rules.
Current Event (FR) 6-5fav (12-0) Led until 2nd, prominent, led again 10th, drew clear from last, readily, won at Newton Abbot 2m 5f hcp hts chs (4) gs beating King Of Alcatraz (10-2) by 5l, 8 ran.
His Excellency (IRE) 13-8 (11-0) (tt) hdwy to ld 5; comf, won at Wheatland 3m ptp gf beating Ruddy Article (11-0) by 4l, 4 ran.
Bound For Glory (IRE) 40-1 (12-0) Chased leaders, led before 3rd(Chair), headed 9th, in 3rd place at last, no extra run-in and lost 4th place towards finish, 5th of 29, 22l behind On The Fringe (12-0) at Aintree 2m 5f hts chs (2) gs in Apr.
Academy General (IRE) 5-4 (12-0) (tt) prom til outpcd 3 out, 3rd of 4, 15l behind Bradley Brook (12-0) at Four Burrow 3m ptp gd.
Invisible Man (FR) 5-2 (11-0) (tt) trckd ldrs; led aft 4 out; easy, won at Berkeley 3m ptp gs in Apr beating Minella Fifty (11-0) by 20l, 8 ran.
Trueflyingcolours (IRE) 4-7fav (11-0) (cp) led to 2; led 13; drew clr 3 out; easy, won at South & West Wilts 3m ptp fm in Apr beating No No Bingo (11-0) by 15l, 4 ran.
What A Laugh 7-2 (12-5) Trckd ldrs; led 2 out; ro wl, won at Worcestershire 3m 2f ptp gd in Apr beating Stone (12-5) by 1l, 7 ran.
Drom 5-1 (11-11) Made all, clear before 2 out, won at Southwell 2m 4f hts chs (6) gd beating Cold Knight (12-0) by 7l, 10 ran.
Berties Dream (IRE) Evens (11-0) (cp) ap; sustchall 2 out; no ex cl home, 2nd of 4, hd behind It Was Me (11-0) at Essex 3m ptp gd in Apr.