THE WIDDOW MAKER probably need only reproduce his run behind Fabrique En France at Wincanton to land a very ordinary maiden. Frankeur, placed in bumpers in France, beat only one home at Newbury on his debut for Dan Skelton but is probably better than that. Tibbie Dunbar ran four times on the Flat last year after hinting at ability in bumpers but she is nothing special. Lusitanien was third at Chepstow last month but was beaten a long way.
Big Chief (IRE) 66-1 (10-12) In rear, not fluent and reminder 2nd, mistake 7th and 8th, soon well behind, pulled up before 3 out, at Chepstow 3m (4) hvy in Feb.
Blackthorn Winter 50-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, pushed along 3f out, weakened from over 2f out, 6th of 11, 16l behind Paddy The Wire (11-0) at Catterick 2m (5) sft in Dec.
Druim Samhraidh (IRE) 40-1 (10-12) Mid-division, weakened and in rear after 3 out, 11th of 14, dist behind Boothill (10-12) at Taunton 2m (4) gs in Dec.
Frankeur (FR) 11-2 (11-0) Whipped round start, towards rear of mid-division and keen, hit 4th and stumbled badly, headway on inside chasing leaders 3 out, soon beaten, 15th of 16, dist behind Lecale's Article (11-0) at Newbury 2m mdn (4) sft in Dec.
Kingcormac (IRE) 200-1 (11-2) Held up towards rear, behind 3rd, modest late headway, no chance, 7th of 18, dist behind Lucky One (11-8) at Wincanton 1m 7f (3) hvy in Feb.
Lusitanien (FR) 66-1 (11-4) Chased leaders, front pair well clear from 5th, kept going for remote 3rd from 3 out, 3rd of 12, dist behind Grumpy Charley (11-4) at Chepstow 2m (4) hvy in Jan.
Second Chapter (IRE) 5-4 (11-7) Led 10 til blun 3 out; nt rec, 3rd of 4, 14 3/4l behind The Roestone (12-0) at Dunsmore 3m hvy in Nov.
That Ole Chestnut (IRE) 50-1 (11-4) Chased leaders on inside, weakened over 3f out, 6th of 12, dist behind Smurphy Enki (11-4) at Wincanton 1m 7f mdn (5) sft in Mar.
The Widdow Maker 10-1 (11-4) Pulled hard, soon led, went clear after 2nd, hit 4th, reduced lead before 3 out, pushed along and headed before next, lost 2nd at the last, ridden and kept on same pace in 3rd, 3rd of 13, 4 1/2l behind Fabrique En France (11-4) at Wincanton 1m 7f mdn (4) hvy in Jan.
Worth Knowing (IRE) 200-1 (11-3) Held up towards rear, outpaced over 3f out, soon behind, 9th of 12, 33 1/4l behind Finest View (10-0) at Lingfield 2m mdn (5) pol in Feb.
Young O'leary (IRE) 20-1 (10-12) Always towards rear, well behind before 3 out, pulled up before 2 out, at Chepstow 3m (4) hvy in Feb.
Courtly Love 250-1 (11-0) Pulled hard, chased leaders, led 2nd, went clear next, reduced lead 4 out, headed after 4 out, weakened rapidly, tailed off when bad mistake 3 out, pulled up before next, at Newbury 2m 5f (4) hvy in Jan.
Flaming Red 150-1 (9-0) Outpaced, detached, last of 12, dist behind Eagles By Day (9-5) at Salisbury 1m 4f mdn stks (4) gf in Apr.
Tibbie Dunbar 17-2 (9-3) Chased leaders on outside, driven over 2f out, soon weakened, 7th of 9, 5 3/4l behind Azor Ahai (9-2) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp (6) gs in Aug.