led, slow, not fluent and headed 1st, chased leaders, slow again 2nd and given reminder, led 6th, headed after 7th, led 8th, more reminders and headed before 4 out, led after 2 out, all out
ROBBIE RABBIT (NAP) was almost carried out at Cheltenham last time so the fact that he still held every chance at the last was testament to how well he performed. He'd also gone close at Chepstow earlier and should finally get his head in front here eased in grade. Winning pointer Callmenewtown exceeded expectations on his hurdling debut and should have more to offer while Bryden Boy has been knocking on the door in this grade. Mustmeetalady and Quincy Magoo both tackle hurdles for the first time so are probably best watched.
Bryden Boy (IRE) 9-2 (11-12) Mid-division, headway to chase leaders after 3 out, ridden to challenge next, went 2nd approaching last, ran on, 2nd of 11, 2 1/2l behind Tiger O'Toole (11-12) at Carlisle 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gs in Apr.
Callmenewtown (IRE) 12-1 (11-0) Chased leader, not always fluent, mistake 5th, one pace before 2 out, rallied and switched left after last, every chance after, just held, 2nd of 3, nk behind Jeanpascal (10-13) at Warwick 2m nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Mar.
Mustmeetalady (IRE) 5-2fav (11-0) Tracked leaders, challenged over 4f out, lost place inside final 2f, ridden and no impression from over 1f out, lost 4th inside final furlong, 5th of 10, 6l behind Younevercall (10-7) at Southwell 2m cond NH flat (6) gd in Apr.
Picodean 11-1 (11-0) Jumped slowly in rear, detatched after 3rd, pulled up before last, in a race won by Oh Land Abloom (11-0) at Market Rasen 2m 5f mdn hdl (5) gd in Apr, 12 ran.
Princeton Royale (IRE) 10-1 (10-5) Took keen hold, tracked leading pair, outpaced and no chance with leading duo after 3 out, 3rd of 5, 30l behind Wychwoods Brook (10-12) at Fontwell 2m 6f nov hdl (4) hvy in Feb.
Quincy Magoo (IRE) 33-1 (10-11) Took keen hold towards rear, headway on outside 4f out, 3rd 3f out, ridden and one pace final 2f, 3rd of 13, 4l behind After Hours (11-4) at Chepstow 2m NH flat (6) gd in Apr.
Robbie Rabbit (IRE) 6-1 (10-12) Prominent, left in lead 6th until almost carried out by loose horse soon after, behind, in touch again next, reminder after 8th, led 3 out, headed briefly next, soon ridden, headed flat, kept on same pace, 2nd of 19, 2 1/4l behind Roll On Ruby (10-0) at Cheltenham 3m nov hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gd in Apr.
Vizzy's Thunder 100-1 (10-7) Always behind, 11th of 14, well behind Mister Grez (11-7) at Chepstow 2m nov hdl (4) gs in Apr.