in touch in 5th, closed and 3rd when jumped left 4 out, led before next, ridden after 2 out, headed flat, held towards finish
held up towards rear, headway approaching 4 out, weakened after 3 out, 4th when mistake 2 out, pulled up before last
disputed lead, not fluent 3rd, lost place after 4 out, well behind 3 out, left 4th before last
held up towards rear, headway after 6th, led after 4 out, headed narrowly before 3 out, led again flat, stayed on, driven out
tracked leaders, ridden after 5th, lost place before 4 out, well behind 3 out, pulled up before next
held up in rear, mistake 1st, struggling after 5th, well behind when mistake 4 out, pulled up before 2 out
disputed lead until after 4 out, weakened before 2 out
towards rear, not always fluent, reminder after 5th, closed before 4 out, weakened approaching 3 out, pulled up before 2 our
prominent until 2nd, tracked leaders, lost place after 5th, weakened before 4 out, pulled up approaching 2 out
Perfect Pirate won at Towcester in December and was just touched off at Kelso subsequently. He’s a little less exposed than Eaton Hill, though Kerry Lee’s charge should not be underestimated as he beat the smart Mount Mews at Wetherby two runs ago, though was a little disappointing on a return visit. Nigel Twiston-Davies sent Ballyoptic out to win this 12 months ago and BALLYARTHUR can follow in his stablemate’s hoof prints. He got off the mark at Leicester in January and was far from disgraced upped to Grade 2 company at Haydock on his latest start. Rock My Style has been getting closer and should give another good account receiving 6lb but Taunton runner-up Minella Style will need to find more. Atirelarigo’s confidence may be low after back-to-back falls.
Ballyarthur (IRE) 8-1 (11-4) Tracked leader, led 4 out, headed 3 out, not fluent 2 out, weakened last, 3rd of 7, 25l behind The Worlds End (11-7) at Haydock 2m 7f (1) gs in Feb.
Eaton Hill (IRE) 9-4 (11-9) Held up towards rear, headway 7th, tracked leaders 4 out, switched towards stands side rail and led before 2 out, soon ridden, headed last, not pace of winner flat, no extra in 3rd towards finish, 3rd of 10, 2l behind Jerrysback (11-9) at Wetherby 2m 4f (4) gs in Feb.
Perfect Pirate 3-1 (11-8) With leader, pushed along and outpaced 3 out, chased winner from 2 out, kept on and held run-in, 2nd of 6, 3/4l behind Progress Drive (11-8) at Kelso 2m 7f (4) hvy in Jan.
Atirelarigo (FR) 13-2 (10-7) Tracked leaders, in touch when fell 5 out, at Wetherby 2m 3f hcp (2) sft in Feb.
Johnny Og 22-1 (11-4) Led into start, tracked leaders on outside, lost place and ridden 4th, behind 6th, pulled up before 11th, at Warwick 2m 4f hcp (2) sft in Feb.
Looksabitlikebrian (IRE) Brian Boru gelding out of Sheebadiva.
Minella Style (IRE) 33-1 (11-2) Led, not fluent 5th, ridden before 3 out, headed approaching next, no impression on winner, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 13, 8l behind Spiritofthegames (11-9) at Taunton 2m 3f (4) gd in Mar.
Rock My Style (IRE) 9-2 (11-3) Held up towards rear, not fluent 2nd, headway before 4th, close 2nd last, stayed on, no impression towards finish, 2nd of 16, 3 1/4l behind Forza Milan (11-3) at Chepstow 2m 3f mdn (4) sft in Feb.
Winido 66-1 (10-12) Prominent in chasing group until lost place 3rd and dropped to last pair, no chance after, tailed off, 6th of 8, dist behind Le Breuil (11-4) at Newbury 2m 5f (4) sft in Mar.