mid-division, headway after 6th, went 2nd 2 out, not fluent last, lost 2nd flat, one pace
chased leader, not fluent 6th, soon weakened
led, ridden and headed 3 out, not fluent and no extra last
held up towards rear, modest 7th 3 out, no impression
held up towards rear, pecked 1st, mistake and behind 6th, tailed off when mistake last
mid-division, headway 3 out, 3rd when not fluent last, went 2nd flat, no impression on winner
held up in rear, modest 8th 3 out, no impression
chased leaders, closed after 6th, driven 2 out, no extra and hanging left from last
chased leaders, not fluent 4th, every chance 3 out, no extra before jumping right last, weakened flat
slowly away, always behind
took keen hold, held up towards rear on outside, blundered 2nd, not fluent and behind 6th
chased leaders, mistake 2nd, not fluent 5th, led and mistake 3 out, clear last, stayed on well
Ace Ventura has been lightly raced but soft going might be a worry under top weight. Canadian George also remains unexposed but is 0-16 under Rules. Patsio is usually thereabouts while Veiled Secret found only one too good on his reappearance at Exeter. CHOOCHOOBUGALOO ran well over 2m4f here last year following a break. He is likely to be back over fences again soon but the soft ground today is in his favour so he’s preferred to Astra Via, second over course and distance in March on heavy going.
Ace Ventura 15-2 (11-4) Held up in touch in last pair, headway chasing leaders when hit 4 out, weakened between last 2, 4th of 7, 21l behind Panko (11-10) at Huntingdon 2m hcp (4) gd in May.
No Alarm (IRE) 22-1 (10-0) Held up in rear, good headway on inside when blundered and lost place 9th, soon behind, tailed off, last of 9, dist behind Final Choice (11-12) at Uttoxeter 2m 7f hcp (3) sft in Oct.
Patsio (IRE) 16-1 (11-5) Led until 2nd, chased leader until after 3 out, beaten when left 4th 2 out, 4th of 13, 9l behind Sizing Tara (12-2) at Newton Abbot 2m 2f hcp (4) gd in Sep.
Astra Via 11-2 (11-0) Tracked leaders, not fluent 1st, chased winner 4th until before 4 out, 2nd again approaching 3 out, hung left after 2 out, no impression when mistake last, 2nd of 7, 8l behind Tigeralley (11-6) at Uttoxeter 2m hcp (5) hvy in Mar.
Canadian George (FR) 9-1 (10-5) Chased leaders and keen, weakening in poor 5th when unseated rider 2 out, at Catterick 2m hcp (4) gd in Jan.
Choochoobugaloo 11-2 (10-11) Held up well in rear, good headway when went right 3 out, ran on well into 2nd on extended run-in, not reach winner, 2nd of 7, nk behind Two Hoots (10-5) at Sedgefield 2m hcp (4) gd in Apr.
Global Wonder (IRE) 100-1 (11-2) Always in rear, 10th of 14, dist behind Mr Muldoon (11-2) at Worcester 2m mdn (4) gd in Sep.
Britanio Bello (FR) 9-2 (11-1) Pulled hard, soon tracking leaders, went 2nd 5th, led soon after 7th, mistake 3 out, ridden and headed well before next, weakened soon after, 4th of 7, 24 3/4l behind Micquus (10-0) at Plumpton 2m 1f hcp (4) sft in Feb.
Veiled Secret (IRE) 9-2 (11-8) Held up in rear, bumped 2nd, not fluent 4th, dived at 5th, closed before 3 out, switched left approaching 2 out, went 2nd post, no impression on winner, 2nd of 9, 3 3/4l behind Chance It (10-4) at Exeter 2m 1f hcp (5) gd in Oct.
Here's Bingo 28-1 (11-7) Held up in rear, mistake 5th, ridden and struggling 3 out, 6th of 12, dist behind Lapford Lad (10-10) at Newton Abbot 2m 6f hcp (5) gd in Jun.
Aniknam (FR) 4-1cfav (10-12) Keen in rear, outpaced 3 out, never a factor, 7th of 8, 8 3/4l behind Strike West (11-2) at Carlisle 2m 3f hcp (4) sft in Apr.
Percy Thrower (IRE) 16-1 (10-9) Held up in mid-division, behind from 7th, 8th of 12, 21 1/2l behind Sackfullofdreams (10-4) at Bangor-on-Dee 2m 4f hcp (5) gd in Aug.
Jo Cashflow 250-1 (10-7) Jumped left towards rear, tailed off 3 out, 7th of 9, dist behind Thelongwayaround (11-0) at Sedgefield 2m 4f mdn (5) gd in Apr.