with leader to 4th, weakened 8th
held up in touch, chased winner from 8th until ridden and weakened approaching 3 out, pulled up before 2 out
held up, reminders after 7th, soon behind, lost touch from 9th, tailed off
with leaders, led after 4th, clear approaching last, eased towards finish
led until after 4th, chased winner to 8th, pushed along and went 2nd again approaching 3 out, ridden and weakened approaching last
held up, steady progress 8th, went 2nd after 2 out, no chance with winner
Sirobbie beat Silent Encore two lengths here just over three weeks ago with Glorious Boru back in fifth. A 5lb rise is by no means excessive and he makes more appeal than stablemate Brandy James but the less-exposed DU DESTIN ran well after a break and a wind operation at Market Rasen in December and gave the impression a race like this should be within his capabilities.
Moroval (IRE) 100-1 (11-9) Prominent in chasing group, hit 2nd, pushed along and lost place after 6th, tailed off, 7th of 10, dist behind Finula (11-3) at Huntingdon 2m 4f hcp (4) gd in May.
Du Destin (FR) 4-1 (11-9) Led, hit 3 out, strongly challenged next, hit last, headed flat, kept on under pressure, 2nd of 13, 2 3/4l behind Let's Get At It (11-11) at Market Rasen 2m 5f hcp (5) sft in Dec.
Oldabbey Bridge (IRE) 50-1 (11-0) Held up, headway 3 out, chased clear leaders next, no extra closing stages, tailed off, 4th of 9, 31 1/2l behind Arch My Boy (11-6) at Huntingdon 2m (4) gd in Apr.
Sirobbie (IRE) 10-1 (11-9) Behind, pushed along before 8th, headway under pressure on outside after 4 out, close up when not fluent 3 out, led when not fluent again next, ridden out flat, kept on, won at Uttoxeter 2m 7f hcp (5) gd in May beating Silent Encore (11-7) by 2l, 17 ran.
Silent Encore (IRE) 33-1 (11-7) Mid-division, driven to chase leaders before 3 out, ridden after next, stayed on to take narrow 2nd flat, edged left towards finish, not reach winner, 2nd of 17, 2l behind Sirobbie (11-9) at Uttoxeter 2m 7f hcp (5) gd in May.
Glorious Boru (IRE) 10-1 (11-8) Towards rear, headway under pressure 3 out, chased leaders next, kept on same pace, no impression before last, 5th of 17, 13l behind Sirobbie (11-9) at Uttoxeter 2m 7f hcp (5) gd in May.
Brandy James (GER) 18-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders on inside, ridden 6f out, weakened over 3f out, tailed off, last of 7, dist behind Chetwynd Abbey (9-3) at Southwell 2m hcp (6) pol in May.