prominent, led 2nd, not fluent 4th, mistake 6th, headed before 3 out, soon weakened, pulled up before next
held up towards rear, ridden and struggling 8th, pulled up before 2 out
mid-division, headway before 8th, mistake 3 out, one pace before next
mid-division, not fluent 5th, struggling 4 out
tracked leaders, not fluent 5th, lost place after 7th, well behind before next, soon pulled up
led until 2nd, stayed in touch, weakened before 8th, pulled up before 2 out
held up in rear, headway approaching 8th, ridden 4 out, outpaced when hampered and unseated rider 3 out
held up in mid-division, ridden and outpaced 8th, never on terms
mid-division, headway after 7th, led before 3 out, clear form next, stayed on well
tracked leaders, not fluent and reminder 2nd, ridden after 6th, lost place before 4 out
in rear, effort before 8th, struggling 4 out, pulled up before 2 out
in touch, not fluent 4th, struggling 8th, pulled up before 2 out
mid-division, headway after 7th, ridden and every chance when fell 3 out
in rear, ridden and struggling 3rd, behind next
prominent, ridden 4 out, every chance 3 out, no impression on winner next, lost 2nd towards finish
held up, stayed on approaching 2 out, no chance with winner, went 2nd towards finish
tracked leaders, ridden 4 out, one pace before next
towards rear, ridden and struggling 6th, behind before next, soon pulled up
There is probably more quantity than quality in this but The Big Dipper could figure if fully wound-up. Bobble Emerald beat Tir Dubh a neck in a maiden hurdle at Uttoxeter a year ago but is now 3lb worse off. However, the top weight won again at Ludlow last month while Robert Stephens' mare hasn't raced since September. MOGESTIC won over slightly further at Newton Abbot last month and may be good enough to defy a 5lb rise in the weights if handling today's quicker surface. Oscar Jane continues in fine form, however, and makes more appeal than The Barbury Queen.
Bobble Emerald (IRE) 5-1 (11-5) Gained good advantage at start, soon clear, made all, kept on well from 3 out, won at Ludlow 2m 5f hcp (4) gs in Apr beating North Hill (11-7) by 10l, 10 ran.
Walk On Al (IRE) 33-1 (11-12) Held up mid-division, weakened from 5 out, 9th of 13, dist behind One Cool Scorpion (11-4) at Chepstow 3m hcp (4) gd in Apr.
The Big Dipper 9-1 (10-5) Held up in touch, not much room 3rd, closed before 4 out, ridden and outpaced after next, no impression 2 out, left 3rd last, 3rd of 6, 13 1/2l behind I'dliketheoption (11-4) at Doncaster 2m 1f hcp (3) gd in Nov.
Top Priority (FR) 16-1 (11-0) Close up, ridden 3 out, weakened next, lost 3rd near finish, 4th of 9, 32 1/4l behind Young Dillon (11-0) at Market Rasen 2m 5f mdn (5) sft in Apr.
Oscar Jane (IRE) 3-1 (11-12) Tracked leader, led briefly after 2nd, led again 4th, clear from 9th, in command when not fluent last, comfortably, won at Taunton 3m hcp (5) sft in Mar beating I'llhavealook (11-3) by 1 3/4l, 8 ran.
Candide (IRE) 25-1 (10-0) Led, not fluent 14th, pecked and headed 4 out, weakened 2 out, not fluent last, 6th of 8, 27 1/4l behind Perfect Candidate (11-6) at Cheltenham 3m 2f hcp (2) gd in Apr.
The Barbury Queen (IRE) 8-1 (11-9) Chased leaders, reminders after 7th, pushed along next, outpaced 3 out, rallied before last, stayed on to go 3rd closing stages, 3rd of 5, 9 1/2l behind Young Lou (10-0) at Market Rasen 2m 7f hcp (4) sft in Mar.
The Clonlisk Bug (IRE) 10-1 (11-12) Chased leader until reminders 7th, chased leaders, weakened after 4 out, tailed off, 6th of 7, dist behind Bruce Almighty (11-7) at Wetherby 2m 5f hcp (4) sft in Oct.
Mogestic (IRE) 9-1 (11-5) Held up towards rear, headway tracking leaders 6th, led 9th, made rest, ridder dropped whip before 2 out, pressed 2 out, stayed on gamely run-in, all out, won at Newton Abbot 3m 2f hcp (4) sft in Apr beating Lilly Of The Moor (11-9) by 1/2l, 12 ran.
Motts Cross (IRE) 13-2 (11-9) Tracked leaders, ridden before 3 out, challenged 2 out, ridden to lead run-in, kept on, won at Exeter 2m 7f hcp (5) gd in Apr beating Easy Street (11-12) by 1/2l, 11 ran.
Golden Bird (IRE) 9-2 (11-9) Held up towards rear, outpaced from 6th, last of 7, 20 1/4l behind Mazovian (11-0) at Ludlow 2m 5f hcp (4) gs in Apr.
Tir Dubh (IRE) 5-4 (10-11) Tracked leader until 9th, chased leaders, pushed along after 3 out, ridden and went 2nd again between last two, kept on same pace flat, 2nd of 5, 2 1/2l behind Kayla (10-11) at Southwell 3m (4) gd in Sep.
Rock Chick Supremo (IRE) 66-1 (10-11) Always towards rear, tailed off 3 out, 6th of 11, dist behind Treaty Girl (10-11) at Huntingdon 2m 5f mdn (5) gs in Feb.
Father Probus 7-1 (11-4) Led until mistake 4th, not fluent 5th, soon led again, headed and ridden 6th, jumped slowly and lost place 8th, last 10th, pulled up after 3 out, at Huntingdon 2m 4f hcp (4) sft in Feb.
Precious Ground 7-1 (11-8) Held up towards rear, headway into mid-division after 6th, driven and strugggling after 8th, pulled up before next, at Newton Abbot 3m 2f hcp (4) sft in Apr.
Bold Adventure 33-1 (9-1) Close up, ridden 3f out, outpaced 2f out, 4th of 7, 9 3/4l behind Atalan (9-0) at Chelmsford City 2m hcp (6) pol in Aug.
Snowball (IRE) 4-1 (10-11) Tracked leaders, went 2nd from 8th until before 2 out, weakened before last, 4th of 6, 20 3/4l behind A Plein Temps (11-12) at Taunton 3m hcp (4) sft in Mar.
Tanner Hill (IRE) 11-2 (11-11) Chased leaders, mistake and remnder 2nd, starting to come under pressure when fell 4 out, at Towcester 3m hcp (5) sft in Mar.