held up towards rear, not fluent 5th, headway after 3 out, 3rd and unable to quicken before last, stayed on same pace flat
held up towards rear, not fluent 1st or 2nd, headway approaching 4th, chased winner after 3 out, went left and dived at last, pressing flat, held towards finish
took keen hold, led early, led 3rd, headed after 5th, weakened after 3 out
soon led, headed 3rd, lost place 4th, slow and weakened 3 out
took keen hold, steadied and always behind
chased leaders, went 2nd and racing keenly before 4th, led after next, kicked on 3 out, not fluent 2 out, mistake last, pressed flat, found extra to assert towards finish
chased leaders, ridden and weakened after 3 out
The penalised Golden Taipan was due to run yesterday at Huntingdon and that may have left the way open for TEA CLIPPER to make a winning start under Rules. Out of a mare that has produced jumping winners with all of her offspring to so far race, he’s a full brother to hurdles winner and a bumper winner and cost €52,000 after winning a point in February. A close second in a Wincanton bumper on his racecourse debut, Chance A Tune is a half-brother to a winning chaser so jumping should be his game. Arrivederci won a Hereford bumper at the end of last year and is another interesting recruit.
Arrivederci (FR) 6-1 (11-0) Mid-division, headway 5f out, 4th and no chance with winner final furlong, 4th of 10, 27l behind Get In The Queue (11-9) at Exeter 2m 1f (5) gs in Feb.
Chance A Tune (FR) 16-1 (10-12) Tracked leader, driven to challenge over 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 2nd of 14, 2 3/4l behind Fearless (10-12) at Wincanton 1m 7f (5) gd in Dec.
Clondaw Sam 100-1 (11-2) Led until before 4th, soon weakened, tailed off, soon pulled up, at Warwick 2m mdn (4) gd in May.
Milan's Society (IRE) 10-1 (11-6) Alw in rr, 8th aftr a mile, last frm 7th, to when pu bef 4out, at Ballynoe 3m mdn gd in Mar.
Shelfield 100-1 (10-7) Held up towards rear on outside, pulled hard, headway 2nd, led after next, headed before 4th, not fluent 3 out, soon weakened, last of 6, 34 3/4l behind Benny's Bridge (11-6) at Market Rasen 2m 1f (4) gd in Mar.
Tea Clipper (IRE) Evensfav (10-7) A.p; led aft 3 out; comf, won at Larkhill 3m gd in Feb beating Country Legend (11-7) by 6l, 10 ran.
Vinnie Rouge (IRE) 250-1 (11-4) Mid-division, some headway 4 out, soon went wrong and pulled up, at Exeter 2m 1f mdn (5) gs in Apr.
Golden Taipan (IRE) 5-2 (11-4) Led until after 2nd, led and jumped right 3rd, headed before 5th, not fluent 7th, led after 4 out, headed last, no extra flat, 3rd of 4, 14l behind Arakhan (10-12) at Aintree 2m 4f (4) gs in Jun.