with leader, mistake 6th, led 7th, headed 10th, led after 11th, headed and ridden 14th, led next, in tight to 2 out and last, driven out
not that fluent, chased leaders, mistake 2nd, slow 4th, struggling 12th, well held from next, went 3rd close home
tracked leaders on outside, outpaced 13th, well held from next, lost 3rd close home
led until 7th, led 10th, headed after 11th, led 13th, headed next, mistake 4 out, rallied last, stayed on, not able to get back to winner
Glendermot held on to justify favouritism at Leicester earlier this month but is a tricky ride and worth opposing off a 5lb higher mark. You Too Pet is 0-8 under Rules but was second here in November on his first start for Jennifer Mason. TOMMY THE RASCAL has been knocking on the door off his current mark and could finally get his head in front over fences today as he’s getting 12lb from Chepstow runner-up Bandon Bridge and 19lb from Celtic Tune, who finished behind Jennie Candlish’s runner at Southwell last month and has been raised 3lb since his close second at Huntingdon.
Bandon Bridge (IRE) 11-2 (11-1) Raced wide, chased leaders, 2nd before 2 out, ridden before last, one pace, no chance with winner, 2nd of 10, 2 1/4l behind Phar Away Island (10-0) at Chepstow 3m hcp (5) sft in Mar.
You Too Pet (IRE) 6-1 (10-13) Held up in rear, headway when left 4th and hampered 4 out, went 3rd before next, no impression on winner, one pace, 3rd of 9, 8 1/4l behind General Girling (10-3) at Wincanton 3m 1f hcp (4) hvy in Mar.
Glendermot (IRE) 5-4fav (10-9) Tracked leader, challenged 11th, led 4 out, at least 6 lengths up on landing last, soon became very reluctant, flashed tail and wavering, reduced lead but held on, won at Leicester 2m 7f hcp (5) sft in Mar beating Fuhgeddaboudit (11-7) by 1 1/4l, 5 ran.
Tommy The Rascal 9-2 (10-4) Chased leaders, hit 8th, went 2nd 16th, ridden and no impression before 4 out, closed last, no extra and lost 2nd towards finish, 3rd of 7, 4 1/4l behind Cleve Cottage (10-1) at Southwell 3m 2f hcp (4) gs in Feb.
Celtic Tune (FR) 4-1 (11-10) Tracked leaders, led before 2 out, soon hard pressed, headed towards finish, kept on and held close home, 2nd of 9, nk behind Rocknrollrambo (11-2) at Huntingdon 3m hcp (5) gs in Mar.