tracked leader until after 3 out, weakening when mistake next
led, headed after 3 out, weakened next
raced wide, held up in rear, closed 3rd, lost place after 3 out, soon weakened, pulled up before last
chased leaders, not fluent and lost ground 4th, closed 3 out, soon led, headed before next, led again before last, stayed on well to draw clear flat
held up in rear, took keen hold, headway when not fluent 4th, mistake 3 out, led before 2 out where not fluent, headed approaching last, no impression flat
chased leaders, not fluent and outpaced 4th, went 3rd and rallied after 2 out, no impression on leading pair
Magie Du Ma and Evening Hush bid to give Triumph Hurdle form a boost in this. Fadas ran in the Fred Winter at The Festival but none arrives in better form than DEAUVILLE CRYSTAL (NAP). She was finishing best of all at Sandown two runs ago and relished the step up in distance at Newbury on Saturday. Dropping back to 2m is not in her favour but soft going will hopefully help offset her lack of pace over the trip. Giveaway Glance still appeared to be travelling well when falling at Exeter last month but Iconic Sky turned in a shocker at Fakenham earlier this month and is best watched.
Magie Du Ma (FR) 40-1 (10-7) Mid-division, headway after 3 out, chased leaders next, effort when not much room and lost place before last, switched right, soon weakened, 9th of 15, 14 1/2l behind Defi Du Seuil (11-0) at Cheltenham 2m 1f (1) gd in Mar.
Evening Hush (IRE) 50-1 (10-7) Tracked leaders, blundered 4th, challenged 2 out, ridden and lost place before last, soon weakened, 12th of 15, 22 1/4l behind Defi Du Seuil (11-0) at Cheltenham 2m 1f (1) gd in Mar.
Fadas (FR) 40-1 (10-10) Held up in rear, headway approaching 3 out, weakened after 2 out, 16th of 22, 28 1/4l behind Flying Tiger (11-5) at Cheltenham 2m hcp (1) gs in Mar.
Deauville Crystal (FR) 9-1 (10-7) Held up in last pair, headway 3 out, tracked leaders next, challenged last, ridden and stayed on to lead final 110 yards, won at Newbury 2m 3f hcp (2) gs in Mar beating Timoteo (11-4) by 2 1/4l, 11 ran.
Giveaway Glance 10-1 (10-6) Pulled hard, held up in rear, headway approaching 3 out, travelling ok in 4th place when fell 3 out, at Exeter 2m 3f hcp (3) gs in Feb.
Iconic Sky 12-1 (10-13) Last pair, never on terms, tailed off, 7th of 9, dist behind Highland Fling (11-0) at Fakenham 2m hcp (3) gd in Mar.