mid-division, headway before 3 out, went 3rd before 2 out, chased leader before last, led run-in, kept on well
held up behind, headway and hit 7th, weakened from 4 out, soon pulled up
close up and wide, led 3 out, ridden before last, headed run-in, no extra
tracked leaders, pushed along before 7th, weakened 3 out
tracked leader on inner, weakened quickly before 6th, tailed off, soon pulled up
led, raced wide, headed 3 out, ridden before 2 out, lost 2nd place last, soon weakened
mid-division, pushed and werakened before 7th
held up towards rear, headway 4 out, went 3rd before 3 out, weakened before next
held up behind, headway before 3 out, kept on same pace, no impression
towards rear, pushed along 7th, soon weakened
mid-division, ridden after 4 out, weakened before 3 out
in touch, weakened after 4 out
held up towards rear, ridden and headway before 3 out, one pace and no impression
held up in touch, weakened 4 out, soon pulled up
SIMONSIDE makes a swift reappearance under a penalty after causing a 33/1 upset at Aintree last Sunday. He would probably prefer a slightly softer surface but there seems no reason why he won't go close again. Trip The Light travelled strongly at Stratford last week but didn't find as much as expected off the bridle and had to settle for second behind Harry Hunt. This looks a bit more competitive and River Dragon also has more to do than when winning at Hexham last month and he's finished tailed off on the Flat since. Jetnova wouldn't be without a chance if fully wound-up and a similar remark applies to Bar De Ligne while Willow's Saviour should be winning soon. But Rock Relief probably needs further help from the handicapper if he's to get his head back in front.
Trustan Times (IRE) 11-4 (11-11) Held up, closed 6th, ridden and effort when not fluent 3 out, soon weakened, tailed off, 6th of 7, well behind Den of Iniquity (10-6) at Perth 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) sft in Apr.
Jetnova (IRE) 9-2 (10-11) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 2nd, led 4th, hit next, headed after 3 out, weakened from next, pulled up before last, in a race won by Pateese (11-2) at Cheltenham 2m 4f hcp hdl (2) gs in Apr, 10 ran.
Bar De Ligne (FR) 10-1 (10-10) In touch, ridden and weakened approaching 2 out, 8th of 17, 24l behind Gibb River (11-7) at Sandown 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-145 (2) sft in Apr.
Colebrooke 16-1 (11-6) Mid-division, hampered 7th, outpaced after 4 out, weakened next, 8th of 14, well behind Trucking Along (10-3) at Wetherby 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-140 (3) gs in Oct.
Stopped Out 14-1 (11-3) Tracked clear leader, lost place 8th, weakened after 4 out, tailed off, 10th of 14, well behind Trucking Along (10-3) at Wetherby 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-140 (3) gs in Oct.
Simonside 33-1 (10-0) Got flyer at start, made all, clear until 6th, not fluent 2 out, clear again last, unchallenged, won at Aintree 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-145 (2) sft in Oct beating Holywell (10-8) by 4 1/2l, 10 ran.
Little Hercules (IRE) 7-1 (11-3) Tracked leaders, lost place before 4th, headway to go 3rd before 4 out, pushed along before 2 out, switched left final 100 yards, kept on, 4th of 8, 6l behind Humbie (10-12) at Kelso 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gs in May.
Lady Kathleen 14-1 (10-7) Held up in touch, ridden 3 out, weakened flat, 6th of 14, 11l behind Tante Sissi (10-9) at Newbury 2m 5f mares nov hcp hdl Listed (1) gd in Mar.
Rock Relief (IRE) 14-1 (10-6) Mid-division, chased leaders under pressure before 2 out, soon weakened, 5th of 14, 35l behind Trucking Along (10-3) at Wetherby 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-140 (3) gs in Oct.
Dusky Bob (IRE) 15-2 (11-1) Held up towards rear, headway approaching 3 out, ridden 2 out, soon beaten, 5th of 17, 18l behind Abnaki (10-10) at Cheltenham 3m nov hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gs in Apr.
River Dragon (IRE) 11-8fav (9-11) Mid-division, outpaced 3 out, headway next, led approaching last, ridden clear, won at Hexham 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) hvy in Oct beating Howizee (11-9) by 8l, 8 ran.
Willow's Saviour 4-1 (11-7) Led, hung and jumped badly left last 3 hurdles, headed last, kept on and continued to hang left run-in, 2nd of 7, 1 1/2l behind Pericoloso (11-12) at Exeter 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) hvy in Oct.
Goldan Jess (IRE) 11-8fav (10-8) Chased leaders, challenged before 2 out, weakened before last, 5th of 14, 16l behind Young Mags (11-12) at Sedgefield 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Oct.
Terenzium (IRE) 20-1 (11-5) Held up towards rear, ridden before 3 out, soon weakened, 10th of 11, 22l behind Sendali (11-5) at Kelso 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs in Mar '11.
Trip The Light 8-1 (10-4) Mid-division, headway 3 out, chased winner next, ridden and effort approaching last, kept on under pressure, 2nd of 11, 1 1/2l behind Harry Hunt (11-9) at Stratford 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gs in Oct.