tracked leaders, went 2nd before 4 out, ridden to lead last, held on well towards finish
prominent, headway before 3 out, kept on same pace
mid-division, blundered 6th, reminders after 4 out, never dangerous
tracked leader, lost place from 4 out
behind, pushed along after 4 out, soon outpaced
led, ridden and headed last, kept on and held towards finish
mid-division, went 2nd before 6th, weakened after 4 out
always behind, weakened before 4 out, pulled up before 3 out
behind and keen, headway before 3 out, ridden before 2 out, kept on same pace
ROSMUC RELAY won a point in Ireland in December and was making his debut for Kim Bailey when scoring very easily at Leicester last month, though his path was cleared when a rival fell at the last. He needs a thorough test of stamina and though this could be on the short side the conditions will play to his strengths and he can defy a penalty. Teescomponents Lad had been threatening to win when tackling shorter trips and stepped up to this distance to dead-heat at Catterick. It will be a surprise if he's not involved again while Richard Johnson's presence on Well Smitten suggests he has more to offer. The four-year-old Hazy Manor was a 66/1 chance when runner-up over the minimum at Catterick where he wasn't stopping at the finish.
Rosmuc Relay (IRE) 11-4 (11-5) Held up in touch, took keen hold, went 3rd 3 out, switched right after 2 out, strong challenge when left in lead last, clear after, stayed on, won at Leicester 2m 4f (4) hvy in Jan beating Pull Together (11-5) by 19l, 8 ran.
Teescomponents Lad 5-2 (10-12) Tracked leaders and keen, challenged 2 out, led narrowly run-in, joined on line, won at Catterick 2m 3f (4) hvy in Jan beating Jaunty Flyer (10-12), 10 ran.
Birch Bank 25-1 (11-4) Held up in mid-division, weakened approaching 3 out, 6th of 10, dist behind Whiskey In The Jar (11-4) at Uttoxeter 2m mdn (5) hvy in Jan.
Dig A Bit Deeper 100-1 (11-4) With leader until before 3 out, blundered 3 out, ridden before last, soon weakened, 5th of 6, 18l behind Destrier (11-10) at Wetherby 2m (4) hvy in Jan.
Sting In His Tail (IRE) Scorpion gelding out of Glory Queen.
Well Smitten (IRE) 9-4 (11-5) Tracked leaders, ridden and weakened before 3 out, 7th of 8, dist behind Grand Morning (11-5) at Ayr 2m mdn (5) hvy in Jan.
Younoso 200-1 (11-6) Mid-division, weakened from 3 out, 9th of 10, dist behind Hear No Evil (11-12) at Catterick 2m 3f (4) sft in Jan.
Iris's Promise 66-1 (10-7) Mid-division, jumped left 1st, badly hampered and lost place 3rd, jumped right next and given reminder, well beaten 4 out, 7th of 10, dist behind Ravens Hill (11-3) at Uttoxeter 2m (4) gd in Jun.
Hazy Manor (IRE) 66-1 (10-12) In rear and in touch, headway 3 out, ridden in 3rd before last, chased winner run-in, no impression, 2nd of 6, 10l behind Alohamora (10-12) at Catterick 2m fll (4) gs in Feb.
General Consensus 6-1 (10-12) Chased leaders, weakened 3 out, tailed off, 7th of 16, dist behind Polydora (10-12) at Chepstow 2m 3f mdn (4) gs in Oct.