took keen hold early, not fluent 1st, in touch, went 2nd 7th until after 9th, chased leaders, pushed along in 4th after 14th, 3rd 3 out, went 2nd approaching 2 out, led approaching last, came clear run-in, easily
This looks tricky but DECIDING MOMENT could well outclass these if in the mood. This trip may be slightly beyond his best but the ground will suit and he handled these fences well enough in the autumn. Allanard was tailed off when Cape York won over 2m6f here in March but Malcolm Jefferson's gelding has been beaten twice since off today's mark. Susquehanna River is the only course and winner in the line-up so is respected but Tullamore Dew is now in the veteran stage while Wolf Shield has two ways of running. Sedgemoor Express, however, is only 3lb higher than his last winning mark and must go well having placed at Stratford and Kempton lately.
Ericht (IRE) 12-1 (10-2) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden and no extra after 3 out, 9th of 18, 37l behind Ballyadam Approach (9-7) at Punchestown 2m 4f hcp chs in Apr.
Wolf Shield (IRE) 10-1 (10-3) Held up towards rear, ridden before 4 out, soon outpaced, kept on from last, 5th of 7, 9l behind Puffin Billy (11-8) at Ayr 3m 1f nov chs (2) gd in Apr.
Sedgemoor Express (IRE) 7-1 (10-7) Held up towards rear, headway before 3 out to chase leaders, ridden before 2 out, one pace, 3rd of 10, 11l behind Champion Court (11-12) at Kempton 3m hcp chs 0-140 (3) gd.
Allanard (IRE) 14-1 (11-3) Always towards rear, 6th of 8, well behind Cape York (11-1) at Wetherby 2m 6f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd in Mar.
Cape York 2-1fav (11-12) With leader, led 3 out, headed before last, kept on same pace, 3rd of 7, 9l behind Houndscourt (11-3) at Sedgefield 2m 6f hcp chs 0-115 (4) sft.
Susquehanna River (IRE) 9-1 (10-8) Tracked leaders, lost place 17th, weakened 5 out, behind when pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Whats Happening (11-9) at Cheltenham 3m 4f hcp chs 0-130 (3) gd in Apr, 11 ran.
Deciding Moment (IRE) 66-1 (10-4) Towards rear when mistake and unseated rider 7th, in a race won by Rajdhani Express (11-8) at Aintree 2m 5f hcp chs G3 (1) gd in Apr, 30 ran.
Tullamore Dew (IRE) 6-4fav (10-11) Not fluent, chased leaders, reminders before 6th, soon lost touch, pulled up after 8th, in a race won by West End Rocker (11-7) at Lingfield 3m hcap ch (2) hvy in Dec, 4 ran.