made most, blundered 7th, headed 3 out, outpaced before next, ridden between last 2, no chance with winner before last
with leader, led 3 out, driven clear when wandered and not fluent next, ridden and edged both ways between last 2, pushed out, comfortably
went right 1st, chased front pair throughout, ridden before 2 out, never able to challenge, well held between last 2
held up 4th and last throughout, outpaced and unable to go with leaders after 3 out, weakened between last 2
Craigmor, a winner twice over fences, reverts to hurdles after a break. Fubar is making his debut over timber but has been showing up will in decent company in bumpers. The Very Thing has squandered easier opportunities than this, however, and has become expensive to follow. Conditions won’t be a problem for SOUTHFIELD TORR and Paul Nicholls’ novice beat a useful field in a handicap here last month. He is capable of finding the improvement required to defy his penalty.
Southfield Torr 2-1fav (11-6) Chased leaders, hit 3rd, led 4th, headed before not fluent 2 out, led and dived at last, stayed on, won at Wincanton 2m 4f hcp (4) gd in Apr beating Salto Chisco (12-1) by 2l, 7 ran.
Craigmor (IRE) 10-11fav (11-0) Tracked leader until 5th, close up, headway to lead bend soon after 8th, ridden out, won at Fakenham 2m 5f hcp (4) gd in Jan beating Volt Face (11-4) by 1 1/4l, 4 ran.
Fubar (IRE) 11-4 (11-2) Tracked leader, led before 4f out, headed before 1f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 7, 8 1/2l behind Now Look At Me (11-9) at Doncaster 2m 1f (5) gd in Feb.
The Very Thing (IRE) 6-1 (11-13) Cocked jaw, reluctant and very slowly away, well behind until after 3rd, closed round horses after 5th, beaten final bend, weakening when mistake and hampered 2 out, 7th of 8, 29 1/4l behind Ice Galley (11-7) at Market Rasen 2m 3f hcp (4) gd in Mar.
Shades of Silver 50-1 (11-1) Mid-division, headway chasing leaders approaching 6th, weakened before 3 out, 7th of 11, 37 1/4l behind Dora's Field (10-8) at Exeter 2m 3f (5) gd in Apr.