chased leaders, outpaced after 3 out, mistake when well held next
prominent, led 2nd, soon headed, led again 5th, drew clear approaching 2 out, in no danger after, eased towards finish
held up in rear, not fluent and bumped 1st, hampered next, soon behind
chased leaders, went 3rd after 3 out, no impression on winner before next, stayed on same pace
held up towards rear, mistake 1st, headway after 3 out, never on terms, went 4th after 2 out, mistake last
tracked leaders, hampered 1st, lost place after next, headway approaching 2 out where not fluent, went 2nd last, stayed on, no impression on winner
prominent, led after 2nd, mistakes 3rd and 4th, headed next, weakened after 3 out, pulled up before last
mid-division, headway 5th, chased winner 3 out, no impression and lost 2nd next, soon weakened
chased leaders, bad mistake, virtually fell and unseated rider 2nd
jumped left, prominent, mistake and lost place 1st, mistake next, soon pushed along, 7th and well held when slipped badly after 2 out
led, jumped left at times, slowed into 1st, headed next, beaten after 3 out, hung left and ran out bend before 2 out
held up in rear, bumped 1st, pushed along and behind after next, ran out and unseated rider 4th
Interesting that the ground is forecast to ride as good so recent soft ground form needs to be treated with an element of caution. Massena will probably be popular for Venetia Wiliams and it's no surprise to see this return to timber after a tailed-off effort over fences last time. WHILE YOU WAIT makes greater appeal for the Gary Moore team that's going well at present as he rates a possible improver after just three hurdling starts. A recent sharpener on the level at Kempton will also aid his cause. Tempuran is the other one that could progress on achievements to date and a good run is expected from the head of the weights after a solid third to Curzon Line last time. Buddy Love is the other to catch the eye, dropping significantly in trip for the Twiston-Davies team and looking to occupy a potentially attractive mark.
Tempuran 12-1 (10-12) Held up in touch, went 3rd after 6th, 3 lengths off leader when not fluent 2 out, not fluent last, no extra flat, 3rd of 14, 9l behind Curzon Line (10-12) at Ludlow 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd in Oct.
Massena (IRE) 2-1fav (10-12) Not fluent and often jumped slowly, in rear, headway approaching 4 out, weakened 2 out, 4th of 7, 47l behind Alwaystheoptimist (10-9) at Worcester 2m nov chs 0-110 (4) gd in May.
While You Wait (IRE) 16-1 (10-12) Tracked leading trio, pushed along before 3 out, soon outpaced, 4th of 5, 45l behind Pistol (10-12) at Newbury 2m 3yo hdl (3) hvy in Dec.
Native Brian (IRE) 50-1 (10-11) Chased leaders, weakened before 4 out, no chance when went badly left and blundered 2 out, 7th of 12, 46l behind Masters Hill (10-11) at Exeter 2m 7f am nov hdl (4) gs in Oct.
Vexillum (IRE) 16-1 (10-1) Took keen hold tracking leaders, led 3rd, headed next, weakened before 3 out, 5th of 7, 33l behind Belle De Fontenay (10-0) at Huntingdon 2m clm hdl (5) gs.
Backhomeinderry (IRE) 14-1 (10-10) Led until 3rd, chased leader, pushed along and weakened before 3 out, tailed off, 9th of 15, 47l behind Brinestine (11-11) at Taunton 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd.
Isola Bella 10-1 (11-3) Held up in rear, headway after 5th, lost place before 8th, soon behind, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Kings Apollo (10-1) at Ludlow 2m 5f am hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd, 17 ran.
Coin River (IRE) 10-3 (11-0) Tracked leaders in rear, blundered 6th, mistake next, soon pulled up, in a race won by Catch Tammy (11-0) at Towcester 2m 3f mdn chs (5) gs in May, 4 ran.
Withy Mills 14-1 (10-6) Behind, headway and in touch 11th, outpaced 3 out, no chance with leaders from next, 4th of 11, 28l behind Chiquilline (11-12) at Stratford 2m 4f hcp chs 0-105 (4) gs in Apr.
Dont Call Me Oscar (IRE) 16-1 (10-12) Mid-division, ridden and weakened 3 out, 14th of 16, well behind Bathwick Junior (11-1) at Chepstow 2m hcp hdl 0-95 (5) hvy.
Ricketyrock 100-1 (11-0) Led to 5th, mistake next, weakened from 8th, 12th of 13, well behind Catch The Rhythm (11-0) at Fontwell 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gf in May.
Cruise In Luxury (IRE) 50-1 (9-13) Mid-division, mistake 7th, ridden and struggling next, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Carhue Princess (10-8) at Towcester 2m 5f (5) gs, 16 ran.
Cane Cat (IRE) 33-1 (10-5) Mid-division, bumped 1st, behind when mistake 5th, never on terms, 8th of 14, 29l behind Curzon Line (10-12) at Ludlow 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd in Oct.
Buddy Love 5-2fav (10-12) In touch on inside, went 2nd 4 out, ridden and effort approaching 2 out, kept on same pace, weakened last, 4th of 11, 14l behind Bold Raider (11-2) at Newton Abbot 2m 6f nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gf in Jul.