tracked leaders, ridden to chase winner approaching 2 out, closed last, no impression flat
led until after 2nd, prominent, led after 3 out, ridden and edged left after 2 out, asserted flat, stayed on well
held up in rear, hung left and ridden after 3 out, soon weakened, well tailed off when pulled up before 2 out
mid-division, outpaced after 3 out, no impression, mistake last
tracked leaders, led 3rd, not fluent 6th, headed after 3 out, one pace 2 out
mid-division, headway 3 out, ridden and no impression before next, mistake last
jumped left and not fluent in rear, behind from 4th, tailed off
tracked leader, led after 2nd, headed next, not fluent 6th or 3 out, stayed on same pace approaching last
POLISKY is hard to oppose having romped home in a similar event over a longer trip at this track last month. He looks likely to start a short price again as Paul Nicholls' charge has officially 10lb in hand on Victor Leudorum. The latter opened his account over timber when scoring at Market Rasen last time and is himself well clear of the rest of the field on official ratings. Shantou Breeze looks best of the rest on her recent second over these hurdles but it's hard to make a serious case for any of the remainder.
Polisky (FR) 1-4fav (11-1) Tracked leader, led 6th, not fluent 6th, drew clear 3 out, very easily, won at Wincanton 2m 6f nh nov hdl (4) gf in Mar beating Imperial Vic (10-8) by 16l, 4 ran.
Victor Leudorum (IRE) Evensfav (11-2) Jumped slightly left, made all and soon clear, given breather briefly after 5th, clear again before next, stayed on strongly and in command from 2 out, unchallenged, won at Market Rasen 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Mar beating Amtired (11-4) by 7l, 7 ran.
Ata Boy (IRE) 33-1 (10-13) Towards rear, struggling 4th, tailed off 4 out, 9th of 12, well behind Black Thunder (11-5) at Chepstow 2m nov hdl (4) sft.
Dads Birthday 40-1 (11-1) Tracked leaders, slow 5th, pushed along next, under pressure when fell 3 out, in a race won by Arab League (11-5) at Taunton 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) fm in Mar, 3 ran.
Jayandbee (IRE) 25-1 (11-1) Tracked leaders on inside, not fluent 6th, lost place 4 out, beaten when hampered next, 9th of 15, well behind Weekend Millionair (11-1) at Ffos Las 2m 4f mdn hdl (4) gd in Mar.
Landerbee (IRE) 40-1 (11-0) Held up, pulled hard, headway to track leader after 2nd, not fluent 5th, lost place when bad mistake and rider lost iron briefly 7th, soon behind, tailed off, last of 9, well behind Talkonthestreet (11-3) at Exeter 2m 7f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Mar.
Storm Alert 50-1 (11-0) Jumped left throughout, soon behind, headway 4th, ridden and weakened 3 out, 4th of 5, 32l behind Ugo (10-2) at Exeter 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) gf.
Shantou Breeze (IRE) 9-2 (10-9) Not fluent virtually throghout, disputed lead with sole rival to 3rd, effort after 3 out, ridden and outpaced before next, kept on, always held by easy winner, last of 2, 2 1/4l behind Miss Tenacious (11-12) at Wincanton 2m 6f mrs nov hdl (4) gf.