held up in last, headway when pecked slightly 9th, went 2nd approaching 2 out, led and mistake last, ran on well
led, hit 2nd, not fluent and headed 5th, blundered 7th, mistake 3 out, blundered and weakened next
took keen hold, tracked leader, led 5th, headed last, no extra flat
held up in rear, hit 3rd, mistake next, headway 6th, weakened 3 out, went right and blundered 2 out, tailed off
prominent, mistake 4th, soon ridden, lost place 6th, not fluent next, weakened approaching 4 out
in touch, 2nd when jumped left 4 out and 3 out, weakened after last
mid-division, lost place 5th, blundered next, soon lost touch, tailed off
held up towards rear, headway 6th, lost place next, pecked 9th, rallied approaching 4 out, hit 2 out, soon beaten
The drop in trip may enable KACK HANDED to get back to winning ways and he's suggested ahead of Blossom King and Elite Land. Henry Daly doesn't have many runners at this time of year but those that he does run have to be considered closely and there's reason for believing that Kack Handed can leave the form of his run at Bangor behind. He was never in contention that day but this maiden has shown a lot of his best form under similar conditions, is down in the weights and capable of running a big race. Elite Land is one of the least exposed runners in the race having had just the one start over fences to date and it will be interesting to see how he fares in the betting ring but more obvious claims are held by Blossom King who has made the frame on both starts in similar contests and should be competitive on his return. Support for Moneywise would clearly be of interest whilst Chilbury Hill and King's Majesty will also have their supporters but Kack Handed gets our vote.
Elite Land 4-1 (11-5) In rear, headway approaching 2 out, in 4th and one pace when hit last, soon weakened, 4th of 8, 9l behind Knight In Purple (11-3) at Bangor 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Apr.
Kack Handed 10-1 (11-12) Took keen hold, led 2nd until 11th, weakened after 3 out, 7th of 12, 29l behind Grand Slam Hero (11-10) at Bangor 2m 4f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in May.
Blossom King (FR) 5-2fav (11-11) Led, joined when slithered on landing and headed 4 out, ridden and edged right after 2 out, weakened flat, 3rd of 8, 14l behind Pistolet Dove (10-6) at Leicester 2m nov hcp chs 0-110 (4) sft in Dec.
Moneywise (IRE) 25-1 (10-0) Held up in rear, pushed along and weakened after 4 out, pulled before 2 out, tailed off, in a race won by Little Josh (11-12) at Haydock 2m 4f nov chs (2) hvy in Feb, 6 ran.
Ragador 17-2 (11-7) Held up in touch, reminders after 5th, reminder after 9th, hampered approaching 10th, weakened after 4 out, 4th of 5, 50l behind Red Dynamite (10-7) at Wetherby 2m 6f hcp chs 0-105 (4) gd in May.
Chilbury Hill (IRE) 4-1 (11-7) In touch, mistake 6th, chased winner approaching 3 out, not able to get close enough to challenge, stayed on well towards finish, always held, 2nd of 8, nk behind Randjo (11-1) at Wincanton 2m nov hcp chs 0-100 (4) gf in May.
Jardin De Vienne (FR) 7-1 (11-5) Held up in rear, headway approaching 6th, not fluent 3 out, disputing 2nd 2 out, weakened approaching last, 3rd of 8, 13l behind Beauchamp Viking (10-2) at Towcester 2m hcp chs 0-95 (5) gf in May.
King's Majesty (IRE) 16-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, chased winner from 5 out, challenged when not fluent next, one pace and no chance with winner, 2nd of 4, 9l behind Picaroon (11-12) at Wetherby 2m 4f nov chs (4) gd in May.