tracked leaders, not fluent and challenged 7th, hard pressed from 2 out, held on
held up in rear, mistake 1st, some headway when blundered 3 out, soon weakened
led after 1st, mistake and headed 5th, weakened 7th
in touch in mid-division, headway 7th, strong challenge from 2 out, stayed on, just held
held up in rear, headway 5th, ridden before 3 out, no extra next
mid-division, effort 7th, no extra approaching last
held up, took keen hold, headway after 7th, 3rd and no impression last, no extra flat
soon tracking leaders, ridden 3 out, no extra before last
prominent, took keen hold, ridden 3 out, one pace 2 out, no extra last
not fluent and rider lost irons brielfy 1st, held up, jumped big 3rd, headway after next, weakened 3 out
held up in rear, well beaten when mistake 7th
mid-division, ridden 6th, weakened next, tailed off
led 1st, soon headed, prominent, led 5th, not fluent 7th, soon headed, lost place when not fluent 3 out, no extra from next
led until 1st, mid-division, headway 7th, soon beaten
The market should give a hint as to the readiness of Wild West and Sahrati following a break but two of their rivals arrive off the back of recent wins. Howya Buddy's winning run has come in point-to-points, however, while winning chaser Oscar Close has yet to manage a victory over the smaller obstacles. Scales seems better with some give in the ground while the once highly regarded Advisor is a shadow of his former self. THE WINGED ASSASIN is fit from the Flat and will enjoy the fast ground. He's still unexposed over hurdles and could be a bit of value in an ordinary handicap, though top weight Leath Acra Mor is also worth a second look with Robert McCarth taking off 5lb.
Leath Acra Mor (IRE) 20-1 (11-4) Held up, always in rear, well behind 3 out, 12th of 16, well behind Musnad (10-9) at Southwell 2m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Apr.
Wild West (IRE) 4-6fav (10-12) Not fluent tracked leader, led 3 out, soon ridden, headed approaching last, kept on same pace, 3rd of 5, 7l behind Clarion Call (10-12) at Bangor 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gs in Aug.
Howya Buddy (IRE) 6-4 (12-0) Made all; clr 3 out; unchall, won at Gelligaer Farmers 3m ptp gf in May beating Dunraven Prince (12-0) by 12l, 8 ran.
Oscar Close (IRE) 14-1 (11-8) Held up, headway 3 out, challenged last, ridden to lead flat, ran on, won at Huntingdon 2m 4f hcp ch 0-110 (4) gf in May beating Representingceltic (11-11) by nk, 7 ran.
The Winged Assasin (USA) 33-1 (11-0) Mid-division, ridden 4f out, weakened 3f out, 15th of 16, 21l behind Secret Tune (11-0) at Kempton 2m n h flat (6) std in Feb '12.
Sahrati 12-1 (11-9) Mid-division in touch on inside, driven 6th, ridden and outpaced 3 out, rallied approaching last, ran on flat, went 2nd post, just failed, 2nd of 15, hd behind Bracken House (10-12) at Towcester 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gf in Oct.
Advisor (FR) 20-1 (11-1) Tracked leaders in 3rd, lost place 8th, weakened 5 out, 5th of 6, 47l behind Badgers Retreat (11-0) at Market Rasen 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in May.
Henry Hurst (IRE) 25-1 (9-11) Held up mid-division, pushed along and weakened before 2 out, 10th of 11, well behind Tzora (10-9) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gf in May.
Edgar Jones 10-1 (11-12) Took keen hold in touch, effort where 3 out would of been, soon weakened, 5th of 11, 19l behind Fuzzy Logic (11-0) at Ffos Las 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in May.
Scales (IRE) 8-1 (11-7) In touch, blundered badly 4th, weakened 6th, tailed off, last of 10, well behind High Ville (11-10) at Exeter 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gf in Apr.
Louis Ludwig (IRE) 11-2 (10-9) Held up behind, ridden to chase leaders before 3 out, kept on same pace from next, no impression, 4th of 8, 18l behind Morestead (11-11) at Fontwell 2m 2f hcp chs 0-100 (5) gd in May.
Hadron Collider (FR) 28-1 (11-5) Prominent, not fluent 1st, ridden before 5th, soon lost place, weakening when mistake 3 out, tailed off, 15th of 17, well behind Tresor De Bontee (11-4) at Hereford 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Nov.
Carhue Princess (IRE) 14-1 (11-2) Held up in rear, outpaced 3 out, headway after next, never nearer, 5th of 10, 16l behind Brunton Blue (10-3) at Market Rasen 2m 1f mrs hcp hdl (0-105) (4) gd in Apr.
Mangonel 25-1 (10-12) Made most until ridden 3 out, mistake and weakened next, 6th of 18, 26l behind Prince Pippin (11-4) at Towcester 2m 3f 4yo Am hcp 0-100 (5) gd in May.
Honey Of A Kitten (USA) 7-1 (10-13) Chased leaders, effort 2 out, weakened next, 4th of 8, 8l behind Church Field (11-0) at Ludlow 2m nov hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in May.