made all, not fluent 4 out, driven out flat, stayed on
chased leaders, 2nd after 4 out, close up when mistake 2 out, held after, stayed on
tracked winner until 3rd, lost place 6th, mistake 7th, soon closed, weakened 3 out, pulled up before next
chased leaders, 2nd 3rd, not fluent next, pushed along after 6th, ridden 7th, weakened after 4 out
held up towards rear, headway on inside after 4 out, mistake and weakened next
led into start, chased leaders, ridden after 7th, weakened from next
chased leaders, ridden after 4 out, soon weakened
behind, mistake 4th, not fluent and pushed along next, headway from 8th, 3rd 3 out, no extra next
chased leaders, lost place 3rd, struggling 4 out, well beaten when not fluent 3 out
A pretty desperate contest in which few of shown any recent worthwhile form. PRINCESSE FLEUR is an exception though and, though raised a pound since her latest third here, two of her four career victories have come around here. Dropping down a grade, Vendredi Trois would probably figure if anywhere near his best while Star Trouper has the ability to get involved in a race like this. Baby Sherlock is making his handicap debut but is returning from a break.
Vendredi Trois (FR) 10-3 (11-7) Tracked leaders, ridden and outpaced soon after 3 out, kept on same pace, 4th of 7, 22l behind Pongo Twistleton (11-4) at Huntingdon 2m 4f hcp (4) gd in May.
Brave Helios 9-1 (11-12) Always in rear, struggling 6th, tailed off, 7th of 8, dist behind Redbridge Miller (11-2) at Chepstow 2m 3f hcp (4) gf in Apr.
Baby Sherlock 10-1 (10-12) Mid-division, outpaced when mistake 4 out, soon weakened, tailed off from next, last of 9, dist behind Peter The Mayo Man (10-12) at Worcester 2m (4) gd in Sep.
Renewing 50-1 (11-0) Chased leaders, challenged 3rd, led after next, headed before 5th, weakened 7th, tailed off, 6th of 10, dist behind Take To Heart (11-0) at Worcester 2m 4f mdn (4) gd in Jun.
Padawan (IRE) 22-1 (10-12) Held up mid-division, struggling from 4 out, 6th of 9, dist behind Gustave Mahler (10-12) at Worcester 2m (4) gd in May.
Westerly Breeze (IRE) 33-1 (10-7) Chased leaders, mistake 7th, lost place before next, behind when hampered 9th, tailed off, 10th of 15, dist behind Gingili (11-12) at Worcester 2m 7f hcp (4) gd in Jun.
Mister Dick (FR) 11-2 (11-6) Prominent, bumped 1st, reminder after 8th, soon weakened, pulled up before 3 out, at Uttoxeter 2m 7f hcp (5) gd in May.
Princesse Fleur 11-1 (10-8) Towards rear, mistake 2nd, headway before 3 out, one pace, 3rd of 13, 11 1/4l behind Viking Mistress (11-8) at Worcester 2m 4f hcp (5) gd in May.
Light Breaks (IRE) 13-2 (10-10) Always towards rear on outer, weakened 2 out tailed off when pulled up before last, at Stratford 2m hcp (5) gd in Aug.
Star Trouper (IRE) 7-1 (12-0) In rear, headway before 2 out, one pace and no impression, 6th of 10, 8l behind Swinton Diamond (11-4) at Market Rasen 2m 5f hcp (5) gd in May.