tracking leaders, urged along when fell 10th
chased leader, led 5th until 14th, chased leader until 3 out, soon ridden in 3rd and no chance with leading duo
towards rear, struggling when slightly hampered 10th, ridden and outpaced in 6th and no chance from 14th
held up in rear, headway after 9th, left in 4th place at next, urged along and outpaced in 5th and no chance from 14th
chased clear leading trio, outpaced in 4th and no chance from 14th
led until 5th, chased leader until 8th, chased leading pair, went 2nd again 9th until next, pushed along in 3rd and outpaced after 14th, stayed on approaching 4 out, 2nd 3 out, ridden to lead 2 out, driven clear and idled last 100 yards
mistake 1st, held up in rear, headway 6th, chased leaders next, went 2nd 8th until next, pushed along before 10th, weakened quickly before next, struggling when blundered 12th, pulled up before next
towards rear, dropped to rear 9th, soon struggling, tailed off when blundered 3 out
held up in touch, mistake 8th, headway chasing leaders 10th, went 2nd 12th, led 14th, ridden and headed 2 out, chased winner, trying to rally when hung left run-in, switched right and no impression towards finish
SHOREACRES once finished fourth in the Champion Bumper and went on to do well over hurdles and fences, finishing second in a Grade 2 as recently as 2012. He's still capable of decent form, as he showed at Kempton in April, and is fancied to lead these a merry dance. Lake Legend has done well in point-to-points this year and has won six times under Rules. Gabe Mahon's charge looks the danger ahead of Brize Norton and Hall Kelly. Vincitore is preferred to veteran It's Like That of the remainder.
Vincitore (FR) 40-1 (11-8) Keen early, in touch, lost place before 18th, soon behind, tailed off 3 out, 9th of 17, well behind Universal Soldier (11-10) at Cheltenham 4m 1f hts chs (4) gs in Apr.
Archie Boy (IRE) 25-1 (12-5) (cp) (tt) lost plce aft 8; wl bhnd when pu aft 3 out, in a race won by Findlay's Find (12-5) at Worcestershire 3m 2f ptp gd in Apr, 8 ran.
Brize Norton (IRE) 2-5 (12-0) 2nd til led 14; drew clr 2 out; easy, won at North Ledbury 3m ptp fm beating Pickersleigh (11-7) by 30l, 3 ran.
Hall Kelly (IRE) 11-10 (12-0) Hdwy 15; led 3 out; comf, won at Radnor & West Hereford 3m ptp gd beating Murphys Fusilier (12-3) by 10l, 8 ran.
It's Like That (IRE) 12-1 (12-0) (cp) led 7 til hdd app 4 out; wknd app 2 out, 4th of 5, 32l behind Certain Flight (12-7) at Berkeley 3m ptp gs in Apr.
Lake Legend 5-4 (12-7) Led to 5 & 9-12; led aft 3 out; ro wl, won at Woodland Pytchley 3m ptp gd in Apr beating Shillingstone (12-0) by 15l, 6 ran.
Regal Reform (IRE) 100-1 (11-3) Mid-division, mistake 2nd, weakened before 10th, tailed off and pulled up before 12th, in a race won by Foundry Square (12-0) at Ludlow 2m 4f hts chs (5) gd in Apr, 10 ran.
Schindler's Prince (IRE) 9-4 (12-4) (cp) ap; went 2nd aft 4 out; no imp, 2nd of 6, 5l behind My Lil Ledge (11-11) at Radnor & West Hereford 4m ptp gd.
Shoreacres (IRE) 5-2fav (11-3) Mid-division, headway 11th, led before 3 out, headed before last, stayed on, just held, 2nd of 12, 1/2l behind Siro Demur (11-9) at Kempton 2m 4f hts chs (5) gd in Apr.