close up, pushed along after 8th, driven to chase winner after 5 out, ridden after next, never on terms, lost 2nd before 2 out, weakened after last
led, headed narrowly after 8th, ridden and outpaced by front pair after 5 out, stayed on into 2nd before 2 out, no chance with winner
jumped slowly 2nd, close up, led narrowly after 8th until after 10th, lost place and behind after 5 out, plugged on to take modest 3rd after last
raced keenly, led after 10th, made rest, drew clear from 3 out, driven out, comfortably
Diamond King, a Grade 3 winner when with Gordon Elliott, has won two of four starts for Martin Weston in points but would have benefited from some rain. Silvergrove’s win at Fakenham should be taken with a pinch of salt but Sausalito Sunrise has shown himself to be no back number this year for Olly Murphy, winning last time at Hexham. KIT BARRY has improved since finishing third in this last year. He didn’t beat much at Fontwell but earlier placed efforts at Exeter and Cheltenham give him every chance today with Charlie Dando’s claim a plus.
Sausalito Sunrise (IRE) 11-10fav (12-0) Held up in touch, went 2nd after 13th, poised to challenge and clear of rest after 4 out, led turning in, clear last, ridden out flat, held on, won at Hexham 3m (6) gd in Apr beating Ravished (12-4) by 1l, 7 ran.
Silvergrove 10-3 (11-12) Jumped well, made all, clear 3 out, increased lead approaching last, unchallenged, won at Fakenham 3m (5) gf in Apr beating Sir Jack Yeats (12-6) by dist, 2 ran.
Kit Barry (IRE) 4-9fav (12-0) Tracked leader, challenged from 2 out, led after last, driven out, won at Fontwell 3m 2f (6) gf in May beating This Breac (12-0) by 1l, 3 ran.
Diamond King (IRE) 4-5fav (12-1) (tt) trckd ldrs; led 10 til hdd aft 15; outpcd 2 out; kpt on flat, 3rd of 4, 2 1/2l behind Rye Cross (11-7) at Chaddesley Corbett 3m gd in May.
Drumhart (IRE) Evensfav (12-0) Prom til outpcd 3 out, 3rd of 7, 9 1/2l behind Ronava (12-0) at Knightwick 3m gf in Apr.