This is a drop in grade for Ubaldo Des Menhies but he's barely raised a gallop so far this season. Fuzzy Logic probably needs better ground and looks high enough in the weights while Lac Sacre is still creeping up the handicap and likely to find at least one too good again, though does appear to have the beating of the disappointing Santo Thomas on Ludlow running. GOING CONCERN is only a speculative selection as he was beaten fair and square of today's mark at Chepstow last time, though there are bigger worries about his rivals. Explained has only run once since last May and was pulled up in that.
Ubaldo Des Menhies (FR) 33-1 (11-4) Held up towards rear, hampered 3rd, ridden after next, soon well beaten, 9th of 14, 47l behind Leviathan (11-12) at Stratford 2m hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gs.
Going Concern (IRE) 7-2 (11-7) Held up behind leaders, headway before 3 out, went 2nd going well before next, switched right to race against stands side rail after last, soon ridden and unable to quicken, no impression in 3rd final 150 yards, 3rd of 6, 8l behind Rosslyn Castle (10-11) at Chepstow 2m nov hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft.
Lac Sacre (FR) 13-8fav (11-4) Held up towards rear, headway before 2 out, soon chased winner, ridden before last, kept on and no impression, 2nd of 8, 5l behind Waltz Darling (11-6) at Catterick 2m sell hdl (5) gs.
Explained (IRE) 8-1 (11-4) Took keen hold chasing leaders, mistake and weakened 3 out, pulled up before next, in a race won by Jeano De Toulouse (11-0) at Fontwell 2m 2f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) hvy in Dec, 8 ran.
Fuzzy Logic (IRE) 12-1 (11-6) Tracked leaders, went 2nd when pecked slightly 3 out, no impression on winner, lost 2nd last, no extra flat, 5th of 10, 16l behind Rugged Jack (11-4) at Exeter 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd.
Santo Thomas (FR) 10-3 (10-12) Tracked leaders, driven after 4 out, soon ridden, no impression in 4th when hit 2 out and again last, 4th of 5, 17l behind Pure Science (11-6) at Ludlow 2m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft in Feb.