A BRIDGE TOO FAR was bought for £65,000 after scoring at Wetherby and though failing to follow up at Catterick he was conceding the winner a stone and it was a decent effort. He may just have too much pace on this ground for Cantlow, runner-up in a point-to-point and looking in need of three miles when beating Swingkeel at Ludlow. Solis did well to beat Exotic Man at Doncaster in January but didn't run as well on the same track earlier this month though he wasn't beaten far. That's Mine and The Musical Guy hail from powerful yards but will need to step-up greatly on what they produced on their debuts.
A Bridge Too Far (IRE) 5-4fav (11-10) Led to 2nd, tracked leaders, led after 2 out, soon ridden, headed before last, no extra, 2nd of 16, 8l behind Shadows Lengthen (10-10) at Catterick 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Feb.
Cantlow (IRE) 7-2 (11-4) In touch on inside, smooth headway to 3rd before 3 out, challenged from 3 out, close 2nd next, upsides when hit last, stayed on under pressure to lead close home, won at Ludlow 3m mdn hdl (5) gs in Feb beating Swingkeel (11-1) by nk, 8 ran.
Solis 20-1 (10-13) Held up mid-division on inner, headway to chase leaders after 4 out, every chance and jumped left 3 out, weakened after last, 6th of 12, 6l behind Red Merlin (10-7) at Doncaster 2m 4yo nov stks (4) gd.
Katapult (GER) 20-1 (11-3) Chased leaders, weakened from 4 out, 8th of 12, well behind And The Man (11-3) at Ayr 2m 4f mdn hdl (4) sft in Feb.
Tahiti Pearl (IRE) 10-1 (11-0) Pulled hard, soon with leader, hard driven to challenge 3 out, weakened next, 8th of 14, 36l behind Golfer's Crossing (11-12) at Kelso 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gs.
That's Mine (IRE) 50-1 (10-12) Held up mid-division, headway approaching 5th, weakened after 3 out, 10th of 15, 38l behind First In The Queue (10-7) at Huntingdon 2m mdn hdl (4) gs.
The Musical Guy (IRE) 66-1 (11-2) Prominent, not fluent 2nd or 6th, ridden approaching 3 out, soon weakened, tailed off, 8th of 12, well behind Mic's Delight (11-8) at Leicester 2m 4f NH nov hdl (4-7yo) (4) hvy in Feb.
Allbarkanobite 16-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear, mistake 1st, pushed along 7th, never dangerous, blundered last, 7th of 12, 46l behind Alexander Road (11-0) at Carlisle 2m 4f mares NH nov hdl (4) hvy in Feb.