Howwoulduno got off the mark in a maiden hurdle at Down Royal last month and has scope for further improvement but it must be a worry that God's County has now been pulled up in three of his last four starts and hasn't raced since August last year. THINGS CHANGE reversed Wetherby running with Discovery Bay at Cartmel last month to open his account. He's heading in the right direction and is fancied to double his tally here as both Oakwell and The Bold Lord are looking very one-paced. Swing Hard has won a point-to-point but will surely need further than this.
Howwoulduno (IRE) 25-1 (10-13) Chased leaders, closer in 5th approaching 3 out, 3rd and challenged next, led approaching last, stayed on well run-in, won at Down Royal 2m mdn hdl gd in May beating Old Pride (11-1) by 1l, 17 ran.
Things Change (IRE) 3-1 (10-12) Tracked leader, challenged after 4th, led before 2 out, mistake last, soon headed and ridden, stayed on gamely to lead again close home, won at Cartmel 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) sft in May beating Discovery Bay (11-5) by 3/4l, 5 ran.
Bollin Sam 25-1 (10-9) Held up, not fluent 6th, well held from next, left remote 3rd last, tailed off, 3rd of 6, well behind Now Then Charlie (11-0) at Southwell 2m 4f NH mdn hdl (5) gd.
God's County (FR) 11-2 (10-12) Tracked leaders, lost place approaching 7th, soon behind, tailed off 3 out, soon pulled up, in a race won by Keenes Day (11-0) at Worcester 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Aug, 8 ran.
Oakwell (IRE) 25-1 (10-13) Tracked leaders in 3rd, chased winner before 2nd, ridden before last, soon lost 2nd place, no extra last 100 yards, 4th of 13, 10l behind Swaledale Lad (11-0) at Hexham 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Apr.
Swing Hard (IRE) 5-1 (11-4) Mid div, prog to cl 5th 5out, not qckn with ldrs appr 3out & lst tch, left 5th last, ko onepcd, 5th of 12, 17l behind Baby Grey (11-4) at Tallanstown 3m ire ptp gd in Apr.
Symphonick (FR) 12-1 (12-0) Led 1 til ur 7, in a race won by Definite Dawn (12-0) at Woodland Pytchley 3m ptp gs, 9 ran.
The Bold Lord (IRE) 16-1 (10-11) Towards rear, weakened after 3 out, 7th of 10, well behind Big Water (11-0) at Carlisle 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Mar.
Beyondtemptation 80-1 (11-0) Held up in touch in rear, headway 4f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 8, 21l behind Definite Row (11-0) at Hexham 2m mares n h flat (6) gd.
Bow Fiddle (IRE) 100-1 (10-7) Held up in rear, weakening when mistake 7th, pulled up 3 out, in a race won by Mrs Peachey (11-3) at Wetherby 2m 4f mrs nov hdl (4) gs in May, 7 ran.
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