MANGONEL recorded a second wide-margin success in quick succession at Kempton on Monday and Jim Best's much-improved mare should complete her hat-trick here, despite another 7lb penalty. Bob's Dream is only a pound higher than when runner-up over C&D 12 days ago and has place prospects again, while last week's Hereford second Cruise In Style looks to be improving. Warwick third Crazy Bold may be best of the rest as Fidelor may need this.
Fidelor (FR) 8-1 (11-5) Chased leaders, driven and outpaced on wide outside approaching 5th, weakened 3 out, tailed off, 6th of 10, well behind Laterly (11-10) at Huntingdon 2m nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) sft in Feb.
Crime Dont Pay (IRE) 7-1 (11-0) Held up, ridden and outpaced approaching 3 out, soon weakened, tailed off, 5th of 9, well behind Pipe Banner (11-0) at Fakenham 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gs in Nov '09.
Morocchius (USA) 9-1 (11-8) Held up towards rear, headway after 3 out, kept on from last, no extra towards finish, 4th of 11, 4l behind Amazing Star (10-11) at Uttoxeter 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs.
Bob's Dream (IRE) 9-2 (11-7) In touch and keen, hampered 4 out, chased leaders before 3 out, kept on from last, 2nd of 11, 3 1/2l behind Amazing Star (10-11) at Uttoxeter 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs.
Crazy Bold (GER) 9-2 (10-13) Mid-division, headway after 3 out, went 3rd approaching last, stayed on same pace, 3rd of 10, 9l behind Dormouse (11-4) at Warwick 2m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gf.
Baggsy (IRE) 25-1 (10-11) Held up mid-division, weakened after 4 out, 9th of 11, well behind Amazing Star (10-11) at Uttoxeter 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs.
Drumlang (IRE) 11-2 (10-8) Held up, blundered and unseated rider 2nd, in a race won by Classical Mist (11-12) at Uttoxeter 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Oct, 15 ran.
Mangonel 11-10fav (10-7) Made all, clear from 2 out, stayed on strongly, won at Kempton 2m cond nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd beating Mr Bachster (11-1) by 12l, 7 ran.
Prize Fighter (IRE) 33-1 (10-10) Held up towards rear, outpaced after 3 out, one pace and no impression, 6th of 13, 17l behind Claude Carter (11-9) at Sedgefield 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd.
Cruise In Style (IRE) 14-1 (10-7) Held up in mid-division, headway on outside approaching 4th, chased leaders 3 out, every chance when went left and hit last, chased winner final 180 yards, no impression, 2nd of 15, 1 1/4l behind Rolanta (10-13) at Hereford 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs.
Graycliffe (IRE) 16-1 (10-12) Always last, not fluent 1st, jumped slowly 4th, tailed off after 6th, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Baccalaureate (10-12) at Ludlow 2m sll hdl (4-8yo) (5) gd in Apr, 7 ran.
Nevsky Bridge 20-1 (10-5) Took keen hold, held up in rear, behind and struggling from 5th, 6th of 9, 13l behind Bazart (9-10) at Stratford 2m hcp hld 0-95 (5) gf in Oct.