Chicklemix finally gained reward for her relative consistency when winning a novices' handicap at Fakenham last month. Gina Andrews' claim negates much of the mare's penalty but she may still struggle to get the better of MILANO SUPREMO here. Chris Grant's six-year-old, who had a decent record in bumpers last year, stepped up markedly on his first run over timber when second over 2m6f here last month and should appreciate the slight drop in distance. Old Style and Sharadiyn looks the pick of the remainder but neither can exactly be described as progressive.
Chicklemix 5-1 (11-2) Held up in touch, headway 3out, led next, all out close home, won at Fakenham 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gf in Apr beating Not So Sure Dick (11-5) by hd, 5 ran.
Exit To Freedom 100-1 (10-13) In rear, badly hampered and unseated rider 3rd, in a race won by Higgy's Ragazzo (10-13) at Market Rasen 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Apr, 14 ran.
Long Range 200-1 (10-12) Held up never dangerous, 12th of 15, well behind Pokfulham (11-8) at Kelso 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Mar.
Milano Supremo (IRE) 17-2 (10-9) Held up in rear, headway to 3rd at 7th, went 2nd well before 3 out, never any chance with very easy winner, 2nd of 11, 19l behind Oscar Barton (11-0) at Wetherby 2m 6f mdn hdl (5) gf in Apr.
Old Style (IRE) 50-1 (11-0) Always towards rear, tailed off 6th, 9th of 14, well behind Grandads Horse (11-0) at Southwell 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gd in Apr.
Sharadiyn 9-1 (11-11) Held up mid-division, ridden and headway before 3 out, went 4th before 2 out, no impression, 6th of 12, 21l behind Provost (11-9) at Sedgefield 2m 1f Am nov hcp hdl (5) gf.