tracked leaders, took keen hold, pushed along over 3f out, weakened over 2f out
tracked leader, pushed along over 3f out, looked held 2f out, stayed on well final 100 yards, led towards finish
held up in touch in last, closed over 3f out, one pace and beaten 2f out, no extra inside final furlong
led, clear 2f out, ridden over 1f out, headed towards finish
THE PIERRE LARK displayed a nice turn of foot when winning a Corbeagh House point-to-point in November and his yard has excelled with similar types in this sphere in the past. He is fancied to see off the challenge of Taunton fourth Orchard Park and Buachaill Beag, likely to improve on a modest first effort at Ludlow. Rio Bravo has been well beaten in three starts between the flags.
Buachaill Beag 33-1 (11-0) Held up in rear, took keen hold, well beaten over 4f out, 8th of 9, 23 3/4l behind Mac Gregory (11-0) at Ludlow 2m (5) gs in Nov.
Orchard Park (IRE) 20-1 (11-7) Held up in touch, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 4th of 10, 15l behind Drumcliff (11-7) at Taunton 2m (4) gs in Dec.
Rio Bravo (IRE) 4-1 (11-10) Sn ld, mstk 7out, 10l adv 3out, mstk 2out, sn hdd, wknd to 3rd last, ko, 3rd of 11, 26l behind Bach De Clermont (11-10) at Loughanmore 3m mdn gs in Oct.
The Pierre Lark (IRE) Pierre gelding out of Kyle Lark.