tracked leader, ridden to chase winner 2 out, kept on same pace
raced wide close up, ridden on long run to 2 out, kept on to press for 3rd close home
tracked leaders, led approaching 2 out, clear when not fluent next, eased run in
close up, ridden and dropped to rear 3 out, soon struggling
led, ridden and headed approaching 2 out, soon weakened, just held on to 3rd
keen held up, ridden 3 out, soon struggling
KEEPER HILL found only one too good at Ffos Las on his hurdling debut when clear of the rest. That experience should stand him in good stead and he’s preferred to the others with experience of hurdling, Go Steady, Lost Frequency and Lough Derg Jewel. Pinnacle Peter has won a point-to-point and debuts under Rules along with Nicky Henderson’s point-to-point maiden winner Follow The Bear, who may prove the biggest threat with the advantage of Hugo Hunt’s 7lb allowance.
Follow The Bear (IRE) 4-6fav (10-7) Hdwy 10; led 2 out; comf, won at Bitterley 2m 4f mdn gd in Apr beating Bleu Et Or (12-0) by 8l, 13 ran.
Go Steady 100-1 (11-0) Towards rear, headway after 7th, chased leaders before 3 out, kept on same pace, modest 4th when went left last, no impression, 4th of 16, 18 1/2l behind Laser Light (11-0) at Chepstow 2m 3f mdn (4) gs in Oct.
Keeper Hill (IRE) 2-1fav (10-12) Close up, ridden 3 out, led before next, hit next and headed last, kept on, 2nd of 13, 5l behind Joe Farrell (10-12) at Ffos Las 2m 4f mdn (5) gd in Nov.
Lost Frequency 33-1 (11-0) Tracked leader to before 3 out, weakened next, 9th of 13, 26 3/4l behind Spiritofthegames (11-0) at Ayr 2m 4f mdn (5) gs in Oct.
Lough Derg Jewel (IRE) 20-1 (11-0) Mid-division, ridden to chase leaders before 3 out, kept on same pace from next, never on terms, 6th of 11, 30 3/4l behind Miss Maiden Over (10-7) at Ayr 2m 4f mdn (5) sft in Nov.
Pinnacle Peter (IRE) 3-1 (12-0) Trckd ldrs; led aft 3 out; just held on, won at Woodford 3m mdn gs in Apr beating Bistouri D'honore (10-7) by shd, 12 ran.