tracked leaders in 3rd, challenged from 4 out, ridden before 2 out, led run-in, kept on
soon tracked leaders, weakened before 10th, soon pulled up
held up towards rear, headway before 10th, ridden before 2 out, plugged on and no impression
held up towards rear, pushed along and in rear before 10th, soon struggling
soon led, pressed from 4 out, headed run-in, kept on and held towards finish
in rear, pushed along 9th, weakened before 10th, tailed off and pulled up
held up in touch, went 4th before 4 out, ridden before 3 out, went remote 3rd from last
tracked leaders, outpaced before 6th, weakened from 3 out
led early, tracked leader, ridden before 3 out, weakened from 2 out
A dual winner at Musselburgh, Beau Dandy was upped in class when only fourth at Newcastle but is not without a chance back at this level. Forty Crown went close at Sedgefield but disappointed over these fences last time when a long way behind runner-up VIKING REBEL. The latter found only Basford Ben, due to run here earlier, too good and a similar effort should see him in the firing-line once again. Scarlet Fire has been placed the last twice but never threatened on either occasion.
Scarlet Fire (IRE) 6-1 (10-3) Held up behind leaders, reminder after 12th, outpaced in 3rd and last 15th, soon ridden, no chance with front pair from 3 out, tailed off, 3rd of 5, 41l behind Sir Mangan (10-7) at Sedgefield 3m 3f nov ltd hcp chs 0-135 (3) sft in Jan.
Forty Crown (IRE) 9-2 (11-12) Held up towards rear on outside, bumped 6th, headway 11th, outpaced after 15th, weakened before 3 out, mistake 2 out, 5th of 9, 18l behind Basford Ben (10-13) at Carlisle 3m 2f hcp ch 0-110 (4) sft in Mar.
Beau Dandy (IRE) 5-1 (10-10) In touch, pushed along and weakened from 6 out, 4th of 6, 13l behind Apache Pilot (10-0) at Newcastle 3m hcp ch 0-110 (4) sft in Mar.
Stoney (IRE) 40-1 (11-1) Soon towards rear, struggling 13th, lost touch, 5 out, soon pulled up, in a race won by Highlander Ted (10-6) at Newcastle 3m hcp chs 0-105 (4) gs in Mar, 12 ran.
Viking Rebel (IRE) 25-1 (9-13) Led after 1st until 4th, led 11th, headed 4 out, led before next, hung left approaching last and flat, edged right towards finish, headed close home, 2nd of 9, 1l behind Basford Ben (10-13) at Carlisle 3m 2f hcp ch 0-110 (4) sft in Mar.
Finaghy Ayr (IRE) 9-2 (10-0) Midfield, jumped poorly throughout, behind when pulled up 4 out, in a race won by Chavoy (11-7) at Ayr 3m 3f hcp chs 0-120 (4) hvy in Feb, 7 ran.
Strike Fast (IRE) 12-1 (11-5) Prominent, lost place 3 out, weakened before last, tailed off, 7th of 12, 50l behind Flaming Thistle (9-9) at Hexham 3m 1f hcp chs 0-100 (5) gs in Mar.
Heez A Steel (IRE) 7-1 (10-9) In touch in 4th, went 3rd from 5th, lost place 10th and in rear, soon outpaced, went poor 4th before last, never dangerous, 4th of 6, well behind Debt To Society (10-5) at Sedgefield 3m 3f hcp ch 0-110 (4) gs in Mar.
Samson Collonges (FR) 3-1 (10-1) Behind, ridden before 13th, never dangerous, 4th of 10, 45l behind Gibbstown (11-5) at Hexham 3m 1f hcp chs 0-100 (5) gs in Mar.