tracked leaders, pushed along 2 out, keeping on same pace when hit last
towards rear when jumped left 1st, held up, ridden and weakened between 3 out and 2 out
tracked leader, joined leader 3 out, ridden to lead next, headed last, kept on one pace
towards rear, ridden and weakened 2 out
in rear when bumped 1st, ridden and weakened between 3 out and 2 out
close up, headway 3 out, ridden to lead last, ran on
led, ridden and headed 2 out, still every chance next, kept on same pace
close up, pushed along 6th, lost place next, weakened between 3 out and 2 out
in rear, some headway between 3 out and 2 out, never on terms
DARK SUNSET didn't beat much in a Uttoxeter maiden in July and was then handed a race at Bangor when his sole rival, who was travelling better at the time, broke down. But he may still be good enough to defy a penalty against this bunch, though Donna's Delight has won a bumper and Manitowoc County took a point-to-point at Tinahely a year ago and will strip fitter for a run at Sedgefield. The market will tell us what to expect from the remainder.
Dark Sunset (IRE) 2-1 (10-12) Led sole rival to after 3rd, remained close up, pushed along 5 out, left alone after 4 out, won at Bangor 2m 4f (4) gd in Aug
Alphie Alflora gelding out of Clever Liz.
Arctic Vodka 100-1 (10-12) Towards rear, pushed along 4 out, ridden after 3 out, never dangerous, 8th of 11, 34 1/2l behind Coole Hall (10-12) at Kelso 2m 5f (4) gd in Oct.
Captain Black Black Sam Bellamy gelding out of Midlem Melody.
Charin' Cross 125-1 (10-12) Always towards rear, 8th of 10, dist behind One For Billy (10-12) at Hexham 2m (4) gd in May.
Donna's Delight (IRE) 7-1 (11-7) Mid-division, lost place and behind over 4f out, no danger after, 9th of 12, 27 1/4l behind Pym (10-9) at Ayr 2m (3) gs in Apr.
Manitowoc County (IRE) 9-2 (10-12) With leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 10, 15 3/4l behind Delatite (10-12) at Sedgefield 2m 1f (6) gd in Oct.
Secret Passenger (IRE) 18-1 (11-0) Behind, mistake 3rd, soon outpaced, tailed off 3 out, some late headway, never dangerous, 6th of 11, dist behind Niceandeasy (11-0) at Hexham 2m 4f mdn (5) hvy in Oct.
Rose Tree (IRE) 40-1 (10-5) Behind, pushed along before 4 out, tailed off 3 out, 9th of 11, dist behind Coole Hall (10-12) at Kelso 2m 5f (4) gd in Oct.