held up well in rear, 5th and no impression when not fluent 2 out, soon ridden and weakened
held up, closed before 3rd, not fluent 6th or 2 out, soon ridden, 3rd and weakening before last
took keen hold, led, dived at 1st, clear after 2nd, crashed through rails and ran out just before 3rd
chased leader, left in lead before 3rd, jumped right 2 out, clear last, stayed on well, comfortably
chased leaders, not fluent and lost place 4th, well beaten 6th
held up, not that fluent, closed 4th, went 2nd after 2 out, ridden and no impression on winner last, stayed on same pace
chased leaders, clipped 1st and stumbled slightly, left 2nd when jinked right 4th, again jinked right 2 out, soon lost 2nd and weakened
Local handler Jimmy Moffatt's good record here should receive a boost with GOLDEN TOWN. The former Godolphin inmate has yet to oblige over timber but his profile rates the best here and he has valuable experience of this idiosyncratic venue, having finished a solid third here when last seen. It will be disappointing should he not prove good enough. Who's For Tea, an Irish raider, is quite interesting as she was backed into favouritism on her bumper bow at Sedgefield in the spring when failing to shine. She's had a nice break and could get involved on this hurdling debut. Think Ahead and Dance Rock are both former Godolphin inmates requiring a market check, whilst Le Deluge had some fair handicap form on the Flat.
Airdrigh (IRE) 100-1 (11-0) Held up in rear, jumped left and not fluent 1st, not fluent 6th, well beaten 4 out, 11th of 12, dist behind Otter Moon (11-0) at Perth 2m 4f mdn (4) gd in Jul.
Golden Town (IRE) 6-4fav (10-12) Prominent, hampered 2nd, led after 2 out, ridden and headed after last bend, no extra and lost 2nd close home, 3rd of 7, 3 1/4l behind Dear Sire (11-5) at Cartmel 2m 1f (4) sft in May.
Le Deluge (FR) 40-1 (11-5) Led, soon clear, ran out 3rd, at Sedgefield 2m 1f mdn (5) hvy in Feb.
Think Ahead 5-1 (10-12) Mid-division, mistake 1st, ridden and weakened before 3 out, behind when pulled up before last, at Newcastle 2m (4) gs in Nov.
Wig Wam Wiggle (IRE) 11-2 (10-12) Held up mid-division, outpaced over 3f out, 4th of 7, 25l behind Schiaparannie (10-5) at Hexham 2m (6) gd in Apr.
Dance Rock 50-1 (10-0) Slowly away in rear, wide and headway over 3f out, ridden to chase leaders 2f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 9, 7 3/4l behind Nathania (8-6) at Bath 1m 4f mdn stks (4) gd in May.
Who's For Tea (IRE) 11-8fav (10-6) Raced wide close up, headway over 4f out, ridden and every chance 2f out, weakened final furlong, 5th of 8, 11 3/4l behind Cockley Beck (11-0) at Sedgefield 2m 1f (6) sft in Mar.