led, ridden and headed before last, no impression final 150 yards, one pace
held up on outside, effort 3 out, ridden after next, soon weakened
took keen hold, tracked leader until mistake 3 out, soon beaten
held up in last pair, hit 3rd, effort 3 out, weakened after next, pulled up after
chased leaders, ridden to go 2nd 3 out until 2 out, weakened well before last
held up in last pair, outpaced 3 out, well beaten from next, tailed off
tracked leaders, went 2nd 2 out, led before last, clear final 150 yards, easily
A lack of winning form across the board but DANCING EMILY has only had the three outings over timber, having returned this year from an absence of 17 months to post two useful runner-up efforts in novice hurdle company. She performed well over a furlong less on her penultimate start so will have no stamina issues around here. She's just preferred to another unexposed sort in John Wade's Quest Magic who has shown promise in each of three starts, all at Hexham. He should definitely appreciate the step-up in trip now. Cut The Cards is a potential improver too, whilst the more exposed Vinnie My Boy and Kingdom Of Munster also enter the equation.
Granaruid (IRE) 50-1 (10-11) Tracked leaders on outside, lost place 2nd, ridden after 4th, no impression after, 5th of 9, 13l behind Overpriced (11-0) at Perth 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd.
Dancing Emily (IRE) 11-4 (10-13) Took keen hold, chased leading pair, went 2nd 3 out, no impression on comfortable winner, 2nd of 7, 5l behind Emily's Flyer (10-6) at Exeter 2m 3f mrs nov hdl (4) gf in Apr.
Quest Magic (IRE) 10-3 (10-5) Led to 3rd, tracked leader, outpaced before last, no impression, 4th of 9, 13l behind Damascus Steel (10-12) at Hexham 2m nov hdl (4) gd.
Tom Wade (IRE) 33-1 (10-11) Chased leading pair, went 2nd 7th, chased leaders until weakened after 3 out, 9th of 13, 43l behind Merehead (11-7) at Ascot 2m 3f nov hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Oct '11.
Vinnie My Boy (IRE) 11-4fav (11-4) Pressed leader, led 6th, headed 2 out, stayed on same pace flat, 3rd of 10, 5l behind Rum And Butter (11-9) at Newton Abbot 2m 3f nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gs in Apr.
Kingdom Of Munster (IRE) 5-2 (10-9) Held up in last pair, steady headway 6th, chased leaders after 4 out, challenged last, soon every chance and stayed on flat, just held, 2nd of 7, nk behind Prince Pippin (11-0) at Wetherby 2m 6f sll hdl (5) gs in Apr.
Clouds Of Mist 14-1 (11-7) Always behind, 9th of 11, 41l behind Church Field (11-2) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gf.
Basford Ben 5-1 (11-0) Never travelled in rear, struggling when blundered 8th, tailed off, last of 7, 48l behind Green Wizard (11-0) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f beg chase (4) hvy.
Cut The Cards (IRE) 8-1 (10-13) Towards rear, ridden after 3 out, headway before 2 out to chase leaders, one pace, 5th of 11, 12l behind Halifax (11-2) at Market Rasen 2m 3f nov hcp 0-115 (4) gd.
Jewel In The Sun (IRE) 10-1 (10-8) Mid-division on inside, pushed along before 7th, headway under pressure 3 out, ridden and stayed on to chase winner flat, always held, 2nd of 13, 2 3/4l behind Wolf Shield (11-7) at Newcastle 2m 6f nov hcp 0-115 (4) gs in Apr.
Almadan (IRE) 66-1 (11-4) Held up mid-division, weakened before 4 out, soon tailed off pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Mitchell's Way (11-9) at Carlisle 2m 3f nov hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft in Nov, 7 ran.