tracked leaders, went 2nd before 4 out, led 3 out, ridden and headed 2 out, kept on same pace
tracked leaders, lost place before 5 out
held up, towards rear, headway before 4 out, pushed along and challenged 3 out, led 2 out, mistake last, kept on well
with leader, led after 7th, headed 3 out, mistake 2 out, one pace
led, headed after 7th, outpaced from 3 out
towards rear, headway before 4 out, soon outpaced, kept on and no impression from next
in rear, tailed off and pulled up before 2 out
Vinegar Hill has a good strike-rate and Truckers Glory is not out of this, even though a recent win at Ffos Las came over 2m4f. Some Are Lucky is still edging up the weights but should have more to offer this season and makes more appeal than Worcester second Be Seeing You and the disappointing First Fandango. Wizards Bridge, Silver Eagle and SO FINE have all been chasing but the latter was placed off a higher mark when last seen over hurdles and collateral form gives him the beating of Max Forte – he can give Philip Hobbs a second successive win in this.
Some Are Lucky (IRE) 7-2 (11-4) Tracked leaders, went 2nd after 2 out, stayed on flat, unable to challenge winner, 2nd of 8, 1 1/4l behind Bucking The Trend (11-7) at Uttoxeter 2m 7f hcp (3) gs in Oct.
First Fandango 50-1 (11-6) Pressed leader, ridden after 4 out, no impression before 2 out, stayed on same pace, 5th of 8, 9 3/4l behind On The Bridge (11-3) at Worcester 2m 7f hcp (3) gd in Jul.
Wizards Bridge 9-4fav (11-4) Chased leaders, reminder after 12th, outpaced next, behind from 4 out, tailed off when pulled up before last, at Exeter 3m hcp (3) gd in Oct.
Truckers Glory (IRE) 9-4fav (11-10) Led after 1st to 3rd, led again 4th, not fluent and headed next, tracked leader, regained lead before 3 out, driven clear when hit last, ridden out flat, won at Ffos Las 2m 4f hcp (4) gd in Oct beating Bendomingo (11-10) by 6l, 12 ran.
Silver Eagle (IRE) 11-2cfav (11-8) Tracked leaders, fell 7th, at Chepstow 3m hcp (4) gd in Oct.
Be Seeing You 15-8fav (10-12) Mid-division on inside, mistake 1st, closed 7th, 2nd from 3 out, driven flat, no impression towards finish, 2nd of 8, 2 3/4l behind Rock Of Leon (11-5) at Worcester 2m 7f (5) gd in Sep.
David John 6-1 (11-8) In touch, driven and lost place 6th, behind from 4 out, tailed off when pulled up before 3 out, at Ffos Las 2m 4f hcp (4) gd in Oct.
So Fine (IRE) 8-1 (10-8) Chased leaders, reminder and pushed along from after 8th, lost place 16th, behind from 4 out, tailed off, last of 7, dist behind Shuil Royale (11-5) at Newton Abbot 3m 2f hcp (3) gd in May.
Max Forte (IRE) 8-1 (11-0) Chased leaders, kept on run-in, went 4th final strides, not quite going pace to challenge, 4th of 16, 2 1/4l behind Taj Badalandabad (11-8) at Ascot 3m hcp (3) gs in Apr.
Vinegar Hill 5-4fav (12-0) Mid-division, in touch on outside 4th, went 2nd 4 out, led after next, drew clear before 2 out, ridden between last 2, kept on well, won at Southwell 2m 4f hcp (5) gd in May beating Dazzling Rita (10-0) by 10l, 13 ran.