chased clear leader to after 5 out, ridden before next, weakened 3 out, tailed off
mid-division, chased leaders before 4 out, went 2nd 2 out, soon ridden, kept on same pace, no impression
in touch main group, not fluent 3rd, chased leader after 5 out, close up when mistake next, led before 3 out where blundered and headed, no impression in 3rd from 2 out
mid-division, headway 7th, driven to chase leaders 4 out, kept on same pace, no impression in 4th from 2 out
mid-division, lost place after 5th, never on terms, weakened 3 out, tailed off
always towards rear, reminders and struggling after 6th, never near leaders
always towards rear, weakened 3 out, tailed off
in rear, reminders after 5th, headway under pressure 4 out, led next, soon ridden, drew clear from 2 out, kept on well
in touch main group, lost place 5 out, no danger after
led, soon clear, reduced advantage when hit 4 out, ridden and headed before next, weakened from 2 out
Rouge Devils has won a maiden and novice hurdle on fast going at Wincanton but steps up in trip and has a double penalty and, on collateral form, has something to find with Ian Williams' improving mare BRAVENTARA. She is also getting 7lb from Sedgefield winner The Bay Oak and should win again with stamina not an issue. Big Meadow has won a point-to-point and a bumper so should make a hurdler while Ludlow third Crank Em Up is improving with experience and has place claims again.
Rouge Devils (IRE) 5-4 (11-5) With leader, led before 2 out, ridden before last, just held on post, won at Wincanton 2m 5f (4) gf in Oct beating Linguine (11-5) by ns, 4 ran.
The Bay Oak (IRE) 8-13fav (10-12) Made all, ridden before last, kept on well, won at Sedgefield 2m 4f (4) sft in Nov beating Tiger Mountain (10-12) by 2 1/2l, 9 ran.
Big Meadow (IRE) 5-4fav (11-9) Held up in touch, led over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, headed over 1f out, kept on, 2nd of 11, 8l behind Mr Big Shot (11-2) at Uttoxeter 2m (4) sft in Mar.
Crank Em Up (IRE) 7-2 (11-0) Close up in 3rd, ridden and one pace 2 out, stayed on flat, 3rd of 8, 4 1/4l behind Ballyhill (11-5) at Ludlow 2m 5f (3) gd in Nov.
Field Marshall (IRE) 33-1 (11-0) Mid-division, struggling 7th, 8th of 18, dist behind Rolling Dylan (11-0) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f mdn (4) sft in Nov.
Late Shipment 14-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, not much room and stumbled on bend after 2nd, lost place 5th, behind 3 out, plugged on modestly from 2 out, 5th of 12, 19 1/4l behind Demographic (11-12) at Wincanton 2m 4f hcp (5) gd in Nov.
Norab (GER) 12-1 (11-0) Chased leaders, outpaced 3 out, stayed on approaching last, never a threat, 3rd of 10, 14l behind El Terremoto (11-0) at Stratford 2m 6f mdn (5) gd in Oct.
Robinroyale (IRE) 14-1 (11-4) Last until blundered and unseated rider 5th, at Hereford 3m 1f (4) gd in Oct.
Shambougg 33-1 (11-0) Mid-division, not fluent 1st, behind 7th, pulled up before 2 out, at Uttoxeter 2m 4f mdn (4) sft in Nov.
Braventara 5-2 (10-5) Took keen hold early stages, led after 1st, mistake 7th, not fluent next, clear from 4 out, easily, won at Warwick 3m 2f (4) gd in Nov beating Linguine (11-5) by 20l, 3 ran.