tracked leaders, driven to chase front pair after 4 out, went 2nd and effort next, upsides last, ridden to lead flat, kept on
always towards rear, weakened before 4 out, soon pulled up
tracked leaders, outpaced 4 out, soon ridden, 5th and beaten when fell 2 out
tracked leaders, driven and lost place after 5 out, weakened next, tailed off
held up, always behind, tailed off 4 out
blundered and rider lost iron briefly 1st, tracked leaders, outpaaced 4 out, ridden and weakened after next, tailed off
led, ridden and headed approaching 3 out, no chance with front pair from next
took keen hold, held up towards rear when mistake and unseated rider after 3rd
held up behind, kept on from 2 out, never near leaders
always towards rear, weakened 4 out, tailed off
mid-division, headway after 5 out, driven to chase leaders before next, soon weakened, tailed off
mid-division, weakened 4 out
took keen hold, mid-division, headway after 5 out, outpaced next, moderate 4th from 2 out
tracked leader, led before 3 out, ridden when joined last, headed flat, kept on
in touch, lost place 5th, weakened after 5 out, tailed off next, soon pulled up
Wylde Magic was beaten seven lengths by GEORDIE DES CHAMPS at Aintree. Evan Williams' charge is 6lb better off here so should get closer but the top weight looks capable of completing his hat-trick before having his sights raised. Touch Kick has won a bumper and had a run at Aintree four weeks ago. He is bred for hurdling so is respected while Le Braye can only improve on his fifth at Ffos Las. Winning pointer Gustave Mahler landed bumpers at Aintree and Worcester in early summer and may have needed last month's run at Cheltenham – he looks the pick of the remainder.
Geordie Des Champs (IRE) 6-4fav (11-4) Tracked leaders, 2nd from 7th, challenging when jumped right and not fluent 2 out, soon led, stayed on well flat, won at Aintree 2m 4f (4) gs in Nov beating Boyhood (10-12) by 1 1/4l, 8 ran.
Blue Bay Boy Blueprint gelding out of Freydis.
Brereton (IRE) 25-1 (11-3) Always towards rear, tailed off, last of 11, dist behind Movewiththetimes (11-3) at Wincanton 1m 7f (6) gs in Apr.
Gonnabegood (IRE) 14-1 (10-12) Held up towards rear, headway after 3 out, went poor 3rd 2 out, never dangerous, 3rd of 9, dist behind Anchor Man (10-12) at Exeter 2m 6f (4) gd in Nov.
Goosen Maverick (IRE) 12-1 (10-12) Always behind, 4th of 9, dist behind Anchor Man (10-12) at Exeter 2m 6f (4) gd in Nov.
Grand Coureur (FR) 14-1 (11-8) Always behind, 6th of 13, 24 3/4l behind Owners Day (11-1) at Wincanton 1m 7f mdn (5) gd in Nov.
Gustave Mahler (IRE) 14-1 (11-0) Prominent, lost place 4f out, soon weakened, last of 11, dist behind Poetic Rhythm (11-0) at Cheltenham 2m lst (1) sft in Nov.
Le Braye (IRE) 50-1 (11-0) In rear, some late headway 2 out, never on terms, 5th of 9, 14 1/4l behind Gayebury (11-0) at Ffos Las 2m 4f mdn (5) sft in Nov.
Point N Shoot (IRE) 66-1 (10-12) Held up in touch, weakened before 4 out, 10th of 13, 33 1/4l behind Utility (10-12) at Chepstow 2m (4) gs in Nov.
Quarry Lami (IRE) 100-1 (10-12) Held up mid-division, pushed along after 5 out, weakened from 4 out, 12th of 13, dist behind Utility (10-12) at Chepstow 2m (4) gs in Nov.
Samuel Mael Duin 66-1 (11-0) Prominent, ridden and lost place over 6f out, weakened over 5f out, tailed off, 8th of 10, dist behind Barters Hill (11-7) at Warwick 2m (6) sft in Dec.
Schnabel (IRE) 28-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, outpaced 4f out, weakened over 2f out, 10th of 15, 36 1/2l behind Loud And Clear (11-7) at Ayr 2m (6) gs in Oct.
Touch Kick (IRE) 3-1 (11-7) Pulled hard, tracked leader until over 3f out, 4th and no extra over 1f out, 4th of 7, 12 3/4l behind Cruiseaweigh (11-0) at Aintree 2m 1f (4) gs in Nov.
Wylde Magic (IRE) 10-1 (10-12) Held up towards rear, headway on inside approaching 3 out, stayed on flat, went 4th last strides, no impression, 4th of 8, 7 1/2l behind Geordie Des Champs (11-4) at Aintree 2m 4f (4) gs in Nov.
Fleur Du Weld 66-1 (10-5) Mid-division, in touch on outside before 4th, lost place 3 out, soon ridden and weakened, tailed off, 13th of 14, dist behind Capeland (10-12) at Newton Abbot 2m 2f (4) gd in Oct.
Coroner's Report (IRE) 25-1 (10-12) Keen, pressed winner until not fluent 4 out, soon dropped to rear and pulled before next, at Ffos Las 3m (4) sft in Nov.