keen tracked leaders, ridden and lost place 6f out, weakened over 4f out, tailed off
towards rear, ridden and lost touch over 4f out, tailed off
keen led, ridden and headed over 4f out, soon weakened
in touch, headway to lead over 4f out, clear over 2f out, eased, comfortable
tracked leaders, ridden and unable to quicken over 3f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, went 3rd near finish
in rear, headway 5f out, soon ridden, kept on final furlong, never dangerous
held up, ridden 4f out, soon weakened
mainly chased leader, ridden over 3f out, outpaced by easy winner over 2f out, held on to 2nd near finish
pulled hard in touch, ridden and headway 4f out, soon chased leaders, chased winner over 2f out, no extra inside final furlong
Tom George won this with a point-to-point winner, who went on to prove himself a decent hurdler, last year and FORGOT TO ASK can follow suit. Just caught after making most of the running at Maintown in November, the five-year-old doesn’t look short of pace. Battle Of Ideas stayed on late at Warwick in January and looks a better bet than Daylami Kirk, Jaunty Flyer and Jimmy Bell, who look of similar ability. Roksana is a half-sister to a bumper and hurdles winner but it’s not encouraging that she sports headgear on her debut.
Battlefield (IRE) Central Park gelding out of Silly Mille.
Call Me Westie Westerner gelding out of Popsie Hall.
Daylami Kirk (IRE) 14-1 (11-4) Took keen hold, led, clear for 2f, headed over 2f out, no impression on easy winner, 2nd of 8, 13l behind Lalor (11-4) at Wincanton 1m 7f mdn (6) hvy in Mar.
Forgot To Ask (IRE) 5-2 (11-10) Ld, 2l adv 1/2way, redcd adv 5out, jnd 2out, hdd last, rallied well run-in but just failed cl hm, 2nd of 8, 1/2l behind Rambling Rector (11-10) at Mainstown 3m mdn gd in Nov.
Jaunty Flyer 20-1 (11-0) Chased leaders, pushed along 6f out, went 2nd over 4f out until 3f out, readily outpaced by front pair, plugged on, 3rd of 5, 18l behind Whatswrongwithyou (11-0) at Ludlow 2m (4) sft in Mar.
Jimmy Bell 66-1 (11-4) Held up towards rear, ridden and weakened 3f out, 5th of 11, 13l behind Clondaw Castle (11-4) at Stratford 2m mdn (4) sft in Mar.
The Pooler (IRE) 2-1fav (11-7) Led to 2; wknd 3 out, 3rd of 11, 17l behind Little Billy Boy (12-0) at Great Trethew 2m 4f mdn sft in Feb.
Battle Of Ideas (IRE) 16-1 (10-7) Held up towards rear, took keen hold, pushed along 7f out, stayed on final 2f, no impression on leaders, 4th of 14, 10l behind Point Of Principle (10-7) at Warwick 2m (6) sft in Jan.
Roksana (IRE) Dubai Destination M out of Talktothetail.