took keen hold, led, headed after 1st, tracked leader, ridden and weakened before last
tracked leaders, pushed along 5th, blundered 6th, in rear before 4 out, ridden and headway 3 out, led 2 out, soon clear, easily
tracked leader, led after 1st, ridden and headed 2 out, no impression
held up in touch, mistake 3rd, headway before 3 out, ridden and weakened before 2 out
held up in touch, went 2nd from 7th, pushed along before 3 out, soon weakened, pulled up before last
TARVINI has been on the go for a while but produced arguably his best effort of the year when just getting the better of course specialist Iris's Flyer over 3m2f at Huntingdon last month. He's 6lb higher here but Maurice Linehan again takes off 10lb and, as he likes fast ground, he's probably the one to beat. There must be a doubt about Musselburgh fourth Jewelled Dagger staying this far but Downward Spiral has plenty of stamina, though this will be his first run over hurdles for more than a year. Ben Cee Pee M is another trying 3m for the first time and disappointed at Carlisle last time, though still makes more appeal than Easby Park.
Downward Spiral (IRE) 20-1 (11-9) Led, headed 5 out, ridden and weakened before 4 out, left poor 3rd from last, 3rd of 9, 29l behind Helpston (11-4) at Wetherby 3m 1f nov chs (3) gd in Oct.
Tarvini (IRE) 5-2fav (11-1) Towards rear, struggling 7th, ridden and headway under pressure approaching 3 out, chased leaders next, stayed on flat, led final stride, won at Huntingdon 3m 2f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in Oct beating Iris's Flyer (11-2) by hd, 12 ran.
Jewelled Dagger (IRE) 28-1 (10-11) Tracked winner until after 3rd, chased leaders, hit 4 out, stayed on same pace from next, 4th of 10, 16l behind Bow Badger (11-5) at Musselburgh 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gd.
Ben Cee Pee M (IRE) 9-2 (11-9) Held up towards rear, effort before 3 out, never dangerous, 7th of 14, 27l behind Well Hello There (11-7) at Carlisle 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gs in Oct.
Easby Park 66-1 (11-3) Towards rear on outside, lost touch 4 out, soon pulled up, in a race won by The Shy Man (11-3) at Wetherby 3m 1f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft, 15 ran.