whipped round start but led, slight peck 2 out, good jump to assert last, shaken up and came clear run-in
held up last, blundered and pecked 5th, closer in 3rd place 7th, outpaced and no chance with leading duo 3 out
tracked leaders in 3rd until pushed along 7th, weakened soon after
raced keenly, tracked winner throughout, chance 2 out, held last, edged left and no extra run-in, eased towards finish
Ravenhill Road has a secondary engagement at Sedgefield tomorrow but should pick up some valuable prize money in this and is even a viable alternative to upgraded handicapper Ballywood for second spot behind DYNAMITE DOLLAR. Paul Nicholls’ novice outpaced Kalashnikov in a Grade 2 at Kempton last month and will be heading to the Arkle at Cheltenham if able to give the weight away to his three rivals here. Shady Oaks has shown some ability but will be a big outsider in this.
Dynamite Dollars (FR) 3-1 (11-7) Tracked leader, in lead as runners came into view after 4 out, driven 2 out, in command before last, driven out, poor visibility, won at Kempton 2m (1) gs in Dec beating Kalashnikov (11-2) by 1 1/4l, 5 ran.
Ravenhill Road (IRE) 9-2 (10-13) Led and soon clear with one other, reduced advantage 4 out, driven 3 lengths clear between last 2, not fluent last, soon ridden, headed towards finish, 3rd of 9, 3/4l behind Reivers Lad (10-13) at Newcastle 2m (3) gs in Dec.
Shady Oaks (IRE) 16-1 (11-2) Led 2nd, jinked into 8th, ridden and headed 3 out, no impression on winner and lost 2nd last, 3rd of 4, 11 1/4l behind Vivas (11-3) at Doncaster 2m 3f hcp (3) gf in Dec.
Ballywood (FR) 5-4fav (11-1) Chased leader, not fluent 3 out, led 2 out, stayed on, comfortably, won at Doncaster 2m hcp (3) gd in Dec beating Huntsman Son (11-8) by 2l, 3 ran.