led and disputed until 8f out, dropped to 4th over 5f out, soon lost touch, rallied to distant 3rd as eventual 3rd stopped to a walk and virtually pulled up inside final furlong, lost 3rd post
unseated rider and remounted on course, ran green and steadied rear, went 3rd over 6f out, no chance final 4f, stopped to a walk and lost distant 3rd inside final furlong, rallied to 3rd post, tailed off
led and disputed, led 8f out and soon clear, well clear final 4f, very easily
ran green, led and disputed until 8f out, chased winner after, well held final 4f
MORITO DU BERLAIS is related to several winners and is fancied to make a winning start to his career. The Liquidator is the obvious danger having finished second in a Listed event at Cheltenham in November on his first run for David Pipe as Carlton Jack concedes weight all round after making a successful debut at Catterick in December. Duke's Affair and Monksgold have also shown decent form but Turoyal may do better with this run under his belt.
Business Mover (IRE) Shantou gelding out of Bit Of A Chance.
Duke's Affair 16-1 (11-5) Held up in rear, effort over 4f out, ridden over 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 10, 4 1/2l behind Anteros (11-5) at Chepstow 2m NH flat (6) hvy in Jan.
The Liquidator 4-1 (11-0) Mid-division, headway 4f out, chased winner over 2f out, ridden and every chance over 1f out until inside final furlong, well held in clear 2nd final 110 yards, 2nd of 11, 5l behind Anonis (11-0) at Cheltenham 2m NH flat Listed (1) sft in Nov.
Turoyal (FR) Turgeon gelding out of Quelle Est Belle.
Carlton Jack 16-1 (10-13) Held up in rear, headway over 3f out, chased leaders over 2f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Catterick 2m NH flat (6) gs in Dec beating Maison De Ville (10-11) by 2 1/2l, 16 ran.
Dee Ayes Delight Beat All gelding out of Copper Castle.
Monksgold (IRE) 9-2 (11-2) Held up towards rear, steady headway over 6f out, went 3rd and switched left over 2f out, stayed on under pressure to 2nd entering final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 10, 2l behind Even If (10-13) at Bangor 2m 1f NH flat (6) hvy in Dec.
Morito Du Berlais (FR) Turgeon gelding out of Chica Du Berlais.
Dance Erhaab filly out of Shi Shi.