in rear, pushed along after 5th, behind next, mistake 7th, soon pulled up
towards rear, slow 2nd, ridden and struggling 7th, hampered next, behind when mistake 4 out
chased leaders, lost place 3rd, struggling 7th, hampered next, well held after 4 out
prominent, ridden before 3 out, no impression on winner, stayed on same pace, lost 3rd near finish
held up in rear, mistake and hampered 8th, some headway before 3 out, soon weakened
mid-division, pushed along 4th, closed after next, ridden 6th, chasing leaders when not much room and fell 8th
tracked leaders, ridden before 6th, soon lost place, kept on from 2 out, went 3rd near finish, no impression on winner
prominent, led after 5th, in command from 3 out, clear last, hung left flat, easily
mid-division, closed 2nd, chased winner from 3 out, no impression, kept on
led until after 5th, not fluent 7th or 8th, ridden and outpaced after 4 out, no impression after, plugged on
always towards rear, well beaten after 4 out
Good And Hardy doesn’t look badly treated in his first run in a handicap, though hasn’t really threatened so far under Rules. It’s difficult to know what PRINTING DOLLARS actually achieved when making all in a mares’ maiden over course and distance but she’s probably capable of better and remains unexposed. Trans Express is at his best around here and bids for a fifth course victory so has to go on the short-list. Ravensdale, now visored, and Super Snipe are also interesting while Chase End Charlie is 7lb lower than for his last victory, though that was two years ago.
Buywise (IRE) 12-1 (11-12) Towards rear, tailed off 7th, pulled up before 3 out, at Wincanton 2m 5f hcp (3) gd in Jan.
Ravensdale (IRE) 9-1 (11-10) Tracked leaders to before 3rd, mid-division, ridden and lost place after 11th, weakened 5 out, behind when pulled up before next, at Uttoxeter 3m hcp (4) sft in Jan.
Max Forte (IRE) 8-1 (11-2) Tracked leader, led 15th, headed before 4 out, ridden before and weakened 3 out, 7th of 8, 25 1/2l behind Pink Gin (10-9) at Wincanton 3m 1f hcp (4) gd in Jan.
Trans Express (IRE) 9-2cfav (11-11) Tracked leaders, effort after 3 out, kept on same pace approaching last, 3rd of 9, 7 1/4l behind Copperhead (10-10) at Exeter 2m 3f hcp (4) gs in Jan.
Super Snipe 10-1 (10-13) Held up towards rear, some headway after 4 out, no impression and well held 6th when mistake last, 6th of 9, 10 3/4l behind Muthabir (10-8) at Ludlow 3m hcp (3) gs in Jan.
Ballymagroarty Boy (IRE) 10-1 (11-10) Mid-division, headway before 3 out, soon weakened, 8th of 13, dist behind Lord Getaway (11-0) at Uttoxeter 2m 7f hcp (4) hvy in Dec.
Nearly Perfect 33-1 (11-2) With leader until lost 2nd before 4 out, soon weakened, last of 8, dist behind Downtown Getaway (11-2) at Ascot 2m 6f (3) gs in Jan.
Printing Dollars (IRE) 4-5fav (11-0) Made all, not fluent 2 out, hard driven last, stayed on strongly, won at Exeter 2m 7f mdn (5) gs in Jan beating Berboru (11-0) by 2 1/4l, 8 ran.
Chase End Charlie (IRE) 6-1 (11-8) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 4 out, led before next, headed before last bend, 3rd and stayed on same pace last, 3rd of 10, 5 1/2l behind Gardiners Hill (10-11) at Hereford 3m 2f hcp (4) gs in Jan.
Good And Hardy (IRE) 7-1 (11-0) Tracked leader, not fluent 6th or 3 out, led before 7th, headed 2 out, no impression on winner after, 2nd of 11, 13l behind Ardlethen (11-0) at Uttoxeter 2m 7f mdn (4) sft in Dec.
Druide Premier (FR) 40-1 (11-5) Led until before 2nd, chased leaders, weakened before 2 out, 7th of 14, 21 1/2l behind Melchior King (11-5) at Chepstow 2m mdn (5) gs in Jan.