held up in rear, hit 2nd, headway home bend, nudged along gently when not fluent 3 out, not trouble leaders
held up towards rear, effort on outside 3 out, never going pace to get on terms
chased leaders, went 2nd from 3rd, kept on, no impression on winner flat
took keen hold, made virtually all, jumped slightly right, clear flat, comfortably
in rear, mistake 4th, pushed along before next, well behind from 3 out, fell last
took keen hold, mid-division, jumped left and not fluent 2nd, lost place when slow 4th, effort 3 out, weakened next
took keen hold, held up in touch, 3rd from home bend, one pace when not fluent last
took keen hold, held up in touch in mid-division, 4th before 3 out, one pace
jumped left in rear, never a factor
led briefly 1st, 2nd until 3rd, weakened before 5th, well behind when bad mistake 2 out
took keen hold, not always fluent, chased leaders, lost place 3 out
towards rear, blundered when well beaten 3 out
held up in touch, not fluent 2nd, mistake next, no extra 2 out
mid-division on outside, took keen hold, weakened before 3 out, went right, slowed and unseated rider last
Though the going will be the quickest he has so far faced, all eyes here will be on the unbeaten EDEN DU HOUX (NAP). David Pipe’s hurdling newcomer won a Listed bumper at Ascot last December which has produced a host of winners. Hang In There was an odds-on favourite here 12 days ago but got carried out at the first flight. He should make up for the at misfortune sooner rather than later and points winner Getaway Fred looks a nice prospect. Wind surgery will need to have improved Easyrun De Vassy, however, with Gameface having more scope.
Breffniboy (FR) 100-1 (11-0) Held up in mid-division, shaken up over 4f out, no impression, 7th of 12, 20l behind Leroy Brown (11-0) at Worcester 2m (5) gd in Sep.
Easyrun De Vassy (FR) 9-2 (10-12) Prominent, lost place 5th, renewed effort after 9th, ridden and weakened after 3 out, 5th of 9, dist behind Trixster (11-5) at Chepstow 3m (4) hvy in Dec.
Getaway Fred (IRE) 4-1 (12-2) Ww until went 5l 3rd aftr 3out, clsr 3rd 2out, prog in 2nd bef last where faster jump & ld, so flat, won at Dawstown 3m mdn gd in May beating Backinthegame (12-2) by 2l, 6 ran.
Hang In There (IRE) 1-2fav (10-12) Hampered, carried right and unseated rider 1st, at Exeter 2m 3f (4) gd in Oct.
Hartland Quay (IRE) 66-1 (10-12) Prominent in chasing group 10f, soon behind, 9th of 11, dist behind Wayfinder (10-12) at Worcester 2m mdn (5) gs in Oct.
Henri Le Bon (IRE) 20-1 (10-10) Held up in touch in last pair, outpaced over 3f out, never able to challenge, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 8, 14 1/2l behind Prudhomme (10-10) at Ffos Las 2m (4) sft in Apr.
Horse Force One (IRE) 4-7fav (11-2) Took keen hold, chased leader, led after 4th, ridden and headed before 2 out, soon no chance with easy winner, mistake last, just lost out on battle for remote 2nd, 3rd of 7, 23 1/4l behind Whoshotwho (11-2) at Newton Abbot 2m 6f mdn (4) gs in Jul.
Mick Manhattan (FR) 13-2 (11-0) Chased leader until 4 out, soon pushed along and weakened, 7th of 12, dist behind Emitom (11-0) at Ffos Las 2m 4f mdn (4) sft in Nov.
Minella Examiner 10-1 (11-5) Chased leader until before 3rd, 2nd again after next, flattened 5th, lost 2nd 3 out, weakened quickly before next, 7th of 10, dist behind Umndeni (11-5) at Fontwell 2m 3f mdn (4) gs in Jan.
Niamh's Oscar (IRE) 50-1 (10-12) Held up in rear, driven 4 out, soon beaten, tailed off, 6th of 8, dist behind Jacamar (11-3) at Newton Abbot 2m 2f (3) gs in Sep.
Tally's Son 66-1 (8-12) Dwelt always in rear, last of 12, 35 1/2l behind Thechildren'strust (9-12) at Salisbury 1m hcp (5) gd in Sep.
Whatsthecraicjack 10-1 (11-0) Prominent, bumped 2nd, lost place 3rd, behind when hampered 5th, tailed off from 3 out, 9th of 12, dist behind Masters Apprentice (11-0) at Uttoxeter 2m mdn (4) sft in Oct.
Flowing Cadenza 250-1 (10-6) Held up in rear, headway after 8th, went 3rd from 3 out, no chance with winner, lost 3rd and weakened last, 5th of 9, 21 3/4l behind Ask Dillon (11-5) at Exeter 2m 6f (4) gs in Apr.
Pania 100-1 (10-5) Mid-division, well behind 4th, 9th of 14, dist behind Ashington (10-12) at Stratford 2m (4) gs in Oct.
Gameface (IRE) 14-1 (11-0) Pushed along after 4 out, always towards rear, 11th of 20, dist behind Rathhill (11-0) at Newbury 2m mdn (4) sft in Dec.
Rosie Picture 22-1 (10-5) Towards rear, hampered after 1st, in touch 6th, one pace before 3 out, no impression and lost 3rd before last, 4th of 8, 14l behind Thegallantway (10-12) at Exeter 2m 3f (4) gd in Oct.
Gorcombe's Rascal 7-1 (11-10) W ldrs til wknd 3 out; pu last, at Flete Park 2m 4f mdn gs in Apr.
Eden Du Houx (FR) 8-1 (11-4) Made all, ridden and wandered over 1f out, ran on well, won at Ascot 2m lst (1) sft in Dec beating Imperial Alcazar (11-4) by 1 1/4l, 11 ran.