led, ridden and headed 3 out, weakening when hit rail approaching next, soon eased, tailed off
tracked leader, led 3 out, ridden and pressed approaching last, headed narrowly on run to line, rallied close home, just held
held up in rear, headway to chase leader 2 out, ridden and every chance approaching last, led narrowly on run to line, all out
close up, ridden 3 out, weakened between last two
tracked leaders, ridden 3 out, weakened next
in touch, dropped to rear 4 out, outpaced next, ridden and headway to chase leading pair approaching last, kept on same pace
The penny has dropped with Ballyellis but he is still only rated as being on a par with a couple of these and is 15lb inferior to Irish import Arcenfete according to the assessor. The latter is trained by rookie George Boughey, who has made a promising start to his career, but the seven-year-old does has to give at least 15lb to his rivals. SKEAPING has yet to win for Phil Middleton since bought out of Gordon Elliott’s stable but he has been placed three times, twice in better company, and could be the value today. Joycetick is not out of this either eased in grade.
Arcenfete (IRE) 16-1 (11-10) Pushed along early to soon lead, went on from 4th, lead reduced from before 4 out, joined approaching 2 out, soon headed and no extra, 5th of 10, 17 1/2l behind Zoffalee (11-0) at Tramore 2m hcp gd in Aug.
Ballyellis (IRE) 1-2fav (10-12) Chased clear leader, led after 4 out, clear from last, stayed on, easily, won at Worcester 2m 7f (5) sft in Sep beating Vancouver (11-5) by 12l, 5 ran.
Skeaping 20-1 (11-8) Held up in rear, mistake 1st, headway 8th, ridden after 4 out, no impression before 2 out, 6th of 10, 18l behind Misty Bloom (11-5) at Warwick 2m 5f hcp (4) gf in Sep.
Some Boy Mccoy (FR) 12-1 (10-12) Mid-division, took keen hold, hanging right after 3 out, weakened before next, 6th of 14, 20l behind Cardigan Bay (11-3) at Warwick 2m (4) gs in Sep.
Point Taken (IRE) 33-1 (10-12) Held up in rear, not fluent 4th, headway 7th, not fluent 8th, weakened 3 out, soon pulled up, at Kelso 2m 5f (4) sft in Oct.
Joycetick (FR) 25-1 (8-5) Led, headed 3f out, soon weakened and eased, tailed off, last of 8, dist behind Champarisi (9-5) at Wolverhampton 2m 1f hcp (4) pol in Sep.