held up in rear, outpaced after 5 out, headway after 3 out, chased winner approaching last, kept on under pressure
always prominent, led before 3 out, hard driven after next, stayed on well
led until before 3 out, soon lost place
chased leaders, hit 4 out, effort after next, stayed on same pace approaching last
Skeaping won a couple of plating races over shorter trips including at this venue in October but was beaten over 2m2f at Stratford last time. TODD is preferred representing last year’s winning yard and dropping down in class after finishing runner-up here last month. He also scored over course and distance off today’s mark at the end of last year. Harbour Force is another back on a winning mark but will need to improve on recent form to figure while Cryogenics has yet to win over timber and looks no nearer doing so.
Skeaping 9-2 (11-12) Held up towards rear, headway after 2 out, ridden after last, kept on and always held, 3rd of 9, 5l behind Ballyellis (11-8) at Stratford 2m 3f (5) sft in Oct.
Todd 11-2 (11-0) Disputed lead until 6th, tracked winner, ridden 2 out, kept on one pace, 2nd of 6, 5l behind Regarding Ruth (11-5) at Fakenham 2m 7f hcp (4) gd in Oct.
Harbour Force (FR) 20-1 (11-0) Prominent, every chance before mistake 2 out, soon beaten, 5th of 16, 16l behind Demon Fou (11-9) at Wincanton 2m 5f hcp (4) gd in Oct.
Cryogenics (IRE) 66-1 (11-3) Held up in rear, beaten 3 out, tailed off, 9th of 10, dist behind No Trumps (11-12) at Hexham 2m 7f hcp (5) hvy in Nov.