held up in rear, pecked 3rd, ridden before 3 out, no impression
led, headed 5 out, ridden after 4 out, soon weakened, tailed off, pulled up before 3 out
tracked leaders, ridden before 2 out, soon weakened
tracked leaders, mistake 6 out, led run-in, kept on
held up in touch, ridden before 3 out, soon weakened, pulled up before 2 out
tracked leader, led 5 out, ridden before 2 out, headed run-in, kept on
tracked leaders, mistake 5 out, challenged before 3 out, ridden before last, weakened last 50 yards
towards rear, headway before 3 out, in 3rd from 2 out, kept on
held up towards rear, ridden and weakened before 3 out
held up mid-division, pushed along before 6 out, lost place 4 out, pulled up before 3 out
Most of these will probably turn up in a seller sooner rather than later but it’s hard to knock the form of FLANAGANS FIELD this year, especially here. Very heavy ground wouldn’t be ideal but Bernard Llewellyn’s nine-year-old is the one to beat. Hurricane Rita didn’t enjoy much luck in-running when favourite for her reappearance at Towcester and is a danger but chaser Steel Native is 0-10 over timber. Hands Of Stone has disappointed so far while Princess Roania was behind the selection here last month.
Hands Of Stone (IRE) 80-1 (10-12) Led, headed after 3 out, weakened next, 7th of 10, 19 3/4l behind Pointed And Sharp (10-12) at Worcester 2m (4) sft in Nov.
Deckers Delight 33-1 (11-7) Well behind, tailed off and pulled up before 6th, at Lingfield 2m 4f hcp (4) sft in Nov.
Way Of The World (IRE) 25-1 (11-8) Mid-division, in touch on outside 4th, lost place after 4 out, ridden and weakened after 2 out, 11th of 15, dist behind Cougar Kid (11-0) at Hereford 2m 4f hcp (4) gd in Nov.
Steel Native (IRE) 5-4fav (11-9) In rear not travelling, mistake 9th, blundered 12th, headway to track leaders 14th, ridden 3 out, weakened last, 5th of 7, 8 1/2l behind Magical Man (11-2) at Ffos Las 3m hcp (5) hvy in Nov.
Hurricane Rita (FR) 5-4fav (11-9) Held up towards rear, not fluent 6th, headway when not clear run before 3 out, chased winner approaching next, no impression, mistake last, 2nd of 10, 8l behind Cosmic Diamond (10-13) at Towcester 2m 5f hcp (5) gd in Nov.
Asking Questions (IRE) 66-1 (10-12) Towards rear, ridden and weakened 4 out, 8th of 12, dist behind Uppertown Prince (10-12) at Bangor 2m 4f (4) sft in Dec.
Flanagans Field (IRE) 11-2 (10-5) Raced widest, chased leaders, went 2nd 2 out, 2 lengths down when hit last, kept on under pressure run-in, just held, 3rd of 8, hd behind Sandhurst Lad (11-3) at Plumpton 2m 5f hcp (4) gs in Nov.
Princess Roania (IRE) 13-2 (11-8) Tracked leaders early, soon behind, pulled up after 5th, at Taunton 2m 3f hcp (5) gd in Nov.
Double Court (IRE) 14-1 (10-12) Prominent, led 5th, headed next, led before 7th, soon headed, led after 4 out, headed after 3 out, one pace last, 4th of 12, 13 1/2l behind Bollin Line (11-11) at Ludlow 2m 5f hcp (5) gd in Nov.
Moontripper 9-1 (10-5) Mid-division, ridden before 4 out, never on terms, weakened from next, 8th of 12, 29 1/4l behind Shroughmore Lass (11-6) at Chepstow 2m hcp (5) hvy in Nov.