chased leaders, driven in 3rd after 7th, went 2nd before bypassing ommited 3 out until between last 2, soon one pace and no chance with leading duo, dropped to 4th close home
close up when badly hampered 2nd, in touch on inside, stumbled on landing 7th, headway to 3rd before bypassing omitted 3 out, went 2nd between last 2, closed to challenge last, stayed on gamely to lead towards finish
raced wide towards rear, ridden and struggling 7th, tailed off
took keen hold, close up, left in lead 2nd, ridden and headed 5th, chased leaders until driven and struggling soon after 7th, rallied to take modest 3rd close home
chased leaders, left 2nd at 2nd, led 5th until before 7th, driven and hung badly right on bend before bypassing ommited 3 out, soon eased tailed off
towards rear on inside, hampered 2nd, bumped next, steady headway after 7th, modest 4th and hung left before 2 out, no impression
mid-division, ridden along before 7th, struggling after, tailed off
raced wide in touch, headway approaching 4th, chased leaders 6th, led before next, clear bypassing ommited 3 out, until after next, joined last, hung right flat, headed towards finish
took keen hold, led until fell 2nd
mid-division, driven 6th, soon lost place and behind, tailed off
behind, pushed along after 3rd, struggling after next, tailed off 7th, pulled up soon after
towards rear, driven after 6th, modest 6th when hung left before 2 out
Uttoxeter bumper winner Lucky Landing is interesting on his first start over hurdles, while the likes of Charming Lad and Doctor Foxtrot showed last time that they have the ability to win a race. The latter is thoroughly exposed now, however, while Jump Up was tailed off on his reappearance at Hereford. Fiddlededee looks as though she needs more time but RANGITOTO will almost certainly be ready to do himself justice and could be another winner for the Nicholls team. The six-year-old was an effortless scorer between the flags in Ireland a year ago and makes more appeal than fellow points winner Mr Moss.
Charming Lad (IRE) 40-1 (11-3) In touch, chased leaders 4 out, effort 2 out, not pace of winner, 2nd of 12, 2 3/4l behind Mister Hyde (11-12) at Plumpton 2m 5f nov hdl (3) gs.
Doctor Foxtrot (IRE) 12-1 (11-3) Mid-division, headway halfway, led before 2 out, soon strongly challenged, headed approaching last, kept on same pace, 3rd of 16, 2 1/2l behind Gold Reef (10-13) at Sandown 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-110 (3) gs in Nov.
Jan Jandura (IRE) 20-1 (11-5) Tracked leader, slow 2nd, led after 5th, headed approaching 7th, weakened 3 out, soon behind, 9th of 10, well behind King Of Dubai (11-5) at Ffos Las 2m 6f mdn hdl (5) sft.
Jump Up 16-1 (10-11) Prominent, hampered 6th, ridden and lost place 8th, soon weakened, tailed off, 12th of 13, well behind Salpierre (11-10) at Hereford 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft.
Lucky Landing (IRE) 5-1 (11-0) Mid-division on inside, headway when not much room over 4f out, soon ridden, edged right and ridden 2f out, stayed on under pressure inside final furlong to lead final stride(no time taken), won at Uttoxeter 2m NH flat (6) hvy in Nov beating Poole Master (10-11) by shd, 13 ran.
Mr Moss (IRE) 2-1 (11-7) won at Bratton Down 3m ptp gf in May beating Denise's Dip (12-0) by 2l, 12 ran.
Ostaadi 80-1 (11-5) Tracked leader, ridden 6th, weakened before 3 out, 8th of 11, well behind Carlicue (11-5) at Ffos Las 2m 6f mdn hdl (5) sft.
Rangitoto (IRE) 6-4 (12-0) Chsd ldrs in 3rd until 2nd from 9th, mstk 3out, ld bef 2out, row, unextended, won at Carrigtwohill 3m ire ptp sft in Jan '10 beating Saved By John (12-0) by 5l, 12 ran.
The Humbel Monk (IRE) 12-1 (12-0) Led to 14; outpcd, 3rd of 7, 15l behind Mad Jack Duncan (12-0) at Kingston Blount 3m ptp gd in Apr.
Thomas Bell (IRE) 100-1 (10-7) Raced keenly, mid-division, lost place when mistake 2nd, soon behind, tailed off 4 out, 11th of 15, well behind Arthurian Legend (11-0) at Chepstow 2m mdn hdl (5) gs in Nov.
Fair Rome Roi De Rome mare out of Fair Cruise.
Fiddlededee (IRE) 40-1 (10-4) Raced towards rear, poor 8th as field came into view final 110 yards, tailed off, 8th of 12, 49l behind Rock On Ruby (11-0) at Newbury 2m hdl (3) gs in Dec.