chased leaders, pushed along 6f out, weakened over 3f out
made all, ridden entering final 2f, clear over 1f out, driven out
chased leaders on outside, driven along over 4f out, weakened over 3f out
took keen hold, held up in rear, always behind
in touch, stayed on final 2f, never dangerous
chased leading pair, pushed along and unable to quicken 2f out, ridden and stayed on to 2nd final 110 yards, no chance with winner
chased winner, pushed along over 3f out, no impression over 1f out, weakened and lost 2nd final 110 yards
took keen hold, close up until ridden 5f out, soon lost place
held up in last pair, headway 4f out, kept on final 2f, nearest finish
Ballyrock and Ballytober are both winners in the point-to-point field but, like Don Cantillon's debutant Grand Vision, will probably need further in time. Forever Waining's Ludlow second is probably the best bumper form on offer but it may pay to concentrate here on debutants KARINGA DANCER and Allerton. Being a four-year-old, the latter receives a handy weight-for-age allowance but the former is related to a number of Flat winners and may just have more speed than his rivals.
Ballyrock (IRE) 6-4 (11-7) Made all, row from 2out, won at Sligo 3m ire ptp gf in May beating Minella Special (11-7) by 10l, 6 ran.
Ballytober Kahyasi gelding out of Full Of Birds.
Benheir (IRE) 33-1 (10-12) Held up in touch, weakened over 2f out, 6th of 19, 18l behind Problema Tic (11-5) at Aintree 2m 1f NH flat (5) gd in May.
Cody Wyoming 20-1 (10-8) Prominent, weakened on inner over 5f out, 6th of 13, 12l behind Di Kaprio (10-1) at Doncaster 2m NH flat (2) gd in Mar.
Forever Waining (IRE) 5-1 (11-2) Held up towards rear, headway over 4f out, ridden over 1f out, every chance and hung right inside final furlong, not quicken toward finish, 2nd of 14, 3/4l behind Chasing Aces (11-2) at Ludlow 2m NH flat (5) gs in Nov.
Grand Vision (IRE) Old Vic gelding out of West Hill Rose.
Karinga Dancer Karinga Bay gelding out of Miss Flora.
Oscar Sierra (IRE) 25-1 (10-11) Towards rear, headway to 4th over 3f out, outpaced over 2f out, 6th of 11, 17l behind Daymar Bay (10-8) at Lingfield 2m n h flat (5) sft in Nov.
Allerton (IRE) Flemensfirth gelding out of Bonny Hall.
Numbercruncher (IRE) 66-1 (11-2) Always rear-division, tailed off, 13th of 20, well behind African Broadway (11-2) at Newbury 2m NH flat (5) gs in Dec.