mid-division, mistake 4th, beaten before 4 out, behind when pulled up before 2 out
led until before 2 out, stayed on same pace closing stages
behind, pulled hard and headway 4th, jumped left throughout, chased leaders before 4 out, weakened 2 out
held up in rear, hampered 2nd, headway 3 out, stayed on into 3rd after last, never a threat
prominent, after weakened 3 out
prominent, keen early, steadied in touch after 3rd, mistake 4 out, weakened next
mid-division when fell 2nd
mid-division, headway to chase leaders 4 out, every chance last, stayed on to lead closing stages
chased leaders, 2nd halfway, led and hit 2 out, strongly challenged last, headed and no extra towards finish
unseated rider start
Musical Stardust is the only course winner in the line-up and a return to form would put her in the firing-line. Glimpse Of Gold is often thereabouts in this grade but is probably a few pounds too high at present. Never A Word was in the lead when falling at Stratford last time having attracted market support. He’s a long-standing maiden but can’t get much lower in the weights. PETRUCCI comes with obvious risks attached as he was returning from an 18-month absence when successful at Stratford but he still gets the vote, despite a penalty.
Far Bihoue (FR) 28-1 (11-2) Held up towards rear, headway 2 out, stayed on into modest 3rd closing stages, 3rd of 10, 31l behind Lucky Robin (11-5) at Market Rasen 2m 1f hcp (4) gs in Jul.
Glimpse Of Gold 16-1 (11-12) Led after 1st until 2 out, chased leaders, ridden in 3rd after 2 out, kept on same pace, no chance with 1st 2, 3rd of 11, 14 3/4l behind Black Anthem (10-12) at Stratford 2m 3f hcp (5) gd in Jul.
Magen's Moon (IRE) 4-1cfav (10-4) Prominent, 2nd on outer halfway, led travelling well over 2f out, ridden and strongly pressed over 1f out, headed and kept on inside final furlong, no impression on winner, dropped to 3rd close home, 3rd of 13, 7 1/4l behind Hit The Rocks (10-2) at Tramore 1m 4f hcp Yielding in Aug.
Raving Bonkers 16-1 (11-11) Held up in touch, 4 lengths 4th when slipped up bend approaching 3 out, at Uttoxeter 2m hcp (5) gd in Jun.
Adrakhan (FR) 25-1 (11-12) Led until after 1st, chased leaders, ridden after 4 out, soon weakened, 7th of 14, 35 1/4l behind Bridey's Lettuce (11-5) at Uttoxeter 2m hcp (5) gd in Jul.
Petrucci (IRE) 6-1 (11-0) Chased leader, not much room 1st, mistake 6th, led before 3 out, soon headed, led again after 3 out, went clear home bend, reduced lead towards finish but didn\'t really look like being caught, won at Stratford 2m 3f hcp (5) gd in Aug beating Sackfullofdreams (10-4) by 2l, 10 ran.
Little Folke 25-1 (11-12) Held up in touch, pushed along when badly hampered bend approaching 3 out, not recover, 8th of 12, dist behind Chef De Troupe (11-11) at Uttoxeter 2m hcp (5) gd in Jun.
Musical Stardust 10-1 (10-12) Prominent, led 7th, headed after 3 out, soon lost place, 5th of 10, 25 1/4l behind Oksana (11-5) at Market Rasen 2m 3f hcp (5) gd in Aug.
Never A Word (USA) 10-3fav (10-12) Prominent, led 3rd, fell next, at Stratford 2m hcp (5) gd in Aug.
Bit Spicy (IRE) 50-1 (10-0) Keen in touch, chased leaders 4th, weakened before 3 out, behind when pulled up before next, at Wincanton 2m 5f hcp (5) gf in May.