chased leaders, went 2nd 4 out, led after 2 out, soon clear, easily
held up in rear, headway chasing leaders before 4 out, went 2nd between last 2, kept on same pace, no chance with winner
chased leaders, went 2nd at 2nd until 4 out, weakened after next, tailed off
held up in mid-division, weakened 3 out
mid-division, weakened after 6th, soon towards rear, mistake 2 out
led until ridden and headed after 2 out, chased winner until ridden between last 2, weakened before the last
held up in mid-division, weakened after 3 out
chased leaders on inside, hit 4 out, ridden after 2 out, plugged on
towards rear, pushed along and struggling after 7th, plugged on, never a factor
chased leader until blundered and lost place 2nd, behind and struggling 6th, tailed off when blundered 3 out, pulled up before next
mid-division, headway chasing leaders after 4 out, weakening when slightly after next
held up and behind, headway chasing leaders between last 2, kept on into 3rd run-in
held up towards rear, closer in mid-division 5th, headway chasing leaders before 3 out, ridden and weakened between last 2
chased leaders, ridden and weakened before 4 out, tailed off and pulled up before 2 out
SEARCHING hosed up in a higher grade at Exeter last week, beating Dan Gun 10 lengths. Though Grace Harris’ charge is penalised it’s difficult to see the runner-up reversing that form today. Eric The Third is still 12lb higher than when winning at Uttoxeter last year and he’s been disappointing recently but Bentons Lad won at Huntingdon at the start of the month while Cotton Club is fit from the Flat. Cougar Kid looks the pick of the remainder with Hahadi returning from a break and Raise Your Shades reverting to type at Worcester after winning at Southwell.
Searching (IRE) 11-4 (11-12) Chased leaders, led 3 out, clear after next, easily, won at Exeter 2m 1f hcp (5) gd in Oct beating Dan Gun (10-11) by 10l, 9 ran.
Cougar Kid (IRE) 16-1 (10-11) With winner and led briefly a few times, lost 2nd 4 out, weakened before next, last of 8, 21 1/4l behind Minella Mojo (11-0) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp (4) gd in Sep.
Templier (IRE) 33-1 (11-11) Mid-division, ridden and no impression after 3 out, 6th of 13, 35 3/4l behind Repetitio (10-8) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f hcp (4) gd in Aug.
Raise Your Shades (IRE) 7-2 (11-10) Mid-division, headway when hampered 4 out, soon outpaced, well beaten from 3 out, 5th of 11, 31 1/2l behind Brave Helios (11-12) at Worcester 2m 4f hcp (5) gd in Jul.
Hahadi (IRE) 7-4 (11-7) Led, headed 2 out, kept on, not much room when trying to rally flat, held close home, 2nd of 7, nk behind Global Tour (12-1) at Southwell 2m 4f hcp (5) gd in May.
Eric The Third (IRE) 11-4fav (11-9) Tracked leaders, outpaced after last (usual 3 out), never able to challenge, ridden and weakened bypassing omitted 2 out, 7th of 10, 27l behind Buckeye Shan (10-0) at Ffos Las 2m 4f hcp (5) gd in Jul.
Baron Von Chill 17-2 (11-11) Chased leaders, hampered 1st, not fluent 4 out, soon weakened, 7th of 10, 30l behind Bentons Lad (11-0) at Huntingdon 2m 4f hcp (5) gd in Oct.
Bentons Lad 12-1 (11-0) Mid-division, headway after 5th, 2nd from 3 out, mistake 2 out, led then edged right and not fluent last, stayed on, won at Huntingdon 2m 4f hcp (5) gd in Oct beating Tel'art (12-3) by 2l, 10 ran.
Cotton Club (IRE) 28-1 (9-2) Held up in 4th, headway on outside over 3f out, chased winner over 2f out, held inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 6, 1l behind Rubenesque (8-10) at Newcastle 2m hcp (4) pol in Oct.
Mac Amara 10-1 (10-5) Chased leaders, closed 7th, blundered 3 out, hit 2 out and weakened, 4th of 8, 17 3/4l behind Bbold (11-4) at Warwick 2m 5f (4) gf in Sep.
All Good Things (IRE) 14-1 (11-5) Chased leaders, outpaced 3 out, weakening when not fluent next, 7th of 14, 26 3/4l behind Da Dou Ron Ron (10-7) at Uttoxeter 2m hcp (5) gd in Jul.
Dr Oakley (IRE) 10-1 (11-4) Mid-division, pushed along after 5th, outpaced from 7th, well beaten 4 out, 7th of 9, dist behind Malangen (11-2) at Bangor-on-Dee 2m 4f hcp (5) gd in Apr.
Dan Gun (IRE) 15-8fav (10-11) Jumped left at times, chased leaders, settled into mid-division after 1st, closed after 5th, chased winner before 2 out, well held last, 2nd of 9, 10l behind Searching (11-12) at Exeter 2m 1f hcp (5) gd in Oct.
Whats Your Beef (IRE) 33-1 (10-12) Mid-division, ridden and weakened before 8th, soon behind, pulled up after, at Warwick 3m 2f hcp (5) gf in Sep.