led, clear until before 3rd, headed after 8th, soon lost place, tailed off 3 out
chased leaders, mistake 8th, ridden before next, struggling after 2 out, soon well held, went 3rd before last
mid-division, not fluent 7th, headway 9th, not fluent 2 out, soon 2nd, no chance with winner before last
towards rear, ridden and struggling 3 out, soon tailed off, pulled up before last
well behind, very modest headway after 3 out, soon well behind again, tailed off
chased leader, ridden after 3 out, lost 2nd after next, weakened before last
held up in rear, not fluent 9th, well beaten after 3 out, tailed off
chased leaders on inside, lost place 3rd, slow 5th, well beaten after 3 out, tailed off
chased leaders, challenged 8th, soon led, clear before last, stayed on well, easily
Chocolat Noir will likely be a short-priced favourite but has only won at Cartmel so far and was beaten off an 8lb lower mark here in June. Angel's Envy is now 0-18 but Quivvy Lough makes his handicap debut having had just the two runs so far under Rules. LAWTOP LEGEND is back on the same mark as when successful here in November last year. He was also third at this track when last seen over hurdles so could be the one to upset the apple cart.
Moorlands Mist 40-1 (11-12) Led until 5th, ridden and weakened before 2 out, tailed off, 10th of 12, dist behind Witness (10-11) at Hexham 2m 7f hcp (4) gd in May.
Chocolat Noir (IRE) 6-4fav (11-12) Made all, driven before last, ridden clear turning in, stayed on well, won at Cartmel 2m 6f hcp (5) gs in Aug beating Pads (10-12) by 9l, 8 ran.
Oscar Ceremony (IRE) 10-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, weakened from 3 out, 3rd of 4, dist behind William Of Orange (10-12) at Perth 3m (4) gd in Jun.
Quivvy Lough (IRE) 3-1 (11-0) Chased leaders, mistake 4th, every chance 3 out, outpaced before next, stayed on into 2nd, no chance with winner, 2nd of 6, 12l behind Cut And Run (11-0) at Bangor-on-Dee 2m 4f mdn (5) gd in Aug.
Benarty Hill (IRE) 33-1 (11-8) Held up towards rear, headway 4 out, soon chased winner, lost place after next, soon weakened, 5th of 9, 19l behind King Golan (12-0) at Market Rasen 3m hcp (5) gd in Aug.
Lawtop Legend (IRE) 12-1 (10-13) Never better than mid-division, ridden after 3 out, weakened last, tailed off, 8th of 13, dist behind Dutch Canyon (10-6) at Cartmel 3m 1f hcp (5) gd in Jun.
Elixer (IRE) 66-1 (11-2) Behind, headway 4 out, chased leaders next, weakened 2 out, left in 4th at omitted last, 4th of 9, 21 3/4l behind Heavey (11-2) at Perth 2m 4f mdn (4) gd in Jul.
Angel's Envy 8-1 (10-5) Towards rear, headway 3 out, ridden next, lost 3rd and no extra last, 4th of 12, 23l behind For Jim (10-13) at Perth 3m hcp (4) gd in Jul.
Court Baloo (IRE) 12-1 (10-0) Not always fluent in rear, behind 6th, mistake 12th, well beaten after, 7th of 13, dist behind Home Place (11-12) at Uttoxeter 3m hcp (5) gd in Jul.