pulled hard, saddle slipped soon after start, close up, led after 3rd, headed 4 out, ridden and every chance next, kept on same pace, hit last
held up, blundered 3rd, ridden and some headway after 3 out, kept on same pace
held up, ridden 4 out, soon weakened
prominent, ridden and slightly hampered 2 out, kept on, no chance with winner
held up, headway after 4 out, ridden next, every chance when fell 2 out
keen, held up, mistake 4 out, soon weakened
led, headed after 3rd, led again 4 out, ridden and headed 2 out, no extra
close up, led 2 out, shaken up and quickened clear flat, eased near finish
held up, ridden and headway 4 out, weakened next
keen, mid-division, headway 4 out, ridden and weakened next
Reaching Out did everything asked of him when scoring over course and distance on his hurdling debut and is taken to follow up at the main expense of Pace Shot and Leo's Lucky Star. The last mentioned was decent as a two-year-old on the flat but lost his way for Mark Johnston and it will be interesting to see if the switch to the winter game brings about a change in fortune for the son of Forestry. Kanpai lost little in defeat behind the potentially useful recruit Alfred The Great at Sandown on his debut and has to be respected. Brendan's Surprise was nothing out of the ordinary on the level but may do better with eight flights of hurdles ahead of him although a bigger threat is likely to come from Gary Moore's Aintree winner Pace Shot, who was a maiden on the flat but is clearly better over hurdles. Reaching Out showed solid form on the flat though, represents a stable in form and is taken to follow up his debut hurdling success.
Pace Shot (IRE) 10-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, challenged 2 out, hard ridden and hung right after last, led near finish, won at Aintree 2m 3yo nov hdl (C) gs in Oct beating Federstar (11-5) by a nk, 8 ran.
Reaching Out (IRE) Evensfav (10-12) Patiently ridden, headway approaching 2 out, led last, shaken up ran on well, won at Huntingdon 2m 3yo nov hdl (D) gs beating Equilibria (10-12) by 4l, 9 ran.
Brendan's Surprise 4-1 (9-0) Mid-division, outpaced over 3f out, kept on final furlong, 4th of 14, 7l behind Venetian Princess (8-9) at Southwell 1m mdn clm (7) fbs (Flat).
Kanpai (IRE) 14-1 (10-12) Chased leaders, not fluent 5th, pushed along after 3 out, headway to chase winner soon after last, strong challenge flat, just failed, 2nd of 8, shd behind Alfred The Great (10-12) at Sandown 2m 3yo nov hdl (D) gs.
Leo's Lucky Star (USA) 33-1 (8-5) Raced stands side, chased leaders, ridden and effort over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 16th of 18, 17l behind All Ivory (8-8) at Newmarket 7f hcp (2) gd in Sept (Flat).
Trappeto (IRE) 9-2 (9-0) Dwelt and towards rear, ridden and headway over 2f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 5th of 14, 1 1/2l behind Mytton's Bell (9-0) at Southwell 7f 3yo sll (6) fbs in Oct (Flat).
Desert Secrets (IRE) 13-2 (8-7) Tracked leader to halfway, weakened quickly 3f out, 7th of 9, 15l behind Marchetta (9-2) at Lingfield 1m 2f fll hcp (5) pol in Jul (Flat).
Kalmini (USA) 50-1 (8-11) Behind, lost touch over 2f out, soon beaten, 9th of 11, 10l behind Lysandra (9-3) at Newbury 1m 2f fll hcp (4) gf in Jun (Flat).
Misters Sister 28-1 (8-5) Towards rear, never dangerous, 13th of 14, 24l behind Woodford Consult (8-12) at Beverley 1m 4f 3yo hcp (6) gf in Jun (Flat).
Satin Rose 10-1 (8-11) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 6th of 9, 3l behind Power Glory (8-11) at Beverley 1m 4f 3yo sll (5) gd in Sept (Flat).