tracked leaders, not fluent 5th, ridden after 3 out, one pace before next
mid-division, outpaced 3 out, well beaten next
always towards rear, pulled up after 3 out
tracked leaders, led briefly after 3 out, led again 2 out, edged left before last, clear towards finish, stayed on
tracked leaders, not fluent 5th, lost place before 3 out, soon weakened, pulled up before 2 out
mid-division, reminder 3rd, well beaten 3 out, jumped left 2 out
mid-division, lost place 3rd, no impression after, well beaten 3 out
towards rear, struggling 7th
led, not fluent 3rd, mistake and headed 3 out, soon weakened
tracked leader, led 3 out, soon headed and weakened
held up towards rear, ridden 6th, well beaten next
mid-division, headway after 5th, outpaced before 3 out, stayed on from next, went 3rd last
held up, closed on inside 7th, 4th and one pace after 3 out, 3rd 2 out until last, no extra
always towards rear
mid-division, took keen hold, headway after 5th, led after 3 out, headed 2 out, every chance when mistake last, edged left and stayed on same pace flat
not fluent in rear, behind 6th, pulled up after 3 out
Imada is penalised for making a winning start over timber with a victory at Ayr in October and may find GROUNDBREAKING a tough nut to crack in this. The hurdling newcomer won a decent handicap at Newmarket on the Flat earlier this year. The Tailgater won a bumper at Catterick recently and is another hurdling debutant to consider along with Fontwell bumper winner Late Night Lily. Hopefordebest won a point-to-point back in April but makes his debut under Rules.
Imada (IRE) 8-13fav (10-12) Held up mid-division, headway to go 2nd before 3 out, challenged 2 out, led before last, kept on well, ridden out, won at Ayr 2m (4) gd in Oct beating Double W's (10-12) by 1 3/4l, 8 ran.
Political Quiz 33-1 (11-5) Held up, fell 2nd, at Newbury 2m 3f (4) sft in Dec.
Culworth Boy (IRE) 100-1 (11-0) Slowly away, always behind, tailed off, 13th of 14, dist behind Banyu (11-0) at Ludlow 2m mdn (4) gs in Nov.
Expedite (IRE) 25-1 (10-12) Held up in rear, some headway before 2 out, edged right and weakening when not fluent 2 out, 5th of 8, 17l behind Knockgraffon (10-12) at Leicester 2m 4f (4) gs in Nov.
Groundbreaking 25-1 (8-11) Reluctant to go to post, slowly away and pushed along in rear, never threatened, 12th of 13, 5 1/4l behind Mahsoob (9-3) at Ascot 1m 2f hcp lst (1) gf in Jun.
Guiting Power 66-1 (10-12) Towards rear, weakened before 3 out, tailed off, 8th of 14, dist behind Tapaculo (11-5) at Chepstow 2m 3f (4) hvy in Dec.
Head To The Stars 9-2 (11-0) Tracked leader, disputed lead halfway, led narrowly over 6f out, headed 3f out, soon hung left and lost place, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 10, 25 1/2l behind Positively Dylan (11-0) at Chepstow 2m (6) hvy in Dec.
Hopefordebest (IRE) 6-1 (11-11) Mid-div, close 2nd 1/2way, prog to ld from 9th, 5l adv bef 2out, red 2l adv last, ko best flat, won at Kilmallock 3m mdn gs in Apr beating Sean Ban (12-2) by 4l, 11 ran.
Lords Park Star (IRE) 33-1 (11-0) Left in lead 1st, headed 2nd, weakened before 3 out, 14th of 17, dist behind Unbuckled (10-7) at Doncaster 2m 1f mdn (5) gs in Dec.
Mahlers Spirit (IRE) 66-1 (11-2) Took keen hold, tracking leaders, weakened over 3f out, 7th of 10, dist behind Vinciaettis (11-9) at Plumpton 2m 2f (6) sft in Nov.
Song Of The Night (IRE) 100-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, driven and lost place before 3 out, soon weakened, 11th of 13, dist behind Flashjack (10-12) at Leicester 2m (4) hvy in Dec.
Sonneofpresenting (IRE) Presenting gelding out of Sonne Cinq.
The Tailgater (IRE) 5-1 (11-4) Held up in mid-division, headway over 5f out, went 2nd 3f out, led over 1f out, driven inside final furlong, stayed on, won at Catterick 2m (6) gs in Dec beating Mo Chailin (10-11) by 1l, 7 ran.
Top Set (IRE) 150-1 (11-0) Held up mid-division, ridden before last, soon weakened, 10th of 17, 35 1/4l behind Winter Escape (11-0) at Doncaster 2m 1f mdn (5) gs in Dec.
Late Night Lily 14-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear, headway 5f out, weakened over 2f out, 14th of 16, dist behind Copper Kay (11-0) at Cheltenham 2m lst (1) gs in Nov.
Zarosa (IRE) 33-1 (11-2) Chased leaders, not fluent 2 out, plugged on same pace, 4th of 9, 17 1/2l behind Sunshine Corner (11-2) at Lingfield 2m (4) hvy in Dec.