LUCKY FLIGHT will be a short price to follow up a recent course and distance victory and should take all the beating with Stephen Mulqueen’s claim halving his penalty. Wilhelm Vonvenster could be the one for forecast-backers under Brian Hughes as he was too keen on his hurdling debut at Perth and wasn’t given a hard time in the closing stages. It’s difficult to make a strong case for many of the others.
Lucky Flight (FR) 8-1 (10-12) Made most, driven when hard pressed between last 2, ridden after last, edged right and kept on flat, just held on, won at Kelso 2m (4) gd in Sep beating Clearance (11-4) by 1/2l, 10 ran.
Abouttimeyoutoldme 150-1 (8-7) Mid-division, lost place halfway, soon struggling in rear, tailed off, last of 9, dist behind Ad Libitum (9-6) at Newcastle 1m 4f hcp (6) pol in Sep.
Ardglass Star (IRE) 40-1 (10-12) Towards rear, not fluent 3rd, struggling after omitted 3 out, soon well behind, pulled up before last, at Perth 2m (4) hvy in Sep.
Fast And Friendly (IRE) 66-1 (8-9) In touch, outpaced 4f out, soon behind, last of 6, dist behind Gemini (9-4) at Catterick 2m stks (6) gd in Sep.
Getaway Gerry 50-1 (11-0) Behind, headway 2 out, never dangerous, 7th of 11, 18 1/4l behind Champagne Platinum (11-0) at Newcastle 2m mdn (4) sft in Dec.
Kingrullah (IRE) 50-1 (10-12) In touch, ridden after 2 out, soon no impression, weakened after last, 6th of 10, 19 1/4l behind Lucky Flight (10-12) at Kelso 2m (4) gd in Sep.
Last King Of Wales 25-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, driven and lost place over 2f out, soon weakened, last of 8, 32 1/4l behind Doyen Breed (10-12) at Perth 2m (4) sft in Sep.
My Son John 125-1 (11-4) Held up behind, outpaced over 2f out, never able to challenge, 9th of 10, 25 1/2l behind Mam Trasna (11-4) at Kelso 2m (5) gd in Jan.
Walkin In The Rain (IRE) 66-1 (10-12) Chased leader until 2nd, jumped left next, well beaten after omitted 3 out, left remote 4th last, 4th of 8, 20 1/2l behind Road To Dubai (11-4) at Perth 2m (4) hvy in Sep.
Wilhelm Vonvenster (FR) 7-2 (11-0) Raced keenly, tracked leaders on outside, driven and one pace after 2 out, never on terms, weakened before last, 7th of 9, 31 1/4l behind Mister Manduro (11-0) at Perth 2m mdn (4) gd in May.