No Trumps escaped a penalty for winning a conditionals’ race last month and just held on to score again at Hexham last time. But she’s raised 7lb today while Skyhill is upped in class after winning at Sedgefield. Farlam King went close over a longer trip at Newcastle recently when finishing in front of Our Cilla but Chosen Flame was still beaten a long way when runner-up at Ayr. PUT THE LAW ON YOU posted his best effort so far over timber when third over track and trip last month. The runner-up has boosted the form by winning since and Alistair Whillans’ charge may prove good enough in this racing off the same mark.
No Trumps 11-8fav (11-12) Chased leader, led before 4 out, challenged approaching last, hard driven, stayed on well, won at Hexham 2m 7f hcp (5) hvy in Nov beating Cudgel (10-3) by 3/4l, 10 ran.
Big Bad Dream (IRE) 12-1 (11-10) Mid-division, headway before 4 out, ridden before 3 out, weakened from 2 out, 6th of 14, 21 1/2l behind Frightened Rabbit (11-5) at Carlisle 2m 1f hcp (4) sft in Nov.
Put The Law On You (IRE) 20-1 (10-10) Led narrowly, driven and headed before 2 out, soon ridden, kept on same pace, no impression before last, 3rd of 9, 6 3/4l behind Spirit Of Kayf (12-1) at Kelso 2m 5f hcp (4) hvy in Nov.
Elle Est Grande (IRE) 9-4 (11-12) Led to before 3 out, led again before next, soon ridden, not fluent last, headed flat, weakened towards finish, 4th of 5, 11 1/2l behind Incertaine (10-8) at Market Rasen 2m 7f hcp (4) sft in Nov.
A Ladies Milan (IRE) 16-1 (10-12) Chased leader until hit 3rd, chased leaders, hit next, went 2nd again 4 out, pushed along before next, lost 2nd before 2 out, weakened between last 2, plugged on run-in, 5th of 10, 15 1/2l behind Oscar Robertson (10-12) at Wetherby 2m 4f (4) sft in Nov.
Graystown (IRE) 8-1 (10-11) In rear when fell 1st, at Hexham 4m hcp (4) hvy in Nov.
Tailspin (IRE) 66-1 (11-11) Held up towards rear, headway after 4 out, outpaced 2 out, never on terms, 5th of 10, 7l behind Mr Love (11-11) at Newcastle 3m hcp (5) hvy in Nov.
Southeast Rose (IRE) 10-1 (11-3) Tracked leaders, lost place before 3 out, 5th of 9, dist behind Calivigny (11-12) at Ayr 2m 3f hcp (4) hvy in Nov.
Chosen Flame (IRE) 7-1 (11-1) Mid-division, mistake 6th, headway after 4 out, chased winner next, not pace to challenge, 2nd of 9, 12l behind Calivigny (11-12) at Ayr 2m 3f hcp (4) hvy in Nov.
On We Go (IRE) 100-1 (10-12) Held up, headway 5 out, no impression, 6th of 10, 31l behind Desaray Girl (10-12) at Newcastle 2m 4f mdn (5) hvy in Nov.
Our Cilla 20-1 (10-12) Held up, headway 4 out, chased leaders next, every chance 2 out, led last, headed soon after, no extra closing stages, 3rd of 10, 2l behind Mr Love (11-11) at Newcastle 3m hcp (5) hvy in Nov.
Farlam King 9-1 (10-8) Chased leaders, led 3rd, strongly challenged from 3 out, headed last, soon rallied and every chance, kept on well under pressure, 2nd of 10, 1/2l behind Mr Love (11-11) at Newcastle 3m hcp (5) hvy in Nov.
Skyhill (IRE) 10-3jfav (10-12) Held up in last pair, closer at 13th, chased leaders 15th, 3rd 17th, left in 2nd place 2 out, led between last 2, clear before last, stayed on well, won at Sedgefield 3m 2f hcp (5) sft in Nov beating Max O (10-12) by 4l, 7 ran.
Classical Sound (IRE) 8-1 (10-6) Prominent, ridden before last, soon weakened, 5th of 12, 16 1/4l behind Our Morris (10-9) at Perth 3m hcp (5) gd in May.