with leader, not fluent 11th, led 4 out, driven clear after 2 out, kept on well
tracked leaders, driven and outpaced after 3 out, soon lost place, no danger after, weakened flat
held up, always behind
behind, headway under pressure after 3 out, ridden after next, left 3rd at last, kept on same pace, never threatened front pair
held up behind, struggling after 5 out, never near leaders
tracked leaders, joined winner after 4 out, ridden and outpaced after 2 out, 3 lengths down in 2nd and held when blundered and unseated rider last
mid-division, headway 3 out, chased leaders when hit 2 out, soon ridden, never on terms, weakened flat, lost modest 4th near finish
never better than mid-division, weakened before 4 out, tailed off
made most to 4 out, outpaced by front pair after next, ridden after 2 out, kept on same pace, left 2nd at last, no chance with winner
mid-division, chased leaders 5 out to next, soon outpaced, plugged on to take modest 4th near finish
reminders after 3rd, always behind, struggling when blundered 11th, tailed off from next
tracked leaders, ridden before 4 out, never able to get back on terms, weakened 2 out
Veteran Alderbrook Lad led at Sedgefield until falling in the race won by Ever So Much. Ballycrystal Court doesn’t look an easy ride but won at Market Rasen in just his second chase. Exit To Where was improving in the spring and Braavos seems to be back on track, though is now 0-13 over the larger obstacles. ZOLFO has been raised 6lb for winning at Bangor but the booking of Brian Hughes is a positive and this may not take much winning.
Sebastian Beach (IRE) 5-1 (11-8) Held up on inside, closed 8th, pushed along after 4 out, weakened flat, 3rd of 5, 19l behind Tea Time Fred (10-10) at Worcester 2m 7f hcp (4) gd in Aug.
Braavos 11-4 (11-3) Led, clear until 5th, headed 3 out, no impression on winner before last, 2nd of 6, 13l behind Tokaramore (10-9) at Hexham 2m 4f hcp (4) gd in Sep.
Zolfo (IRE) 11-2 (11-6) Held up in rear, bumped by loose horse 3rd, headway 3 out, closed on leader in 3rd before 2 out, went 2nd last, led flat, soon clear, won at Bangor-on-Dee 2m 4f hcp (4) gd in Aug beating Bletchley Castle (11-12) by 5l, 8 ran.
Old Salt (IRE) 7-2 (10-1) Behind most of way, reminders after 8th, lost touch 4 out, tailed off, last of 7, dist behind Demi Sang (11-12) at Cartmel 2m 5f hcp (3) gs in Aug.
Ballycrystal Court (IRE) 15-2 (11-11) Tracked leaders, went 2nd after last (usual 4 out), led bypassing omitted 3 out, soon ridden, kept on under pressure closing stages (all fences in home straight omitted, low sun), won at Market Rasen 2m 5f hcp (4) gd in Aug beating Land League (12-0) by 2l, 7 ran.
Exit To Where (FR) 7-2 (11-0) Led, driven and headed between last 2, outpaced before last, ridden and kept on under pressure flat, no impression with front pair, 3rd of 7, 10 1/4l behind Bafana Blue (11-0) at Hexham 3m hcp (4) gd in May.
Alderbrook Lad (IRE) 3-1 (11-2) Led, went right and fell 8th, at Sedgefield 2m 5f hcp (4) gd in Sep.
Ever So Much (IRE) 7-2 (10-8) Jumped right, chased leaders, left 2nd 8th, led and leant on rival before last, in command when left alone last, won at Sedgefield 2m 5f hcp (4) gd in Sep
Damiens Dilemma (IRE) 22-1 (11-12) Left in lead 1st, made most after, blundered 5th, hit 5 out, ridden after 2 out, hard pressed when hit last, headed flat, no extra, 2nd of 12, 4 1/2l behind Lovely Touch (11-9) at Kelso 2m 7f hcp (5) gd in Sep.
Dun Faw Good 16-1 (11-10) Behind, headway 5 out, driven after 3 out, stayed on to take 3rd at last, no impression with front pair, 3rd of 12, 8 1/2l behind Lovely Touch (11-9) at Kelso 2m 7f hcp (5) gd in Sep.
Apache Pilot 6-1 (10-3) Chased leaders, 2nd before 3rd until 3 out, stayed on same pace before last, no extra flat, 3rd of 8, 13l behind King Golan (11-10) at Hexham 3m hcp (4) gd in Sep.
Brother Scott 50-1 (10-10) Led narrowly when hit and unseated rider 1st, at Kelso 2m 7f hcp (5) gd in Sep.