keen, soon tracking leaders, effort well over 1f out, no extra final furlong
in touch, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, never able to challenge
keen, close up, weakened well over 1f out
chased leaders, outpaced over 2f out, ran on into 2nd inside final furlong, never reached winner
went right start, pulled hard, led, headed over 1f out, kept on same pace
outpaced in rear, headway over 1f out, never on terms
raced freely, prominent, effort over 1f out, weakened final furlong
mid-division, beaten 2f out
outpaced in rear, never dangerous
hampered start, held up, switched right and headway over 2f out, led over 1f out, driven clear
CATAPULT won a lowly Class 7 handicap at Chelmsford last time but this is no better and he should go close again. He beat Broughton Excels on that occasion and the latter had earlier beaten today’s rival Aiguillette but Twilighting has a shout on her recent second over the minimum trip here when ahead of Jaganory. Miss Gradenko finished in front of Maerchengarten when fourth at Wolverhampton recently and both make their handicap debuts today.
Catapult 7-1 (9-2) Held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, ran on, led last stride, won at Chelmsford City 6f hcp (7) pol in Oct beating Broughton Excels (9-12) by hd, 13 ran.
Jaganory (IRE) 14-1 (9-5) Towards rear, ridden and headway inside final furlong, nearest finish, 3rd of 10, 5 1/4l behind Katherine Place (9-3) at Kempton 5f hcp (7) pol in Oct.
Just For The Craic (IRE) 33-1 (8-13) Towards rear, outpaced 3f out, 10th of 12, 13 1/2l behind Night Law (8-12) at Catterick 6f hcp (6) sft in Aug.
Aiguillette 14-1 (9-1) Pressed leader, driven over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, not pace of winner inside final 100 yards, 2nd of 11, 2 3/4l behind Broughton Excels (9-7) at Chelmsford City 6f hcp (7) pol in Sep.
Carla Koala 14-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 7th of 9, 10 1/4l behind Gunnabedun (9-7) at Southwell 5f hcp (6) pol in May.
Disey's Edge 66-1 (9-0) Stumbled start, led, headed over 2f out, lost place from over 1f out, 5th of 7, 5l behind Daryana (9-0) at Chepstow 7f fll stks (5) gd in Sep.
Maerchengarten 25-1 (8-12) Pressed leader, ridden and lost place over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, last of 5, 8 1/2l behind Spirited Guest (9-3) at Wolverhampton 5f stks (5) pol in Oct.
Miss Gradenko 50-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, driven 2f out, ridden and kept on same pace final furlong, no impression, 4th of 5, 5 1/2l behind Spirited Guest (9-3) at Wolverhampton 5f stks (5) pol in Oct.
On The Bob 100-1 (9-0) Always last, pushed along and outpaced over 3f out, last of 4, 19 3/4l behind Cafe Espresso (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 4f stks (6) gf in May.
Plum Duff 40-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, last of 7, 10 1/2l behind Daryana (9-0) at Chepstow 7f fll stks (5) gd in Sep.
Twilighting 9-1 (9-3) Dwelt held up, headway on inner 2f out, soon chased winner, stayed on, 2nd of 10, 1 1/4l behind Katherine Place (9-3) at Kempton 5f hcp (7) pol in Oct.
Wild Flower (IRE) 7-1 (10-3) Led narrowly, headed over 3f out, with leader, ridden and stayed on to regain narrow lead inside final furlong, edged right, just held on, (finished 1st, placed 2nd) later re-instated as the winner, won at Chelmsford City 7f hcp (6) pol in Sep beating Islay Mist (10-1) by nk, 7 ran.