held up mid-division, outpaced after 3 out, soon weakened, tailed off when hit last
raced keenly, held up behind until mistake and rider lost iron briefly 2nd, rapid headway into 2nd before next, not fluent 3 out, lost place before next, soon beaten
raced keenly, held up in rear, struggling when hit 3 out, no danger after
held up mid-division, lost place 4th, driven to chase clear leaders after 3 out, went modest 4th next, never on terms
held up mid-division, headway when not clear run on inside after 3 out, chased front pair before next, went 2nd between last 2, ridden and kept on flat, never getting to winner
made all, went left and not fluent 4 out, drew clear after next, ridden out flat, always doing enough
went right 1st, tracked leaders, blundered and lost place 3 out, rallied briefly turning into straight, never on terms, weakened next
tracked winner to before 3rd, close up in 3rd, driven to chase clear winner before 2 out, kept on same pace, ridden and no impression with front pair between last 2
Held up, PRODUCTION was a little tentative in the early stages at Market Rasen but wasn’t given a hard time despite only beaten five lengths at the finish. Twice a winner on the Flat, he could have a bright future over timber. Prefontaine got nowhere near easy winner Botox Has at Fontwell and needs more but Paseo was staying on strongly behind a subsequent winner at Huntingdon and has more scope than Wetherby runner-up Paricolor. Rafiot is an interesting newcomer if a tumble on the Flat hasn’t affected his confidence.
Artois 33-1 (9-1) Held up mid-division, weakened over 2f out, eased, last of 12, 21 1/2l behind Dalaalaat (9-0) at Chelmsford City 1m hcp (3) pol in Jul.
Highway To Success (IRE) 40-1 (10-12) Steadied start, held up in rear, mistake when some headway 2 out, never near leaders, 6th of 14, 12 1/4l behind Nordano (10-12) at Huntingdon 2m (4) gd in Oct.
Moonlit Sea 66-1 (10-12) Pulled hard, held up towards rear, blundered 1st, bumped next, well beaten 2 out, 8th of 14, 18 1/2l behind Nordano (10-12) at Huntingdon 2m (4) gd in Oct.
Motashakel (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) Waited with behind leaders, pushed along approaching straight, soon one pace, last of 7, 9 1/2l behind Killourney (9-1) at Tipperary 1m 1f hcp Yielding in Jun.
Paseo 18-1 (10-12) Held up in mid-division, headway when slightly hampered 2 out, 3rd before last, finished well, 3rd of 14, 3 1/4l behind Nordano (10-12) at Huntingdon 2m (4) gd in Oct.
Prefontaine (IRE) 11-4 (10-12) Mistakes, off the pace in 4th, closer in 3rd when left 2nd 4 out, no chance with winner and eased between last 2, 2nd of 4, 18l behind Botox Has (10-12) at Fontwell 2m 2f (4) gd in Oct.
Production 2-1 (10-12) Chased leaders, jumped left 1st, not fluent 3rd or 2 out, switched left and ridden before last, mistake last, one pace and no impression flat, 4th of 8, 5l behind Half Bolly (10-12) at Market Rasen 2m 1f (2) gd in Sep.
Rafiot (USA) 20-1 (10-7) Tracked leaders, short of room clipped heals and unseated ride over 4f out, at Ascot 7f hcp (3) sft in Oct.
Paricolor (FR) 12-1 (10-12) Chased leaders, hampered 1st, left challenging 3 out, not fluent 2 out, no impression flat, 2nd of 10, 1 3/4l behind Lady Shanawell (10-11) at Wetherby 2m (4) gs in Oct.