raced keenly, tracked leaders, switched left and went 2nd over 2f out, led over 1f out, headed close home
tracked leaders, effort 2f out, stayed on same pace final 100 yards
held up towards rear, ran on inside final furlong, went 3rd last strides
chased leaders on outside, went 2nd over 5f out until over 2f out, no extra inside final furlong
held up in rear, kept on final furlong, never dangerous
led, ridden 2f out, headed over 1f out, no extra final 100 yards
mid-division, headway when not much room well over 1f out, no impression
prominent, driven 3f out, weakened from over 1f out
held up towards rear, headway when not clear run 2f out, switched left over 1f out, went 2nd well inside final furlong, stayed on well, led close home
slowly into stride, held up towards rear, never involved
slowly into stride, always towards rear
slowly into stride, held up in rear, headway over 1f out, not trouble leaders
took keen hold, tracked leaders, lost place over 2f out
mid-division, headway 3f out, lost place over 1f out
PIKE CORNER CROSS had dropped to a very lowly mark when scrambling home at Wolverhampton last week and a 4lb penalty shouldn't be enough to see him gain his fourth course victory. Solveig's Song has also won here three times and is back on the mark that saw his successful in the race a year ago so has to be on the short list. Mister Musicmaster is having his 100th run with eleven victories to his credit though he's never won in eight starts on this track. Purple Paddy is only 2lb higher than when scoring here in February but Cottingham has never won in 13 starts.
Itmakesyouthink 11-2 (9-7) Awkward start, always towards rear, 9th of 11, 8 3/4l behind Viola Park (9-9) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (6) pol in Oct.
Pike Corner Cross (IRE) 4-1jfav (9-3) Tracked leader, led 2f out, strongly challenged closing stages, just held on, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (6) pol in Oct beating Impressionable (9-4) by hd, 13 ran.
Mister Musicmaster 15-2 (9-5) Held up towards rear, outpaced over 2f out, no impression until ridden and stayed on well on outside final 110 yards, just failed for 2nd, nearest finish, 3rd of 11, 2l behind About Glory (9-1) at Bath 1m 2f hcp (6) fm in Sep.
Haraz (IRE) 25-1 (11-0) Chased leaders to over 2f out, soon outpaced and behind, 7th of 9, 13 1/2l behind Winklemann (11-9) at Chelmsford City 7f hcp (6) pol in Sep.
Solveig's Song 16-1 (8-10) Close up, pushed along 3f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 10, 6 3/4l behind Barrsbrook (9-10) at Brighton 1m hcp (6) gf in Sep.
Vikivaki (USA) 20-1 (9-6) Chased leaders, driven halfway, weakened 2f out, 12th of 13, 15 3/4l behind Queen Of Kalahari (9-7) at Southwell 6f hcp (6) pol in Oct.
Chop Chop (IRE) 20-1 (9-5) Raced wide prominent, pushed along and weakened 2f out, last of 11, 17l behind Miss Gargar (9-7) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (6) pol in Aug.
Confab (USA) 33-1 (8-13) Slowly into stride, behind, no impression, 11th of 14, 7 3/4l behind Sirius Slew (9-9) at Epsom 7f hcp (6) gf in Aug.
Purple Paddy 5-1jfav (9-5) Chased leaders, driven over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 14, 6 1/2l behind Three C's (9-3) at Lingfield 7f hcp (7) pol in Aug.
Flying Sakhee 66-1 (8-7) Slowly into stride, mid-division, headway over 1f out, never on terms, 8th of 11, 3 1/4l behind Magicinthemaking (9-5) at Kempton 7f hcp (6) pol in Oct.
Cottingham 8-1 (8-12) Behind, ran on late, never nearer, 5th of 12, 4 3/4l behind Maisie Moo (9-0) at Kempton 7f hcp (6) pol in Oct.
Doogan's Warren (IRE) 14-1 (8-9) Always towards rear, ridden and no impression in centre 2f out, soon no extra, 13th of 14, 20 1/4l behind Cracking Name (9-6) at Tipperary 1m hcp Soft - Heavy in Aug.
Dukes Meadow 50-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, effort over 1f out, faded final furlong, 10th of 15, 8 3/4l behind Parknacilla (9-1) at Chelmsford City 1m hcp (6) pol in Sep.
Such Promise 20-1 (9-3) Soon led, ridden 2f out, headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 10th of 13, 9 1/4l behind Catapult (9-2) at Chelmsford City 6f hcp (7) pol in Oct.