tracked leaders, blundered 1st, challenged 2 out, led before last, kept on strongly
held up towards rear, headway before 3 out, went 3rd before 2 out, soon every chance, kept on and well held by winner
held up towards rear, ridden and weakened before 2 out
led, ridden before 2 out, headed before last, no extra
held up behind, pushed along and reminders before 4 out, soon outpaced, kept on from 2 out
tracked leaders, went 2nd from 4 out, ridden and weakened before 2 out
tracked leader, ridden after 4 out, soon lost place
Clock On Tom just scraped home in a claimer at Huntingdon at the start of the month and has to concede weight to all of his rivals here, though should still give a good account. Dynamic Ranger drops into this grade over hurdles for the first time but has not managed a win of any sort in 16 career starts. HAATEFINA won a novice event at Fakenham just under a year ago. She has competed in better races since and may be capable of making the most of her mares' allowance here. It is difficult to fancy any of the others on what they have shown so far.
Clock On Tom 6-1 (11-2) Held up in touch, took keen hold, went 3rd 3 out, switched right after 2 out, not fluent last, ran on to challenge towards finish, won on nod post, won at Huntingdon 2m (5) gs in Nov beating It's A Mans World (11-6) by shd, 9 ran.
Dynamic Ranger (USA) 7-1 (11-0) In touch in mid-division, left in lead 3rd, headed 5th, hampered by loose horse next, every chance last, one pace flat, 4th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Wishing And Hoping (11-0) at Plumpton 2m mdn (5) gd in Oct.
Petrify 100-1 (10-12) In rear, not fluent 4th or 5th, soon weakened, tailed off, 6th of 7, dist behind Ma du Fou (10-12) at Ffos Las 2m (4) hvy in Nov.
Haatefina 11-2 (10-1) Slightly reluctant to race, chased winner until 3rd, not fluent and lost place 5th, well behind 2 out, stayed on approaching last, no impression, 5th of 8, 11l behind Northern Meeting (10-1) at Stratford 2m hcp (3) gd in Oct.
Notts So Blue 10-1 (10-7) Held up in mid-division, headway over 2f out, soon chasing leaders, ridden over 1f out, 4th and one pace inside final furlong, 4th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Qibtee (11-6) at Nottingham 1m 2f hcp (6) hvy in Oct.
Russian Link 14-1 (10-5) Held up, headway 3rd, lost place after 5th, hampered and pulled up before 3 out, at Stratford 2m 3f (5) gs in Oct.
Ventura Castle 100-1 (10-12) Chased leaders, pushed along after 3rd, dropped to rear next, tailed off, last of 6, dist behind Romain De Senam (11-5) at Wincanton 1m 7f (4) gd in Oct.