chased leader, led after 2nd, joined 3 out, headed on long run before next, ridden and lost 2nd soon after, weakened 2 out
chased leaders, lost place quickly after 8th, never on terms after, tailed off
chased leaders on inside, pushed along before 2 out, weakened between last 2
held up in last trio, steady headway 8th, chased leaders after 3 out, went 2nd approaching 2 out, ridden and hung left run-in, stayed on to lead near finish
held up in last pair, pushed along before 2 out, never a factor, tailed off when mistake 2 out and pulled up before last
mid-division, outpaced 8th, never on terms after
held up towards rear, steady headway 8th, pushed along before 4 out, ridden and weakened on long run before 2 out
chased leaders, went 2nd at 4th, led on long run before 2 out, headed last strides
led until after 2nd, chased leader until 4th, chased leaders, ridden before 2 out, weakened last
chased leaders, on outside, ridden before last, 3rd and one pace last
held up in rear, ridden before 2 out, 6th and no impression from 2 out
American Life is having a first run since June but has dropped to a fair mark. However, BONZA GIRL and 7lb claimer Rex Dingle have rattled up a hat-trick this season and the partnership always had matters well in hand at Fontwell on Boxing Day so it’s feasible that the mare will be able to defy her penalty. Agincourt Reef is running well and should be in the firing-line again while Big Man Clarence was second on his handicap debut at Ascot when upped in trip. Don't Tell George could figure if a wind operation has had the desired effect and Flynnvincible is fitted with cheekpieces after pulling up at Uttoxeter. Court Master remains unexposed and Diger Daudaie could boost his Newcastle run earlier on the card.
Court Master (IRE) 7-4fav (10-12) Held up in touch, tracked leaders 9th, reminders before 4 out, rallied next, led narrowly 2 out, soon ridden, headed flat, no extra towards finish, 3rd of 5, 2 3/4l behind Diger Daudaie (10-12) at Newcastle 2m 6f (4) gs in Dec.
Norse Legend 15-8fav (11-12) Raced keenly, with leaders, ridden and lost place approaching 3 out, soon one pace, stayed on to take 3rd approaching last, no impression, disqualified, placed last, 3rd of 8, 5l behind Vango De Vaige (10-13) at Exeter 2m 7f hcp (4) gs in Nov.
Kerisper (FR) 8-1 (11-10) Held up in rear, blundered and unseated rider 13th, at Hereford 3m 1f hcp (4) sft in Dec.
Bonza Girl Evensfav (11-0) Held up in touch, challenged 3 out, soon led, kept on strongly, won at Fontwell 2m 6f hcp (4) sft in Dec beating Lostnfound (11-7) by 12l, 9 ran.
Flynnvincible 12-1 (11-6) Chased leaders, ridden after 8th, losing place when not much room and not fluent 4 out, soon weakened, pulled up before 3 out, at Uttoxeter 2m 7f hcp (4) sft in Dec.
Little Boy Boru (IRE) 50-1 (10-9) Always behind, tailed off, 13th of 14, dist behind Darling Maltaix (11-4) at Ascot 2m 6f hcp (3) sft in Dec.
Agincourt Reef (IRE) 10-3fav (11-9) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 5th, ridden in 3rd from 2 out, no impression, 3rd of 16, 14 1/2l behind Destined To Shine (11-11) at Hereford 2m 4f hcp (4) gs in Nov.
Big Man Clarence (IRE) 40-1 (10-6) Chased leader, led 3rd until 5th, chased leader until before 4 out, led again soon after next, over 1 length ahead 2 out, headed last and easily outpaced run-in, 2nd of 13, 7l behind Casko D'Airy (11-7) at Ascot 3m hcp (4) sft in Dec.
Heresmynumber (IRE) 20-1 (10-10) In touch, lost place 3 out, rallied after next, soon no impression, 5th of 10, 25l behind Deebaj (11-5) at Lingfield 2m 3f hcp (4) hvy in Dec.
Bact To Black 5-1 (10-10) Held up in touch, headway to chase leaders 4 out, under pressure next, soon weakened, 6th of 12, 37 1/2l behind Gonnabegood (10-8) at Exeter 2m 7f hcp (4) hvy in Dec.
American Life (FR) 40-1 (10-12) Held up, always behind, 8th of 12, 21l behind Frozen Flame (11-13) at Bangor 2m 7f hcp (4) gd in Jun.
Don't Tell George (FR) 14-1 (10-12) Keen in touch, pushed along 4 out, weakened after next, tailed off, 8th of 9, dist behind Forecast (11-6) at Lingfield 2m 3f hcp (3) hvy in Nov.