tracked leader until 7th, soon pushed along, struggling in last 4 out, soon weakened
tracked leaders, closed 7th, not fluent 9th, outpaced before 3 out, weakened next
led, headed 4 out, no impression on winner from 2 out, one pace
tracked leaders, challenged 8th, led 4 out, clear from 2 out, easily
TWENTY EIGHT GUNS has yet to win under Rules though has gone close over hurdles on more than one occasion. He should be sharper for a recent chasing debut at Hexham. Taroum has won four times over timber and has placed over fences before while Triggywinkle won over fences at Newton Abbot back in May and remains 4lb higher. Galros Lady may improve on her first start for Tim Vaughan but Carobello and Get Back To Me are harder to recommend.
Taroum (IRE) 25-1 (11-3) Led, ridden and headed 4 out, kept on same pace, no chance with winner from 2 out, lost modest 2nd after last, 3rd of 12, 15 1/4l behind Looksnowtlikebrian (11-12) at Chepstow 2m 3f hcp (5) gs in Oct.
Triggywinkle (FR) 8-1 (10-1) Held up in touch, left 4th at 6th, outpaced 4 out, no chance with front trio after, 4th of 6, 21 1/2l behind The Yank (11-4) at Newton Abbot 2m hcp (4) gd in Oct.
Carobello (IRE) 13-2 (10-0) Led until after 4th, lost place 7th, well behind 4 out, 6th of 11, 31 3/4l behind She's Late (11-4) at Ludlow 2m 4f hcp (5) gf in Oct.
Galros Lady (IRE) 7-2 (11-5) Mid-division, mistake 11th, outpaced 13th, well beaten 4 out, 7th of 9, dist behind Hill Of Gold (11-12) at Huntingdon 3m (6) gd in May.
Twenty Eight Guns 7-2jfav (11-12) Always towards rear, blundered 3 out, never dangerous, 4th of 10, 17 3/4l behind Quick Brew (11-5) at Hexham 2m 4f hcp (4) gd in Oct.
Get Back To Me (IRE) 10-1 (11-7) Behind, mistake 6th, tailed off 9th, pulled up before 4 out, at Uttoxeter 2m 6f hcp (5) gs in May.