held up mid-division, headway over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace
in touch, led over 2f out, headed final furlong, kept on same pace in 3rd place
held up mid-division, weakened over 3f out
held up towards rear, pushed along and lost place over 4f out
towards rear, effort over 3f out, never dangerous
prominent, led over 3f out, headed over 2f out, faded final furlong
led 3f, lost place over 4f out
held up towards rear, headway over 3f out, led inside final furlong, quickened well inside final furlong
towards rear, weakened over 3f out
mid-division, in 7th place over 2f out, never dangerous
mid-division, headway over 3f out, ridden to lead final furlong, headed inside final furlong, not pace of winner
with leader, led after 3f, headed over 3f out, soon outpaced
The opening bumper takes place on the Polytrack and JOSEPH HOBSON (NAP) has the form in the book with a debut second on fast ground at Wincanton last month. Tim Vaughan’s charge can go one better in this and is preferred to the likes of Global Harmony, Just A Sip and Hewn From Granite, who all made modest debuts. Of the newcomers, Copperless is a brother to a bumper winner and related to two other winners. He should be noted with Richard Johnson on board while Northern Poet, Ace Time and Gorgeous George are others worth a second glance.
Ace Time Sinndar gelding out of Desert Run.
Ballycloven Beat (IRE) 7-1 (11-10) Soon raced in 3rd, pushed along 4f out, lost position and no impression approaching straight, soon no extra, 7th of 9, 31 1/4l behind Fantasio D'alene (11-10) at Punchestown 2m Yielding in Oct.
Copperless Kayf Tara gelding out of Presenting Copper.
Dale Doback 16-1 (10-4) Raced keenly, with leader until 9f out, handy 3rd, pushed along over 4f out, weakened inside final 3f, 7th of 11, 36 1/2l behind Arkyn (10-4) at Lingfield 2m (5) pol in Jan.
Gorgeous George Fair Mix gelding out of Streccia.
Hewn From Granite 50-1 (10-12) Always towards rear, well beaten final 3f, 11th of 12, 14 3/4l behind Dragon Bones (10-5) at Worcester 2m (5) gs in Oct.
Joseph Hobson (IRE) 9-4 (11-10) Made most, set steady pace, quickened turning in, ridden and headed inside final 2f, kept on, not pace of winner final furlong, 2nd of 5, 2l behind Hunting Percival (11-10) at Wincanton 1m 7f (5) gf in Oct.
Mountain So High (IRE) 200-1 (11-0) Raced keenly, led until over 4f out, chased leaders, weakened rapidly 3f out, tailed off, last of 15, dist behind Drunken Pirate (11-0) at Newbury 2m (5) gs in Nov.
Northern Poet (IRE) Yeats gelding out of Crowning Virtue.
Pointed Spear (IRE) Dahjee gelding out of Exit Stage Left.
China Flower (IRE) Shantou filly out of Erins Stage.
Global Harmony (IRE) 7-2fav (10-12) Mid-division, headway chasing leaders halfway, weakened 3f out, 9th of 12, 16 1/4l behind Who What When (10-12) at Newbury 1m 5f fll (5) sft in Dec.
Just A Sip 9-2 (10-9) Held up towards rear, well beaten over 3f out, tailed off, 11th of 15, dist behind Mystic Dreamer (11-0) at Cheltenham 2m 1f (2) gd in Apr.