behind, headway before 4 out, weakened next, tailed off
always prominent, driven to lead approaching last, stayed on well
chased leaders, lost place 4th, soon beaten, tailed off
held up towards rear, headway 4th, mistake 5 out, chased leaders after next, no extra from 2 out
led, keen early, headed before last, no extra
prominent, driven 3 out, weakened before next, tailed off
held up in rear, headway 3rd, chased leaders next, weakened quickly 5th, completely tailed off when pulled up before 4 out
mid-division, headway when mistake 2 out, kept on under pressure
always behind, beaten 3 out, tailed off
Eye In The Sky made a winning start over hurdles in Norway in October and has switched yards subsequently. But he’s conceding weight to DOMINATEUR, placed in all three outings over timber so far including when third in testing going at Chepstow behind runner-up Smiths Cross, who runs earlier on today’s card. Oliver Sherwood’s charge gets the vote to open his account. Bumper winners New Age Dawning and Destinee Royale go hurdling for the first time and the latter has undergone wind surgery since last in action in April last year but the remainder are harder to recommend.
Eye In The Sky (IRE) 3-5 (10-12) won at Ovrevoll 2m in Oct
Dominateur (FR) 13-8 (10-12) Always close up, every chance approaching 3 out, ridden after 2 out, 3rd and beaten when hit last, 3rd of 16, 3 1/2l behind Secret Reprieve (10-12) at Chepstow 2m 3f (4) hvy in Dec.
Ector (FR) 100-1 (11-2) Led, jinked left on stable bend after 6th, headed next, chased leader until approaching 3 out, edging right and every chance 3 out, badly hampered and unseated rider soon after, at Kempton 3m 1f (3) gd in Jan.
Jog On (IRE) 100-1 (11-2) Held up in rear, headway on outside 7th, weakened before 3 out, 9th of 16, dist behind Lisnagar Oscar (11-2) at Chepstow 2m 3f (4) gs in Jan.
New Age Dawning (IRE) 5-2 (11-5) Led briefly, tracked leader, led again 6f out, made rest, stayed on gamely, won at Exeter 2m 1f mdn (5) gs in Jan beating Kalooki (11-5) by 1l, 9 ran.
Risky Gold (IRE) 100-1 (11-0) Mid-division on outside, slow 2nd, towards rear next, last 4th, reminder before 6th, well beaten 4 out, 14th of 17, dist behind Birchdale (11-0) at Warwick 2m 5f mdn (4) gs in Dec.
Writingsonthewall (IRE) 100-1 (11-0) Led after 3 out, lost place 5th, behind when pulled up 4 out, at Plumpton 2m 5f mdn (4) sft in Dec.
Destinee Royale (FR) 8-1 (10-12) In touch, lost place over 6f out, headway over 3f out, led over 1f out, soon strongly challenged, hard driven, all out, won at Towcester 2m (5) sft in Apr beating Miss Heritage (11-0) by 1/2l, 13 ran.
Scarlet Couture 28-1 (11-2) Slight lead, headed and weakened 4f out, tailed off, last of 9, dist behind Buildmeupbuttercup (10-11) at Ascot 2m (4) sft in Feb.