in rear, headway over 1f out, soon chased winner, ridden inside final furlong, just held close home
tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden and no extra inside final furlong
in touch in 4th, ridden and outpaced over 1f out
led and set slow pace, headed over 1f out, soon weakened
tracked leader, led over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, just held on
Border Station won one of these over track and trip earlier this month but could only finish fifth at Kempton on Friday and it makes no sense to desert REPRESENTINGCELTIC today. Pat Phelan's gelding has proved a revelation on the Polytrack, beating City Press at Kempton last month and getting the better of Dr Livingstone over course and distance 12 days ago. Both runner-ups won at Kempton on Friday so the form is very solid and he's likely to be a short price to complete the hat-trick. Finger Onthe Pulse is a former Cheltenham Festival winner but hasn't run in a bumper for eight years and Highland River and Kayfton Pete have been on a break.
Border Station (IRE) 33-1 (10-11) Held up towards rear, headway over 5f out on outer, led over 3f out, headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, lost 4th place towards finish, 5th of 12, 9l behind Karinga Dancer (11-4) at Kempton 2m n h flat (5) std.
Finger Onthe Pulse (IRE) 33-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, weakened soon after 4 out, behind and pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Al Ferof (11-8) at Cheltenham 2m 4f Grade 3 hcp chs (4yo+) (1) sft in Nov, 18 ran.
Highland River 10-1 (10-8) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 2nd, bumped 6th, soon led, headed next, lost place 11th, slipped just before 3 out, soon weakened, 6th of 10, 22l behind Rob Conti (11-9) at Bangor 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-110 (4) gd in Aug.
Kayfton Pete 6-1 (11-8) Held up in touch, not fluent 3rd, fell 7th, in a race won by Forever My Friend (10-5) at Plumpton 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-105 (4) gd in Sep, 9 ran.
Representingceltic (IRE) 7-2 (10-4) Tracked leaders in 4th, went 2nd over 2f out, led 1f out, stayed on strongly, won at Lingfield 2m n h flat (4) std beating Dr Livingstone (11-0) by 3/4l, 11 ran.