behind, struggling halfway, plugged on from 4 out, never dangerous
always towards rear, struggling before 9th, tailed off, pulled up
tracked leader, led 5 out, headed before 4 out, left in lead 4 out, headed 2 out, kept on and no chance with winner
tracked leaders, lost place before halfway, tailed off, pulled up
led, pecked 8 out, blundered 10th, headed 5 out, soon outpaced
tracked leaders, led before 4 out, blundered and unseated rider 4 out
in rear, pulled up after 4th
in rear, outpaced before 5 out, headway before 4 out, led 2 out, clear before last
held up mid-division, left 3rd from 4 out, one pace and no impression when blundered last
tracked leaders, reminders before 12th, soon struggling, tailed off, unseated rider
Triptico has a first run since returning to winning ways off a 6lb lower mark at Uttoxeter in May but should be thereabouts if ready to roll. Bally Lagan was just caught at Warwick last month but INDY ISLAND is unexposed over fences and eased in grade after a fourth at Southwell, his first run for Charlie Longsdon. He gets the vote ahead of Lined With Silver, a winner at Worcester in May and only a pound higher.
Bally Lagan (IRE) 16-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, slow 2nd, 2nd 11th, not fluent 13th, led 2 out, driven flat, headed close home, 2nd of 9, 1/2l behind Pretty Reckless (10-12) at Warwick 2m 4f hcp (5) gd in Sep.
Indy Island (IRE) 14-1 (11-6) Tracked leaders, 2nd 15th, jumped right 3 out, 4th and no extra flat, 4th of 11, 15 1/4l behind Clubs Are Trumps (11-11) at Southwell 3m hcp (4) gd in Oct.
Grand Coureur (FR) 7-1 (11-8) Chased leaders, lost place 6th, mistake 4 out, soon well beaten, 10th of 13, dist behind Firmount Gent (10-8) at Bangor 2m 1f hcp (4) gs in Oct.
Triptico (FR) 6-1 (11-3) Mid-division, headway 10th, challenged 2 out, soon led, hard pressed, stayed on, just held on, won at Uttoxeter 2m 6f hcp (5) gs in May beating Hansupfordetroit (11-12) by shd, 10 ran.
Rakaia Rosa (IRE) 40-1 (10-0) Led to 5 out, ridden before next, soon weakened, 6th of 8, dist behind Sheer Poetry (10-3) at Worcester 2m 4f hcp (3) gd in Oct.
Monderon (FR) 10-1 (11-7) Jumped right at times, always towards rear, 6th of 9, dist behind Brown Bear (11-10) at Fontwell 2m 5f hcp (5) gf in Jun.
Lined With Silver (IRE) 16-1 (11-6) Chased leaders, 2nd before 4th until after 3 out, stayed on same pace from next, 3rd of 5, 13l behind Chitu (11-12) at Towcester 2m (4) gf in Oct.
Go On Henry (IRE) 8-1 (11-7) Held up in rear, stayed on from 2 out, went 4th last, never any chance, 4th of 10, dist behind Daulys Anthem (11-11) at Stratford 2m 3f hcp (5) gd in Aug.
Show's Over (IRE) 7-2 (10-12) Chased leaders, lost place before 4th, behind 7th, 7th of 10, dist behind No No Cardinal (10-8) at Newton Abbot 2m hcp (4) gf in Jun.
Accessallareas (IRE) 22-1 (10-13) Chased leaders, jumped right and not fluent 8th, lost place after 4 out, weakened next, 7th of 11, 22 1/4l behind Deise Vu (11-10) at Southwell 2m hcp (5) gd in Oct.