jumped left 1st and next, tracked leaders, dropped to mid-division 3rd, outpaced before 2 out, ridden and weakened flat
mid-division, tracked leaders after 3rd, mistake 3 out, soon weakened, tailed off
raced keenly, tracked winner until driven and outpaced before 2 out, ridden and weakened after last
led, mistake 4th, went left and mistake again 3 out, ridden between last 2, not fluent and headed last, weakened flat
held up behind, headway when not fluent 2 out and last, ridden and stayed on into 3rd flat, no impression
mid-division, headway before 2 out, ridden and stayed on to chase winner flat, no impression
tracked leaders, went 2nd before 2 out, soon challenged, led last, ridden clear flat, ran on
mid-division, hampered 2nd, tracked leaders after 3rd, ridden 2 out, kept on same pace, never on terms
held up in rear, no impression until ridden and kept on well after last, never nearer
held up, always behind, lost touch after 3 out, tailed off
WHISKEY AND WATER was second three times on the Flat and went very close to making a winning start over timber when headed right on the lien by favourite Green Etoile at Hexham. He should again beat Fast Art, Lady Shanawell and Another Reason and can put his experience to good use here. Olly Murphy’s newcomer What Will Be showed ability on the level and is a half-brother to a winning jumper while Two Blondes has joined Donald McCain having won twice on the Flat for Mick Channon.
Andaleep (IRE) 8-1 (9-3) Soon in rear, slightly impeded approaching halfway, pushed along and headway straight, no extra from over 1f out, last of 4, 7 1/4l behind Facethepuckout (9-2) at Gowran Park 7f hcp gf in Aug.
Another Reason (IRE) 8-1 (10-12) Held up early, headway chasing leaders before 3 out, weakened approaching last, 6th of 10, 10 1/4l behind Green Etoile (10-12) at Hexham 2m (4) gs in Jun.
Fast Art (IRE) 25-1 (10-12) Raced keenly, led after 2nd, mistake and narrowly headed 4 out, pressed leader, in front again approaching 2 out, hung left and headed before last, weakened run-in, 4th of 10, 5 1/4l behind Green Etoile (10-12) at Hexham 2m (4) gs in Jun.
Milldean Felix (IRE) 16-1 (9-3) Went right start, mid-division, weakened over 2f out, 7th of 10, 6 1/2l behind Calling The Wind (10-1) at Chelmsford City 1m 2f (6) pol in Oct.
Two Blondes (IRE) 16-1 (9-6) Chased leaders, driven to challenge over 2f out, soon lost place, eased, last of 10, 37 3/4l behind Wedding Blue (9-2) at Goodwood 1m 1f hcp (4) gd in May.
What Will Be (IRE) 6-1 (8-12) Ran loose to start, towards rear, wide and headway from over 3f out, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 6th of 12, 4 1/4l behind West Newton (9-0) at Doncaster 1m 4f hcp (5) gf in May.
Whiskey And Water 2-1 (10-12) Held up in touch, headway chasing leaders approaching 4 out, went 2nd after 2 out, led before the last, headed post, 2nd of 10, shd behind Green Etoile (10-12) at Hexham 2m (4) gs in Jun.
Lady Shanawell (IRE) 50-1 (10-5) Prominent early, soon lost place, towards rear and not on terms after, kept on well run-in, 5th of 10, 8 1/4l behind Green Etoile (10-12) at Hexham 2m (4) gs in Jun.
Pola Chance (FR) Boris De Deauville filly out of Take A Chance.
Romany Rose (IRE) 100-1 (8-2) In touch in rear, ridden and weakened 2f out, tailed off, last of 8, 32 1/2l behind Renegade Master (9-9) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp (5) pol in Jan.