led to 2nd, chased leader, ridden approaching 2 out, one pace from last
always towards rear
held up, headway after 3 out, ridden to lead approaching last, headed towards finish
held up, headway approaching 3 out, every chance approaching next, no extra after last
in touch, ridden approaching 2 out, soon weakened
held up in rear, ridden 3 out, soon weakened
chased leaders, weakened 3 out
held up towards rear, pushed along 5th, ridden and outpaced next, good headway on outer after 2 out, stayed on to lead towards finish
mid-division, outpaced approaching 2 out
always towards rear, lost place from 4th, tailed off when pulled up before 3 out
chased leaders, weakened 3 out
held up, headway after 3 out, soon weakened
close up, led 2nd, ridden and headed approaching last, no extra flat
always towards rear, weakened 3 out, tailed off when pulled up before 2 out
mid-division, headway to challenge on bit over 2f out, every chance approaching last, kept on towards finish
mid-division, headway when blundered 3 out, stayed on well from last, just held
towards rear, weakened 3 out
Yes Sir, Capitana and Decisive are the three to look at here, with Decisive a sporting choice to make a winning return after a long absence. This is Yes Sir¿s first hurdling outing for 18 months but he is well treated, only a pound higher than his last winning mark. He comes here on the back of a chasing success, and despite shouldering top weight here, he can go well. Capitana has won twice over hurdles already this year, and won well last time. He is a consistent type and although he carries a penalty for his latest success he will be thereabouts. Decisive is Yes Sir¿s trainer, Peter Bowen¿s second horse in the race, and he has a great chance. Rated about 70 on the Flat, he has won his last three of his four starts over hurdles. He has not been on a course for almost two years, but looks very well treated. Decisive is handled by a trainer who is fully capable of readying his charge after a lay off, and he can land this nice prize.
Yes Sir (IRE) 1-14fav (11-10) Made all, soon clear, unchallenged, won at Kelso 3m 1f chs (3) gf in May beating Uncle Neil (11-0) by 25l, 3 ran.
Caracciola (GER) 14-1 (10-11) Mid-division, hampered 4 out, soon weakened, 19th of 23, 44l behind Leslingtaylor (9-11) at Haydock 2m hcp hdl Grd 3 (1) gd in May.
Ellerslie Tom 5-2 (11-12) Tracked leader, ridden and weakening when mistake 3 out, 5th of 12, 17l behind Pearl King (10-7) at Stratford 2m hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gd in May.
Capitana (GER) 8-1 (11-9) Held up, headway 3 out, led approaching last, pushed clear, won at Stratford 2m hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gd beating Orpen Wide (11-12) by 5l, 14 ran.
Orpen Wide (IRE) 6-1 (11-12) Led, headed 5th, ridden 3 out, led again briefly 2 out, soon weakened, 2nd of 14, 5l behind Capitana (11-9) at Stratford 2m hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gd.
Ameeq (USA) 6-4fav (11-7) Held up, headway approaching 3 out, ridden and 3 lengths 2nd when blundered 2 out, no further impression, 2nd of 8, 3l behind Blaeberry (11-12) at N Abbot 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gf in May.
Norma Hill 20-1 (11-8) Led, ridden 3 out, mistake when headed 2 out, weakened, 4th of 12, 16l behind Pearl King (10-7) at Stratford 2m hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gd in May.
Kings Quay 16-1 (10-2) Held up towards rear, headway approaching 3 out, soon ridden, stayed on to lead flat, driven out, won at Aintree 2m lst hcp hdl (1) gd in Apr beating Diego Cao (10-13) by 1l, 22 ran.
Festive Chimes (IRE) 25-1 (11-3) In touch, ridden and outpaced 3 out, kept on, 3rd of 12, 10l behind Pearl King (10-7) at Stratford 2m hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gd in May.
Decisive Evensfav (11-9) Made all, hit 5th, clear 3 out, unchallenged, won at Perth 3m nov hdl (E) gs in Sept '05 beating Catch The Perk (11-0) by 19l, 7 ran.
Lord Baskerville 20-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders, led after 4th, ridden when headed 2 out, weakened, 3rd of 14, 7l behind Capitana (11-9) at Stratford 2m hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gd.
Dhehdaah 10-1 (10-10) In touch, ridden approaching 3 out, kept on from next, 5th of 19, 14l behind Adopted Hero (10-8) at Haydock 2m hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gd in Apr.
Hilltime (IRE) 9-1 (10-12) Chased leaders, every chance 3 out, soon ridden, weakened flat, 4th of 7, 6l behind Mange Tout (10-1) at Stratford 2m 1f hcp chs 0-135 (3) gf in Jun.
Mind How You Go (FR) 3-1fav (11-8) Chased leaders, led approaching 2 out, all out, won at Market Rasen 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-120 (3) gs in Jun beating Dishdasha (11-8) by 1/2l, 8 ran.
Dishdasha (IRE) 13-2 (11-8) Held up, headway to chase leaders 3 out, switched left approaching last, stayed on, 2nd of 8, 1/2l behind Mind How You Go (11-8) at Market Rasen 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-120 (3) gs in Jun.
Prince Ary 10-11fav (11-1) Made all, soon clear, unchallenged, won at Kelso 2m 2f hdl (3) gf in May beating Buffy (10-7) by 5l, 6 ran.
Im Spartacus 11-4fav (11-12) Held up towards rear, 7th 3 out, good progress to go 2nd 2 out, led going well between last 2, went clear readily flat, won at Towcester 2m hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gf in Apr beating Upright Ima (10-6) by 6l, 13 ran.
Motive (FR) 20-1 (10-6) Held up, ridden approaching 3 out, soon weakened, 16th of 19, 32l behind Adopted Hero (10-8) at Haydock 2m hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gd in Apr.