led until after 3rd, remained prominent, led again before 3 out, challenged when blundered next, soon headed, kept on same pace
in touch, headway to chase leaders 3 out, weakened next, eased
tracked leaders, effort 3 out, led after next, hung right flat, ran on well
keen on outside, soon tracking leaders, weakened 5 out, tailed off 3 out
with leader, led after 3rd, headed before 3 out, rallied and every chance next, mistake last, no extra closing stages
held up, detached after 3rd, mistake 5 out, headway 3 out, stayed on into 4th after next, never near to challenge
behind, detached after 3rd, never jumped well, tailed off 5 out, pulled up before 3 out
Liva beat Sarvi over four lengths when successful over track and trip last month and carries a penalty. That should hand the advantage to the Irish raider HANNON, whose second to Smiling Eliza at Down Royal in August looks decent form with the latter subsequently winning again. John McConnell’s charge gets the nod to come out best with normal progress. Al Kherb ran well for a long way at Market Rasen on his first start over hurdles and makes most appeal of the remainder.
Liva (IRE) 11-10fav (10-12) Made all, 3 lengths clear last, ridden out, won at Musselburgh 2m (2) gd in Dec beating Sarvi (10-5) by 4 1/2l, 6 ran.
Al Kherb 10-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, not fluent and chased winner 3rd, ridden before 3 out, no impression, lost 2nd close home, 3rd of 7, 13 1/4l behind Adjali (11-4) at Market Rasen 2m 1f (4) gs in Dec.
Hannon (IRE) 33-1 (10-12) Mid-division, progress and hampered after 3 out, ridden into 4th 2 out, stayed on into 2nd and slight mistake last, no chance with winner, kept on same pace, 2nd of 12, 6 1/2l behind Smiling Eliza (10-5) at Down Royal 2m mdn gf in Aug.
Marble Bar 25-1 (10-12) Keen in rear, ridden 3 out, soon weakened, last of 6, 32l behind Liva (10-12) at Musselburgh 2m (2) gd in Dec.
Sarvi 9-2 (10-4) Held up in touch, effort on inside after 2 out, soon ridden and one pace, no impression before last, 4th of 8, 12 3/4l behind Alizee De Janeiro (11-10) at Kelso 2m 2f hcp (4) gd in Dec.
So Enjoy (IRE) 100-1 (10-2) Held up in 6th, slight mistake 4th, ridden in moderate 6th entering straight, no impression, 6th of 8, 24 1/4l behind Chief Justice (11-2) at Fairyhouse 2m (1) gd in Dec.
Villiersdorp 33-1 (10-12) Raced wide in touch, ridden over 3f out, effort over 2f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 10, 17l behind Conchita (10-12) at Wetherby 1m 4f fll (5) sft in Dec.
Thunderhooves 50-1 (9-12) Slowly into stride, towards rear, never on terms, 10th of 13, 13 1/4l behind Mr Red Clubs (10-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (5) pol in Dec.