prominent, blundered 4th, lost place before 4 out, soon behind
held up in touch, driven to chase leaders before 4 out, outpaced when mistake next, soon ridden, never threatened to get on terms
led to 5th, with leader, led again narrowly after 8th, joined 2 out, ridden and headed approaching last, not pace of winner flat
in touch on inside, tracked front pair when blundered 4 out, went 2nd next, upsides 2 out, ridden to lead approaching last, clear flat
raced keenly, held up until headway to track leader 4th, led when hung and jumped left from next, headed narrowly after 8th, blundered 11th, outpaced 3 out, no chance with front pair after
held up in rear, not fluent 9th, hit next, soon struggling, never a threat
chased leaders to before 4 out, soon beaten and behind
chased leaders, ridden after 5 out, soon outpaced, went modest 4th and kept on from 2 out, never threatened leaders
Steadily improving under Rules, Jim Dreaper hasn't sent Downpatrick third MULLAGHMURPHY BLUE over from Ireland without good reason. Dropping back in distance may not be ideal but likely market rival Final Fling, who has been running well at Hexham, is also better over 3m and has to give the selection a couple of pounds. Running In Heels won easily over hurdles at Market Rasen in June but he's shown little in hunter chases, though has won three point-to-points. Devito'sgoldengirl may do better switched to fences but looks very one-paced.
Devito'sgoldengirl (IRE) 16-1 (11-11) Prominent, lost place after 3 out (usual 4 out), soon weakened, tailed off when pulled up before 2 out, at Perth 3m hcp (5) hvy in Sep.
Final Fling (IRE) 3-1fav (11-6) Mid-division, headway chasing leaders 6th, mistake 9th, outpaced approaching 2 out, kept on again run-in, went 2nd close home, no chance with winner, 3rd of 12, 7 1/4l behind Alices Man (10-2) at Hexham 2m 7f hcp (5) sft in Oct.
Running In Heels (IRE) 11-8fav (10-6) Led until 1st, tracked leader, led after 6th, headed before last, soon weakened, 6th of 10, 18l behind Beeno (12-2) at Cartmel 2m 1f hcp (4) gs in Jun.
Mullaghmurphy Blue (IRE) 13-2 (11-9) Towards rear and 10th before 4 out, took closer order before 2 out and soon went 4th, stumbled on landing at last and soon ridden, no impression and went 3rd closing stages, 3rd of 12, 7l behind Dinnie's Vinnie (11-7) at Downpatrick 2m 7f hcp Yielding in Oct.
King Golan (IRE) 200-1 (11-4) Chased leaders, lost place 5 out, behind when pulled up before last, at Uttoxeter 2m 4f (3) sft in Oct.
Mahler Bay (IRE) 100-1 (11-0) In rear, mistake 2nd, never dangerous from 10th, 4th of 5, dist behind Big River (11-0) at Kelso 2m 7f (4) gd in Oct.
It's A Long Story (IRE) 11-1 (10-3) Mid-division, headway 4th, mistake 3 out, soon lost place, 7th of 10, 20 3/4l behind Zephyr (12-4) at Sedgefield 3m 3f hcp (5) gd in Sep.
Top Cat Dj (IRE) 66-1 (10-0) Held up mid-division, weakened before 5 out, tailed off, 13th of 15, dist behind Havana Jack (10-11) at Kelso 2m 7f hcp (4) gd in Oct.