tracked leader, mistake 3rd, effort to challenge on inside 3 out, outpaced when switched left and ridden before next, kept on but no chance with impressive winner in clear 2nd between last 2
tracked front pair, mistake 3rd, smooth headway 3 out, soon led, drew clear on bit after next, impressive
towards rear, outpaced 3 out, kept on under pressure from last, went 5th near, no chance with leaders
mid-division, struggling after 4 out, never a threat
keen early, mid-division, chased leaders after 4 out, soon outpaced, stayed on into modest 3rd flat, no chance with clear pair
led, driven and headed after 3 out, no chance with front pair from next, weakened and lost place flat
keen early, held up, always behind, struggling 5th, tailed off 4 out
always behind, struggling from 5th
never better than mid-division, weakened 3 out, tailed off
mid-division, outpaced 3 out, never a threat
chased clear leaders, 5th when blundered 4 out, soon outpaced, no danger after, weakened last
always behind, struggling after 4th, tailed off 3 out
mid-division, chased clear leaders before 3 out, stayed on to take 4th near finish, never nearer
chased clear leaders, outpaced in 4th when mistake 3 out, soon ridden and well held, lost 2 places near finish
BEYOND THE CLOUDS looked an above-average recruit to hurdling at Kelso last month. The second that day, Some Reign, won easily on a return visit to the track and Kevin Ryan's charge gets 7lb from Golden Jeffrey, who won at Cartmel and Perth at the end of the summer but has finished last in both starts since. Pumaflor was third at Huntingdon last time and has place claims again while Wotabreeze is likely to improve on his fourth at Market Rasen and could well reverse that form with third Royal Mandate.
Golden Jeffrey (SWI) 14-1 (10-12) Led, hard pressed 3 out, driven and headed next, soon ridden and outpaced, lost place flat, last of 4, 7 1/4l behind Twobeelucky (10-12) at Cheltenham 2m (2) gd in Oct.
Beyond The Clouds 4-6fav (10-12) Led from 2nd, ridden before last, kept on well run-in, won at Kelso 2m (4) gd in Oct beating Some Reign (10-12) by 2l, 12 ran.
Boy's On Tour (IRE) 25-1 (10-12) Led to 4 out, weakened before 3 out, pulled up, at Kelso 2m 5f (4) gd in Oct.
Great Colaci 33-1 (11-0) Held up behind, driven to chase leaders before 2 out, soon outpaced, weakened last, 6th of 9, 27 3/4l behind Demon D'aunou (11-0) at Market Rasen 2m 1f mdn (4) gd in Oct.
Kelpies Myth 22-1 (10-12) Led to 2nd, tracked leaders, ridden and weakened before 2 out, 6th of 12, dist behind Beyond The Clouds (10-12) at Kelso 2m (4) gd in Oct.
Montrachet Mix (FR) 100-1 (10-12) Always behind, weakened after 3 out, pulled up before next, at Hexham 2m (4) hvy in Oct.
My Jamaican Guy (IRE) 80-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride, always behind, 10th of 12, 27 1/2l behind His Kyllachy (9-5) at Carlisle 1m 1f mdn stks (5) gs in Jul.
Optima Petamus 20-1 (10-0) Tracked leaders, ridden and lost place over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 11, 22 3/4l behind Ingleby Spring (9-8) at Redcar 1m 2f hcp (6) gs in Oct.
Pc Dixon 12-1 (9-1) Keen, tracked leaders, effort over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 11, 11 1/4l behind Intimately (8-11) at Salisbury 7f hcp (5) gs in May.
Permission Granted (IRE) 33-1 (11-0) In rear, struggling 3 out, never near leaders, 8th of 9, 33 1/4l behind Demon D'aunou (11-0) at Market Rasen 2m 1f mdn (4) gd in Oct.
Pumaflor (IRE) 14-1 (10-12) Chased leader until approaching 2 out, kept on same pace in 3rd, 3rd of 10, 9 1/4l behind Canyon City (10-12) at Huntingdon 2m (4) gd in Oct.
Rooster Spirit (IRE) 125-1 (11-0) Prominent, niggled along after 3 out, never dangerous, 8th of 11, 31l behind Some Reign (11-0) at Kelso 2m mdn (4) gd in Oct.
Royal Mandate (IRE) 12-1 (11-0) Held up mid-division, headway 4 out, driven to chase leaders after 3 out, outpaced next, ridden and stayed on to take modest 3rd closing stages, 3rd of 9, 12 1/2l behind Demon D'aunou (11-0) at Market Rasen 2m 1f mdn (4) gd in Oct.
Wotabreeze (IRE) 11-2 (11-0) Held up mid-division, hit 4th, chased leaders after 3 out, close up when hit next, soon outpaced, no chance with front pair from last, lost modest 3rd closing stages, 4th of 9, 15 1/4l behind Demon D'aunou (11-0) at Market Rasen 2m 1f mdn (4) gd in Oct.