held up towards rear, headway 5th, on outside 3rd before 3 out, challenged went right and bumped 3 out, every chance when bumped next, hampered last, switched left and kept on run-in
Torrid went close at Sedgefield only to disappoint back at the same track last time when beaten a long way in second. Chingachgook improves with every start but FOR THREE just missed out in a battle for the line at Carlisle a fortnight ago and James Ewart’s charge looks set to open his account on that evidence. Golden Wolf made a promising start over timber when runner-up here and is preferred to the more-exposed Dark Ruler while hurdles newcomer Native Fighter has won four times on the Flat and is worth noting.
Dark Ruler (IRE) 14-1 (12-0) Chased leaders, led 3rd until 7th, chased leaders, weakened after 4 out, behind and pulled up before next, at Wetherby 2m 4f hcp (4) gd in Feb.
For Three (IRE) 3-1 (11-2) In touch, headway 4 out, left in 3rd 3 out, every chance last and throughout run in, no extra closing stages, 2nd of 7, 1/2l behind Mint Gold (11-2) at Carlisle 2m 1f (4) gd in Feb.
Golden Wolf (IRE) 3-1 (11-2) Raced keenly, held up in 5th, left in 4th place at 4th, went 3rd before 2 out, hit last, went 2nd run-in, no chance with winner, 2nd of 5, 7l behind Fisher Green (11-8) at Musselburgh 2m (4) gd in Feb.
Murphy's Law (IRE) 9-4 (11-3) Tracked leader, under pressure 2 out, soon one pace, no extra closing stages, 4th of 6, 12 3/4l behind Landsman (11-3) at Musselburgh 2m 4f mdn (4) gd in Feb.
Native Fighter (IRE) 7-2 (9-4) Held up in rear, edged left and outpaced over 2f out, no impression, 5th of 6, 7 3/4l behind Glan Y Gors (8-12) at Newcastle 1m 4f hcp (4) pol in Feb.
Real Armani 40-1 (11-6) Keen, held up in chasing group, outpaced 8th, rallied 3 out, kept on to go remote 2nd towards finish, 2nd of 5, 35l behind Indian Opera (10-13) at Musselburgh 2m 4f mdn (4) gd in Jan.
Smart Paco 200-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, led before 4 out, headed next, soon lost place, tailed off from 2 out, moderate 4th, 4th of 6, dist behind Buster Valentine (11-5) at Newcastle 2m 5f (4) sft in Dec.
Torrid 3-1 (11-4) Raced keenly, chased leaders, went 2nd after 4th, mistake 3 out, kept on same pace before 2 out, no chance with winner, 2nd of 12, 15l behind Ingleby Hollow (11-4) at Sedgefield 2m 1f mdn (5) gs in Jan.
Chingachgook 8-1 (11-0) Held up, headway 5 out, went 2nd after next, every chance 3 out, no extra approaching last, 4th of 7, 9 1/4l behind Lisheen Castle (11-0) at Wetherby 2m mdn (5) gs in Jan.
Doctor Jazz (IRE) 9-1 (11-0) Tracked leader, hampered 4th, driven and weakened 4 out, tailed off, 5th of 7, dist behind Lisheen Castle (11-0) at Wetherby 2m mdn (5) gs in Jan.
Gemologist (IRE) 7-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, effort over 1f out, one pace, 5th of 9, 4 1/4l behind Croeso Cymraeg (9-2) at Chelmsford City 1m 5f stks (6) pol in Feb.