raced keenly, made all and set strong pace, given breather after 4 out, clear again next, kept on gamely towards finish, all out
held up off the pace in 5th, weakened 3 out, never involved, tailed off
chased clear leading pair and keen, closer after 4 out, pushed along after 3 out, ridden and hung left before next, soon beaten
held up off the pace in 4th place, hit 3rd, challenging for 2nd when hit 2 out, soon ridden and weakened between last 2
off the pace in 6th, pushed along before 3 out, never involved
held up towards rear, steady headway on outside approaching 3 out, went 2nd and hung left between last 2, strong challenge final 100 yards, lost 2nd post
held up off the pace in last pair, headway on outside and hung left after 2 out, 3rd when went left last, stayed on towards finish, went 2nd final stride, just held
chased leader in clear 2nd until ridden between last 2, weakened last
Ballymoy has won his last four but had to work hard to get the better of I’m A Game Changer on his reappearance at Chepstow. Mont Des Avaloirs has every chance of reversing Sandown form in March with the Twiston-Davies runner but was well beaten behind Global Citizen in the Dovecote at Kempton in February, though is 7lb better off. Slightly disappointing last season, What's Occurring has found his form at Hereford this autumn and is receiving weight from all-bar one one of his rivals while Whatmore is also running well. Gumball, however, folded tamely when well backed at Cheltenham and this is even more competitive. WHATSWRONGWITHYOU (NAP) is having a first start since third in the Imperial Cup in March but fitness is rarely an issue for a Henderson runner and he has his favoured going. There should be more to come this season from the seven-year-old.
Global Citizen (IRE) 9-2 (11-12) Tracked leader, took keen hold, led after 2nd, headed just after last, no extra closing stages, 2nd of 9, 8l behind Fidux (11-2) at Ascot 2m hcp lst (1) gd in Nov.
Gumball (FR) Evensfav (10-12) Held up in last, mistake 4 out, headway 3 out, shaken up before last, soon beaten, no extra flat, 4th of 6, 11 1/2l behind Pearl Of The West (10-5) at Cheltenham 2m (2) gd in Oct.
Whatmore 3-1 (11-3) Made all, joined briefly 3 out, ridden and ran on strongly flat, won at Bangor 2m 4f hcp (2) gs in Nov beating Ballyhill (11-0) by 4l, 11 ran.
Ballymoy (IRE) 6-4fav (11-12) Led until 1st, chased clear leader, hit next, closer after 4th, led approaching 2 out, ridden between last 2, stayed on strongly run-in, won at Chepstow 2m hcp (2) gs in Oct beating I'm A Game Changer (11-11) by 2l, 5 ran.
Whatswrongwithyou (IRE) 10-3fav (10-13) Mid-division, took keen hold, not much room and lost place after 3 out, went 4th last, stayed on, went 3rd towards finish, no impression on leading pair, 3rd of 17, 9 1/4l behind Mr Antolini (10-4) at Sandown 2m hcp (1) sft in Mar.
Mont Des Avaloirs (FR) 15-8 (11-0) Tracked winner to 3rd, tracked rival pair, regained 2nd at 8th, ridden after 3 out, no chance with winner when mistake next, 2nd of 3, 9l behind Maria's Benefit (10-7) at Newton Abbot 2m (3) hvy in Oct.
Lisp (IRE) 3-1 (11-8) Pulled hard, jumped left, headway tracking leader 2nd, led approaching 4th until 4 out where hit, led again approaching 2 out where went badly left again, stayed on well run-in, won at Fontwell 2m 2f hcp (3) gs in Nov beating And The New (11-11) by 7l, 6 ran.
What's Occurring (IRE) 4-6fav (11-6) Tracked leader, hit 2nd, led after 2 out, clear before last, easily, won at Hereford 2m (4) gf in Nov beating Super Scorpion (11-0) by 8l, 8 ran.
Voodoo Doll (IRE) 18-1 (11-11) Towards rear, headway under pressure after 2 out, ridden and stayed on flat, took 3rd final strides, nearest finish, 3rd of 20, 2 3/4l behind Red Hot Chilly (11-1) at Cheltenham 2m hcp (3) gd in Nov.