led until 3rd, remained prominent, lost place 5th, rallied 6 out, weakening when hampered 3 out
held up towards rear, headway after 4 out, outpaced 2 out, never on terms
always prominent, every chance when hung left 3 out, rallied after next, led again after last, soon strongly challenged, all out
in touch, progress to chased leaders 4 out, weakened 2 out
held up in rear, slow 5 out, soon beaten, tailed off
behind, headway after 4 out, jumped left next, weakened 2 out
held up, headway 4 out, chased leaders next, every chance 2 out, led last, headed soon after, no extra closing stages
chased leaders, led 3rd, strongly challenged from 3 out, headed last, soon rallied and every chance, kept on well under pressure
chased leaders, outpaced after 4 out, rallied 2 out, kept on well
chased leaders, lost place 4th, beaten 4 out, tailed off
Mr Love justified favouritism at Huntingdon earlier this month but conditions here will be much different and he may be vulnerable under a penalty given he has a poor overall strike-rate. Petite Ganache is also hard to win with and is still 6lb higher than when successful over a shorter trip here in January. Rose Dobbin runs two in this but Adam Nichol rides FINAL FLING, who shaped with promise on his return from a lengthy absence at Kelso and will strip fitter today though Tailspin is still unexposed over hurdles and stays well. Grand Enterprise is consistent but finds little off the bridle.
Final Fling (IRE) 16-1 (11-5) Behind, slow 2nd, headway approaching omitted 2 out, never on terms, 4th of 10, 16l behind Court Baloo (10-10) at Kelso 3m 2f hcp (4) gs in Oct.
Tailspin (IRE) 50-1 (10-8) Held up towards rear, slow 6th, headway after 3 out, stayed on into modest 4th, never a threat, 4th of 8, 20 1/2l behind Murphy's Law (12-0) at Kelso 2m 5f hcp (4) gs in Oct.
Mr Love (IRE) 2-1fav (10-12) Disputed lead until led 5 out, drew clear after 3 out, comfortably, won at Huntingdon 3m 1f hcp (4) gd in Nov beating Silent Encore (11-2) by 15l, 8 ran.
Dr Time (IRE) 12-1 (11-10) Held up in touch, niggled along before 3 out, ridden approaching 2 out, one pace, 3rd of 9, 4 3/4l behind Special Princess (10-2) at Ffos Las 3m hcp (5) sft in Oct.
Bullion (FR) 8-1 (10-13) In touch, mistake 5th, blundered and unseated rider 4 out, at Carlisle 2m 3f hcp (4) gs in Oct.
Grand Enterprise 12-1 (10-6) Held up in rear, headway 4 out, soon chasing leaders, every chance last, no extra closing stages, 2nd of 11, 3l behind Tekiblue de L'Orme (10-0) at Carlisle 2m 3f hcp (4) gs in Oct.
Our Cilla 10-1 (11-3) In touch, headway 4 out, ridden next, weakened approaching last, 7th of 10, 8 3/4l behind Jessiemac (11-6) at Ayr 3m hcp (5) sft in Oct.
Farlam King 12-1 (10-12) Keen tracked leader, every chance 3 out, ridden next, weakened flat, 6th of 10, 7 1/2l behind Jessiemac (11-6) at Ayr 3m hcp (5) sft in Oct.
Lammturner (IRE) 4-1 (10-11) Led, clear after 4th until 8th, headed 4 out, weakened quickly, mistake next, 5th of 8, 27l behind Ask Catkin (11-5) at Huntingdon 3m 1f hcp (5) gd in May.
Zakety Zak 11-2 (10-11) Held up, towards rear, headway approaching 7th, chased leaders approaching 3 out, weakened soon after next, 8th of 16, 29l behind Loch Linnhe (11-12) at Newcastle 2m 5f hcp (5) sft in Dec.
Petite Ganache (IRE) 5-1 (10-11) Held up and behind, niggled along 14th, short-lived effort approaching 3 out, 5th of 8, 26 1/4l behind Chanceiton (10-7) at Hexham 3m hcp (4) gd in Jun.
Kisumu 5-1 (10-1) Raced keenly in touch, lost place and not much room after 3 out, rallied before 2 out, went 2nd last, ridden and kept on flat, 2nd of 7, 1 3/4l behind Gris De Pron (11-4) at Sedgefield 2m 4f hcp (5) gd in Aug.