in touch, headway to chase leaders after 3 out, weakened last
pulled hard, tracked leaders, lost place after 4th
always prominent, every chance 2 out, led approaching when mistake last, headed run in, kept on same pace
chased leaders, ridden to lead after last, held on gamely
held up in rear, pulled hard, headway 4 out, chased leaders after next, stayed on strongly closing stages, nearest finish
behind, headway 3 out, soon weakened
chased leaders, weakened after 4 out, tailed off
mid-division, under pressure 2 out, never on terms
led, not fluent 2nd, mistake next, soon headed, chased leaders, effort 2 out, weakened before last
mid-division, some late headway, never nearer
always behind, tailed off after 4 out
pulled hard in touch, led after 3rd, 10 lengths clear before 4 out, hit next, headed approaching last, no extra closing stages
mid-division, under pressure 3 out, no impression
behind, mistake 3rd, tailed off when refused next
French import Jassas is not given a stiff task on his first run in this country and may well make a winning start for James Ewart. Hello Fellas hinted at ability on his first run over timber at Carlisle but Inniscastle Lad has been beaten a total of 76 lengths in his two runs over hurdles. HIDDEN REBEL will have her stamina to prove but she did win five times on the Flat and has a chance of lasting home as long as the going doesn’t get any softer. Alastair Whillans’ mare gets a tentative vote.
Hello Fellas (IRE) 6-1 (10-12) Held up towards rear, headway before 2 out, no extra before last, 5th of 12, 14 1/2l behind Slanelough (10-12) at Carlisle 2m 1f (4) sft in Oct.
In Focus (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Led until over 5f out, weakened well over 2f out, 8th of 12, dist behind Tonto's Spirit (9-12) at Catterick 2m hcp (5) sft in Oct.
Inniscastle Lad 28-1 (10-12) Prominent in chasing group, led briefly after 3 out, kept on same pace on same pace, no chance with easy winner, 2nd of 12, 23l behind Ravenhill Road (10-12) at Sedgefield 2m 1f mdn stks (5) gs in Oct.
Jassas (FR) (10-7) 2nd of 15, 2 1/2l behind Kitkatie (10-3) at Compiegne 2m 1f sft in Jun.
Joke Dancer 33-1 (10-12) Chased clear leading pair, closer after 4th, led 5th until soon after 3 out, weakened before next, 6th of 12, dist behind Ravenhill Road (10-12) at Sedgefield 2m 1f mdn stks (5) gs in Oct.
No Boundaries (IRE) 200-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, weakened from 3 out, tailed off, last of 7, dist behind Court Liability (10-12) at Sedgefield 2m 5f (4) gd in Nov.
Pc Dixon 100-1 (10-12) Never better than mid-division, weakened 3 out, tailed off, 13th of 14, dist behind Beyond The Clouds (11-5) at Musselburgh 2m (4) gd in Nov.
Permission Granted (IRE) 100-1 (10-12) Mid-division, outpaced 3 out, never a threat, 9th of 14, 34 1/4l behind Beyond The Clouds (11-5) at Musselburgh 2m (4) gd in Nov.
Pumaflor (IRE) 12-1 (10-12) Chased clear leaders, 5th when blundered 4 out, soon outpaced, no danger after, weakened last, 10th of 14, 34 3/4l behind Beyond The Clouds (11-5) at Musselburgh 2m (4) gd in Nov.
Red Ochre 22-1 (10-0) Slowly into stride, behind, ridden over 2f out, never involved, 8th of 9, 29 1/4l behind Globetrotter (8-9) at Thirsk 1m 4f mdn stks (5) gf in May.
Star Of Milan 25-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear, struggling from after 5 out, last of 12, dist behind Temple Man (11-0) at Kelso 2m mdn (4) gd in Oct.
Stoneboat Bill 100-1 (11-0) Took keen hold, held up in rear, behind 6th, 8th of 16, dist behind Kalashnikov (11-0) at Wetherby 2m (3) sft in Nov.
Super Charge 80-1 (10-12) Always behind, 12th of 14, dist behind Carlos Du Fruitier (10-12) at Wetherby 2m 4f (4) gs in Nov.
Hidden Rebel 8-1 (9-12) Steadied start, in touch, effort when not clear run over 2f out, soon hampered, weakened approaching final furlong, 5th of 7, 9 1/4l behind Set In Stone (9-12) at Musselburgh 1m hcp fll (4) sft in Sep.