held up towards rear, ridden and weakened before 2 out
held up towards rear, ridden and headway before 3 out, went 2nd before 2 out, led run-in, kept on well
tracked leaders, reminders before 6 out, lost place next, tailed off, pulled up before 3 out
prominent, weakened before 2 out
tracked leader, ridden before 2 out, weakened last
held up towards rear, headway before 3 out, one pace
behind, headway before 4 out to chase leaders, ridden before 2 out, weakened before last
refused to race
held up mid-division, weakened before 3 out, soon pulled up
held up mid-division, headway before 4 out, kept on to take 3rd place run-in
led, ridden before 2 out, headed run-in, kept on
Annie Alainn won at Uttoxeter yesterday and would carry a penalty here if taking part. She’s already been raised 18lb for an earlier course and distance win when beating several of these including Rockabilly Riot, who finished a long way back in second. CATCHTHEMOONLIGHT ran well in a higher grade at Leicester recently and won in soft ground at Hexham last month and may be good enough in this. Suprise Vendor unseated behind the selection at Hexham but is back on a winning mark while Ping won over a longer trip at Kelso last time but is upped 6lb on softer going today.
Our Lucas (IRE) 50-1 (10-13) Towards rear for most, ridden and no impression 4 out, kept on one pace behind straight, 10th of 18, 37 1/2l behind Summer Storm (11-5) at Thurles 2m hcp gd in Oct.
Oishin 125-1 (11-0) Always towards rear, tailed off 4 out, 9th of 11, 37l behind Elgin (11-0) at Newcastle 2m mdn (4) sft in Nov.
Quest Magic (IRE) 9-1 (11-10) Led, unseated rider 2nd, at Kelso 2m 7f hcp (5) gs in Dec.
Frightened Rabbit (USA) 50-1 (10-13) Always in rear, never a factor, 7th of 8, dist behind Perseid (11-3) at Sedgefield 2m 1f hcp (4) gs in Dec.
Suprise Vendor (IRE) 16-1 (10-6) Prominent, outpaced 3 out, kept on from last, never dangerous, 5th of 14, 14 1/2l behind One For Hocky (11-12) at Kelso 2m hcp (4) gs in Dec.
Catchthemoonlight 6-1 (10-10) Held up in last pair, headway into 3rd 3 out, pushed along edging right before next, ridden and every chance last, 2nd soon after, hung right and kept on same pace run-in, 2nd of 9, 2 1/4l behind Kassis (11-4) at Leicester 2m 4f hcp (4) gs in Nov.
Rockabilly Riot (IRE) 20-1 (11-11) Held up, in mid-division, headway chasing leaders approaching 5th, 2nd before 3 out, ridden and no impression before next, 2nd of 15, 19l behind Annie Alainn (11-12) at Newcastle 2m hcp (5) sft in Dec.
Notebook 20-1 (11-9) Held up, towards rear, tailed off 4 out, never on terms, 6th of 15, 37 1/4l behind Annie Alainn (11-12) at Newcastle 2m hcp (5) sft in Dec.
Absolute (IRE) 12-1 (10-12) Tracked winner until pushed along before 3 out, weakened quickly, behind when blundered 3 out, pulled up before next, at Newcastle 2m 5f hcp (5) sft in Dec.
Captain Sharpe 33-1 (10-5) Mid-division, pushed along after 4th, weakened soon after, tailed off and pulled up before 3 out, at Newcastle 2m hcp (5) sft in Dec.
Mrs Grass 66-1 (10-5) Chased leaders, weakening when mistake 4 out, tailed off and pulled up before next, at Newcastle 2m hcp (5) sft in Dec.
Ping (IRE) 9-2 (10-0) Prominent, ridden before 2 out, kept on to lead run-in, won at Kelso 2m 2f hcp (5) gs in Nov beating Pulpitarian (11-10) by 3 3/4l, 10 ran.
Annie Alainn (IRE) 3-1fav (11-12) Pecked 1st, tracked leading pair, went 2nd 4th, led before 3 out, clear before next, very easily, won at Newcastle 2m hcp (5) sft in Dec beating Rockabilly Riot (11-11) by 19l, 15 ran.