held up towards rear, headway when not clear run over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, never a threat
chased leaders, every chance over 2f out, soon lost place
chased leaders, effort over 2f out, soon lost place
tracked leader, driven to challenge over 2f out, no extra final furlong
mid-division, headway on outside over 4f out, weakened over 2f out
mid-division, headway over 4f out, soon chasing leaders, driven to challenge approaching final furlong, kept on under pressure
mid-division, outpaced over 3f out, stayed on inside final furlong, nearest finish
chased leaders, led over 2f out, stayed on well
behind, hung right to race against stands rail over 2f out, never dangerous
led until over 2f out, lost place over 1f out
very slowly away, behind, headway over 3f out, chased leaders over 2f out, kept on well
held up towards rear, headway over 3f out, never a threat
behind, beaten over 4f out
Life Knowledge won a division of this last year but has been in poor form over hurdles and on the Flat last time and Yvette is preferred. The latter is creeping closer and found one too good at Kempton on her latest start but SULAFAAT can get her head back in front. A runner-up in a higher grade over course and distance last time, she finished ahead of both Majestic Stone and a below-par Lyford here before that and gets the nod. Jan De Heem has yet to win on the all-weather and Mamdood slides further down the weights.
Imperial Focus (IRE) 50-1 (10-3) Led, headed over 3f out, weakened 2f out, 12th of 14, 20 1/2l behind Luna Magic (10-12) at Musselburgh 1m 1f hcp (5) sft in Oct.
Jan De Heem 5-1 (9-12) In rear, ridden 3f out, never a factor, 5th of 7, 13 1/4l behind Miss Ranger (9-2) at Catterick 1m 6f hcp (6) sft in Oct.
Sulafaat (IRE) 4-1 (8-11) Keen close up, not clear run 2f out, soon switched left, ridden and stayed on to chase winner inside final furlong, 2nd of 7, 1 1/4l behind Sashenka (9-9) at Newcastle 1m 4f hcp fll (5) pol in Sep.
Cormier (IRE) 9-1 (9-4) Made most to over 5f out, ridden over 3f out, soon behind, eased final 2f, tailed off, last of 15, dist behind Deinonychus (9-11) at Nottingham 1m 2f hcp (5) sft in Oct.
Lyford (IRE) 11-1 (9-9) Led 4f, pressed leader, ridden and lost place over 3f out, soon behind, tailed off, last of 10, dist behind Beaufort (9-5) at Newcastle 1m 4f hcp (6) pol in Sep.
Yvette 12-1 (9-4) In touch, headway over 2f out, every chance over 1f out, kept on well under pressure, 2nd of 14, 1 1/2l behind Sandy Steve (9-7) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp (6) pol in Oct.
Gworn 28-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, driven 3f out, ridden to chase winner over 1f out until inside final furlong, never on terms, weakened into 4th towards finish, 4th of 14, 9 3/4l behind Smart Lass (9-2) at Musselburgh 1m 5f hcp (6) sft in Oct.
Mamdood (IRE) 40-1 (8-13) Held up in rear, driven 3f out, ridden and headway under pressure over 1f out, stayed on into 3rd towards finish, never nearer, 3rd of 14, 7 1/4l behind Smart Lass (9-2) at Musselburgh 1m 5f hcp (6) sft in Oct.
Life Knowledge (IRE) 8-1 (9-3) Dwelt in touch, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 8, 18 3/4l behind Kaizer (9-6) at Musselburgh 1m 4f hcp (6) gs in Sep.
Clovenstone 28-1 (9-3) Mid-division, ridden over 3f out, lost place over 2f out, soon behind, tailed off, 13th of 14, 37 3/4l behind Colonel Slade (9-2) at Newcastle 1m hcp (6) pol in Sep.
Majestic Stone (IRE) 4-1 (9-4) Slowly into stride, behind, headway on inside over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on, never troubled leeaders, 5th of 10, 4 3/4l behind Beaufort (9-5) at Newcastle 1m 4f hcp (6) pol in Sep.
Elysee Star 14-1 (9-12) Mid-division, headway chasing leaders inside final 3f, hung right inside final 2f, kept on into 3rd towards finish, 3rd of 12, 4 1/4l behind Thorntoun Care (11-4) at Beverley 1m 2f hcp (6) sft in Sep.
Bannockburn (IRE) 4-1 (8-9) Slow into stride, headway to lead after 2f, reminders 8f out, ridden and headed over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, eased and lost 4th post, 5th of 8, 18 1/2l behind Kaizer (9-6) at Musselburgh 1m 4f hcp (6) gs in Sep.
Dr Richard Kimble (IRE) 125-1 (9-5) Always towards rear, 10th of 11, 25 3/4l behind Forbidden Dance (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp (6) pol in Oct.