in touch, outpaced halfway, headway over 1f out, stayed on into 3rd closing stages, kept on under pressure
held up in rear, headway over 1f out, chased leaders inside final furlong, never able to challenge
mid-division, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out
tracked leader, driven to challenge over 2f out, led over 1f out, headed last strides
chased leaders, under pressure over 2f out, weakened over 1f out
led, soon clear, headed over 1f out, no extra closing stages
mid-division, weakened over 1f out
slowly into stride, behind, headway over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, ran on to lead close home
chased leaders over 3f
chased leaders, effort over 2f out, stayed on same pace
mid-division, outpaced halfway, never on terms
Dancing Rave has had just the one run on Tapeta so far, finishing fourth over course and distance in September of last year. He’s won twice since on Turf but does appear to enjoy some cut in the ground. Hassaad has been very lightly raced but there is a slight doubt about her over this trip. Lucky Lodge is a regular here and bids for s fourth course victory so can’t be left out of calculations but this is probably TOBEEORNOTTOBEE’s trip having flirted with 5f and 7f this season and he hasn’t raced off a mark this low since successful here in December of last year.
Lucky Lodge 8-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders, ridden and headway to challenge over 1f out, led narrowly inside final furlong, stayed on well towards finish, won at Newcastle 6f hcp (5) pol in Nov beating Jonboy (9-5) by 1 3/4l, 13 ran.
Dancing Rave 22-1 (8-9) Towards rear, ridden over 2f out, not trouble leaders, 8th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Gabrial The Devil (9-8) at Catterick 6f hcp (4) hvy in Oct.
Daafr (IRE) 17-2 (9-7) With leader, led narrowly 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, outpaced inside final furlong, 6th of 13, 4 3/4l behind Lucky Lodge (8-13) at Newcastle 6f hcp (5) pol in Nov.
Hassaad 8-1 (9-7) Chased leaders far side of group, went 2nd inside final 2f, ridden and every chance entering final furlong, held when badly hampered and snatched up towards finish, 5th of 13, 1/2l behind Qaaraat (8-7) at Newcastle 5f hcp (5) pol in Nov.
Heavenly Rainbow (IRE) 10-1 (9-7) Slowly into stride, in touch, ridden inside final furlong, weakened towards finish, 9th of 13, 4 1/2l behind Champion Brogie (9-4) at Kempton 7f hcp (6) pol in Oct.
It Must Be Faith 33-1 (8-10) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, chasing leaders when hung left inside final furlong, ran on, 2nd of 9, 1 1/4l behind Shepherd's Purse (8-9) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp (5) pol in Oct.
Ricochet (IRE) 12-1 (8-7) Tracked leaders, headway and effort over 2f out, ridden and every chance over 1f out, no extra final 100 yards, 3rd of 13, 3 3/4l behind Lucky Lodge (8-13) at Newcastle 6f hcp (5) pol in Nov.
Global Humor (USA) 16-1 (8-8) Dwelt, in rear, headway under pressure over 1f out, ridden and kept on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 4th of 13, 4 1/2l behind Lucky Lodge (8-13) at Newcastle 6f hcp (5) pol in Nov.
Epona 12-1 (9-8) Led 2f, chased leaders, outpaced 3f out, soon ridden, weakened final furlong, 6th of 11, 8 1/4l behind Suitcase 'n' Taxi (9-12) at Southwell 7f hcp (6) pol in Oct.
Tobeeornottobee 10-1 (9-4) Raced keenly, prominent, effort 2f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 10th of 14, 7 1/2l behind Cameo Star (9-7) at Newcastle 7f hcp (6) pol in Oct.
Dirchill (IRE) 66-1 (9-5) Led, switched to race alone towards stands side rail after 1f, headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 14, 15 3/4l behind Cameo Star (9-7) at Newcastle 7f hcp (6) pol in Oct.
One Last Hug 7-1 (9-1) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 12, 5 3/4l behind With Approval (9-1) at Newcastle 7f stks (6) pol in Nov.