tracked leaders, led 2 out, not fluent and jumped left last, held on towards finish
tracked leader, led 3 out, headed 2 out, weakened before last
always towards rear
led to 3 out, weakened before 2 out
in rear, headway after 3 out, ridden before 2 out, kept on same pace
held up towards rear, headway before 3 out, went 3rd before 2 out, soon chased winner, kept on and held towards finish
close up early, soon towards rear, weakened after 3 out
PETTICOAT TAILS (NAP) could give trainer and jockey a quickfire double as she left her debut over hurdles well behind when beating a previous winner at Wetherby, though still needs to brush up her jumping – Hermanus is held on the form book. Donald McCain’s pair, Birch Vale and Chicago Lady, are running over timber for the first time but Brian Hughes rides the former, who has been placed in bumpers, so it’s safe to assume she’s the stable selection. Katy Royal is already looking exposed but Ayr third My Old Gold should be capable of better.
Petticoat Tails 13-8fav (10-12) Tracked leader, mistake 7th, led 3 out, blundered next, switched right approaching last, driven and stayed on strongly, won at Wetherby 2m 4f (4) sft in Dec beating Schiaparannie (11-5) by 1 1/2l, 9 ran.
Birch Vale (IRE) 11-4 (10-12) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on, 2nd of 12, 2 3/4l behind Eternally Yours (10-12) at Sedgefield 2m 1f (6) sft in Dec.
Chicago Lady (IRE) 7-1 (11-10) Mid div, fair 9th bef 5out, sl prog in 5th bef 2out, went 2nd early flat, no dngr to easy wnr, 2nd of 16, 5l behind Timetobenefit (11-5) at Bartlemy 3m mdn gd in May.
Hermanus (IRE) 22-1 (10-9) Tracked leaders, unseated rider 4th, at Doncaster 2m 3f hcp (4) sft in Jan.
Katy Royal 9-1 (10-13) Held up mid-division, ridden before 2 out, kept on same pace, 4th of 11, 18 1/2l behind Buckle Street (11-12) at Catterick 3m 1f hcp (4) gs in Dec.
My Old Gold (IRE) 11-2 (10-7) Tracked leaders in 3rd place, pushed along before 2 out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 10, 10 1/2l behind Mcgowan's Pass (11-0) at Ayr 2m mdn (5) hvy in Dec.
Rylestone Presenting M out of Silver Monument.