held up in rear, headway approaching 11th, outpaced from 4 out
held up in rear, not fluent 6th, headway when mistake and unseated rider 12th
tracked leaders on inside, lost place approaching 10th, soon behind, tailed off
held up, headway after 6th, went 2nd 12th, not fluent 3 out, soon led, headed next, hung left and no extra when blundered last
sometimes jumped left, led and bumped 2nd, headed before 10th, hampered 12th, weakened 4 out, tailed off
tracked leaders, weakened after 4 out
mid-division, headway after 9th, jumped slowly 11th, soon hung left, every chance before 2 out, weakened approaching last
held up in rear, mistake 6th, headway 3 out, stayed on same pace approaching last
mid-division, not fluent 9th, headway after 4 out, led 2 out, clear last, driven out
led, jumped right, bumped and headed 2nd, tracked leader, led again before 10th, not fluent 4 out, headed after next, stayed on same pace
in touch, hit 10th, hampered 12th, ridden 4 out, every chance approaching 2 out, stayed on same pace
Front-runner WAIT NO MORE deserves a change of luck and the handicapper has eased him fractionally in the weights since his latest C&D second to Benefit Game. He could well last home today though Gunner Rose will make a bold bid to complete his hat-trick as he was heavily eased when scoring for the second time at Southwell. An 8lb higher mark may well be manageable. Simply Strong looks worth taking on again after being pulled up in his last two starts and Colditz seems to reserve his best for Cartmel, though is only a couple of pounds higher than when scoring there last month. Legends Lass, Sir Bumble and Crystal Prince return from a break, while Louis Ludwig hasn't shown much over fences so far but is well treated on his hurdles form.
Gunner Rose 6-4fav (10-4) Held up, headway 10th, mistake next, switched right and not fluent 3 out, led 2 out, stayed on well, won at Southwell 2m 4f hcp chs 0-110 (4) gd in Aug beating The Kealshore Kid (11-2) by 4 1/2l, 6 ran.
Louis Ludwig (IRE) 9-1 (10-6) Held up in last, ridden and struggling after 4 out, 6th of 7, 33l behind Pin D'Estruval (11-5) at Newton Abbot 2m hcp chs 0-110 (4) gf.
Misamon (FR) 16-1 (10-11) Tracked winner until after 7th, soon ridden, weakened 3 out, 5th of 7, 27l behind Pin D'Estruval (11-5) at Newton Abbot 2m hcp chs 0-110 (4) gf.
Legends Lass 3-1fav (11-5) Held up towards rear, headway on outside 8th, stayin on in 5th when blundered 11th, driven in one paced 4th from 2 out (normal 3 out), 4th of 12, 31l behind Bold Perk (11-4) at Hereford 2m 5f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd in Jun.
Nesnaas (USA) 8-1 (11-12) Always prominent, every chance 4 out, stayed on flat, 3rd of 11, 2 1/4l behind Crack At Dawn (11-1) at Worcester 2m hcp 0-90 (5) gd in Jul.
Sir Bumble (IRE) 7-1 (11-7) Mid-division, ridden after 11th, weakened 4 out, tailed off, 5th of 12, well behind Gem Mill (10-2) at Newton Abbot 2m 5f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gf in May.
Simply Strong (IRE) 9-2 (11-11) Mid-division, slightly hampered 1st, hit 4th, headway 6th, not fluent 8th, mistake next, pecked 11th, mistake and weakened next, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Henri Prends Garde (11-2) at Fontwell 2m 6f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gf in Aug, 8 ran.
Tenzing (IRE) 33-1 (11-12) Held up towards rear, weakened from 3 out, 10th of 18, 30l behind Surfboard (11-6) at Newton Abbot 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-90 (5) gf in Aug.
Crystal Prince 5-1 (11-7) In rear, pushed along 4th, reminders after 5th, headway 7th, lost place next, rallied 4 out, no impression when taking 3rd 2 out until last, 4th of 9, 21l behind Lonesome Boatman (9-13) at Towcester 2m 3f hcp chs 0-90 (5) gd in Mar.
Wait No More (IRE) 5-2 (11-1) Led until 3 out, looked awkward from next, stayed on flat, 2nd of 5, 1 1/2l behind Benefit Game (11-12) at Newton Abbot 2m 5f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gf.
Colditz (IRE) 6-4fav (11-0) Held up, headway 6th, ridden when not fluent 9th, challenged 3 out, hit next, led after last, soon heade, driven ahead again 200 yards out, held on, won at Cartmel 2m 5f hcp 0-90 (5) sft in Aug beating Guns And Butter (11-10) by nk, 9 ran.
Just Playfull 9-2fav (10-5) Tracked leaders, lost place and towards rear when blundered badly and unseated rider 7th, in a race won by Rexmehead (10-6) at Southwell 2m 4f hcp chs 0-90 (5) gd in Apr '10, 10 ran.