tracked leader, led over 3f out, headed over 1f out, kept on same pace
always in rear
held up in rear, headway over 4f out, effort over 2f out, one paced
made most, until over 3f out, ridden and one paced when bumped by winner over 1f out, no extra
mid division, headway over 4f out, ran green and led over 1f out, drew clear inside final furlong
with leader, until 7f out, soon behind
in touch, effort and chance over 2f out, no extra final furlong
It's not always easy to defy a penalty in a bumper and there is a question mark about the merit of ABSOLUTE BYGONES' comfortable defeat of two rivals at Hexham but he still looks the one to beat in a modest finale with winning pointer Lord Of Drums making his debut under Rules. One In A Row's Irish form is nothing to write home about while the market should prove the best guide to the chances of newcomers Cumbrian Farmer and Mister Pagan.
Absolutely Bygones (IRE) 2-1 (11-0) Tracked leader, led over 2f out, clear over 1f out, stayed on well, won at Hexham 2m NH flat (6) hvy in Jun beating Next Sensation (11-3) by 16l, 3 ran.
Cumbrian Farmer Alflora gelding out of Quark Top.
Lord Of Drums (IRE) 4-1 (12-0) Rcd 2nd, left ld 8th, qknd 3out, qknd well run in, easily, won at Lingstown 3m ire ptp gd in Mar beating The Crazy Crab (12-0) by 15l, 15 ran.
One In A Row (IRE) 33-1 (11-2) Soon disputed lead, 2nd from 7f out, dropped to 4th and ridden approaching straight, soon no impression and kept on, 3rd of 5, 6l behind Pique Sous (12-3) at Tipperary 2m N H flat hvy in Jul.
Mister Pagan Sulamani gelding out of Gunner Marc.
Comeonskinnylove (IRE) Catcher In The Rye mare out of Another Shadow.
Wor Lass 33-1 (9-12) Mid-division, pushed along over 5f out, soon struggling, tailed off, 6th of 9, well behind Brady (11-2) at Kelso 2m NH flat (6) gd in May.