tracked leading trio, went right 1st, tracked leading pair 4th, pushed along before 4 out, held when mistake next, no chance with leading duo
jumped right, led 1st, clear 3 out until next, driven between last 2, 1 length up last, headed and no extra close home
led until 1st, chased leader until after 13th, reminders soon after, chased leading pair, ridden before 4 out, soon lost 3rd and weakened, eased before 2 out, tailed off
took keen hold, tracked leaders, losing place when mistake 10th, behind when blundered badly and rider lost irons 14th, pulled up
in rear, fell 10th
held up in last pair, headway 5th, 2nd on inside after 13th, closed approaching 2 out, 1 length down last, stayed on gamely run-in, led close home
September's course and distance fourth Sky Watch has yet to make the frame in five tries over fences. YA HAFED scored over track and trip in May and is only 4lb higher. His stamina is assured so he gets the nod with The Cider Maker looking a risky opposition given he was tailed off over this sort of trip over hurdles at Warwick in the spring and only second in a weak contest at Wincanton on his reappearance. Winged Express should stay, however, so has a squeak and makes more appeal than Time Is Tickin and Yes I Will.
The Cider Maker Evensfav (11-6) Led until 4th, led 7th, ridden and jumped left last, soon headed, no impression towards finish, 2nd of 4, 1 3/4l behind East Hill (10-0) at Wincanton 2m 4f hcp (4) gf in Oct.
Sky Watch (IRE) 6-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders, ridden before 2 out, one pace, 4th of 7, 11 1/2l behind King Fontaine (11-9) at Plumpton 3m 2f hcp (4) gd in Sep.
Time Is Tickin 10-1 (11-3) With leader, blundered 10th, ridden and weakened before 2 out, 6th of 7, 23 1/2l behind King Fontaine (11-9) at Plumpton 3m 2f hcp (4) gd in Sep.
Winged Express (IRE) 100-1 (11-0) In rear, mistake 1st, soon tailed off, pulled up before 8th, at Newton Abbot 2m (3) gs in Oct.
Yes I Will 10-1 (10-13) Hit 1st, held up in rear, fell 2nd, at Fontwell 2m 5f hcp (5) gd in Oct.
Ya Hafed 25-1 (9-2) Close up, lost place after 5f, ridden over 2f out, no impression, 6th of 7, 11l behind Wordiness (9-13) at Bath 2m 1f hcp (5) fm in Jul.