led until 2nd, chased leader, led again after 10th, headed before 2 out, soon driven and held, kept on same pace, no chance with winner
chased leader, led 2nd until after 10th, soon gave up, no chance with leading trio
tracked leaders, reached for 4th, blundered dropped to rear and reminders 6th, outpaced and struggling before 10th
tracked leaders, 2nd 3 out, led before 2 out, soon clear, eased in closing stages
tracked leaders, 2nd 10th until 3 out, plugged on same pace in 3rd
Killabraher Cross beat DANCING DIK (NAP) by 10 lengths over course and distance two weeks ago but would have struggled to peg back the runner-up had Paul Henderson's charge not tried to take the third-last by the roots when clear and travelling strongly - the latter can reverse the form with a clear round on 4lb better terms. The others are all making their seasonal reappearances with only Ball Hopper showing much last season.
Killabraher Cross (IRE) 25-1 (11-3) Led until 2nd, chased leader, mistake 5th, not fluent 8th or 9th, took advantage of bad blunder by clear leader 3 out and soon led, in command before last, stayed on, won at Plumpton 2m 4f hcp (5) gd in Oct beating Dancing Dik (11-3) by 10l, 6 ran.
Dancing Dik 2-1fav (11-3) Led 2nd, clear 4th until blundered badly 3 out, soon headed, unable to recover and no impression on winner before last, 2nd of 6, 10l behind Killabraher Cross (11-3) at Plumpton 2m 4f hcp (5) gd in Oct.
Petit Ecuyer (FR) 33-1 (11-1) In rear from 3rd, behind before 12th, soon pulled up, at Warwick 3m hcp (5) sft in May.
Ball Hopper (IRE) 9-1 (10-4) Tracked leaders, mistake 2nd, outpaced 5 out, ridden 3 out, kept on to take 3rd towards finish, no impression, 3rd of 9, 3 1/4l behind Ravens Brook (11-12) at Ffos Las 2m 5f hcp (5) gs in Apr.
Goring Two (IRE) 25-1 (11-2) In rear, behind 12th, pulled up before next, at Plumpton 3m 2f hcp (5) sft in Mar.