soon chasing leader, ridden and lost 2nd before 2 out, weakened between last 2
took keen hold, tracking leaders, 3rd 2 out, went 2nd approaching and every chance last, kept on same pace run-in
held up and behind, never a factor
held up towards rear, hit 5th, pushed along and struggling after next
led after 1st until 2 out, chased winner until approaching last, no extra in 3rd run-in
hit 1st, always towards rear
led until after 1st, chased leaders, led again 2 out, driven clear run-in
towards rear, driven along in 5th and no impression before 2 out
chased leaders, weakening when mistake 3 out
towards rear, last and struggling before 3 out
in touch, weakened after 3 out
Itsnowcato is the only penalised entry having made a successful debut over timber here a fortnight ago. That was his first start for over a year so he should have come on for the run. Takeitfromalady was around 19 lengths behind and appears unlikely to reverse the form. BRAVE JAQ, a winning bumper horse in France, went to Chepstow for his hurdling debut last month and was in touch when brought down three out. Compensation awaits here though McKenzie's Friend showed promise in two bumpers in the spring and has a very smart pedigree for jumping. Stablemate Bountiful Sin hasn't run since August of last year when performing with credit on very fast ground at Newton Abbot.
Itsnowcato 9-1 (11-0) Chased leader, led approaching 2 out, driven out, won at Plumpton 2m mdn (5) gd in Nov beating Baltic Storm (11-0) by 3l, 13 ran.
Authorized Too 9-2 (8-13) Pulled hard towards rear, headway to chase leaders at halfway, under pressure over 2f out, soon lost place, last of 9, 19 3/4l behind Full Moon Fever (8-5) at Bath 1m 4f hcp (4) gs in Oct.
Bolister (FR) 20-1 (11-0) Always towards rear, 6th of 8, 13 1/2l behind Cultivator (11-0) at Ascot 2m (4) gd in Oct.
Bountiful Sin 33-1 (10-12) Mid-division, mistake 1st, headway from 5th, ridden and every chance 2 out, one pace last, 3rd of 13, 9 1/2l behind Full Day (10-5) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f mdn (4) gf in Aug.
Brave Jaq (FR) 3-1fav (10-12) Tracked leaders, went 2nd briefly after 4th, close up 4 out, 3 lengths 3rd when badly hampered and unseated rider next, at Chepstow 2m (4) gd in Oct.
Highsalvia Cosmos 16-1 (9-7) Held up mid-division, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 10, 6 3/4l behind Ickymasho (9-4) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp (6) pol in Oct.
McKenzie's Friend (IRE) 2-1fav (10-12) Held up in mid-division, headway 7f out, challenged 4f out, every chance 2f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 16, 4 1/4l behind Burlington Bert (10-12) at Warwick 2m (6) sft in May.
Outrath (IRE) 5-1fav (11-0) In touch in 4th, weakened from 2 out, 6th of 9, 31 3/4l behind Miami Present (11-0) at Fakenham 2m mdn (5) gs in Oct.
Sir Hubert 40-1 (11-4) Mid-division, heaway 9f out, weakened over 2f out, 7th of 9, dist behind Missile Man (11-4) at Plumpton 2m 2f mdn (6) hvy in Jan.
Takeitfromalady (IRE) 8-1 (11-0) Mid-division, ridden in 5th after 3 out, plugged on, 5th of 13, 19l behind Itsnowcato (11-0) at Plumpton 2m mdn (5) gd in Nov.
Ding Ding 16-1 (10-5) Tracked leading pair, 2nd after 5th, ridden and no chance with winner when lost 2nd before 2 out, weakened into 4th run-in, 4th of 9, 20 1/4l behind Needless Shouting (10-12) at Plumpton 2m (4) gd in Apr.