tracked leader, led 8th (usual 9th), drew clear on bit bypassing omitted 2 out, unchallanged after, canter (2 flights omitted)
tracked front pair, fell heavily 2nd
held up in rear, left chasing rival pair from 2nd, went 2nd at 9th (usual 10th), soon pushed along, ridden and lost touch bypassing omitted 3 out, no chance with easy winner after
led to 8th (usual 9th), behind and struggling from next, tailed off from 3 out (usual 4 out)
Kamool is on a roll and will be fancied to complete his hat-trick with Richard Johnson back in the saddle. But he's only won at Southwell so far and has been raised another 5lb which may have put him too close in the weights to UNANIMITE. David Pipe's five-year-old appeared to be running into form last month at Uttoxeter and this is probably his trip nowadays. Extreme Impact is a course and distance winner but prefers the mud and has an absence to overcome while Royal Battalion still has his stamina to prove. Indian Rupee has been running over fences since arriving in the UK and has a poor strike-rate.
Unanimite (FR) 5-1 (11-12) Held up towards rear, not fluent and pushed along 4 out, outpaced when not fluent next, went 4th last and stayed on flat, 4th of 8, 5l behind Bucking The Trend (11-7) at Uttoxeter 2m 7f hcp (3) gs in Oct.
Kamool (GER) 2-1fav (11-12) Chased clear leader, closed 4th, mistake 10th, led after 4 out, ridden and not fluent 2 out, driven and kept on run-in, won at Southwell 3m hcp (4) gd in Sep beating Dun Scaith (10-13) by 1 1/2l, 5 ran.
Royal Battalion 13-2 (11-7) Held up towards rear, weakened from 3 out, 7th of 10, 26 1/4l behind Patsys Castle (10-11) at Warwick 3m 2f hcp (4) gd in Sep.
Indian Rupee (IRE) 14-1 (11-0) Jumped left, led, pushed along after 4 out, headed 2 out, no chance with very easy winner, weakened into 3rd run-in, 3rd of 4, 6l behind After Eight Sivola (11-0) at Newton Abbot 2m (3) gd in Oct.
Extreme Impact 14-1 (10-11) With leader, pushed along before 8th, reminders before 5 out, tailed off 3 out, last of 8, dist behind Mustmeetalady (11-8) at Warwick 3m 1f hcp (3) sft in Apr.