pulled hard, always behind, tailed off 6th, pulled up before 2 out
chased leaders, went 2nd before 6th until 2 out, weakened last
held up towards rear, well beaten from 6th, tailed off after 3 out
in touch, ridden after 3 out, weakened before 2 out
held up towards rear, headway before 2 out, not fluent last, went 2nd flat, stayed on
led, jumped left at times, not fluent 4th, headed last, lost 2nd flat, no extra towards finish
prominent, not fluent 3rd, hit 5th, lost place next, well beaten when mistake 3 out, pulled up before 2 out
took keen hold, held up towards rear, slow 1st and 2nd, tailed off before 3 out
mid-division, well beaten before 2 out
chased leaders, not fluent 3 out, went 2nd next, led last, driven out
prominent, not fluent 1st, ridden after 3 out, stayed on one pace next
towards rear, well behind from 6th, tailed off 3 out
Avarchie has been absent since beating two subsequent winners in a Worcester bumper in July of last year but has joined the Skelton yard so should be ready. De Barley Basket is a points winner but Marcel Debruxelles is clearly well down the pecking order in Nicky Henderson’s stable. KING OF THE SAND has won twice over 1m4f, most recently at Epsom just over three weeks ago. He was much too keen on his only previous run over hurdles but could stretch these if setting a more sensible pace today. War Lord should make a hurdler and has been gelded since his debut in an Exeter bumper.
Bay Dude 80-1 (10-12) Raced keenly, held up behind, struggling 3 out, soon lost touch, tailed off, 6th of 7, dist behind Gateway To Europe (11-5) at Plumpton 2m 2f (4) gf in Sep.
De Barley Basket (IRE) 4-5 (12-2) Ch ldrs, 3rd 1/2way, smooth prog to ld 3out, kow from bef last, won at Stradbally 3m mdn gd in Apr beating Hellenic Fire (12-2) by 3l, 4 ran.
Delannoy 40-1 (9-6) Towards rear early, struggling in rear halfway, tailed off, last of 14, 23l behind Spice War (9-10) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp (6) pol in Sep.
Hackbridge 33-1 (10-0) Tracked leaders, ridden over 3f out, weakened 2f out, 12th of 13, dist behind Distant Chimes (9-12) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp (5) pol in Jul.
Jackson Hill (IRE) 16-1 (10-12) In touch, headway 4 out, chased leaders next, effort 2 out, weakened last, 5th of 12, 26 1/4l behind Neff (10-12) at Fontwell 2m 3f (4) gd in Oct.
King Of The Sand (IRE) 14-1 (9-4) Difficult loading, well away, made all, led field near side in straight, came clear final 2f, unchallenged, won at Epsom 1m 4f hcp stks (4) hvy in Sep beating Hydroplane (9-2) by 5l, 8 ran.
Marcel Debruxelles (FR) 9-2 (10-12) Tracked leader, mistake 3rd, not fluent 4 out, soon under pressure, held in 4th when fell last, at Bangor-on-Dee 2m 1f (4) gd in Aug.
Pirate Sam Black Sam Bellamy gelding out of Teenero.
Uae Soldier (USA) 33-1 (10-4) Held up, always behind, struggling 3f out, lost touch final 2f, 6th of 7, 30 1/2l behind Wild Flower (10-3) at Chelmsford City 7f hcp (6) pol in Sep.
War Lord (GER) 7-1 (10-7) Tracked leaders, driven over 3f out, kept on same pace, never able to challenge, 5th of 6, 11l behind Pileon (11-0) at Exeter 2m 1f (5) gs in Mar.
Annajemima 66-1 (11-0) In rear, struggling from 3rd, tailed off 4 out, pulled up before next, at Worcester 2m mdn (5) gd in Sep.
Truckers Cailin (IRE) 66-1 (10-12) Left 4th and hampered 2nd, always last, jumped right and behind 11th, 4th of 5, dist behind Lucca Lady (10-12) at Warwick 2m 4f (3) sft in Mar.
Avarchie (FR) 9-1 (10-12) Held up in last, headway over 3f out, led over 2f out, soon edged right, clear inside final furlong, stayed on, won at Worcester 2m (5) gd in Jul beating Templepark (11-0) by 3 3/4l, 5 ran.