in touch, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong
always in rear
tracked leader until ridden 2f out, kept on same pace
in touch, ridden halfway, kept on inside final furlong, not trouble leaders
close up, ridden and weakened over 1f out
raced far side tracked leader, weakened 2f out
led far side pair, ridden halfway, soon hung badly left, not trouble leaders
led stand side group and overall leader, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on one pace
in touch, pushed along halfway, never a factor
in touch in rear, ridden and headway 2f out, chased winner entering final furlong, stayed on
tracked leader, led over 1f out, ridden out
Machree beat East Street Revue and Tan here in September but Tim Easterby’s charge comes out best at the weights today, though stall one is not ideal for this trail-blazer. WRENTHORPE won twice under Harry Russell last season and is only 2lb higher than the second of this victories. He handles all types of going and ran well on his reappearance last year when fourth behind Bahuta Acha at Beverley. Bowson Fred was second at Newcastle in January but behind Machree at Chelmsford in December. Paul Midgley will no doubt win races with Nibras Again and he has one of the most experienced apprentices on board.
Machree (IRE) 9-1 (8-13) won at Chelmsford City 5f hcp (4) pol in Dec beating Acclaim The Nation (8-11) by ns, 10 ran.
Bahuta Acha 40-1 (8-12) 13th of 14, 11 3/4l behind Mountain Peak (8-13) at Ascot 5f hcp (3) gf in Sep.
Bowson Fred 9-1 (9-2) 2nd of 8, 1/2l behind Fendale (9-5) at Newcastle 5f hcp (4) pol in Jan.
Sheepscar Lad (IRE) 20-1 (9-3) 15th of 19, 13 1/2l behind Captain Jameson (9-2) at York 6f hcp (4) gd in Oct.
Drakefell (IRE) 9-2 (9-8) 9th of 10, 5 3/4l behind Poyle Vinnie (9-7) at Chelmsford City 5f hcp (4) pol in Apr.
East Street Revue 9-1 (9-4) 9th of 14, 5 1/4l behind Arzaak (9-2) at Southwell 5f hcp (4) pol in Nov.
Dapper Man (IRE) 12-1 (9-4) 3rd of 6, 3l behind Mininggold (9-0) at Southwell 5f hcp (5) pol in Apr.
Wrenthorpe 20-1 (9-1) won at Nottingham 5f hcp (4) sft in Nov beating Bossipop (9-7) by shd, 16 ran.
Tan 8-1 (9-7) 10th of 11, 9 3/4l behind Global Tango (9-11) at Lingfield 6f hcp (4) pol in Apr.
Nibras Again 8-1 (9-6) 5th of 11, 3 1/4l behind Miracle Works (9-6) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp (5) pol in Mar.
Canford Bay (IRE) 5-2fav (9-9) 3rd of 10, 2l behind Zapper Cass (9-8) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp (5) pol in Apr.
Lydiate Lady 12-1 (9-0) 4th of 14, 1 3/4l behind Ocelot (9-9) at Nottingham 5f hcp (5) gd in Oct.