made all, clear going well before 2 out, hit last, unchallenged
chased winner until before 3rd, chased leading pair, ridden and weakened before left in modest 3rd 2 out, went 2nd towards finish, no chance
last pair, tailed off when mistake 3 out, never a factor
took keen hold, tracking leaders when blundered and unseated rider 1st
tracked leading pair, went 2nd before 3rd, pushed along and well held before 2 out, blundered last, weakened and lost 2nd towards
last pair, ridden and tailed off when mistake 3 out
tracked leaders, pushed along in well held 3rd when fell heavily 2 out
TORPILLO runs in this rather than the Tolworth Hurdle. It’s difficult to evaluate the merit of his victory here last month but he sauntered clear in the closing stages and is clearly above-average so will be a short price to complete the hat-trick. Fukuto carries a penalty for winning an ordinary contest in France in the autumn but newcomer Honorable is interesting having won over an extended 1m6f on the Flat, though may need further. Paddy The Chef was a little keen at Musselburgh and will need settle better here if he is to last home.
Torpillo (FR) 4-1 (11-5) Made all, came towards stands side before 2 out, drew readily clear between last 2, in no danger after, pushed out, impressive, won at Sandown 2m (2) hvy in Dec beating Caswell Bay (11-0) by 23l, 6 ran.
Fukuto (FR) (10-10) won at Argentan 2m 2f gs in Oct beating Sceaux Des Landes (10-10) by 1/2l, 12 ran.
Flashdanza 100-1 (10-12) Towards rear, struggling 3 out, headway under pressure after next, stayed on to take modest 3rd flat, no chance with clear pair, 3rd of 11, 23 1/2l behind Fresno Emery (10-12) at Fontwell 2m 2f (4) sft in Dec.
Honorable (FR) (9-9) 6th of 15, 7 3/4l behind Karlstad (8-13) at Deauville 1m 7f hcp gd in Aug.
Paddy The Chef (IRE) 13-8 (10-12) Keen close up, ridden and headway approaching 2 out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 6, 5 1/4l behind Liva (10-12) at Musselburgh 2m (2) gd in Dec.
Tis Fantastic (FR) Montmartre gelding out of Anadara.
Last Enchantment (IRE) 9-1 (10-7) Held up in touch, not fluent 1st, jumped right 3rd, took closer order 5 out, ridden to challenge approaching 2 out, soon weakened, 5th of 7, 17 1/2l behind Flegmatik (11-0) at Wetherby 2m (4) gs in Dec.