raced wide keen with leader, led soon after 2 out, 3 lengths clear next, tired run in and headed towards finish
raced wide in touch, ridden and headway soon after 3 out, no impression from next
in rear, ridden and headway 3 out, weakened next
close up, tracked leaders 3 out, ridden and no impression from next
raced wide towards rear, ridden 3 out, weakening when hit 2 out
led, ridden and headed 3 out, pulled up before next
tracked leaders, led 3 out, hit next and soon headed, 3 lengths down next, rallied to lead again towards finish
always in rear, never a factor
THE CHARACTER defied a penalty to win for the second time in novice company when successful at Musselburgh last month. There should be more to come from him now handicapping. Spiculas landed a double in 2014 including a victory over track and trip but hasn’t raced since while Perseid won at Bangor early this year but was well beaten off a higher mark last time. Lightening Rod drops in class after a couple of modest efforts and should finish closer in this.
Spiculas (IRE) 5-4fav (11-4) Made all, pressed 2 out, kept on well from last, won at Sedgefield 2m 1f (4) sft in Nov beating Salto Chisco (10-12) by 2l, 8 ran.
Bank Bonus 16-1 (11-4) Towards rear, pushed along briefly 8th, under pressure from 4 out, slight mistake next, soon no danger, 18th of 19, 30 1/4l behind Plain Talking (10-10) at Galway 2m 5f hcp Yielding in Jul.
Lough Kent 14-1 (11-7) Always towards rear, 7th of 9, dist behind Apterix (11-7) at Sedgefield 2m 3f hcp (3) gs in Nov.
The Character (IRE) 3-1 (11-5) Made all, mistake last, edged left run-in, driven out, won at Musselburgh 2m (4) gd in Nov beating Golden Town (10-12) by 1/2l, 8 ran.
Lightening Rod 6-1 (11-0) In touch, pushed along before 2 out, in 5th before last, one pace and no impression, 4th of 13, 11l behind Eyes Of A Tiger (10-9) at Wetherby 2m hcp (3) gs in Nov.
Beyondtemptation 20-1 (11-12) Led to 2 out, soon weakened, 3rd of 6, 19l behind Ten Trees (11-0) at Sedgefield 2m 1f hcp (4) gs in Nov.
Perseid (IRE) 5-1 (11-0) Led until 7th, given reminder, led again when bumped next, headed 4 out, weakened 3 out, 5th of 7, dist behind Arthur Mc Bride (10-11) at Uttoxeter 2m 7f hcp (4) gs in Jul.
Frightened Rabbit (USA) 25-1 (9-6) Towards rear, reminders 7f out, pushed along and struggling over 3f out, never a factor, 8th of 11, 10l behind Highway Robber (8-3) at Ayr 1m 2f hcp (6) gs in Aug.