led to 4th, reminders soon after, lost place 7th, reminders and tailed off before 8th, pulled up before 4 out
held up towards rear, reminders after 6th, headway approaching 9th, in 4th 3 out, no impression
held up towards rear, weakened from 4 out
in rear, headway approaching 9th, weakened from 3 out
held up mid-division, close up 10th, went 2nd 4 out, ridden approaching last, no chance with winner
close up, led 4th, headed approaching 9th, in 3rd and mistake last, one pace
close up, led before 9th, ridden clear before last, eased towards finish
Executive's Hall has won three times over hurdles this year but his record over fences is not nearly as impressive and he is still seeking a first win over the larger obstacles after 11 attempts. The Kealshore Kid ran his best race for a while when runner-up at Southwell last month but, on a line through winner Gunner's Rose, may struggle to beat GINGER'S LAD on these terms. Mick Easterby's seven-year-old didn't stay 3m1f last time and could be worth another chance at a track where he's flourished in the past. Agente Romano is tumbling down the weights and has form in better company so could be the danger if last month's Market Rasen run has blown away a few cobwebs.
Agente Romano (USA) 9-2 (11-10) Tracked leaders, not fluent 2nd, outpaced 3 out, weakened 2 out, hampered last, 4th of 6, 19l behind Zorro De La Vega (11-8) at Market Rasen 2m 2f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in Aug.
The Kealshore Kid (IRE) 13-2 (11-2) Tracked leaders, reminders after 9th, ridden 4 out, stayed on to take 2nd last, no impression on winner, 2nd of 6, 4 1/2l behind Gunner Rose (10-4) at Southwell 2m 4f hcp chs 0-110 (4) gd in Aug.
Ngong Hills (FR) 11-2 (10-2) Chased leader, led 6th, headed 10th, mistake 13th, weakened last, 4th of 7, 10l behind He's A Hotshot (10-5) at Perth 3m hcp chs 0-135 (3) gs in Jul '09.
Quetzal (IRE) 8-1 (11-12) Tracked leading pair to 4th, held up in touch, outpaced 4 out, weakened after last, tailed off, 4th of 5, 24l behind Soul Magic (10-5) at Cartmel 2m 1f hcp chs 0-105 (4) gs in Aug.
Executive's Hall (IRE) 5-4fav (11-3) Held up in touch, hit 3 out, chased leading pair after last, soon ridden, kept on flat, not reached leaders, 3rd of 5, 4 1/2l behind Soul Magic (10-5) at Cartmel 2m 1f hcp chs 0-105 (4) gs in Aug.
Ginger's Lad 9-2 (10-13) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, lost place when not fluent 10th, soon ridden along, behind 14th, tailed off, 7th of 10, well behind Iheardu (11-12) at Southwell 3m hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd in Aug.
Well Oiled (IRE) 9-2fav (10-9) Held up, hampered 1st, headway 9th, went 3rd 3 out, stayed on to take 2nd final 100 yards, no chance with winner, 2nd of 10, 7l behind Authentic Act (11-5) at Sedgefield 2m hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd in Jun.