took keen hold, tracked leaders on outside, pushed along and outpaced when mistake 4th, rallied into 3rd after 3 out, 2nd before 2 out, led 2 out, clear last, easily
tracked leaders, 2nd approaching 4th, ridden and lost 2nd before 2 out, weakened before last
tracked leaders, went 3rd before 4th until after 3 out, soon no extra
led, ridden and headed 2 out, well held before last, no chance with winner
chased leader, hit 3rd, mistake and dropped to rear next, tailed off and pulled up before 2 out
Only five runners in this but it's a competitive little contest. The tough Beyondtemptation is seeking a five-timer after beating Samedi Soir just over three lengths over course and distance on her latest start. But the runner-up is 5lb better off and may well turn that form on its head. My Little Cracker steps up a grade as she seeks a hat-trick on her handicap debut but she's won her last two without breaking sweat and Thankyou Very Much did well back over hurdles at Wetherby last month. CARD GAME made mistakes and was soon a busted flush in a tough heat at Haydock last time but dropping back in trip could see her emerge from the pack to take this.
Card Game (IRE) 5-1 (11-4) Held up mid-division, mistake 4 out, soon weakened, tailed off, 11th of 14, dist behind Lady Of Longstone (11-5) at Haydock 2m 3f hcp (2) gd in Mar.
My Little Cracker (IRE) 11-10fav (11-6) Prominent, led approaching 5th, mistake 3 out, drew 5 lengths clear next, stayed on strongly, won at Southwell 2m (4) sft in Mar beating Isla Fernandos (11-0) by 11l, 7 ran.
Samedi Soir 17-2 (11-12) Towards rear, headway 3rd 3 out, kept on to take 2nd place run-in, no impression, 2nd of 8, 3 3/4l behind Beyondtemptation (10-3) at Sedgefield 2m 1f hcp (3) sft in Mar.
Beyondtemptation 6-1 (10-3) Made all, ridden before 2 out, kept on well, won at Sedgefield 2m 1f hcp (3) sft in Mar beating Samedi Soir (11-12) by 3 3/4l, 8 ran.
Thankyou Very Much 8-1 (10-6) Held up mid-division, headway before 5 out, led before 3 out, headed last, kept on, 2nd of 9, 1 1/4l behind Hartside (11-10) at Wetherby 2m hcp (4) gs in Mar.