prominent, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out
tracked leaders, switched right 2f out, ridden and pressing winner over 1f out, no impression final 100 yards
took keen hold, held up towards rear, very modest headway over 3f out, soon weakened
ran green at times, led, headed over 4f out, weakened over 1f out
tracked leaders on outside, outpaced 3f out, edged right and weakened 2f out
always in rear, well beaten final 4f, tailed off
always towards rear, behind final 6f
chased leaders on inside, challenged 6f out, led over 4f out, ridden and wandered over 1f out, stayed on well
ran green, soon towards rear, behind final 7f, hanging right 6f out, tailed off
The Flat-bred Ranskill Road is an interesting newcomer in this bumper, which probably take much winning. Dares To Dream won on the bridle here on Boxing Day after finishing second at Kelso but that race was run at a crawl. However, she is still preferred to stablemate Adelphi Prince. BEAST OF BELTANE has yet to run up to the promise of a smart pedigree but Brian Hughes rides for the first time and he’s upped in trip. He might be a value alternative to the likely hot favourite.
Adelphi Prince 8-1 (11-3) Held up, headway 9f out, outpaced by leaders from over 4f out, 5th of 10, 17 1/2l behind The Some Dance Kid (11-3) at Catterick 2m mdn (5) gs in Feb.
Dares To Dream (IRE) 3-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders on inside, poised to challenge over 2f out, led inside final 2f, shaken up and drew readily clear from over 1f out, ran on, comfortably, won at Sedgefield 2m 1f (5) sft in Dec beating Takingitallin (10-12) by 11l, 10 ran.
Justcall'm John (IRE) 8-1 (11-6) Ld until jnd aftr 4th, 2nd frm 7th, 3rd bef 8th until b mstk 5out & drpd last, pu bef 4out, at Bartlemy 3m mdn sft in May.
Mally Collier Flying Legend gelding out of Isaflo.
Mutamayel (IRE) 66-1 (10-8) Held up in last pair, outpaced 3f out, never a threat, 13th of 14, 12 1/4l behind Summer Lightening (10-1) at Newcastle 2m (5) pol in Apr.
Combustible Girl (IRE) Craigsteel M out of Slaney Legacy.
Molly Whuppie 66-1 (10-7) In rear, jumped path crossing after 3f, closed on outside 9f out, challenged over 4f out until hung right on bend over 3f out, soon weakened, last of 6, dist behind Andapa (10-11) at Worcester 2m (5) gd in Jun.
Beast Of Belstane 9-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, driven to challenge over 3f out, weakened approaching final furlong, 6th of 11, 22 1/4l behind Lossiemouth (10-12) at Newcastle 1m 7f (5) sft in Dec.
Ranskill Road (IRE) Jeremy gelding out of Tarziyma.