raced wide towards rear, headway to go close up 5f out, ridden and weakened over 2f out
tracked leaders, went 2nd 6f out, pushed along over 3f out, ridden to lead 2f out, headed approaching final furlong, held when hampered inside final furlong
keen, tracked leaders, pushed along and lost place 8f out, weakened 3f out
slowly into stride, headway to go close up 8f out, tracked leaders 5f out, ridden to lead approaching final furlong, edged left inside final furlong
dwelt in rear, ridden over 3f out, never near leaders
dwelt and slowly into stride, held up, ridden over 3f out, soon weakened
raced wide in touch, pushed along and lost place 8f out, behind 6f out
keen, tracked leader until ridden 6f out, soon lost touch, tailed off
close up, pushed along 5f out, ridden 3f out, no impression
led, ridden and headed 2f out, weakened final furlong
Line Of Beauty finished runner-up in a couple of small-field maidens before well beaten in a Sandown handicap. She's rated 1lb lower than Epitaph but receives the 5lb fillies' allowance, though the latter is tried in a first-time visor which could make the difference. Second Page has had enough chances but is another in first-time headgear, Richard Hannon reaching for the blinkers. But SWISS VINNARE has more scope than the aforementioned trio and gets the vote. A 50/1 chance on his debut at Chelmsford in September, he was beaten only narrowly and a run 10 days later could have come too soon.
Dragonite (IRE) 5-1fav (9-9) Chased leaders, challenged 5f out, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 9th of 16, 17 3/4l behind Decima (10-9) at Beverley 1m 2f hcp (6) sft in Sep.
Epitaph (IRE) 15-2 (8-12) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace, no impression, 6th of 13, 3 1/4l behind Fire Diamond (8-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (5) pol in Nov.
Jungle George 80-1 (8-6) Led, ridden and headed 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 11, 22 1/4l behind Sussex Girl (9-3) at Brighton 1m 2f hcp (6) sft in Oct.
Second Page 6-1 (9-5) Pushed along leaving stalls, chased leaders, ridden over 3f out, went 4th inside final furlong, stayed on same pace, 4th of 11, 5 1/4l behind Wine List (9-5) at Kempton 1m 3f mdn stks (5) pol in Oct.
Swiss Vinnare 6-1 (9-5) Dwelt, tracked leaders, pushed along over 2f out, no extra final furlong, 4th of 8, 6 1/4l behind Hyperloop (9-5) at Chelmsford City 1m mdn stks (5) pol in Sep.
Bury The Evidence 200-1 (10-5) Towards rear, jumped very slowly and tried to refuse 1st, detached when ran out 2nd, at Southwell 2m 4f (4) gd in Nov.
Somepink (IRE) 100-1 (8-11) Close up, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 12th of 15, 17 1/4l behind Luxford (9-4) at Chelmsford City 1m 2f hcp (6) pol in Oct.
Born For Champagne (IRE) 66-1 (9-0) Slowly away in rear, never on terms, 7th of 9, 24l behind Mama Africa (9-0) at Southwell 7f mdn stks (5) pol in Oct.
Hewouldwouldnthe 66-1 (9-0) Towards rear, ridden 4f out, never on terms, 8th of 12, 34 1/2l behind Part Exchange (9-0) at Lingfield 1m 2f mdn fll stks (5) pol in Sep.
Line Of Beauty 6-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, ridden and weakened approaching final furlong, 8th of 9, 11 1/4l behind Delirium (8-2) at Sandown 1m 2f hcp fll (5) gd in Sep.