led, ridden and headed approaching final furlong, no extra
tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened final furlong
in touch, ridden over 1f out, ran on to go 2nd inside final furlong, no threat to winner
tracked leader, ridden over 1f out, weakened final furlong
tracked leaders, led approaching final furlong, ran on
dwelt close up, pushed along and unable to quicken over 1f out, kept on final furlong
in rear, ridden halfway, never on terms
The Big Lad won a handicap under Nicola Currie here in April and though unsuccessful subsequently he's run some fair races in defeat so should be thereabouts again. Roaring Rory didn't run very well at Beverley last time though had won there in the summer but this is the track for Vroom. Gay Kelleway's charge won over 6f and 7f here last winter and though he's only run once over the minimum he is generally up with the pace from the start so should get into contention. John Feane trained STRATEGIC HEIGHTS to win six races in Ireland and Jamie Osborne took over for his latest run on the sand at Laytown. He's been running well enough all summer without winning but this looks a good opportunity to get back to winning ways.
Tan 25-1 (9-6) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, driven over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 10th of 14, 6 1/2l behind Lady Of The Lamp (9-2) at Newcastle 6f hcp (5) pol in Nov.
Absolutely Awesome 7-1 (9-4) Raced wide in touch, ridden and weakened over 1f out, eased final furlong, last of 10, 22l behind You're Cool (9-8) at Chelmsford City 5f hcp (5) pol in Sep.
Strategic Heights (IRE) 11-2 (11-0) Chased leaders on outer, ridden after halfway, no impression, 7th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Red All Star (9-12) at Laytown 6f hcp pol in Sep.
Vroom (IRE) 66-1 (9-5) Prominent, ridden over 1f out, faded inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 7 1/4l behind Diagnostic (9-13) at Chelmsford City 6f hcp (5) pol in Nov.
Roaring Rory 20-1 (9-0) Outpaced most of way, 8th of 11, 6 1/2l behind Sheepscar Lad (9-9) at Beverley 5f hcp (5) gf in Sep.
The Big Lad 12-1 (8-11) Always prominent, every chance 2f out, ridden and chased winner approaching final furlong, kept on same pace inside final furlong, just held on for 2nd, 2nd of 8, 1 3/4l behind Ballesteros (8-9) at Windsor 6f stks (5) sft in Oct.
Monsieur Jamie 16-1 (9-7) In touch, towards rear, ridden and weakened 2f out, eased, last of 10, dist behind Robbian (8-7) at Yarmouth 6f hcp (6) sft in Oct.
Red Flute 5-1 (8-12) Prominent, lost place over 1f out, 7th of 8, 12 1/2l behind Llewellyn (9-7) at Southwell 5f hcp (6) pol in May.