held up off the pace mid-division on outside, pushed along and struggling in 5th after 3 out, left modest 4th and hampered next
behind, left remote 5th 2 out, never a factor
raced keenly in rear, driven along and struggling towards rear after 3 out, never involved
off the pace in mid-division, towards rear and struggling after 4th, never a factor, tailed off and pulled up before 2 out
prominent in chasing group, closed on clear leader and went 2nd at 5th, chased winner after 3 out, challenged on outside next, driven and stayed on to lead last strides
chased leaders, led after 4 out, ridden before last, headed and no extra near finish
always towards rear, never a factor
pulled very hard and ran off in front, 20 lengths ahead after 2nd, greatly reduced lead before 5th, headed after 3 out, weakened quickly
prominent in chasing group, went 3rd after 3 out, plugged on
always towards rear, never on terms
raced keenly towards rear, good headway tracking leaders 4 out, pushed along but keeping on in 4th when fell heavily 2 out
prominent in chasing group, ridden and weakened 4 out, tailed off and pulled up before 2 out
held up towards rear, never on terms
Placed twice over hurdles in France, Purple King started favourite on his first run for Richard Newland at Bangor but only managed third. He may not have as much scope as some of these including the four-year-old Emerald Rocket, who has twice finished second at Fakenham. PACIFY is making his debut under NH Rules but was a 100-plus handicapper on the Flat last year when trained by Ralph Beckett and effective up to 1m4f. If he takes to hurdles, who should have too much class for these. Yorbelucky and Perfect City are other recruits from the Flat who could make hurdlers.
Calvinist 12-1 (9-5) Held up towards rear, headway and switched to outer 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 12, 7 3/4l behind Oborne Lady (8-9) at Salisbury 1m 6f hcp (6) gf in May.
Caracas 9-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, reminders before 5 out, in 3rd and held when blundered 3 out, no impression, 3rd of 4, 29l behind True Romance (10-12) at Southwell 2m (4) gd in Jun.
Just Marvin (IRE) 50-1 (10-12) Steadied start, pulled hard and always in rear, 7th of 9, dist behind Santani (11-1) at Stratford 2m (4) gd in Jun.
North Lodge Bob 5-2 (11-12) Trckd ldrs 9f; wknd 4f out; t.o, last of 6, dist behind Classic Ruler (11-12) at Garthorpe 2m gd in Apr.
Pacify 9-1 (9-9) Slowly into stride, soon mid-division on inside, ridden 3f out, headway 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, not pace to threaten, 5th of 14, 2 3/4l behind Aquarium (9-4) at York 1m 2f hcp (2) sft in Oct.
Purple King (IRE) Evensfav (11-2) Chased leaders, every chance 2 out, stayed on same pace, 3rd of 10, 6 1/2l behind Ruthless Article (11-2) at Bangor-on-Dee 2m 1f mdn (5) gd in May.
Tikerty Tok 16-1 (11-0) Towards rear, slow 1st, pushed along after 6th, tried to close 2 out, no impression, soon well beaten, 7th of 10, 30l behind Some Day Soon (11-10) at Hexham 2m (3) gs in Jun.
Bempton Cliffs (IRE) 66-1 (10-13) Pulled hard, started off in rear but led after 1st, went clear until 4th, not fluent 5th, headed before 3 out, weakening when mistake 2 out, 4th of 9, 22 3/4l behind Dream Machine (11-2) at Bangor-on-Dee 2m 1f mdn (4) gd in Jun.
Emerald Rocket (IRE) 13-8 (10-13) Held up, progress 2 out, hit next, ridden and went 2nd bypassing last, kept on, 2nd of 5, 1 1/4l behind Yccs Portocervo (10-13) at Fakenham 2m mdn (4) gf in Jun.
Handsome Bob (IRE) 28-1 (10-12) Raced keenly, held up mid-division on outside, outpaced after 3 out, never on terms, weakened before last, 7th of 10, 22 1/4l behind Nimby (11-2) at Huntingdon 2m mdn (5) gd in May.
Perfect City (IRE) 66-1 (8-10) Held up behind, ridden over 2f out, never dangerous, 14th of 18, 11l behind First Eleven (9-9) at York 1m 4f hcp (2) gf in May.
Toshima (IRE) 20-1 (10-10) Held up towards rear, headway after 3 out, chased leaders next, ridden and one pace between last 2, stayed on to snatch 2nd post, no chance with impressive winner, 2nd of 8, 12l behind West Coast Flyer (11-0) at Ffos Las 2m (4) gd in May.
Yorbelucky 14-1 (9-4) Slowly away, soon prominent, lost 2nd over 4f out, well beaten final 2f, 6th of 7, 13 3/4l behind Gendarme (9-7) at Chepstow 1m 2f hcp (5) gs in Jun.
Clearance 13-8fav (9-6) Held up towards rear, not much room on inside over 2f out, headway over 1f out, never on terms, no extra towards finish, 7th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Kirtling (9-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp (6) pol in Mar.