held up and behind, headway chasing leaders when not fluent 8th, pushed along in 3rd after 4 out, ridden before next, plugged on
always behind, mistake 3 out, never a factor
held up towards rear, steady headway approaching 9th, pushed along and outpaced in 4th before 3 out
chased leaders, weakened after 4 out, blundered next
chased leaders, mistake and lost place 5th, rallied after next, weakening when blundered and pulled up 8th
chased leaders, lost place after 6th, pushed along before next, tailed off when blundered 4 out, pulled up before 3 out
in touch, headway on inside chasing leaders approaching 6th, weakened 4 out
held up, fell 3rd
chased leader, led going well before 2 out, soon clear, easily
led, ridden and headed before 2 out, stayed on same pace, no chance with winner
Most have yet to race over fences but MAC CENNETIG won at Market Rasen on his chasing bow and went close again on good ground at Sedgefield last time so it could pay to stick with Micky Hammond’s charge. Pardon Me returns to action having won over timber at Newton Abbot back in May while The Dawn Man was placed over hurdles here in March. Snowy Oscar has the more recent form over the smaller obstacles having placed at Huntingdon on his comeback while Torrent Des Mottes finished runner-up over course and distance earlier in the year but has struggled since.
Clondaw Storm (IRE) 13-2 (11-2) Behind, ridden and headway on outside before 3 out, ridden and no impression before next, 5th of 9, 24l behind Morraman (11-10) at Wetherby 2m 5f hcp (4) gd in Apr.
Pardon Me 6-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, effort to challenge turning in, soon led, ridden when hard pressed between last 2, not fluent last, held on under pressure, all out, won at Newton Abbot 2m 2f hcp (5) gs in May beating Hold Me Tight (11-2) by hd, 13 ran.
Just Call Me Al (IRE) 15-2 (11-5) Raced keenly, held up in rear, headway chasing leaders 5th, 2nd at 8th, going well next (3 out), ridden and weakened into 5th when fell 2 out, at Southwell 2m 4f hcp (4) sft in Oct.
Buyer Beware (IRE) 25-1 (8-11) Led, took keen hold and 6 lengths clear after 3f, headed over 4f out, weakened quickly, eased, 11th of 12, dist behind Platform Nineteen (9-3) at York 2m hcp (4) gd in Sep.
The Dawn Man (IRE) 3-1 (11-4) `led, ridden and headed before last, one pace, 2nd of 11, 5l behind Sundance Boy (10-0) at Southwell 2m 4f hcp (5) sft in Mar.
Mac Cennetig (IRE) 4-1 (10-0) Chased leaders, not fluent 5th, ridden before 2 out, closed and disputing 2nd last, unable to catch winner, kept on, 3rd of 4, 1 1/2l behind Lucky Robin (11-3) at Sedgefield 2m hcp (4) gd in Sep.
Torrent Des Mottes (FR) 10-1 (11-3) Chased leaders, went 2nd 4 out until before next where mistake and lost 3rd, weakened soon after, 4th of 6, 25 1/2l behind Joly Maker (11-6) at Southwell 2m hcp (5) sft in Oct.
Midnight Jitterbug 15-2 (11-3) Mid-division, headway 5 out, under pressure after next, weakened 3 out, 11th of 18, 29l behind Dariya (11-6) at Worcester 2m hcp (5) gd in Aug.
Battleofthesomme (IRE) 100-1 (10-11) Led to after 1st, with leader, led again narrowly 6th, headed after 4 out, ridden and lost place after next, weakened and pulled up before 2 out, at Fontwell 2m 6f hcp (5) gd in Apr.
American Craftsman (IRE) 50-1 (10-0) Chased leaders in 4th, not fluent 1st, ridden 14th, mistake and weakened 3 out, pulled up before 2 out, at Huntingdon 3m hcp (4) gd in Oct.
Snowy Oscar (IRE) 8-1 (11-6) Held up in mid-division, headway 4 out, one pace in 3rd from 2 out, 3rd of 10, 8l behind Bentons Lad (11-0) at Huntingdon 2m 4f hcp (5) gd in Oct.
The Society Man (IRE) 66-1 (10-0) Always in rear, completely tailed off from halfway, 6th of 9, dist behind Master Vintage (11-12) at Market Rasen 2m 3f hcp (4) gs in Oct.