raced wide prominent, led over 4f out, headed over 2f out, ridden to lead again over 1f out, ran on
in rear, outpaced 5f out, never a factor
led after 1f, headed over 4f out, tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, weakened final furlong
led 1f, tracked leaders, led again over 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on one pace
raced wide towards rear, ridden and headway approaching final furlong, nearest finish
always towards rear
in touch, ridden 3f out, weakened 2f out
close up, ridden and outpaced 3f out
towards rear, headway over 3f out, soon tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong
raced wide in touch, ridden and weakened over 2f out
keen close up, ridden 3f out, kept on same pace
Tagur won a seller at Redcar last time having landed a claimer here back in March and should be in the mix. But another chance goes to BOOTS AND SPURS making a quick reappearance after finishing runner-up in an amateurs' race here earlier in the week given he finished third over track and trip before that behind runner-up Fieldsman, due to run in the previous division. Prolific course winner Alpha Tauri finished a long way behind the winner when second over 7f here last time but Mime Dance went close over the same trip back in August. Maajmeh Dawn journeys over form Ireland for her handicap debut and is worth a second glance.
Tagur (IRE) 7-1 (9-12) With leader, led over 3f out, ridden and clear over 1f out, won at Redcar 1m stks (6) sft in Nov beating Topmeup (9-7) by 3 1/2l, 12 ran.
Amood (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) Dwelt, held up in rear, well beaten over 2f out, last of 10, 12 3/4l behind Zamandas (9-2) at Newcastle 1m stks (5) pol in Oct.
Maajmeh Dawn (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Soon tracked leader in close 2nd, ridden and lost place 1 1/2f out, dropped to 6th 1f out, weakened, 9th of 22, 7 3/4l behind Cockalorum (9-5) at Leopardstown 1m 1f mdn Good - Yielding in Oct.
Sooqaan 16-1 (9-7) Mid-division, chased leaders over 3f out, no extra inside final furlong, 6th of 10, 7 3/4l behind Shearian (9-8) at Southwell 1m hcp (6) pol in Nov.
Alpha Tauri (USA) 25-1 (9-12) Chased leaders, chased winner over 1f out, no impression, 2nd of 14, 8l behind Bond Angel (8-11) at Southwell 7f hcp (6) pol in Nov.
Aljunood (IRE) 9-2 (9-3) Raced keenly, held up in mid-division, driven inside final 2f, ridden and kept on same pace from over 1f out, never able to challenge, 7th of 12, 3 3/4l behind Whatwouldyouknow (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (6) pol in Nov.
Boots And Spurs 5-1 (10-13) Close up, headway 2f out, stayed on to chase winner inside final furlong, 2nd of 13, 3 1/4l behind Caribbean Spring (10-13) at Southwell 1m hcp (6) pol in Nov.
Mime Dance 20-1 (8-13) Mid-division, no headway final 2f, 8th of 13, 4 3/4l behind Fair Selene (9-6) at Kempton 1m hcp (6) pol in Sep.
Theydon Spirit 33-1 (9-1) Held up behind, ridden over 2f out, never a threat, 9th of 12, 20 3/4l behind Fortune And Glory (9-11) at Kempton 1m hcp (6) pol in Aug.
Summer Angel (IRE) 6-1 (9-3) Chased leader, effort well over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 11, 8 1/4l behind Majdool (9-7) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (6) pol in Nov.
Wicklow Warrior 20-1 (9-1) Mid-division, driven to chase leader 2f out, soon ridden, no extra and lost place inside final furlong, 4th of 12, 3 1/4l behind Boxatricks (9-5) at Newcastle 1m hcp (7) pol in Nov.
Queens Royale 16-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, lost place over 1f out, last of 9, 6 1/2l behind Sayesse (9-2) at Chelmsford City 7f hcp (5) pol in Nov.