prominent, led 3rd, headed 6th, led next, not fluent 2 out, headed before last, soon switched right, 2 lengths down when mistake at hurdle, no extra
held up in touch, took keen hold, 3rd and ridden 2 out, no extra before last
tracked leaders, not fluent 6th, outpaced 2 out, stayed on flat
mid-division, mistake, ridden and lost place 7th, behind next
held up in rear, headway on outside 8th, not fluent 3 out, went 3rd before last, one pace
held up towards rear, modest headway 3 out, ridden and weakened before next
held up towards rear, headway before 6th, ridden approaching 8th, weakened before 2 out
behind from 6th
held up in rear, blundered 5th, well beaten after 3 out
mid-division, ridden and struggling before 3 out
tracked leaders, went 2nd 3 out, challenged next, led before last, ran on well
held up towards rear, took keen hold, saddle slipped and pulled up before 3rd
led 2nd until 3rd, not fluent 4th, led 6th until 7th, weakened before 2 out
tracked leaders, mistake 4th, pushed along and lost place before 6th, behind 8th, pulled up after 2 out
mid-division, not fluent 4th, headway 3 out, one pace and no impression from next
led until 2nd, prominent, ridden after 7th, weakened from 3 out
Alan Phillips is still searching for a first winner under Rules but a number of the yard's inmates have performed with credit since the Worcestershire handler took out a license, including ANNAMULT, an Irish import who was clear of the remainder when second to Pennant Dancer in a similar contest last time. Up 2lb for that effort, he can provide his handler with a landmark success if repeating that level now. Princesse Fleur is a major threat as a useful dual purpose sort for the Scudamore team although she was arguably slightly disappointing when beaten at Ffos Las in May. She certainly rates a place on the shortlist, whilst former Irish hurdler for the Mangans, Provincial Pride, is also worthy of consideration. He's gone really well on both starts since joining Mike Hammond and a 7lb penalty for a recent success should not prohibit another good effort, especially with Denis O'Regan retaining the ride.
Provincial Pride (IRE) 3-1 (11-5) Led until 3rd, stayed handy, pushed along after 7th, outpaced before 2 out, rallied flat, stayed on well to lead towards finish, won at Worcester 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gf in Jun beating Over The Air (10-13) by 1/2l, 9 ran.
Unknown Legend (IRE) 20-1 (10-8) Held up in rear, headway approaching 3 out, no impression and weakened before next, 8th of 12, 43l behind Masterofdeception (11-1) at Aintree 3m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Jun.
Jonny Rye (IRE) 14-1 (12-5) Wl bhnd 12; to, 4th of 5, 37l behind Monsieur Jourdain (12-5) at Brocklesby 3m ptp gf in Mar.
Iceman George 33-1 (11-3) Held up in rear, ridden after 7th, never on terms, well beaten before 3 out, 8th of 10, 33l behind Sail And Return (11-4) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) hvy in Nov '12.
Princesse Fleur 5-4fav (11-11) Tracked leaders, led approaching 3 out, headed next, stayed on well, no chance with winner, 2nd of 4, 8l behind Kozmina Bay (10-5) at Ffos Las 2m 4f (5) sft in May.
Stand Clear 4-1 (10-12) Held up in rear, headway 8th, chased leading pair after 4 out, outpaced after next, soon weakened, plugged on in remote 3rd from 2 out, 3rd of 7, 41l behind Jawaab (10-11) at Hexham 3m sell (5) gd in Jun.
Annamult (IRE) 12-1 (10-9) Mid-division, tracked leaders 4 out, effort next, every chance 2 out, one pace when mistake last, no impression with winner flat, 2nd of 15, 7l behind Pennant Dancer (10-12) at Worcester 2m 7f nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Jun.
The Wee Midget 9-1 (11-6) Led after 2nd, headed 6th, reminders 7th, weakened next, tailed off and pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Dreamsoftheatre (11-7) at Newton Abbot 3m 3f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gf in Jul '13, 10 ran.
Italian Legace (IRE) 10-3 (11-2) Prominent, took keen hold, badly hampered 1st, ridden approaching 3 out, weakened before next, 6th of 7, 28l behind On The Right Path (11-2) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f cnd/am sll hdl (5) hvy in Jan '12.
Tisfreetdream (IRE) 33-1 (10-11) Led until 4th (normal 7th), weakened from omitted 3 out, 12th of 18, well behind Mr Maynard (11-12) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Jun.
Galley Slave (IRE) 50-1 (9-9) Mid-division, driven to chase leaders on long run before 2 out, close up in 4th 2 out, no extra before last, 4th of 10, 11l behind On The Record (11-10) at Southwell 3m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Jun.
No Ifs No Buts 8-1 (9-12) Held up in touch on inside, tracked leaders after 7th, weakened 3 out, pulled up before next, in a race won by Easy Beesy (11-8) at Towcester 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in Dec, 9 ran.
Peqeno Diablo (IRE) 14-1 (9-11) Pressed leader, ridden and lost place 2 out, kept on same pace, no impression when left 3rd briefly flat, 4th of 10, 8l behind Agent Louise (10-6) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in May.
Thefriendlygremlin 16-1 (10-2) Tracked leaders, ridden after 8th, weakened before 3 out, 6th of 15, 36l behind Pennant Dancer (10-12) at Worcester 2m 7f nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Jun.
Boosha 50-1 (10-3) Behind, mistake 1st, weakened before 3 out, 6th of 15, 32l behind Ilewindelilah (11-0) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f (5) gd in Jun.
Knight Blaze 9-1 (9-11) Towards rear, mistake 4th, never a factor, 5th of 15, 32l behind Ilewindelilah (11-0) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f (5) gd in Jun.