tracked leaders, ridden after 6th, led after 2 out, headed flat, stayed on
held up and behind, headway after 2 out, left 3rd just after last, stayed on, not reach front pair
led, not fluent 2 out, soon headed and weakened
held up towards rear, headway approaching 2 out, switched right and 2 lengths 3rd when mistake and slithered badly on landing last, lost any chance
mid-division, took keen hold, headway 5th, ridden after 3 out, weakened after next
mid-division, headway 2 out, soon outpaced, left 4th just after last, no impression
took keen hold, tracked leaders, went 2nd after 3rd, not fluent 2 out, soon challenging, switched left before last, led flat, stayed on
towards rear, not fluent 5th, behind 3 out
jumped right, tracked leader until after 3rd, lost place next, well behind 3 out
Olly Murphy runs two in this with previous winner Gold Class preferred to Hongkong Adventure. Alamein has the highest rating of these but looks a shadow of his former self. Like Gold Class, Elysian Prince has a penalty but Harry Teal's claim takes care of that and Neil King's charge should be thereabouts. The four-year-old ROYAL BEEKEEPER, a winner twice between the flags, runs in his first seller and can take advantage of terms that may be favourable.
Elysian Prince 20-1 (11-1) Chased leaders, left in close 3rd at 5th, ridden before 2 out, weakened 2 out, 6th of 9, 14 1/2l behind Captain Felix (11-5) at Huntingdon 2m hcp (4) gd in Oct.
Gold Class 8-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders and keen, led before 3rd, ridden and headed before last, soon weakened, tailed off, 4th of 8, 17 3/4l behind Iniesta (10-12) at Stratford 2m (5) gs in Oct.
Alamein (IRE) 33-1 (10-11) Led raced freely and soon well clear, came back to field headed and weakened before 5 out, soon behind, tailed off, 9th of 12, dist behind Misterton (11-2) at Chepstow 2m hcp (2) gd in Oct.
Clock On Tom 50-1 (11-9) Always behind, last of 12, dist behind Political Quiz (11-11) at Leicester 2m hcp (4) gs in Jan.
Hongkong Adventure 9-2 (10-0) Led, ridden and headed 3 out, kept on same pace from 2 out, 3rd of 6, 22 1/4l behind Cliffside Park (11-12) at Fakenham 2m hcp (5) gd in Oct.
Ocean Bentley (IRE) 7-1 (10-12) Raced keenly, tracked leaders, ridden after 3 out, kept on same pace, never on terms, 5th of 7, 22 1/2l behind Kalimantan (10-12) at Worcester 2m 7f (5) gs in Sep.
Royal Beekeeper 14-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, ridden before 2 out, weakened after last, 4th of 5, 17 1/4l behind Sky Pirate (10-12) at Worcester 2m 4f (4) gd in Oct.
Fast Play (IRE) 100-1 (10-5) Took keen hold, held up in last pair, moderate 4th before 2 out, never involved, 4th of 6, dist behind El Presente (10-12) at Huntingdon 2m 4f mdn (4) gd in Oct.
Madame Ember 200-1 (10-12) Always in rear, tailed off, 12th of 14, dist behind If You Say Run (10-12) at Chepstow 2m 3f (4) gs in Oct.