with leader and clear off rest from before 2nd, not fluent 3 out, lost 2nd after next, stayed on same pace
held up, jumped right and not much room 2nd, pushed along after 4th, went 4th before last, never in contention
led, clear with one rival before 2nd, ridden and headed when blundered last, no extra
chased leaders who went clear before 2nd, jumped right and not fluent 3rd, weakened after 2 out
held up in rear, struggling before 5th
held up, headway 3 out, went 2nd after next, led before last, left clear at hurdle, easily
chased leaders who went clear before 2nd, disputing 9 lengths 4th when fell 2 out
Bigindie won easily in lesser company at Southwell last month but is 9lb higher. Hawdyerwheesht has been in good form at Worcester but is another climbing the weights while Stand To Reason was beaten in a seller on his return to hurdles and may be on the downgrade. The booking of Richard Johnson for Jonjo O'Neill's DON PADEJA catches the eye. The ground is a bit of an unknown but he ran well for a long way here last time and has been dropped 4lb since. This sharp track will suit Frozen Over but Chris Down's charge would have preferred a quicker surface.
Hawdyerwheesht 7-2 (11-10) Tracked leaders, led after 4 out, driven 2 out, pressed when went left last, soon ridden, headed flat, held towards finish, 2nd of 6, 1l behind At First Light (10-11) at Worcester 2m hcp (4) gd in Jul.
Bigindie (IRE) 15-2 (11-6) Towards rear, headway 4 out, went 3rd before 2 out, soon led, ridden before last, kept on well run-in, won at Southwell 2m hcp (4) gd in Jun beating Vosne Romanee (11-11) by 7l, 7 ran.
Don Padeja 12-1 (11-3) Led, ridden and headed before last, soon beaten, 6th of 10, 14 1/4l behind Good of Luck (11-6) at Stratford 2m hcp (3) gd in Jul.
Frozen Over 6-1 (10-5) Held up, took keen hold, pushed along after 5th, weakened before 2 out, 6th of 7, 18 3/4l behind Dubai Prince (11-12) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f hcp (3) gd in Jun.
Moreece (IRE) 50-1 (10-3) Always towards rear, tailed off when hit 2 out, last of 9, dist behind Tempo Mac (10-10) at Cartmel 2m 1f hcp (3) gd in Jul.
Stand To Reason (IRE) 4-1 (10-12) Held up in touch, took keen hold, headway before 3 out, chased winner from 3 out, kept on and no impression, 2nd of 8, 8l behind Jayo Time (11-8) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f (5) gd in Jun.
L Stig 7-1fav (11-5) In touch, pushed along before 2 out, kept on from last, 4th of 13, 4 3/4l behind Van Mildert (10-0) at Cartmel 2m 1f hcp (5) sft in May.