Several of these are eased in grade and UTILITY comes out best at the weights. He bolted up when last seen in a seller at Stratford a year ago and wasn’t entirely disgraced back over hurdles at Cheltenham where he finished ahead of Sleep Easy on worse terms. Farmer Boy and Golden Poet are giving 6lb to the others with the former preferred of that pair running in his first seller, though he is proving hard to win with.
Farmer Boy (IRE) 9-2 (11-9) Tracked leaders early, lost place after 2nd, soon towards rear, mistake 5th, headway 3 out, no extra after last, 5th of 8, 5 1/2l behind Iolani (11-1) at Carlisle 2m 4f hcp (4) sft in Oct.
Golden Poet (IRE) 14-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, mistake 3 out, ridden and no extra next, 11th of 13, 31 1/4l behind Dasmyhoss (11-5) at Kilbeggan 2m hcp Good - Yielding in Jun.
Ragtag Rascal (IRE) 100-1 (10-0) Always towards rear, 11th of 16, 15 1/4l behind Desert Path (8-13) at Windsor 1m 2f stks (5) gd in May.
Sleep Easy 40-1 (11-1) Mid-division on outside, driven and lost place after 2 out, weakened flat, 13th of 17, 19l behind Duke Street (11-8) at Cheltenham 2m 5f hcp (3) gs in Oct.
Top Of The Rocks (FR) 33-1 (10-0) Chased leaders, effort after 4 out, weakened next, 9th of 18, 35 1/4l behind Those Tiger Feet (11-9) at Exeter 2m 3f hcp (5) sft in Nov.
Utility (GER) 66-1 (11-5) Mid-division, pushed along after 3 out, never near leaders, weakened flat, 11th of 17, 18l behind Duke Street (11-8) at Cheltenham 2m 5f hcp (3) gs in Oct.
War Drums 28-1 (9-7) Slowly into stride, behind, beaten over 4f out, 8th of 10, 24 1/4l behind Mrs Ivy (8-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp (6) pol in Oct.
Seeanythingyoulike (IRE) 11-4jfav (10-8) Held up in rear, took keen hold, headway approaching 4 out, mistake 3 out, driven before last, stayed on same pace flat, 3rd of 10, 2 3/4l behind Duc Kauto (10-11) at Wincanton 2m hcp (4) gd in Oct.