tracked leaders, lost place before 9th, blundered baldy 10th, behind 4 out
led, jumped bi 9th, ridden after 4 out, headed after next, stayed on to close on winner flat, no impression
held up, headway 9th, ridden after 4 out, 3rd and beaten before last, stayed on one pace
held up on inside, jumped right and hit brush upright of fence 2nd, closed 6th, led after 3 out, jumped right 2 out and went clear last, all out
prominent until 1st, held up, closed 4th, lost place 6th, mistake 9th, behind 12th
held up, headway 4th, close up 6th, driven after 4 out, 4th and beaten before 2 out, no extra
prominent, hit 2nd, lost place 6th, headway on outside after 9th, 5th and beaten after 3 out, no extra
It was good going when CLASSIC JEWEL won at Uttoxeter in July. He’s not been disgraced on softer surfaces since and, though still climbing the weights, has the best recent form of these. Some Finish and Heurtevent are both previous course winners and that counts for plenty around here. Belmont Park still has a bit of scope but Edward Elgar blotted his copybook at Southwell in June and hasn’t been seen since.
Edward Elgar 6-1 (11-9) Chased leaders, ridden after 5th, reminders after 9th, soon lost place, last 12th, behind when pulled up before 14th, at Southwell 3m hcp (5) gd in Jun.
Belmont Park (FR) 16-1 (11-5) Chasing leaders when blundered and unseated rider 4th, at Plumpton 3m 2f hcp (4) gd in Nov.
Classic Jewel (IRE) 9-4fav (11-0) Mid-division, close up 5th, chased leader 3 out, soon ridden, lost place between last 2, no impression with front pair before last, just held on for 3rd, 3rd of 9, 4 1/4l behind Irish Octave (11-4) at Uttoxeter 3m hcp (5) sft in Oct.
Some Finish (IRE) 14-1 (10-5) Towards rear, weakened from 13th, tailed off, 5th of 7, dist behind Fly Home Harry (11-10) at Ludlow 3m hcp (4) gd in Oct.
Albatros De Guye (FR) 14-1 (10-8) Chased leaders, not fluent 1st, reminder after 5th, outpaced 8th, weakened 4 out, last of 6, 20 1/4l behind Touch Screen (10-11) at Lingfield 2m 4f hcp (5) sft in Nov.
Heurtevent (FR) 33-1 (10-11) Towards rear, not fluent 10th, headway when mistake 12th, struggling next, 7th of 9, dist behind Copperfacejack (11-9) at Towcester 3m hcp (5) gf in Oct.
The Society Man (IRE) 100-1 (10-0) Led, headed 6th, tracked leaders, ridden 4 out, weakened 2 out, 5th of 9, 23 1/2l behind Silent Man (10-0) at Huntingdon 3m hcp (4) gd in Nov.