chased leaders, not fluent 3rd, lost place 5th, closed next, not fluent 8th, 3rd and no extra 2 out
not always fluent, tracked leaders, lost place 3 out, weakened and pulled up before next
led into start, with leader, led 4th, headed next, led 9th, driven and headed flat, held towards finish
led until 4th, led next, headed 9th, not fluent when challenging 2 out, led flat, stayed on gamely
held up towards rear, mistake 5th, blundered and unseated rider 9th
held up, not fluent 1st, closed 5th, hit 8th, lost place before 10th, went modest 4th after 3 out
went left at times, in rear, jumped big 3rd, behind next, pulled up after 6th
Four of these already have a handicap mark and Kayf Adventure is the highest rated but never looked like winning last time at Ayr and prefers easier ground. He also carries a penalty and BALLYARTHUR is sure to have learned plenty from his third behind a couple of much more experienced rivals at Aintree. Hogan's Height is another likely improver while Perfect Pirate won over hurdles here last season and Wandrin Star has scored between the flags. They make more appeal than Pine Warbler of the chasing newcomers.
Kayf Adventure 11-4 (11-12) Behind, pushed along before 9th, in 5th before 3 out, never a factor, 6th of 9, 29 3/4l behind Cyrus Darius (11-11) at Ayr 2m 4f hcp (3) hvy in Nov.
Ballyarthur (IRE) 11-4fav (11-4) Held up in touch, tracked leaders 2 out (usual 5 out), ridden and outpaced bypassing omitted 2 out, went 3rd soon after, no chance with front pair, 3rd of 9, 23l behind Vintage Clouds (11-7) at Aintree 3m 1f hcp (3) gs in Oct.
Hogan's Height (IRE) 11-1 (10-10) Led in start, led to after 3rd, tracked leader, driven and lost place before 3 out, soon outpaced, weakened last, 7th of 13, 20 1/4l behind Mister Whitaker (10-6) at Carlisle 2m 4f hcp (3) gs in Nov.
Perfect Pirate 6-1 (11-7) Disputed lead, not fluent 3rd, lost place after 4 out, well behind 3 out, left 4th before last, 4th of 9, dist behind Atirelarigo (11-1) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f (4) sft in Mar.
Pine Warbler 14-1 (11-9) Tracked leaders, stumbled 4th, 2nd after 7th, led before 2 out, headed flat, stayed on, held towards finish, 2nd of 8, nk behind Fresh By Nature (10-6) at Uttoxeter 2m 7f hcp (4) sft in Apr.
Wandrin Star (IRE) 2-1fav (10-12) Led until 7th, slow 3 out, weakened next, 5th of 9, 26 1/2l behind Mulcahys Hill (10-12) at Ffos Las 2m 4f mdn (4) sft in Nov.
Mirs Choice (IRE) 50-1 (10-12) Raced wide, slight lead until 3rd, chased leader until 10th, outpaced next, no chance after, tailed off, last of 4, dist behind Sainte Ladylime (10-12) at Uttoxeter 3m (3) gs in Nov.