held up in touch, took keen hold, lost place over 3f out, soon weakened
held up in mid-division, not much room, stumbled and unseated rider over 5f out
prominent, pushed along over 3f out, one pace 2f out, weakened inside final furlong
towards rear, pushed along over 10f out, stayed on but very green from over 1f out, never dangerous
led, headed 4f out, weakened over 1f out
mid-division, headway on outside 8f out, lost place from 3f out
mid-division, pushed along and effort 3f out, went 4th and stayed on inside final furlong, unable to challenge
tracked leaders on inside, lost place 7f out, closed 3f out, not much room over 2f out, led over 1f out, clear inside final furlong, stayed on well
took keen hold, tracked leaders, went 2nd 11f out, led 4f out, headed over 1f out, stayed on same pace
held up in rear, hampered over 5f out, headway on inside 3f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, stayed on, no impression on winner
soon in touch on outside, close up over 2f out, one pace over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong
in rear, headway over 2f out, stayed on, never nearer
The filly Righteous River probably showed most promise among those that have had a run but it’s hard to imagine that at least a couple of the newcomers won’t be too good as several represent powerful yards. Nicky Henderson’s Laughing Luis is a half-brother to a winning stayer on the Flat but, like Topofthecotswolds, is bred to need further. INVOLVE is by Dansili out of a 1m2f winner on Polytrack. A Towcester bumper would not have been envisaged as an ideal starting point but he should have more speed than these. Azumini also has strong credentials on breeding and is worth a market check.
Avarchie (FR) 6-1 (10-12) Keen tracked leaders, ridden to chase leader 3f out until 2f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 14, 11 1/4l behind Mabela (10-5) at Huntingdon 1m 6f (6) gd in Nov.
Azumini (FR) Stormy River gelding out of Lunaba.
Involve Dansili gelding out of Popular.
Laughing Luis Authorized gelding out of Leitzu.
Mr Brownstone 14-1 (10-12) Close up, ridden 3f out, soon weakened, tailed off, 9th of 10, dist behind Volcano (10-12) at Exeter 1m 5f (6) gs in Oct.
Test Ride (IRE) 18-1 (10-12) Held up behind, headway into mid-division over 4f out, outpaced 3f out, never reached leaders, weakened 2f out, tailed off, 8th of 11, dist behind Cuckoo's Calling (10-12) at Carlisle 1m 6f (5) sft in Nov.
Think Positive (IRE) Jeremy gelding out of Dun Dun.
Thistle Do Nicely (IRE) Arcadio gelding out of April Thistle.
Topofthecotswolds (IRE) Arcadio gelding out of Bambootcha.
Cooling 20-1 (10-5) Close up, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 10, 14 1/2l behind Volcano (10-12) at Exeter 1m 5f (6) gs in Oct.
Righteous River 66-1 (10-12) Held up in rear, headway on outside 6f out, one pace over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 11, 8 1/4l behind Buildmeupbuttercup (10-12) at Warwick 1m 6f fll (5) gs in Nov.
Tuppence Coloured Oasis Dream filly out of No Frills.