held up towards rear, brought down 2nd
chased leaders, not fluent 6th, lost place before next, stayed on approaching 2 out, went 2nd last, no impression on winner
mid-division, headway before 8th, weakened before 3 out, pulled up before 2 out
chased leaders, not fluent 6th, jumped left next, ridden before 8th, weakened before 3 out, pulled up before 2 out
led until after 2nd, chased leader, led before 3 out, soon headed, weakened flat
mid-division, headway before 7th, led before 3 out, clear from next, stayed on
chased leaders, ridden 3 out, stayed on same pace
chased leaders, fell 2nd
held up in mid-division, not fluent 4th, not much room 8th, soon behind, pulled up before last
in rear, badly hampered 2nd, well behind after, mistake 2 out, pulled up before last
held up towards rear, hampered 2nd, headway before 7th, no extra from 2 out
held up towards rear, headway before 9th, no extra 2 out
held up in rear, some headway after 7th, mistake next and lost place, well beaten 3 out
prominent, led after 2nd, headed before 3 out, stayed on same pace, lost 2nd last
His Dream is a trifle inconsistent but has claims in a race like this with his stamina proven. West To Crossgales is in decent form and the champion has been booked but he’s climbing the ratings despite not winning. Cottonvale also looks too high in the weights now and It's For Alan is 2lb higher than when second at Bangor in June but course winner Sinakar shouldn’t be far away again. POLISHED ROCK is running well enough to get involved, with Luca Morgan’s claim a major plus, so Johnny Farrelly’s charge gets the nod.
Mead Vale 3-1 (11-8) Led, pushed along and headed entering straight, soon lost 2nd, weakened over 3f out, tailed off, last of 7, dist behind Tsundoku (11-3) at Ffos Las 2m 6f hcp (4) gd in Jun.
Farmer Boy (IRE) 11-2 (11-6) Mid-division, driven to chase leaders on outside before 2 out, soon ridden, kept on same pace, no impression, 5th of 8, 13 3/4l behind Jen's Boy (10-12) at Market Rasen 2m 7f hcp (4) gd in Aug.
His Dream (IRE) 8-1 (11-4) Held up towards rear, not fluent 5th, headway 7th, 3rd and unable to quicken 2 out, plugged on flat, closing on 2nd close home, no impression on winner, 3rd of 7, 7 1/2l behind Victarion (11-6) at Uttoxeter 2m 7f hcp (4) gd in Jul.
Polished Rock (IRE) 12-1 (11-11) Led, ridden and headed approaching 2 out, chased winner, one pace and lost 2nd approaching last, 3rd of 7, 8l behind Murphy's Law (11-13) at Bangor-on-Dee 2m 7f hcp (4) gd in Aug.
It's For Alan 7-4fav (11-6) Jumped right, led, ridden and headed last, held towards finish, 2nd of 9, 2 1/4l behind Handy Hollow (11-7) at Bangor-on-Dee 2m 7f hcp (4) gs in Jun.
Sinakar (IRE) 11-4fav (12-3) In touch, mistake 3 out, soon outpaced and ridden, rallied after last, stayed on to take 3rd post, not reach front pair, 3rd of 11, 2 1/4l behind Layerthorpe (10-9) at Bangor-on-Dee 2m 7f hcp (5) gd in Aug.
Norwegian Woods (IRE) 10-1 (11-0) Led briefly 1st, chased leader, not fluent when 3rd 3 out, no extra last, 5th of 10, 12l behind Dounyapour (11-0) at Worcester 2m 4f mdn (5) gd in Aug.
Cottonvale (IRE) 11-2 (12-0) Held up mid-division, pushed along after 7th, progress 3 out, soon ridden, one pace from 2 out, 5th of 14, 9l behind Damut I'm Out (11-12) at Worcester 2m 7f hcp (5) gd in Aug.
West To Crossgales (IRE) 3-1fav (10-8) Chased leaders, mistake 2nd, led approaching 2 out, strongly challenged after last, headed and no extra towards finish, 2nd of 12, 1/2l behind Get An Oscar (10-12) at Market Rasen 2m 7f hcp (4) gd in Aug.
Crindle Carr (IRE) 28-1 (9-1) Raced wide, prominent, pushed along over 4f out, weakened 2f out, 7th of 11, 27 3/4l behind Arty Campbell (10-7) at Chepstow 2m 2f hcp (6) gd in Aug.
Eddy 15-2 (11-7) Held up in rear, headway after 3 out, pressing for 4th last, never on terms, 5th of 16, 13 1/4l behind Can You Believe It (11-6) at Newton Abbot 2m 6f hcp (5) gd in Aug.
Our Nest Egg (IRE) 10-1 (10-2) Held up in last, not fluent 3 out, well behind 2 out, last of 5, 30l behind Chapmanshype (11-6) at Fontwell 2m 2f hcp (4) gf in Aug.
It's Buster (IRE) 33-1 (10-12) Close up on outside to 2nd, mid-division, lost place 4 out, behind from next, soon pulled up, at Market Rasen 2m 1f (5) gd in Aug.
Realta Dawn (IRE) 16-1 (10-8) Always towards rear, 11th of 16, 24 3/4l behind Can You Believe It (11-6) at Newton Abbot 2m 6f hcp (5) gd in Aug.
Jonjoela (IRE) 16-1 (10-0) Held up towards rear, ridden and struggling 7th, plugged on from 2 out, no chance, 6th of 12, 17l behind Sackfullofdreams (10-4) at Bangor-on-Dee 2m 4f hcp (5) gd in Aug.