held up in rear, headway on outside 3 out, went 2nd from 2 out, edged left approaching last, led flat, stayed on
prominent, ridden and weakening when mistake 2 out
held up towards rear, headway when not fluent 3 out, outpaced next, stayed on flat
mid-division, mistake and lost place 2nd, outpaced before 3 out, stayed on flat
mid-division, not that fluent, ridden and well beaten 3 out, never dangerous
mid-division, ridden and struggling after 7th, well beaten 3 out
not fluent in rear, mistake 6th, behind after next
prominent, every chance after 3 out, weakened before last
led, mistake 4th and 7th, headed after 3 out, weakened from next
prominent, ridden and weakened before 3 out
mid-division, ridden and effort when not much room 3 out, soon weakened
mostly in touch, not fluent 3 out, soon no impression on leaders
prominent until 2nd, tracked leaders, challenged 3 out, soon led, stayed on, headed flat, held towards finish
STOP TALKING is on a roll and much improved. Jennie Candlish’s hat-trick seeker swerves a penalty after winning a conditionals’ race at Ludlow last week and is difficult to oppose. Definite Winner couldn’t follow up her Wincanton success at Taunton and has gone up another 4lb while Fakenham third Maronette needs more. Rococo Style makes her handicap debut, however, and makes more appeal than Katebird. Neetside could sneak into the frame if cheekpieces have the desired effect.
Stop Talking (IRE) 9-2 (11-10) Held up in rear, not fluent 6th, headway before 3 out, challenged 2 out, led last, stayed on well, won at Ludlow 2m 5f hcp (4) sft in Dec beating Carrolls Milan (12-1) by 2 1/4l, 6 ran.
Rococo Style 5-2 (10-12) Raced keenly, tracked winner, pushed along after 4f out, ridden and hung left before 2 out, lost 2nd inside final 150 yards, kept on same pace in 3rd, 3rd of 6, 3 1/4l behind Archview Sunshine (10-12) at Newcastle 2m 5f mdn (5) gd in Nov.
Diva Du Maquis (FR) 25-1 (11-2) Chased leader until before 4th, chased leaders, hit 6th, reminder next, weakened approaching 3 out, 11th of 13, dist behind Christmas In April (11-10) at Warwick 2m 5f hcp (4) gd in May.
Costante Via (IRE) 20-1 (11-4) Mid-division, pushed along before 3 out, weakened next, 5th of 15, dist behind Jully Les Buxy (11-4) at Exeter 2m 7f hcp (4) sft in Apr.
Sienna Royale (IRE) 20-1 (10-12) Chased leader until 3rd, chased leaders, hit next, 2nd again after 6th until after 3 out, weakened quickly, tailed off, 6th of 9, dist behind Shantung (10-12) at Lingfield 2m 3f mdn (4) gs in Nov.
Katebird (IRE) 16-1 (10-7) Mid-division on inside, not fluent 2nd, ridden after 7th, headway approaching 3 out, went 3rd flat, stayed on, 3rd of 13, 4 1/2l behind Chimes Of Dylan (11-12) at Worcester 2m 4f hcp (4) gd in Jul.
Bean Liath (IRE) 33-1 (10-12) Led, mistake and headed 6th, chased leaders, weakened before next, tailed off and pulled up before 2 out, at Lingfield 2m 3f mdn (4) gs in Nov.
Neetside (IRE) 10-1 (11-9) Towards rear, plugged on from 2 out, no threat, 5th of 13, 14 1/2l behind Silver Sea (11-8) at Fontwell 2m 6f hcp (5) gs in Nov.
Definite Winner (IRE) 3-1 (10-11) In touch, every chance 2 out, kept on same pace in 3rd from last, 3rd of 14, 9 1/4l behind Bonza Girl (11-9) at Taunton 2m 3f hcp (5) gd in Nov.
Maronette 7-1 (11-0) Tracked leader, joined leader 3 out, ridden and hit next, kept on one pace, 3rd of 5, 15 3/4l behind Yeats Baby (11-3) at Fakenham 2m 7f hcp (5) gd in Nov.
Dauphiness 11-4fav (11-2) With leader, hit 5th, led after next, headed and weakened quickly before next, pulled up after, at Warwick 2m 5f hcp (5) sft in Nov.
Talkingpicturestv 12-1 (10-7) Tracked leaders, ridden after 4 out, outpaced before 2 out, plugged on into 4th before last, 4th of 9, 7 1/2l behind Stop Talking (11-10) at Southwell 2m hcp (5) gd in Nov.
Rule The Ocean (IRE) 20-1 (10-0) Chased leaders, led before 3 out, headed last, no impression on winner flat, 2nd of 10, 4l behind Field Exhibition (11-10) at Warwick 2m 5f hcp (5) sft in Nov.