chased leaders, challenged 2 out, ridden to lead last, held on well near finish, driven out
held up in touch, pushed along before 3 out, soon weakened
in rear, headway before 2 out, challenged last, ridden and every chance run-in, kept on and held towards finish
with leader, pushed along before 3 out, weakened before last
led, ridden and headed last, no extra run-in
towards rear, weakened before 3 out
towards rear and in touch, weakened before 3 out
BADEN has run three times at Cheltenham and once at Punchestown since landing a point-to-point and this represents a huge drop in class so he should gain his first victory under Rules. Kafella fell at the first on his hurdling debut here but it did him no harm as he ran an excellent race behind the well-supported Report To Base at Uttoxeter with the remainder well behind. Monsieur Arkadin won a point-to-point and a bumper and may have needed the run on his comeback at Sedgefield, though he was well beaten. Quietly was always in the front rank when runner-up over 2m at Hexham but could only stay on at the one pace when headed. The longer trip should suit but, like the remaining trio, he'll need to find some improvement.
Baden (FR) 10-3 (11-0) Mid-division, driven to chase leaders before 2 out, soon ridden and one pace, never on terms, 5th of 9, 22 1/2l behind Peregrine Run (11-7) at Cheltenham 2m 5f (1) gd in Nov.
Duncomplaining (IRE) 11-4 (11-0) Prominent, mistake 2nd, one pace from 2 out, left 3rd from last, no impression, 3rd of 12, 21l behind Comragh (10-7) at Ayr 2m 4f mdn (5) sft in Nov.
Kafella 14-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, 2nd before 2 out, challenged last, stayed on, held towards finish, 2nd of 14, 1/2l behind Report To Base (10-12) at Uttoxeter 2m (4) gs in Nov.
Monsieur Arkadin (FR) 20-1 (10-12) Mid-division, outpaced 3 out, plugged on from 2 out, never dangerous, 4th of 7, 28l behind Le Breuil (10-12) at Sedgefield 2m 4f (4) gs in Nov.
Quietly (IRE) 16-1 (11-0) Tracked leader, led 3rd, not fluent next, headed 2 out, no chance with winner, 2nd of 16, 17l behind Kelka (10-7) at Hexham 2m mdn (5) sft in Nov.
Terry The Fish (IRE) 80-1 (11-0) Always behind, struggling before 4 out, tailed off, 12th of 14, dist behind Elegant Escape (11-0) at Chepstow 2m 3f mdn (4) gs in Oct.
Tuffatthetop (IRE) 66-1 (10-12) In touch, hit 6th and 4 out, soon in rear, blundered next, tailed off, 6th of 7, dist behind Templeross (11-5) at Ffos Las 3m (4) sft in Nov.