led, about 2 lengths ahead when fell 3 out
held up in mid-division, took keen hold, jumped right 1st, some headway after 4 out, soon weakened, left 4th 3 out
jumped right, chased leaders, ridden after 4th, weakened from next, tailed off
took keen hold, not always fluent, held up in rear, headway when left 3rd 3 out, no impression, mistake last, weakened flat
towards rear, tailed off 4 out, pulled up before 3 out
mid-division, mistake 1st, well beaten before 3 out, mistake 2 out
chased leaders, hampered 1st, left challenging 3 out, not fluent 2 out, no impression flat
mid-division, not fluent 2nd, some headway after 4 out, soon weakened
chased leader, about 2 lengths down when left in lead 3 out, not fluent 2 out or last, stayed on
always behind, tailed off
Zeb Spirit takes a fierce hold and had nothing more to give when challenged on the run-in last time at Market Rasen. The Fontwell winner also has a penalty here, though does set the standard. Cartmel winner Lady Shanawell can be forgiven a subsequent run at Hexham as her saddle slipped following an early error. Paricolor is a possible improver but Frankadore became disappointing on the Flat. GEORGE RIDSDALE’s dam was a stayer and Mick Easterby’s charge was lightly raced on the level. Paddy Brennan is a very interesting jockey booking as he tackles hurdles for the first time.
Zeb Spirit (IRE) 9-4 (11-3) Led, jumped left 1st, headed after 3rd, left in lead next, not fluent 2 out, headed close home, 2nd of 8, 1l behind Half Bolly (10-12) at Market Rasen 2m 1f (2) gd in Sep.
Frankadore (IRE) 7-1 (9-1) Led, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened final furlong, last of 3, 18l behind Hydroplane (9-7) at Newmarket 1m 4f hcp (5) gf in Jul.
Gabriel Oak 7-2 (10-12) Chased winner, not fluent 2nd, lost 2nd before 2 out, soon weakened, 6th of 7, dist behind Guardia Top (10-5) at Perth 2m mdn (4) hvy in Sep.
George Ridsdale 6-1 (8-12) Led, ridden and headed over 2f out, soon weakened, 9th of 11, 14 1/4l behind Iconic Code (9-11) at Ayr 1m 2f hcp (6) sft in Oct.
Justice Shallow (FR) 200-1 (10-12) Always well behind, tailed off, last of 8, dist behind Half Bolly (10-12) at Market Rasen 2m 1f (2) gd in Sep.
Neileta 10-1 (9-6) Tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, kept on same pace, weakened final furlong, 9th of 10, 15l behind Feebi (8-7) at Thirsk 1m 4f hcp (6) gf in Sep.
Paricolor (FR) 6-1 (10-12) Mid-division, headway after 3 out, weakened before next, 7th of 13, 20l behind Maria Magdalena (10-5) at Market Rasen 2m 1f (3) gd in Aug.
The Rutland Rebel (IRE) 9-1 (10-12) Chased leaders until pushed along halfway, soon weakened, tailed off, last of 12, dist behind Thorntoun Care (11-4) at Beverley 1m 2f hcp (6) sft in Sep.
Lady Shanawell (IRE) 7-2 (10-0) Soon in rear, saddle slipped, pulled up before 4th, at Hexham 2m 4f hcp (4) sft in Oct.
Yasmin From York 100-1 (8-7) Tracked leaders, ridden 4f out, weakened over 2f out, last of 9, dist behind Stone Cougar (9-5) at Ripon 1m 4f hcp (6) gs in Jun.