chased leaders, every chance 3 out, fell next
held up in touch, headway 5 out, chased leaders next, left in modest 2nd 2 out, no chance with winner
in touch, lost place before 8th, tailed off next, pulled up after 14th
prominent, mistake 1st, led next, headed when blundered 3rd, weakened 4 out, pulled up 2 out
led until 2nd, led again next, headed after 4th, led again 9th, headed before 11th, hampered 6 out, weakened 4 out, left remote 4th 2 out
tracked leader, led before 11th, jumped right 6 out, strongly challenged from 4 out, left clear 2 out, comfortably
slowly into stride, behind, headway 3 out, left in 3rd next, never a threat
chased leaders, led after 4th, headed 9th, weakened 6 out, tailed off 4 out, pulled up before next
Goring One landed last year's inaugural running and is back on a winning mark while Kovera won over fences before scoring over timber at Newcastle last month but is 7lb higher today. The winning run of BERMEO came to an end at Plumpton recently but he was beaten only two lengths in a higher grade than this and Johnny Farrelly's charge may be worth sticking with back at this level. Lizzie Langton was placed in soft going at Lingfield on her reappearance and could go well on her second start after wind surgery but Tikkapick is still without a win and hasn't raced since April last year.
Bermeo (IRE) 2-1fav (10-12) Soon towards rear and struggling, dropped to last 4th, last pair when pecked 16th, switched right before 4 out, still plenty to do next, ridden and headway before 2 out, kept on into 2nd towards finish, 2nd of 10, 2l behind Cheque En Blanc (11-11) at Plumpton 3m 4f hcp (4) gd in Nov.
Tikkapick (IRE) 11-2 (11-4) Tracked leader until 2nd, 2nd again before 8th, led after 9th, headed 3 out, no extra flat, 4th of 8, 11 1/4l behind Meldrum Lad (12-4) at Exeter 2m 3f hcp (4) gd in Apr.
Lough Derg Mystery (IRE) 4-1 (11-2) Held up in rear, pushed along 11th, weakened 4 out, tailed off next, 7th of 8, dist behind Celma Des Bois (11-1) at Lingfield 2m 4f hcp (4) sft in Nov.
Kovera (FR) Evensfav (11-1) Led until 2nd, chased leader until before 3 out, handy 3rd, 2nd again 2 out, challenged last, driven and stayed on to lead inside final 150 yards, held on, won at Newcastle 3m hcp (5) gd in Nov beating Court Baloo (11-4) by hd, 7 ran.
Goring One (IRE) 10-1 (11-5) Led, mistake 2nd, soon headed, remained prominent, badly hampered 7th, soon lost place, struggling 5 out, tailed off next, 6th of 7, dist behind Remember Forever (10-11) at Lingfield 2m 4f hcp (5) sft in Nov.
Lizzie Langton 5-1 (10-6) Soon chasing leaders, mistake 8th, kept on under pressure approaching last, never a threat, 3rd of 8, 6l behind Celma Des Bois (11-1) at Lingfield 2m 4f hcp (4) sft in Nov.
Shanann Star (IRE) 5-1 (10-2) Always towards rear, reminders and struggling after 17th, plugged on, never going pace to get on terms, 6th of 9, 12 1/4l behind Bears Rails (11-12) at Wincanton 3m 1f hcp (4) gs in Apr.
How's Vienna (IRE) 33-1 (10-7) Raced wide, chased leaders, pushed along before 11th, soon behind, pulled up before 13th, at Ffos Las 3m hcp (5) sft in Nov.
Alanjou (FR) 13-2 (10-3) Chased leaders, blundered 4 out, weakened next, mistake 2 out, 8th of 10, 13l behind Cheque En Blanc (11-11) at Plumpton 3m 4f hcp (4) gd in Nov.