held up in rear, headway into 4th after 4th, rider lost iron and shuffled back before 4 out, rallied 2 out, stayed on into 2nd approaching last, never a threat
prominent, jumped left 1st, led 5th, headed 6 out, soon rallied, weakened after 3 out
in touch, lost place 4th, slow 9th, weakened 4 out, tailed off
led, hampered 1st, headed 5th, led again 6 out, strongly challenged 3 out, headed before last, no extra
tracked leaders, driven 4 out, weakened after next
always in rear, lost touch 11th, soon tailed off, pulled up before 4 out
behind, headway 5 out, soon chasing leaders, every chance 2 out, led before last, ran on strongly
Boy In A Bentley is usually thereabouts without getting his head in front though an amateur's allowance helps his cause today and the latter comment also applies to Turban. He can effectively race off a lower mark than when successful at Plumpton last month but Alf 'n' Dor was still beaten a long way when runner-up at Ffos Las. CERNUNNOS has also been threatening to come good again having slid down the weights this year and it's Tom George's charge that gets the nod having placed the last twice under today's rider. Baron Du Plessis posted one of his better effort's last time and looks best of the remaining trio.
Boy In A Bentley (IRE) 11-4 (11-2) Slow 1st, last until closed to chase leader after 5th until next, went 2nd after 3 out, every chance when hit last, held towards finish, 2nd of 5, 2 3/4l behind Truckers Highway (11-5) at Huntingdon 2m 4f hcp (4) gd in Nov.
Turban (FR) 7-2 (12-4) Chased leaders, lost place 10th, pushed along 15th, rallied chasing leaders when hit 4 out, went modest 4th close home, 4th of 11, 22 1/4l behind Mortens Leam (12-0) at Fontwell 2m 6f hcp (5) gs in Nov.
Alf 'n' Dor (IRE) 7-2fav (11-12) Chased leaders, slow 1st and 2nd, not fluent 8th, ridden before 3 out, left 2nd 2 out, no impression on winner, clambered over last, 2nd of 9, 18l behind Le Coeur Net (11-12) at Ffos Las 2m hcp (4) hvy in Nov.
Cernunnos (FR) 13-2 (11-12) Tracked leaders until ridden and slightly outpaced when pace increased 4 out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 6, 4l behind Love The Leader (11-4) at Hereford 3m 1f hcp (4) gd in Nov.
Baron Du Plessis (FR) 11-4 (11-11) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 6th, every chance 4 out until not much room 2 out, one pace and held last, 4th of 7, 8 3/4l behind Sutter's Mill (11-4) at Ludlow 3m hcp (4) gd in Nov.
Just Spot 33-1 (10-8) Mid-division, well beaten after 11th, tailed off when refused last, at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp (4) gs in Nov.
Polo The Mumm (FR) 25-1 (11-2) Chased leaders, went 2nd 12th, every chance 4 out, soon pushed along, lost 2nd and weakened approaching 3 out, 4th of 6, dist behind Bermeo (11-3) at Fontwell 3m 2f hcp (5) gd in Nov.