chased leaders, some slow jumps, ridden 2 out, one pace flat
led, headed and mistake 2 out, one pace and soon beaten
held up in rear, headway after 3 out, shaken up and no impression from 2 out
took keen hold, veered right into rival 1st, went prominent next, weakened before 2 out, tailed off
towards rear, hampered 1st, jumped left and mistake next, ridden and struggling 3 out, tailed off
chased leaders, went 2nd from 2 out, edged right and no impression on winner flat
always handy, led 2 out, stayed on well, comfortably
held up in rear, some headway before 2 out, no impression
held up towards rear, mistake 5th, behind when mistake 3 out, tailed off
Nebuchadnezzar finished second at Bangor on his debut over hurdles but did not reproduce that form in two later starts. Though he sets the standard in this, BATHSHEBA BAY is preferred as the dual Flat winner has his ground and fitness is rarely an issue for one from his yard. Ayr bumper winner Nickolson should have a future over timber but winning pointer Highate Hill may struggle for pace around this sharp track.
Bathsheba Bay (IRE) 6-1 (8-11) Prominent, led 3f out, headed over 2f out, lost place over 1f out, 5th of 6, 10 1/4l behind Everything For You (9-0) at Haydock 1m 2f hcp (3) sft in Sep.
Defuture Is Bright (IRE) 12-1 (11-0) Prominent until weakened 3 out, 8th of 12, 24l behind Masters Apprentice (11-0) at Uttoxeter 2m mdn (4) sft in Oct.
Highate Hill (IRE) 11-2 (11-2) Shade keen, led, shaken up and joined over 3f out, headed 3f out, weakened rapidly over 2f out, tailed off, last of 4, dist behind Alright Sunshine (11-3) at Musselburgh 2m (5) gd in Feb.
Huccaby 33-1 (10-11) In rear, slow 4th, struggling next, tailed off after 4 out, last of 8, dist behind Jacamar (11-3) at Newton Abbot 2m 2f (3) gs in Sep.
Moonlight Camp (GER) 40-1 (11-0) Mid-division, headway staring final circuit, not fluent normal 4 out, no impression before omitted last, 6th of 8, 15 1/2l behind Sunset Showdown (11-0) at Ffos Las 2m 4f (4) gd in Jun.
Nebuchadnezzar (FR) 3-1 (10-12) Raced keenly, chased leaders, pushed along after 3 out, soon ridden, no extra in 4th when mistake last, 4th of 15, 8 1/4l behind Song For Someone (11-10) at Warwick 2m (4) gd in Feb.
Nickolson (FR) 10-11fav (11-2) Mid-division, tracked leaders over 6f out, effort to challenge over 2f out, led over 1f out, driven out, kept on, won at Ayr 2m (5) gs in Feb beating Sirwilliamwallace (11-2) by 2 1/4l, 10 ran.
Greenview Paradise (IRE) 14-1 (9-8) Held up mid-division, ridden 3f out, some progress 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 13, 9l behind Spring Run (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 6f hcp (6) gf in Sep.
Justu 7-2 (11-7) (cp) (tt) chsd wnr 3; ev ch 4 out; wknd 2 out, 2nd of 7, 10l behind Sweet Lady Jane (11-7) at Upcott Cross 2m 4f mdn gd in Jun.