tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong
keen towards rear, ridden and outpaced over 2f out, never nearer
held up towards rear, pushed along and outpaced over 2f out, kept on final furlong, not trouble leaders
in touch, headway 3f out, ridden and weakened over 1f out
held up, outpaced over 2f out
slowly away towards rear, outpaced over 2f out
held up, headway 4f out, effort over 1f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, ran on
reluctant to leave stalls and lost many lengths, in rear, never on terms
close up, headway to chase leader over 2f out, ridden and every chance over 1f out, ran on
tracked leader, led over 3f out, ridden and headed inside final furlong, no extra
raced wide in touch, ridden and outpaced over 2f out
keen led, headed over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, weakened approaching final furlong
Alternate Route is now 12lb higher than his earlier win at Lingfield while Hallstatt could only manage third at Newcastle last time having won at the same track in September. Gabrial's Star carries 6lb extra for winning at Southwell last week while Sheriff Of Nawton scored off a similar mark at Carlisle in August and steps up in trip along with ITLAAQ. But the latter ran well over 2m at Newcastle last year and is worth another try having tumbled down the weights subsequently.
Gabrial's Star 4-1 (9-7) Keen, tracked leaders, ridden to lead approaching final furlong, ran on strongly, won at Southwell 2m hcp (5) pol in Nov beating Bertie Moon (9-8) by 11l, 7 ran.
Sheriff Of Nawton (IRE) 13-2 (8-12) Held up mid-division, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 6th of 11, 11 1/4l behind Barwell (9-1) at Thirsk 1m 4f hcp (4) sft in Sep.
Itlaaq 25-1 (10-8) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, ridden and stayed on final furlong, 3rd of 19, 4 3/4l behind Tomahawk Kid (11-0) at Doncaster 1m 2f hcp (5) gs in Oct.
Wordiness 33-1 (8-11) Held up towards rear, headway over under pressure over 1f out, never on terms, 6th of 13, 2 3/4l behind Mobbhij (9-7) at Newcastle 2m hcp (4) pol in Nov.
Bamako Du Chatelet (FR) 10-1 (11-0) Close up, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 11, 36 1/2l behind Song Light (11-4) at Goodwood 2m hcp (4) sft in Oct.
Dalasiri (IRE) 7-1 (11-12) Chased leader, 2nd halfway, challenged entering straight, ridden in 3rd before 2 out, no extra in 5th 2 out, kept on one pace, 6th of 9, 12 3/4l behind Holeinthewall Bar (10-11) at Limerick 2m 5f hcp sft in Nov.
Omotesando 9-1 (8-13) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, chased leaders inside final furlong, ran on, 5th of 13, 1 1/2l behind Island Brave (9-1) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (5) pol in Oct.
Dakota City 5-1 (9-12) Slowly into stride, held up on rear, ridden over 4f out, weakened over 2f out, 8th of 9, 32l behind Rajapur (8-10) at Redcar 1m 6f hcp (6) sft in Nov.
Hallstatt (IRE) 15-2 (10-0) Tracked leader, challenged 3f out, ridden and every chance inside final 2f, one pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 12, 2l behind Navajo Star (8-7) at Newcastle 2m hcp (6) pol in Oct.
Alternate Route 5-4fav (9-13) Ridden leaving stalls, soon chasing leaders, 2nd after 4f, led 4f out, driven over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 6th of 12, 4 3/4l behind Black Prince (9-0) at Chelmsford City 2m hcp (6) pol in Oct.
Kalamkan (USA) 33-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, ridden entering straight, no impression from under 2f out, 10th of 14, 5 1/2l behind Free State (9-1) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp pol in Jan.
Dream Serenade 80-1 (9-3) Raced keenly, chased leaders, pushed along over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 9th of 13, 6 1/4l behind Hussar Ballad (9-13) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp (6) pol in Oct.
Regal Gait (IRE) 6-1 (9-13) Held up in mid-division, driven 5f out, weakened over 2f out, tailed off, last of 13, dist behind Macksville (9-2) at Chelmsford City 1m 6f hcp (5) pol in Sep.