held up in touch, not much room just over 2f out, soon switched left, ridden and weakened well over 1f out
held up in rear, niggled along over 3f out, reminders and struggling over 2f out
led, headed 5f out, soon ridden, weakened quickly over 3f out, tailed off
chased leader 3f, went 2nd again 4f out, ridden 2f out, every chance 1f out, one pace
held up, smooth progress 4f out, pushed along over 2f out, switched right over 1f out, ridden to lead well inside final furlong, ran on
held up, headway on outside bend over 4f out, pushed along when edged left just over 2f out, ridden and every chance when rider lost iron inside final furlong, ran on
prominent, chased leader after 3f, led 5f out, ridden and headed well inside final furlong, kept on
Having won a couple of point-to-points at the start of the year, Dalkingstown made a successful start to his career under Rules when just getting the better of Present Chief here in July but the runner-up is now 7lb better off and entitled to turn the tables. BUCKO’S BOY stayed on strongly to run previous winner Rory And Me to half-a-length at Market Rasen. There should be more to come from Jamie Snowden’s charge with that run under his belt. Witness Protection is another winning pointer entitled to respect under the champion jockey.
Dalkingstown 5-4fav (11-0) Keen early, held up towards rear on outside, pushed along 5f out, headway 4f out, not much room 2f out, led over 1f out, hard pressed, just prevailed on the bob, won at Worcester 2m (5) gs in Jul beating Present Chief (11-0) by shd, 6 ran.
Alpine Rock (IRE) 9-2 (11-6) Trckd ldrs; one pce final 3f, 4th of 8, 14 3/4l behind Blaster Yeats (11-6) at Bitterley 2m gd in Apr.
Bonne Nuit 200-1 (10-10) Held up in mid-division, ridden and struggling 7f out, soon behind, last of 14, dist behind The Swagman (11-0) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f (5) gd in May.
Bucko's Boy 2-1 (10-11) Chased leaders, effort over 2f out, sustained challenge throughout final furlong, kept on well under pressure, 2nd of 7, 1/2l behind Rory And Me (11-4) at Market Rasen 2m 1f (4) gd in Aug.
Present Chief (IRE) 9-4 (11-0) Held up in rear, headway over 4f out, strong challenge from over 1f out, stayed on, just lost out on the bob, 2nd of 6, shd behind Dalkingstown (11-0) at Worcester 2m (5) gs in Jul.
Stimulating Song 40-1 (10-7) Behind, ran on final furlong, never nearer, 6th of 9, 5l behind Faire Part Sivola (10-7) at Wincanton 1m 7f (5) gd in Jan.
Witness Protection (IRE) 5-4 (12-2) Ww in rr, 5th 5out, mstk 3out, prog to ld gng best on outer bef 2out, 3l adv at last, kow, won at Ballynoe 3m mdn gd in Mar beating Rwegoinhigh (12-2) by shd, 6 ran.
Breffniboy (FR) 28-1 (11-0) Chased leader, every chance over 2f out, weakened from over 1f out, 5th of 6, 12 1/4l behind Dalkingstown (11-0) at Worcester 2m (5) gs in Jul.