prominent, lost place approaching 5th, rallied 2 out, stayed on
held up and behind, steady headway from 3 out, ridden after last, kept on well to lead towards finish
well behind from 5th
always prominent, led approaching 3 out, headed 2 out, one pace
prominent, ridden 5th, weakened approaching 7th
mid-division, headway approaching 5th, weakened before 7th
mid-division, struggling 6th, no danger after
in rear, jumped slowly 6th, headway after 7th, saddle slipped approaching 2 out, weakened approaching last and eased
went right start, took keen hold in rear, headway approaching 5th, weakened 3 out
in rear headway 7th weakened approaching 3 out
prominent, pushed along 5th, slightly outpaced after next, rallied to lead 2 out, headed flat, no extra
in touch, ridden approaching 5th, weakened after 7th
held up, headway 5th, ridden approaching 3 out, led flat, headed towards finish
led until after 4th, lost place after 7th, no real danger after
in touch, led after 4th, headed approaching 3 out, weakened 2 out
held up, mistake 6th, jumped left 3 out, some headway when jumped left 2 out, never near leaders
Ross Comm can beat From Dawn To Dusk, with Lord Nellson, Seymour Weld and Chamacco others in with a shout. Ross Comm paid his way over fences last term, scoring five times in all before falling in the John Smith's Grand National at Aintree, after which he was given a well earned break. Sue Smith starts him off over timber, and as he is undoubtedly much better treated than over the larger obstacles, a big run is anticipated prior to him going chasing again. From Dawn To Dusk has yet to jump a fence in public but that is the route that he will no doubt take soon, but judged on his emphatic success over timber at Huntingdon in May, it is not a surprise to see him take in another similar contest before the handicapper makes Philip Hobbs's mind up for him. Seymour Weld will appreciate this drop in distance, having failed to see out three miles here last time, but his wins have been gained in selling grade so he has more on his plate here. Chamacco will be all the better for his reappearance at Market Rasen but is another with plenty to do, and we feel that the well-handicapped Ross Comm has a lot going for him today.
Lord Nellsson 5-2fav (10-2) With leader, jumped big 4, ridden 9th and lost place, weakened 12th, 5th of 8, 24l behind Preacher Boy (11-9) at Wincanton 2m 5f hcp chs 0-115 (D) gd in Dec.
From Dawn To Dusk 4-5fav (10-9) Held up, headway and hit 7th, soon led, mistake last, stayed on same pace, won at Huntingdon 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in May beating Fox Point (11-6) by 6l, 20 ran.
Ballyrobert (IRE) 8-1 (10-11) Tracked leaders, left 2nd at 3rd, challenged from 6th, held before 2 out, jumped left last, took 2nd near finish, no chance with winner, 2nd of 7, 10l behind Smart Mover (11-0) at Fontwell 2m 6f nov hdl (4) gf in Apr.
Darwaz (IRE) 100-1 (10-12) Led 2nd, soon headed, chased leaders, ridden and mistake 2 out, no extra flat, 5th of 16, 7l behind My Immortal (10-12) at Towcester 2m nov hdl (3) gd.
Kim Fontenail (FR) 20-1 (11-3) Held up, struggling 6th, no danger after, 4th of 6, 29l behind Chickapeakray (10-0) at Worcester 2m 4f mrs hcp hdl (3) gs.
Ross Comm 16-1 (10-5) In touch when fell at the 4th in race won by Numbersixvalverde (10-8) at Aintree 4m 4f hcp chs Grd 3 (1) gs in Apr, 40 ran.
Nawow 11-1 (10-13) Behind, ridden and some headway when hit 4 out, 7 lengths down when blundered and unseated rider 4 out in race won by Rash Moment (9-10) at Uttoxeter 2m 5f hcp chs 0-120 (3) gd in Sept, 9 ran.
Super Judge (IRE) 12-1 (10-5) Mid-division, ridden to go 5th 3 out, 3rd next, kept on same pace from before last, no impression run-in, 3rd of 17, 1l behind Madam Leader (10-0) at Gowran Park 2m 4f hacp hdl gd in Apr.