chased leader, led approaching 3 out, soon ridden, headed 2 out, no extra in 3rd run-in
chased leaders, weakened after 2 out
held up in touch going well, smooth headway on outside to lead 2 out, soon clear, easily
led until approaching 3 out, chased leader until before 2 out, weakened before last
chased leaders on outside, travelling well after 4 out, went 2nd before 2 out, chased winner from 2 out, one pace and no chance
never going in rear, reminders and not keen from 3rd, hung left from 3 out, tailed off
behind in last pair, struggling 4 out, tailed off
G For Ginger has been transformed by a wind operation and has recorded a couple of wide-margin wins under Rex Dingle, who takes off 10lb again today. A hat-trick is feasible, despite the penalty, but there should be more to come from EZANAK after just the two runs over hurdles. Dan Skelton prefers him to stablemate Excellent Team, though he wouldn’t have much to spare over Jamacho on collateral form and Charlie Longsdon’s four-year-old is a danger. Haafapiece would also have claims on his best form.
G For Ginger 11-10fav (11-10) Raced keenly, made all, clear going strongly before 3 out, unchallenged, won at Worcester 2m hcp (4) gd in Jul beating Mercian King (11-5) by 15l, 6 ran.
Jamacho 4-1 (11-6) Led, hard pressed 2 out, soon ridden, kept on when headed narrowly closing stages, just held, 2nd of 9, nk behind Red Hot Chilly (11-2) at Worcester 2m hcp (4) gf in Jul.
Haafapiece 11-4 (11-2) Prominent, led after 1st, mistake 6th, hit 3 out, headed approaching last, no extra, 3rd of 8, 8l behind Yensir (11-2) at Fakenham 2m mdn (4) gd in Jun.
Excellent Team 10-3fav (11-4) Tracked leaders, not fluent 4 out, ridden after next, disputed 3rd when not fluent again last, no impression, 4th of 9, 4l behind Red Hot Chilly (11-2) at Worcester 2m hcp (4) gf in Jul.
Ezanak (IRE) 7-4fav (10-12) Mid-division, headway to chase leaders 4 out, chased winner approaching last, kept on under pressure, 2nd of 13, 2 1/2l behind Aardwolf (11-2) at Worcester 2m (4) gd in Jun.
Murray Mount (IRE) 40-1 (11-2) Mistake 1st, mid-division, struggling 13th, behind 4 out, tailed off when pulled up before 2 out, at Cheltenham 3m 1f hcp (3) gd in Oct.
Rasasee (IRE) 25-1 (11-11) Held up towards rear, headway when switched left before omitted 2 out, weakened before omitted last, 7th of 10, 22l behind Grams And Ounces (10-13) at Ffos Las 2m 4f hcp (4) gd in Jun.