chased leader, every chance over 2f out, weakened from over 1f out
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
held up in rear, headway over 4f out, strong challenge from over 1f out, stayed on, just lost out on the bob
led, hung right 3f out, headed over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong
chased leaders, lost place 4f out, soon behind
chased leaders, outpaced and hanging left 4f out, plugged on from over 1f out
DALKINGSTOWN, a progressive pointer in the spring, can make a winning start to his career under Rules having joined the Peter Bowen stable. Present Chief is a full brother to a useful chaser but didn’t show a great deal at Bangor in October, though has since switched yards. Twasn't The Plan has placed at Warwick and Fontwell but may need to take a step forward to get off the mark.
Breffniboy (FR) 10-1 (11-10) Chased leaders on inner and 4th from halfway, pushed along from 5f out, soon lost place and weakened, 11th of 12, dist behind Steel Cap (12-0) at Kilbeggan 2m 3f gd in Sep.
Dalkingstown 1-2fav (11-10) Made virt all; held on wl, won at Brampton Bryan 3m in Mar beating Miss Seagreen (11-7) by hd, 9 ran.
Present Chief (IRE) 11-2 (11-0) Mid-division on inside, outpaced 4f out, plugged on final 2f, 5th of 11, 20l behind Tel'art (11-0) at Bangor-on-Dee 2m 1f (5) gd in Oct.
Twasn't The Plan (IRE) 5-2 (11-2) Led, ridden and headed 2f out, no extra and lost 2nd inside final furlong, 3rd of 5, 8 1/2l behind Corrie Lake (10-9) at Fontwell 2m 2f (5) gd in Jun.
Ella Nutrargile (FR) Kapgarde M out of Odile De Neulliac.
Pillar Of Steel 12-1 (10-10) Prominent, effort well over 2f out, no extra approaching final furlong, 5th of 8, 9 3/4l behind Martha Brae (10-10) at Bangor-on-Dee 2m 1f (5) gd in May.