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15:35 Saturday 02 April 2022

CORAL SCOTTISH GRAND NATIONAL HANDICAP CHASE (Grade 3) (1)

Distance : 3m 7f 176y
Prize : £84,405 Age : 5yo+ Race Type : Chase Going : Good
Race Type : Chase
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Pos Pos Btn Horse Name Horse Name TFR Tfig Jockey Age Wgt ISP ISP BSP Hi/Lo
Pedigree Jockey & Trainer Trainer (Equip) (OR) (Place) BSP
1 1 Mr R. James silk 7. WIN MY WINGS (IRE) 7. WIN MY WINGS (IRE) -12 <
147+
-1 > 138 Mr R. James (7) 9 11-5 13/27.5cf 13/27.5cf
Mr R. James silk bm GOLD WELL - TELSTAR (IRE) MONTELIMAR (USA) J: Mr R. James (7)
T: Christian Williams
Age: 9 Wgt: 11-5 Eq: (s) OR: 140
Christian Williams (s) (140)
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gave yet more evidence of her trainer's skill in peaking one at the right time as she made a mockery of an 8 lb rise for her Eider success to become the first since Willsford in 1995 to land the double, her blend of speed, stamina and quick jumping seeing her turn a prestigious marathon handicap into a rout, giving Williams an even higher profile 1-2 than when Cap du Nord had also led home Kitty's Light at Kempton; she powered along held up and, jumping superbly all the while, was still full of running as she went to the front 4 out, the race as good as over almost immediately, more like 9 lengths clear when her crack amateur took time to celebrate late on, a pattern-class performance in a handicap by a flourishing 9-y-o mare; she'd take some beating again in the apparently unlikely event she's allowed to take her chance in Sandown's bet365 Gold Cup (Hot Weld did the double in 2007 when the races were just a week apart) as a seasonal swansong, though this also provided a potentially strong pointer to the Grand National before then, given progressive thorough stayer Eclair Surf - a rallying second to Win My Wings in the Eider - may well sneak in at the foot of the weights at Aintree.
held up, jumped very well, progress wide circuit out, led approaching 4 out, in command quickly, clear when eased late on
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2 2 Jack Tudor silk 7 3. KITTY'S LIGHT 3. KITTY'S LIGHT 0 <
145+
-2 > 136 Jack Tudor 6 11-8 13/27.5cf 13/27.5cf
Jack Tudor silk bg NATHANIEL (IRE) - DARAIYNA (FR) REFUSE TO BEND (IRE) J: Jack Tudor
T: Christian Williams
Age: 6 Wgt: 11-8 Eq: (t) OR: 143
Christian Williams (t) (143)
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is 3 years the junior of his winning stablemate and will surely land a major staying prize or 2 over the coming years, luckless in the bet365 on his first crack over a long distance and not enjoying the rub of the green, either, on this second, on the back foot after belting the second yet making headway from rear from 5 out and sustaining his run to the line, all despite having been hampered on landing at the next for good measure, his stable companion always a step or 2 ahead; compensation at Sandown may well await, given he can't go up much - if at all - for this.
bad mistake 2nd, settled in rear, off pace still 5 out, headway when shaken up approaching straight, hampered 4 out, stayed on well, clear of rest
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3 3 Tom Cannon silk 5 17. MAJOR DUNDEE (IRE) 17. MAJOR DUNDEE (IRE) +2 <
130
121 Tom Cannon 7 10-11 9/110 9/110
Tom Cannon silk bg SCORPION (IRE) - BE MY GRANNY NEEDLE GUN (IRE) J: Tom Cannon
T: Alan King
Age: 7 Wgt: 10-11 OR: 132
Alan King (132)
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more than held his own asked a much bigger question on only his fourth start over fences, having no problem at all with the extreme trip in keeping with a pair in their element faced with such; mid-division, effort when shaken up from 5 out, stayed on straight despite having jumped left and bumped Ask A Honey Bee to the floor at the fourth last.
mid-division, effort when shaken up from 5 out, jumped left next, stayed on
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4 4 Daryl Jacob silk 12 5. FIDUX (FR) 5. FIDUX (FR) -4 <
130
> 121 Daryl Jacob 9 11-7 66/167 66/167
Daryl Jacob silk bg FINE GRAIN (JPN) - FOLLE TEMPETE (FR) FABULOUS DANCER (USA) J: Daryl Jacob
T: Alan King
Age: 9 Wgt: 11-7 OR: 142
Alan King (142)
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showed surprising stamina upped to a marathon distance for the first time but was found out instead for ability up against a more upwardly-mobile trio, either way acquitting himself much better than might reasonably have been expected; held up, crept closer eighteenth, pushed along straight, kept on gradually to pass wilting Ashtown Lad and fill frame.
held up, crept closer 18th, pushed along straight, kept on gradually
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5 5 Harry Skelton silk 8. ASHTOWN LAD (IRE) 8. ASHTOWN LAD (IRE) +15 <
127+
118 Harry Skelton 8 11-5 10/111 10/111
Harry Skelton silk bg FLEMENSFIRTH (USA) - BLOSSOM TRIX (IRE) SADDLERS' HALL (IRE) J: Harry Skelton
T: Dan Skelton
Age: 8 Wgt: 11-5 OR: 140
Dan Skelton (140)
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looked firmly at home thrust into a high-end handicap only for his stamina to run dry upped from 3m after 8 weeks off, shaping much better than the bare result; waited with, jumped well, took closer order out wide circuit out, second when ridden 4 out, weakened; he's still relatively fresh, with only 5 starts under his belt this season.
waited with, jumped well, took closer order wide circuit out, second when ridden 4 out, weakened
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6 6 Adam Wedge silk 13. PRIME VENTURE (IRE) 13. PRIME VENTURE (IRE) +8 <
121?
> 112 Adam Wedge 11 11-0 50/151 50/151
Adam Wedge silk brg PRIMARY (USA) - NEXT VENTURE (IRE) ZAFFARAN (USA) J: Adam Wedge
T: Evan Williams
Age: 11 Wgt: 11-0 Eq: (s) OR: 135
Evan Williams (s) (135)
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wasn't disgraced at this level on a rare run away from the mud, having enjoyed his seasonal high in a heavy-ground Veterans' Final; in rear, pecked fifteenth, some headway 5 out, no further impression, not unduly punished.
rear, pecked 15th, some headway 5 out, no further impression
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7 7 A. P. Heskin silk 19 9. THE WOLF (FR) 9. THE WOLF (FR) +27 <
110
101 A. P. Heskin 8 11-4 14/115 14/115
A. P. Heskin silk chg KAPGARDE (FR) - GES (FR) HOURS AFTER (USA) J: A. P. Heskin
T: Olly Murphy
Age: 8 Wgt: 11-4 Eq: (t) OR: 139
Olly Murphy (t) (139)
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is better judged on his closing second at Musselburgh, in a rather less competitive 'National' north of the border, asked a big question positioned so far back; dropped out, shaken up from 5 out, some headway home turn, made little impression.
dropped out, shaken up from 5 out, some headway home turn, little impression
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8 8 Richard Patrick silk nk 19. COURT MASTER (IRE) 19. COURT MASTER (IRE) +23 <
101
> 92 Richard Patrick 9 10-9 33/134 33/134
Richard Patrick silk bg COURT CAVE (IRE) - LUSOS WONDER (IRE) LUSO J: Richard Patrick
T: Michael Scudamore
Age: 9 Wgt: 10-9 Eq: (s) OR: 130
Michael Scudamore (s) (130)
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fared worse than in the Eider, this that bit more competitive for all Win The Wings landed it with even greater authority; handy, lost place when shaken up circuit out, labouring 5 out.
handy, lost place when shaken up circuit out, labouring 5 out
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9 9 Ryan Mania silk 21. THE FERRY MASTER (IRE) 21. THE FERRY MASTER (IRE) +34 <
92
83 Ryan Mania 9 10-7 11/112 11/112
Ryan Mania silk bg ELUSIVE PIMPERNEL (USA) - DINGHY (IRE) BE MY NATIVE (USA) J: Ryan Mania
T: Sandy Thomson
Age: 9 Wgt: 10-7 Eq: (s+t) OR: 128
Sandy Thomson (s+t) (128)
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hasn't gone on as expected since shaping so well from a 5 lb higher mark in this race in 2021, wilting late to give it away at Newcastle and never in a rhythm here after an early scare; raced off the pace, awkward on landing first and rider lost irons briefly, not fluent after, some headway from 5 out, not sustain effort.
off pace, awkward on landing 1st, rider lost irons briefly, not fluent after, some headway from 5 out, not sustain effort
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F F Connor Brace silk 20. ASK A HONEY BEE (IRE) 20. ASK A HONEY BEE (IRE) +8 <
118+
> Connor Brace 8 10-9 28/129 28/129
Connor Brace silk bg ASK - PURE HONEY (IRE) BENEFICIAL J: Connor Brace
T: Fergal O'Brien
Age: 8 Wgt: 10-9 Eq: (b) OR: 130
Fergal O'Brien (b) (130)
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saw his race ended through little fault of his own but had predictably found his jumping causing problems before then, having also come in for an inefficient ride; raced off the pace, rapid headway out wide to go handy circuit out, hit eleventh, jumped on thirteenth, hit eighteenth, 5 out, headed and dropped to fourth when hampered in mid-air and fell 4 out; perhaps extreme trips are what he needs but, on balance, he's an easy customer to oppose these days.
off pace, rapid headway wide circuit out, hit 11th, jumped on 13th, hit 18th, 5 out, headed when hampered and fell 4 out
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F F Brendan Powell silk 6. JERSEY BEAN (IRE) 6. JERSEY BEAN (IRE) <
Brendan Powell 9 11-5 28/129 28/129
Brendan Powell silk bg COURT CAVE (IRE) - JENNIFERS DIARY (IRE) SUPREME LEADER J: Brendan Powell
T: Oliver Sherwood
Age: 9 Wgt: 11-5 Eq: (b) OR: 140
Oliver Sherwood (b) (140)
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was robbed of the chance to derive extra benefit from the even longer distance by coming to grief at the third, suffering fatal injuries.
settled in rear wide, unseated rider 3rd, dead
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ur ur Jack Andrews silk 1. HILL SIXTEEN 1. HILL SIXTEEN +8 <
135+
Jack Andrews (5) 9 11-12 33/134 33/134
Jack Andrews silk bg COURT CAVE (IRE) - CHASERS CHIC KARINGA BAY J: Jack Andrews (5)
T: Sandy Thomson
Age: 9 Wgt: 11-12 Eq: (t) OR: 147
Sandy Thomson (t) (147)
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was in the process of running creditably when departing for all a minor role was the best he could have hoped for; mid-division, effort from eighteenth, ridden from 5 out, no sooner left fifth by Ask A Honey Bee's fall at the next when hampered and unseated in the backwash, still plugging on at the time around 5 lengths behind the eventual third.
mid-division, effort from 18th, ridden from 5 out, keeping on when hampered and unseated 4 out
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pu pu Derek Fox silk 24. STRONG ECONOMY (IRE) 24. STRONG ECONOMY (IRE) <
Derek Fox 10 10-0 (9-10) 100/1101 100/1101
Derek Fox silk chg SANDMASON - ODD DECISION (IRE) LITTLE BIGHORN J: Derek Fox
T: Ian Duncan
Age: 10 Wgt: 10-0 (9-10) Eq: (s) OR: 121
Ian Duncan (s) (121)
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has a good record at Ayr but had plenty on from 4 lb out of the handicap in the biggest race in its calendar, later said to have bled as well; in rear, jumped right sixth, never going well after, tailed off long way out.
rear, jumped right 6th, never going well after, tailed off long way out, bbv
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pu pu Alan Doyle silk 23. COOL MIX 23. COOL MIX <
Alan Doyle (7) 10 10-4 12/113 12/113
Alan Doyle silk grg FAIR MIX (IRE) - LUCYLOU (IRE) BOB BACK (USA) J: Alan Doyle (7)
T: Iain Jardine
Age: 10 Wgt: 10-4 Eq: (t) OR: 125
Iain Jardine (t) (125)
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turned in a rare poor effort tried tongue tied after 8 weeks off, not jumping nearly so well as when fifth (from a 6 lb higher mark) in this race in 2021; tracked pace, lost place when mistakes seventh, tenth, not fluent again seventeenth, dropped away.
tracked pace, lost place when mistakes 7th, 10th, not fluent again 17th, dropped away
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pu pu Philip Armson silk 22. EL PASO WOOD (FR) 22. EL PASO WOOD (FR) <
?
> Philip Armson (7) 8 10-6 28/129 28/129
Philip Armson silk bg ANZILLERO (GER) - WONDER WOOD (FR) PHANTOM BREEZE J: Philip Armson (7)
T: David Pipe
Age: 8 Wgt: 10-6 Eq: (t) OR: 127
David Pipe (t) (127)
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possibly found the race coming too soon 2 weeks on from Uttoxeter, having barely had a breather since arriving from France; raced off the pace, labouring from 5 out.
off pace, labouring from 5 out
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pu pu Phillip Enright silk 18. HISTORY OF FASHION (IRE) 18. HISTORY OF FASHION (IRE) <
> Phillip Enright 8 10-9 16/117 16/117
Phillip Enright silk bg MUSTAMEET (USA) - RIVERSIDE FASHION (IRE) CITY HONOURS (USA) J: Phillip Enright
T: P. A. Fahy, Ireland
Age: 8 Wgt: 10-9 OR: 130
P. A. Fahy, Ireland (130)
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proved a let-down (rather like his stablemate), perhaps linked to less testing ground than usual; mid-division, lost ground gradually early final circuit, labouring eighteenth.
mid-division, lost ground gradually early final circuit, labouring 18th
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pu pu Charlie Todd silk 16. ONE MORE FLEURIE (IRE) 16. ONE MORE FLEURIE (IRE) <
+
Charlie Todd (3) 8 10-11 16/117 16/117
Charlie Todd silk bg MUSTAMEET (USA) - AUBURN CHERRY (IRE) TREASURE HUNTER J: Charlie Todd (3)
T: Ian Williams
Age: 8 Wgt: 10-11 OR: 132
Ian Williams (132)
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a wide-margin winner of the novice handicap on this card in 2021, was beaten by more than lack of stamina hiked in trip; jumped well, disputed lead until twelfth, remained prominent until seventeenth, faltered quickly (later found to have cracked hoof).
jumped well, disputed lead until 12th, stayed prominent until 17th, faltered quickly, lame
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pu pu Brian Hughes silk 15. INNISFREE LAD (IRE) 15. INNISFREE LAD (IRE) <
?
> Brian Hughes 10 10-13 28/129 28/129
Brian Hughes silk bg YEATS (IRE) - TASMANI (FR) TURGEON (USA) J: Brian Hughes
T: David Dennis
Age: 10 Wgt: 10-13 Eq: (v) OR: 134
David Dennis (v) (134)
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is best excused this run, taken very wide in rear and not persevered with once it was clear he had a mountain to climb from the eighteenth, eventually pulled up in the straight.
settled in rear wide, lost ground 18th, pulled up straight
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pu pu Richie McLernon silk 14. CHIRICO VALLIS (FR) 14. CHIRICO VALLIS (FR) <
Richie McLernon 10 11-0 25/126 25/126
Richie McLernon silk bg POLIGLOTE - QUORA VALLIS (FR) MANSONNIEN (FR) J: Richie McLernon
T: Neil Mulholland
Age: 10 Wgt: 11-0 Eq: (s+t) OR: 135
Neil Mulholland (s+t) (135)
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found his run of good form coming to a halt in first-time cheekpieces, bossing this sort of field probably just beyond him; disputed lead, went on from twelfth, headed when pecked on landing next, left behind back straight.
disputed lead, went on from 12th, headed when pecked on landing next, left behind back straight
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pu pu Tom Scudamore silk 12. VIA DOLOROSA (FR) 12. VIA DOLOROSA (FR) <
+
> Tom Scudamore 10 11-2 28/129 28/129
Tom Scudamore silk bg KONIG SHUFFLE (GER) - MILLIE HURLEY (FR) GREEN TUNE (USA) J: Tom Scudamore
T: David Pipe
Age: 10 Wgt: 11-2 Eq: (b+t) OR: 137
David Pipe (b+t) (137)
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had his winning run ended in much deeper waters from another 10 lb higher; close up until 5 out, struggling from there.
close up until 5 out, struggling from there
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pu pu D. E. Mullins silk 11. STORMY JUDGE (IRE) 11. STORMY JUDGE (IRE) <
+
D. E. Mullins 7 11-4 13/27.5cf 13/27.5cf
D. E. Mullins silk grg FAIRLY RANSOM (USA) - JENNIFERJO (IRE) WITNESS BOX (USA) J: D. E. Mullins
T: P. A. Fahy, Ireland
Age: 7 Wgt: 11-4 OR: 139
P. A. Fahy, Ireland (139)
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is best forgiven this run, backed as if better was expected but hindered by a couple of blunders and also said to have finished lame; mid-division, mistakes twelfth, thirteenth, beaten quickly end of back straight.
mid-division, mistakes 12th, 13th, beaten quickly end of back straight, lame
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pu pu Sam Twiston-Davies silk 4. FANTASTIKAS (FR) 4. FANTASTIKAS (FR) <
?
Sam Twiston-Davies 7 11-8 11/112 11/112
Sam Twiston-Davies silk bg DAVIDOFF (GER) - NEGRESSE DE CUTA (FR) BAROUD D'HONNEUR (FR) J: Sam Twiston-Davies
T: Nigel Twiston-Davies
Age: 7 Wgt: 11-8 OR: 143
Nigel Twiston-Davies (143)
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possibly found the race coming too soon after giving his all in the Ultima, though he also ended up much further off the pace than usual (better when ridden positively); held up, some headway shaken up eighteenth, effort proved short-lived.
held up, some headway shaken up 18th, effort proved short-lived
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pu pu Sean Quinlan silk 2. VINTAGE CLOUDS (IRE) 2. VINTAGE CLOUDS (IRE) <
Sean Quinlan 12 11-9 40/141 40/141
Sean Quinlan silk grg CLOUDINGS (IRE) - RARE VINTAGE (IRE) GERMANY (USA) J: Sean Quinlan
T: Sue Smith
Age: 12 Wgt: 11-9 Eq: (s) OR: 144
Sue Smith (s) (144)
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an immensely durable veteran sluggard, was retired after struggling as badly in this as he had the Ultima the time before, having run in the 2 races a remarkable combined 10 times during his career.
close up when slow 1st, lost ground again before halfway, lost touch quickly
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Non Runners: STREETS OF DOYEN (IRE). Fences: 23.

Winning Owner: Sue Howell

Time: 8m 5.6s Closing Sectional: (2.30f): 33.90s (103.6%)

Overrounds: Industry SP 136%, Betfair SP 102.9%

The ditch and following fence in the back straight were omitted on the final cicuit due to a stricken horse

That the 2 Irish raiders - both trained by Pat Fahy - were among the 14 non-completers rather goes against the grain for a premier handicap on these shores nowadays but the dominance exerted by a Christian Williams-trained improver ensured there was still something of the status quo about this year's Scottish National, Win My Wings turning another competitive-looking handicap into a cakewalk at the chief expense of a stablemate who himself is only just starting out on the long-distance chase scene, the pair coming clear with the one novice in the line-up who did raise his game in what promises to prove one of the stronger recent renewals; unfortunately, Jersey Bean was a casualty in the early stages, which also resulted in the third and fourth fences in the back straight being omitted on the last 2 circuits, though plenty of the remaining obstacles got in the way for others in the field after the pace had stepped up a notch when Ask A Honey Bee went to the front around halfway.

WIN MY WINGS (IRE) gave yet more evidence of her trainer's skill in peaking one at the right time as she made a mockery of an 8 lb rise for her Eider success to become the first since Willsford in 1995 to land the double, her blend of speed, stamina and quick jumping seeing her turn a prestigious marathon handicap into a rout, giving Williams an even higher profile 1-2 than when Cap du Nord had also led home Kitty's Light at Kempton; she powered along held up and, jumping superbly all the while, was still full of running as she went to the front 4 out, the race as good as over almost immediately, more like 9 lengths clear when her crack amateur took time to celebrate late on, a pattern-class performance in a handicap by a flourishing 9-y-o mare; she'd take some beating again in the apparently unlikely event she's allowed to take her chance in Sandown's bet365 Gold Cup (Hot Weld did the double in 2007 when the races were just a week apart) as a seasonal swansong, though this also provided a potentially strong pointer to the Grand National before then, given progressive thorough stayer Eclair Surf - a rallying second to Win My Wings in the Eider - may well sneak in at the foot of the weights at Aintree.

KITTY'S LIGHT is 3 years the junior of his winning stablemate and will surely land a major staying prize or 2 over the coming years, luckless in the bet365 on his first crack over a long distance and not enjoying the rub of the green, either, on this second, on the back foot after belting the second yet making headway from rear from 5 out and sustaining his run to the line, all despite having been hampered on landing at the next for good measure, his stable companion always a step or 2 ahead; compensation at Sandown may well await, given he can't go up much - if at all - for this.

MAJOR DUNDEE (IRE) more than held his own asked a much bigger question on only his fourth start over fences, having no problem at all with the extreme trip in keeping with a pair in their element faced with such; mid-division, effort when shaken up from 5 out, stayed on straight despite having jumped left and bumped Ask A Honey Bee to the floor at the fourth last.

FIDUX (FR) showed surprising stamina upped to a marathon distance for the first time but was found out instead for ability up against a more upwardly-mobile trio, either way acquitting himself much better than might reasonably have been expected; held up, crept closer eighteenth, pushed along straight, kept on gradually to pass wilting Ashtown Lad and fill frame.

ASHTOWN LAD (IRE) looked firmly at home thrust into a high-end handicap only for his stamina to run dry upped from 3m after 8 weeks off, shaping much better than the bare result; waited with, jumped well, took closer order out wide circuit out, second when ridden 4 out, weakened; he's still relatively fresh, with only 5 starts under his belt this season.

PRIME VENTURE (IRE) wasn't disgraced at this level on a rare run away from the mud, having enjoyed his seasonal high in a heavy-ground Veterans' Final; in rear, pecked fifteenth, some headway 5 out, no further impression, not unduly punished.

THE WOLF (FR) is better judged on his closing second at Musselburgh, in a rather less competitive 'National' north of the border, asked a big question positioned so far back; dropped out, shaken up from 5 out, some headway home turn, made little impression.

COURT MASTER (IRE) fared worse than in the Eider, this that bit more competitive for all Win The Wings landed it with even greater authority; handy, lost place when shaken up circuit out, labouring 5 out.

THE FERRY MASTER (IRE) hasn't gone on as expected since shaping so well from a 5 lb higher mark in this race in 2021, wilting late to give it away at Newcastle and never in a rhythm here after an early scare; raced off the pace, awkward on landing first and rider lost irons briefly, not fluent after, some headway from 5 out, not sustain effort.

ASK A HONEY BEE (IRE) saw his race ended through little fault of his own but had predictably found his jumping causing problems before then, having also come in for an inefficient ride; raced off the pace, rapid headway out wide to go handy circuit out, hit eleventh, jumped on thirteenth, hit eighteenth, 5 out, headed and dropped to fourth when hampered in mid-air and fell 4 out; perhaps extreme trips are what he needs but, on balance, he's an easy customer to oppose these days.

JERSEY BEAN (IRE) was robbed of the chance to derive extra benefit from the even longer distance by coming to grief at the third, suffering fatal injuries.

HILL SIXTEEN was in the process of running creditably when departing for all a minor role was the best he could have hoped for; mid-division, effort from eighteenth, ridden from 5 out, no sooner left fifth by Ask A Honey Bee's fall at the next when hampered and unseated in the backwash, still plugging on at the time around 5 lengths behind the eventual third.

STRONG ECONOMY (IRE) has a good record at Ayr but had plenty on from 4 lb out of the handicap in the biggest race in its calendar, later said to have bled as well; in rear, jumped right sixth, never going well after, tailed off long way out.

COOL MIX turned in a rare poor effort tried tongue tied after 8 weeks off, not jumping nearly so well as when fifth (from a 6 lb higher mark) in this race in 2021; tracked pace, lost place when mistakes seventh, tenth, not fluent again seventeenth, dropped away.

EL PASO WOOD (FR) possibly found the race coming too soon 2 weeks on from Uttoxeter, having barely had a breather since arriving from France; raced off the pace, labouring from 5 out.

HISTORY OF FASHION (IRE) proved a let-down (rather like his stablemate), perhaps linked to less testing ground than usual; mid-division, lost ground gradually early final circuit, labouring eighteenth.

ONE MORE FLEURIE (IRE) a wide-margin winner of the novice handicap on this card in 2021, was beaten by more than lack of stamina hiked in trip; jumped well, disputed lead until twelfth, remained prominent until seventeenth, faltered quickly (later found to have cracked hoof).

INNISFREE LAD (IRE) is best excused this run, taken very wide in rear and not persevered with once it was clear he had a mountain to climb from the eighteenth, eventually pulled up in the straight.

CHIRICO VALLIS (FR) found his run of good form coming to a halt in first-time cheekpieces, bossing this sort of field probably just beyond him; disputed lead, went on from twelfth, headed when pecked on landing next, left behind back straight.

VIA DOLOROSA (FR) had his winning run ended in much deeper waters from another 10 lb higher; close up until 5 out, struggling from there.

STORMY JUDGE (IRE) is best forgiven this run, backed as if better was expected but hindered by a couple of blunders and also said to have finished lame; mid-division, mistakes twelfth, thirteenth, beaten quickly end of back straight.

FANTASTIKAS (FR) possibly found the race coming too soon after giving his all in the Ultima, though he also ended up much further off the pace than usual (better when ridden positively); held up, some headway shaken up eighteenth, effort proved short-lived.

VINTAGE CLOUDS (IRE) an immensely durable veteran sluggard, was retired after struggling as badly in this as he had the Ultima the time before, having run in the 2 races a remarkable combined 10 times during his career.