Articulation 10-1 (11-9) Tracked leaders on outer, dropped to 7th halfway, weakened before 4 out, 13th of 18, 44l behind Schindlers Hunt (11-12) at Punchestown 2m beg chs sft.
Critical Stage (IRE) 125-1 (10-9) Chased leaders, hit 6th and soon outpaced, no chance after, 5th of 6, well behind Denman (10-12) at Exeter 2m 1f nov chs (3) gd in Oct.
Planters Punch (IRE) 9-2 (11-12) In touch, headway 4th, ridden and every chance 2 out, switched left and one pace flat, 4th of 10, 5l behind Time Marches On (11-4) at Carlisle 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) hvy in Oct.
Water Taxi 10-1 (11-5) Chased leading trio, ridden after 3 out, pecked 2 out and last, stayed on, 3rd of 4, 5l behind Jack The Giant (10-7) at Sandown 2m beg chs (3) gf.
Pearl King (IRE) 5-4fav (11-11) Held up in rear, ridden and headway approaching 3 out, 3rd when mistake last, kept on same pace, 3rd of 12, 3l behind Bonchester Bridge (10-1) at Huntingdon 2m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gf.