MAKELLYS BLACKPOOL was clearly suited by the stamina test last time at Cartmel. He has a 7lb penalty here but the experienced Harry Challoner is doing the steering and it's hard to find an alternative with Red Solo Cup due to run yesterday at Stratford. The Omen's latest second came in a seller while Secure Investment, Party Girls and Brandy And Pep all lack a recent run.
Red Solo Cup (IRE) 3-1fav (11-6) In touch, headway 4 out, chased winner next, effort 2 out, soon no impression, 2nd of 7, 17l behind Jawaab (11-7) at Southwell 3m hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in Jul.
Secure Investment 40-1 (10-12) Held up in rear and in touch, weakened after 4 out, 4th of 5, well behind Fine Rightly (11-6) at Wetherby 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Feb.
Zafaraban (IRE) 40-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders, not fluent 5th and next, not jump well after, struggling 10th, lost touch when went left and unseated rider 12th, in a race won by Monetary Fund (11-7) at Worcester 2m 7f beg chs (4) gf in Jul, 4 ran.
The Wee Midget 33-1 (11-2) Behind from 6th, 13th of 16, well behind Galley Slave (9-13) at Stratford 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gf in Jul.
Makellys Blackpool 8-1 (9-11) Chased leaders, led before omitted 2 out, stayed on well, won at Cartmel 3m 2f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gf in Jul beating The Good Guy (11-0) by 3l, 11 ran.
The Omen 6-1 (10-0) Held up in touch, went 3rd before 3 out, soon challenged in 2nd, kept on and no chance with winner, 2nd of 16, 11l behind Fintan (10-13) at Worcester 2m 4f (5) gf in Jul.
Maxford Lady (IRE) 66-1 (10-0) Always towards rear, 6th of 16, 23l behind Fintan (10-13) at Worcester 2m 4f (5) gf in Jul.
Party Girls (FR) 80-1 (10-0) Raced keenly, held up in rear, struggling 3 out, soon lost touch, tailed off, last of 12, well behind Liberty Court (11-0) at Taunton 2m 3f mdn hdl (5) gd in Apr.
Brandy And Pep (IRE) 11-1 (10-0) Mistakes, prominent, pushed along after 13th, outpaced 4 out, rallied to chase winner 2 out, closed last, edged right and no impression flat, 2nd of 8, 2l behind Jayandbee (11-12) at Newton Abbot 3m 2f nov hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd in Aug '13.