A modest selling contest but notable for the decision of David Pipe to send CABORA on the long haul from Somerset to the Lake District. He's nothing special but a recent third to Adiynara at Wincanton was a fair effort and he should be good enough dropped into the lowest grade. He's not one for large stakes though as he has looked a little tricky at times and Donald McCain's Cordillera, who showed some promise in modest company in her juvenile year, could threaten on her first visit to the track since finishing third to Traitor at Ludlow in October. Isabelle B showed flickers of promise in bumper company and looks to have been prepared with this in mind after a recent sharpener on the level in a Thirsk maiden, whilst Beat The Band has been delivering mid-division finishes in low-key handicaps and should appreciate the drop in grade.
Cabora (FR) 5-2 (11-0) Took keen hold, led until slow jump and headed 1st, chased winner, dropped to 3rd briefly after 3 out, ridden and lost 2nd before 2 out, soon weakened and no chance with leading duo, held on for 3rd, 3rd of 10, 11l behind Adiynara (10-7) at Wincanton 2m mrs nov hdl (4) gs in May.
Beat The Band 11-2 (10-7) Chased leaders, lost place before 2 out, 6th of 14, 22l behind King's Chorister (11-6) at Newcastle 2m hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Mar.
Bollin Dolly 6-5fav (8-1) Tracked leader, led well over 2f out, soon headed, regained lead over 1f out, stayed on well to go clear inside final furlong, eased towards finish, won at Hamilton 1m 3f clm stks (6) sft in May beating Stansonnit (8-9) by 4l, 5 ran (flat).
Isabelle B (IRE) 18-1 (11-1) Prominent, ridden over 1f out, one pace, 6th of 11, 24l behind Brijomi Queen (10-5) at Kelso 2m mrs N H flat (5) gs in Feb.
Sweet Vera 33-1 (11-1) Mid-division, headway when wandered into 2nd, weakened after pecking 3 out, 10th of 11, well behind Letterpress (11-4) at Cartmel 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd.
Cordillera 9-2 (9-12) Tracked leaders, took closer order 4 out, challenged and not fluent 3 out, ridden before last, one pace, 3rd of 9, 10l behind Traitor (10-12) at Ludlow 2m 3yo mdn hdl (4) fm in Oct.
Glorybelucky 40-1 (10-0) Raced wide, led until over 6f out, weakened quickly, tailed off, 8th of 9, well behind Brady (11-2) at Kelso 2m NH flat (6) gd in May.
Langtoon Lass 50-1 (8-6) Keen tracked leaders, lost place 9f out, weakened 3f out, last of 7, 34l behind Sharp Relief (9-7) at Carlisle 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Aug (flat).
Sinnamara (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, no impression under pressure from over 2f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 8, 9l behind Cape Of Good Grace (9-0) at Tipperary 1m 4f fll mdn stks in Jul (flat).
Srimenanti 100-1 (10-7) Behind and keen, weakened from 4 out, tailed off, 7th of 13, 41l behind Overpriced (10-4) at Wetherby 2m mdn hdl (5) gd in May.