A trappy conclusion to the two-day meeting and 15 runners makes this the worst possible shape for each-way punters. Maurice Barnes had his string in excellent shape on Saturday and we can do worse than row in with DYNAMIC DRIVE to put the seal on a successful long weekend for the yard. He posted a good second to Trend Is My Friend at Perth recently, having suggested on two previous starts that he was coming nicely into form and can go one better here. Early Applause represents Nicky Richards who has his select band of summer jumpers in decent fettle and the Royal Applause gelding looks the main danger having placed at Market Rasen the past twice. The Leech yard is a hard one to read but keep an eye on Seaside Shuffle in the market. He'd be a definite contender if money came for him with Paul Moloney booked.
Man In Black (FR) 16-1 (10-10) Held up in rear, ridden after 4th, behind next, last of 10, well behind Uriah Heep (11-9) at Stratford 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gf.
Weybridge Light 9-1 (10-2) Held up in touch when mistake and unseated rider 2nd, in a race won by George Fernbeck (10-12) at Hexham 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Jun, 8 ran.
Spread Boy (IRE) 66-1 (10-7) Held up in rear, headway 5th, ridden and no impression when hit 3 out, weakened after, 4th of 12, 49l behind Sweet Deal (11-2) at Uttoxeter 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd in Jun.
Endeavor 12-1 (11-4) Always in rear, 10th of 13, 44l behind Trend Is My Friend (11-4) at Perth 2m hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd.
Early Applause 9-4fav (11-8) Behind, driven 5th, 7th and still plenty to do 3 out, headway under pressure approaching next, went 2nd last, ridden and kept on flat, never reached winner, 2nd of 9, 2 1/4l behind Renegotiate (11-3) at Market Rasen 2m 1f nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Jun.
Triple Eight (IRE) 7-2fav (11-7) In touch in 4th, pushed along before 3 out, ridden after, weakened from 2 out, 6th of 8, well behind Hi Dancer (10-7) at Sedgefield 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in May.
Carters Rest 11-1 (10-10) Tracked leader, headway before 3 out, led 2 out, headed run-in, kept on, 2nd of 9, 2 1/2l behind Rayadour (10-6) at Wetherby 2m ldys hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Apr.
Seaside Shuffle (IRE) 18-1 (11-2) In touch, ridden to chase leading pair after 2 out, no impression, weakened before last, 6th of 12, 20l behind Galley Slave (11-2) at Stratford 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd.
Regal Ramirez 12-1 (10-10) Held up towards rear, pushed along before last, never dangerous, 7th of 9, 5l behind Some Lad (10-10) at Newcastle 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Mar.
Dynamic Drive (IRE) 16-1 (10-6) Tracked leaders, not fluent 4 out, lost place when hampered next, soon rallied, every chance 2 out, kept on under pressure, 2nd of 13, 1 1/2l behind Trend Is My Friend (11-4) at Perth 2m hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd.
De Chissler (IRE) 5-2fav (11-1) Tracked leader, led 2nd to 5th, driven after 2 out, soon lost place, weakened before last, 6th of 10, 29l behind Sohcahtoa (10-3) at Hexham 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Jun.
Pindar (GER) 16-1 (10-8) Raced wide in mid-division, headway approaching 5th, pushed along in 5th place after 3 out, weakened before next, 5th of 12, 26l behind King's Road (11-7) at Market Rasen 2m 1f ldys hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd.
Sendiym (FR) 16-1 (10-10) Held up on inside, headway 4th, ridden and not much room before 3 out, soon weakened, 8th of 14, 24l behind Jaja De Jau (11-3) at Uttoxeter 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd.
Drummers Drumming (USA) 15-2 (10-7) Mid-division, not fluent 4th, headway before 8th, outpaced 3 out, blundered and weakened 2 out, 8th of 13, 27l behind Cygnet (11-5) at Cartmel 2m 6f (5) gd in May.
Mrs Grass 22-1 (10-0) In touch on outside, ridden after 3 out, weakened between last 2, 7th of 10, 29l behind Sohcahtoa (10-3) at Hexham 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Jun.