ON TOUR landed a point-to-point before making a winning bumper debut at Ludlow. He couldn't cope with the strongly-fancied Sign Of A Victory under a penalty back there last month but time will probably tell he was taking on a useful performer and he can get back on the winning trail. The mare Falcon's Present showed massive improvement to score at Southwell and is probably capable of more but Donna's Pride disappointed her followers when attracting good support at Perth. Mr Shantu hasn't shown much so far but could do better on this quicker ground while Malcolm Jefferson's newcomer Eternal Vine is related to several winners and is one to note on her debut.
On Tour (IRE) 9-2 (11-9) Mid-division, took keen hold, headway after 3f, every chance over 2f out, outpaced by winner over 1f out, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 12, 8l behind Sign Of A Victory (11-2) at Ludlow 2m NH flat (5) gd in Nov.
Beatu (IRE) 8-1 (11-9) Ww, prog to tr ldrs 4out, rdn 3out, sn wknd, 7th of 12, 23l behind Orby's Man (11-9) at Ballinaboola 3m ire ptp gd in Nov.
Falcon's Present 7-1 (11-2) Held up mid-division, ridden and headway 2f out, ridden over 1f out, led inside final furlong, kept on well, won at Southwell 2m amat nhf (6) gd in May beating Darcey Diva (11-0) by 2l, 13 ran.
Fireside Dreams Boogie Street gelding out of Champagne N Dreams.
Mr Shantu (IRE) 25-1 (11-0) Led, ridden and headed over 2f out, soon beaten, 5th of 9, 19l behind Hello George (11-0) at Sandown 2m NH flat (5) hvy in Nov.
Donna's Pride 6-4fav (10-7) Held up towards rear, headway on outside 5f out, went second over 3f out to over 2f out, faded final furlong, 3rd of 6, 18l behind Bellgrove (11-1) at Perth 2m NH flat (5) gd in Aug.
Eternal Vine Grape Tree Road filly out of Altogether Now.
Manyshadesofblack (IRE) Tikkanen mare out of Wynyard Dancer.