CHILBURY HILL's recent good form has been over fences but he did win over the smaller obstacles at Exeter in March and his latest run at Bangor suggests he could be well handicapped in a race in which several of his likely market rivals are returning from a break. They include Lovely Muck and The Nephew while Starlight Air is probably high enough in the weights now and Gwili Spar disappointed here in June, though will enjoy the step back up to 2m4f.
Lovely Muck 12-1 (10-7) Held up in rear, headway 7th, outpaced approaching 3 out, no impression after, mistake last, 7th of 13, 20l behind Market Option (10-13) at Ludlow 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs in Mar.
Starlight Air 25-1 (11-5) Held up in mid-division, mistake 4th, ridden after next, headway on outside after 7th, every chance when not fluent 2 out, no extra flat, 3rd of 15, 13l behind Inside Knowledge (11-2) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Jun.
The Nephew (IRE) 11-2 (11-5) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, not clear run on inside and lost place after 3 out, switched outside soon after, went 3rd last, stayed on, 3rd of 16, 8l behind Signed Request (11-5) at Bangor 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Apr.
Perfect Timing 11-2fav (11-11) In touch, driven and lost place before 3 out, soon weakened, 13th of 16, well behind Sure Thing (11-12) at Towcester 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Apr.
Chilbury Hill (IRE) 10-11fav (11-8) Towards rear, headway before 6th, challenged 2 out, led narrowly last, kept on and headed close home, 2nd of 6, hd behind Maizy Missile (11-0) at Bangor 2m 1f hcp 0-100 (5) gf in Jul.
Isthereadifference (IRE) 25-1 (11-10) Held up mid-division, weakened before 2 out, 11th of 16, well behind Anton Dolin (11-2) at Worcester 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gf in Jun.
Kristallo (GER) 33-1 (11-1) Held up in rear, mistake 1st, driven in mid-division after 7th, no impression, tailed off, 10th of 15, well behind Inside Knowledge (11-2) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Jun.
Millenarys Lady (IRE) 16-1 (11-2) In rear, behind from 5th, pulled up after 2 out, dismounted, in a race won by Changing The Guard (11-9) at Uttoxeter 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Jul '12, 10 ran.
Copper Carroll (IRE) 12-1 (10-2) Mid-division, reminders after 2nd, reminders and lost place after 7th, 13th of 16, well behind Vinnie My Boy (11-10) at Stratford 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Jul.
Gwili Spar 9-4fav (10-0) In touch, joined leaders 3rd, led when not fluent 2 out (usual 3 out), headed approaching last (usual 2 out), weakened flat, 7th of 9, 21l behind Cut The Cards (11-3) at Ffos Las 2m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Jun.
Thomas Bell (IRE) 9-1 (9-7) Mid-division, headway 4 out, effort next, every chance 2 out, soon ridden, no impression in 3rd flat, 3rd of 14, 8l behind Harangue (10-13) at Worcester 2m 7f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd.
Mumbles Bay (IRE) 100-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders, lost place when mistake 5th, soon behind, pulled up before 7th, in a race won by Whisky Yankee (11-2) at Ffos Las 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gs in Mar, 16 ran.