All of VENETIAN LAD's four victories have come here and Lydia Richards' charge is back on a winning mark. This is his time of year and there's no reason to think he won't go close again. Dynamic Idol made a promising reappearance at Plumpton and looks the danger if handling the quicker surface as Red Anchor has lost his way and Keltic Rhythm found little when push came to shove at Stratford last time. Tuskar Rock continues to tumble down the weights, however, and his latest second at Ffos Las was his best run of the season.
Keltic Rhythm (IRE) 11-4 (11-0) Led, not fluent 9th, headed 4 out, soon ridden, 4th and no extra before last, weakened after, 4th of 8, 23l behind Caulfields Venture (10-3) at Stratford 2m 7f hcp chs 0-125 (3) sft.
Dynamic Idol (USA) 13-8fav (11-11) Tracked leaders, mistake 3 out, ridden to chase winner next, kept on one pace, 2nd of 5, 2 3/4l behind Nozic (11-12) at Plumpton 2m 1f hcp ch 0-110 (4) sft.
Venetian Lad 14-1 (11-4) Chased leaders, ridden to challenge approaching 3 out, weakened before last, 3rd of 7, 21l behind Badgers Cove (11-1) at Kempton 3m hcp chs 0-115 (4) gs.
Now Listen To Me 11-1 (10-13) Led until headed with circuit to go, dropped to 3rd bypassing omitted 3 out, tailed off, 3rd of 8, 48l behind Milosam (10-1) at Taunton 2m 7f nov hcp chs 0-110 (4) hvy in Dec.
Tuskar Rock (FR) 4-1 (11-3) Led, ridden before 4 out, joined and pressed next, headed 2 out and pecked on landing, chased winner, no extra before last, 2nd of 7, 3l behind Cloudingstar (11-5) at Ffos Las 2m 5f hcp ch 0-110 (4) sft.
Red Anchor (IRE) 11-2 (11-2) Led, ridden and headed before 2 out, stayed on same pace, 4th of 5, 10l behind Nozic (11-12) at Plumpton 2m 1f hcp ch 0-110 (4) sft.
Rivermouth 25-1 (11-1) Tracked leaders, went 2nd before 7th, led 4 out, headed 2 out, held towards finish, 2nd of 12, 1 3/4l behind Zhukov (11-1) at Fontwell 2m 6f hcp 0-100 (5) gd in Aug '12.
Autumn Day (IRE) 25-1 (11-1) Well in rear, tailed off and pulled up after 5th, in a race won by Brandon Thomas (10-13) at Plumpton 2m 1f hcp chs 0-100 (5) hvy in Jan, 10 ran.