CABBYL DOO had an off day when starting odds on here last time. He'd previously gone within a half length of winning over a shorter trip at this track and a similar effort would make him the one to beat. Samstown also disappointed last time having won his penultimate start at Perth with Across The Tweed a well beaten third. He has a penalty to contend with today, however, and recent C&D runner-up Farm Pixie looks a bigger threat. The Rodeo Clown has been winning point-to-points since October's hurdling bow and may finish closer here.
Samstown 5-2 (11-5) Raced in touch in 4th, ridden after 4 out, outpaced after next, weakened from 2 out, 4th of 5, 18l behind Gray Hession (10-12) at Cartmel 2m 6f nh nov hdl (4) gd.
Across The Tweed (IRE) 4-1 (10-4) In touch, pushed along over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 4th of 10, 19l behind Graceful Descent (10-4) at Hexham 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gd in May.
Cabbyl Doo 1-2fav (10-12) Tracked leaders, led after 1st, headed 4th, weakened from 2 out, 5th of 9, well behind Rupert Bear (10-5) at Hexham 2m nh nov hdl (4) sft in May.
Darnborough (IRE) 100-1 (11-0) Held up in rear, reminders before 4 out, soon weakened, 7th of 8, well behind Un Guet Apens (10-7) at Ayr 2m nh nov hdl (4) sft in Feb.
Farm Pixie (IRE) 6-1 (11-0) Led, headed before 3 out, bumped 2 out, led before last, soon headed, kept on and no impression with winner, 2nd of 10, 4 1/2l behind Graceful Descent (10-4) at Hexham 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gd in May.
Justjoe (IRE) 20-1 (11-0) Held up mid-division, headway 4 out, one pace and no impression from 3 out, weakened flat, 5th of 14, 23l behind Rock Relief (11-0) at Newcastle 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd in Mar.
Nodda High Kid 16-1 (10-7) Held up mid-division, ridden before 3 out, weakened before last, 5th of 15, 17l behind Kris Cross (11-0) at Perth 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gd in May.
The Rodeo Clown (IRE) 4-6 (12-7) won at Dingley 3m ptp gs in May beating Uppertier (12-0) by 1/2l, 6 ran.
Ounaben (IRE) 25-1 (10-7) Not fluent 1st, in rear, ridden after 3rd, behind 6th, tailed off, 7th of 9, well behind Harrys Whim (10-10) at Wetherby 2m 4f mrs nov hdl (4) gd in May.