A very interesting contest with fascinating newcomers in four-time Fibresand winner, Our Ivor, and four-time Godolphin scorer, Parlour Games, now with John Ferguson, locking horns with three previous winners, not to mention Ronaldinho, who receives weight all around on the age allowance scale. Alan King's charge has been placed in useful Ascot and Doncaster handicaps on recent starts and must be taken very seriously returned to novice company. Max Ward and Focail Maith have both shown more than enough to play a prominent role but BREAKING THE BANK created a really good impression at Towcester, is open to further progression and claimed three of four Flat victories on the forecast good ground. He's taken to oblige in a race deserving of close consideration with the future in mind.
Breaking The Bank 5-1 (10-9) Mid-division, headway 4th, went 3rd before 3 out, led before 2 out, kept on well, won at Towcester 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs beating Road To Freedom (10-9) by 7l, 12 ran.
Focail Maith 9-4fav (11-9) Tracked leaders, went 2nd after 3 out, led next, headed last, soon hung left, one pace, 3rd of 7, 9l behind Gold Futures (11-4) at Market Rasen 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd.
Max Ward (IRE) 5-1 (11-5) Held up in touch, headway 3 out, chased winner next, challenged last, ran on but held towards finish, 2nd of 9, 3/4l behind Volcanic (11-5) at Bangor 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gd.
Brent Pelham 20-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, pushed along over 3f out, soon ridden and weakened, 11th of 13, 23l behind Sylas Ings (9-2) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Feb '12 (flat).
Less Time (IRE) 16-1 (10-9) Took keen hold, led, mistake 3rd, headed 6th, weakened before 3 out, tailed off, 6th of 7, well behind Gabrial The Great (10-12) at Aintree 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gd.
Our Ivor 10-1 (9-4) Chased leaders over 5f, 9th of 11, 16l behind Sweet Martoni (8-9) at Chepstow 1m hcp 0-75 (5) sft (flat).
Parlour Games 16-1 (9-10) Always behind, 12th of 13, 41l behind Mysterious Man (9-1) at Newmarket 1m 5f hcp 0-100 (2) gs in Aug (flat).
Strategic Action (IRE) 125-1 (10-7) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, not fluent 3 out, weakened before next, 7th of 14, well behind Manjakani (10-12) at Stratford 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd.
Tangolan (IRE) 6-1 (11-6) Mid-division, stumbled and unseated rider 4th, in a race won by Hi Tide (11-2) at Worcester 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Oct, 8 ran.
Galeb Warrior 50-1 (10-3) Led in start, took keen hold, hampered 1st, always in rear, tailed off, 12th of 16, well behind Chase The Wind (10-12) at Wincanton 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd.
Ronaldinho (IRE) 9-1 (10-12) Mid-division, headway after 3 out, every chance next, weakened flat, 8th of 13, 7l behind Dispour (11-8) at Sandown 2m 4yo hcp hdl (2) gs in Apr.