You get the impression Bold Tara is capable of winning a race like this if everything fell into place. Frontier Vic won at Perth in September but has been a beaten favourite in both subsequent starts while Realta Mo Croi could only finish fourth at Towcester after taking advantage of a lenient mark at Fontwell. KINGS APOLLO left previous form behind when beating the consistent Tribal Dance in an amateurs' race over 2m5f here 11 days ago. Nathan Adams' claim almost halves an 11lb weight rise and he can follow up.
Frontier Vic 5-2fav (10-11) Led until before 2nd, chase clear leader, ridden and lost 2nd 3 out, mistake and weakened next, went 3rd flat, 3rd of 7, 22l behind Turtle Watch (11-6) at Carlisle 2m 1f nov hcp hdl 0-110 (4) hvy.
Flexi Time (IRE) 100-1 (10-7) Held up in rear, ridden and struggling from 5th, tailed off, 11th of 14, well behind Creepy (11-0) at Chepstow 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gd in Oct.
Realta Mo Croi (IRE) 8-1 (11-2) Mid-division, not fluent 1st, effort 8th, ridden before 3 out, mistake last, one pace, 4th of 16, 8l behind Carhue Princess (10-8) at Towcester 2m 5f (5) gs.
Wychwoods Mist 33-1 (10-12) Took keen hold tracking leaders, weakened soon after 3 out, 7th of 12, 46l behind Halucha (11-10) at Taunton 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd.
Boosha 13-2 (11-7) Mid-division, headway 8th, went 2nd after 3 out, led next, clear last, stayed on well, won at Stratford 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Apr '11 beating Rossmill Lad (10-0) by 12l, 16 ran.
Kings Apollo 7-1 (10-1) Held up towards rear, not fluent 3rd, reminder after 5th, good headway from 8th, led before 3 out, ridden out, won at Ludlow 2m 5f am hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd beating Tribal Dance (11-7) by 2 3/4l, 17 ran.
Bold Tara 4-1 (10-6) Not fluent, tracked leader until after 8th, pressing for 2nd 10 lengths behind leader before 2 out, no extra last, 5th of 9, 20l behind Proud Times (11-10) at Plumpton 2m 5f cnd hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft.
Cowbridge (IRE) 33-1 (10-8) Prominent, ridden afetr 7th, weakened 9th, tailed off, 14th of 16, well behind Ahead Ahead (11-12) at Worcester 2m 7f nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Jun.
Princesse Katie (IRE) 33-1 (9-7) In rear, headway 9th, ridden to go 3rd 2 out, stayed on, 3rd of 10, 1 3/4l behind Southway Queen (11-2) at Huntingdon 3m 2f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Oct.