This is a very ordinary handicap and Ivans Back must have every chance of following up his recent course victory over a longer trip despite a 7lb higher mark. Destiny Blue and Sendiym have been running on the Flat. Newforge House showed a bit more last time and Renegotiate has claims but it's about time EARLY APPLAUSE was winning one of these and he showed plenty of encouragement here last time.
Newforge House (IRE) 12-1 (11-6) Led until 2nd, led before 4th, headed 6th, 4th and no extra last, 4th of 9, 17l behind Another Brandy (11-11) at Fontwell 2m 2f nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gf.
Flawless Filly (IRE) 20-1 (10-0) Held up towards rear, weakened after 3 out, tailed off, pulled up, in a race won by Landecker (11-6) at Kelso 2m 2f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Apr, 10 ran.
Renegotiate 25-1 (10-5) In touch, mistake 5th, effort 4 out, soon beaten, left in
Early Applause 9-1 (10-12) Held up in rear, ridden and headway before 2 out, kept on to take 3rd run-in, 3rd of 9, 9l behind A Little Bit Dusty (11-5) at Market Rasen 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in May.
Ivans Back (IRE) 10-1 (10-6) Tracked leaders, led 2 out, held on towards finish, won at Market Rasen 2m 3f nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd beating Viacometti (11-4) by nk, 10 ran.
Destiny Blue (IRE) 10-1 (11-2) In touch, lost place after 4 out, weakened next, behind when pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Pass Muster (10-8) at Musselburgh 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Nov, 11 ran.
Auto Mac 8-1 (10-6) Tracked leaders, lost place bypassing omitted 2 out, 8th of 15, 26l behind Politeness (11-5) at Uttoxeter 2m nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd.
Sendiym (FR) 15-2 (11-2) Tracked leader until jumped slowly 2nd, stayed handy, not fluent 5th, mistake and lost place 8th, well beaten 4 out, tailed off, 9th of 10, well behind Teenage Dream (11-4) at Cartmel 2m 1f hcp chs 0-100 (5) gd in May.
Vogarth 100-1 (9-7) Always in rear, last of 11, well behind Dark Energy (11-5) at Market Rasen 2m 1f hcp hld 0-95 (5) sft in Nov '12.