Clouds Of Mist appears to be treading water off her current mark but has place claims again. Detour Ahead justified strong market support when landing a conditionals' handicap at Fontwell last week, however, and must be a factor again as she escapes a penalty. Key To Milan has been edging closer to a third success over timber but has gone up in the weights again since his second at Worcester. DOWNTOWN MANHATTAN has been largely disappointing so far over hurdles but his run behind Tetlami in a jumpers' bumper a couple of years ago showed that there is some ability hidden away and he's with the right trainer to exploit a generous handicap mark.
Key To Milan 5-1 (11-5) Led until 5th, stayed prominent, went 2nd before last, no impression on winner, 2nd of 10, 6l behind Neverownup (11-4) at Worcester 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gf in May.
Jaunty Inflight 28-1 (11-0) Held up in last trio, went modest 4th 4 out, soon driven along and went poor 3rd after next, no chance with leading duo, 3rd of 8, 34l behind Handmaid (10-7) at Bangor 2m 1f NH mdn hdl (4) gd in May.
Rocket Scientist 66-1 (11-0) Held up in mid-division, not fluent 2nd, jumped left and mistake 3rd, plugged on from 3 out, no impression, 6th of 17, 31l behind Master Malt (11-0) at Exeter 2m 1f mdn hdl (4) gd in May.
Clouds Of Mist 5-1 (10-11) Held up, closed before 3rd, ridden after 9th, every chance 2 out, one pace and beaten last, 3rd of 6, 8l behind Ilewin For Hannah (10-10) at Huntingdon 3m 2f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gs in May.
Detour Ahead Evensfav (11-3) Raced wide at times, led, headed after 3rd, led after next, hit 6th, not fluent 7th, headed 3 out, led again but strongly pressed before 2 out, soon edged right, mistake last, stayed on, won at Fontwell 2m 6f cond hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd beating Midnight Sequel (10-5) by 2l, 9 ran.
Mr Jay Dee (IRE) 28-1 (11-5) Tracked leaders on outside, reminder 6th, lost place next, soon behind, tailed off, 8th of 14, well behind Harangue (10-13) at Worcester 2m 7f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Aug.
Driving Well (IRE) 40-1 (10-11) Tracked leaders on inside, not fluent 7th, weakened before 3 out, 4th of 7, 36l behind Shantou Tiger (11-0) at Uttoxeter 3m mdn hdl (4) gs in May.
According To Sarah (IRE) 11-2 (11-0) Tracked leaders, pushed along before 5th, weakened before 3 out and pulled up, in a race won by Cappielow Park (11-10) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy in May, 6 ran.
Downtown Manhattan (IRE) 8-1 (10-13) Towards rear, some headway on inside after 5th, hit next, ridden 7th, soon beaten, weakened 3 out, 7th of 10, 30l behind Waldorf Salad (11-7) at Huntingdon 2m 4f (4) hvy in Jan.
Special Report (IRE) (10-4) 2nd of 5, 12l behind Landolino (11-1) at Les Landes(JER) 2m hcp hdl gs in May.
Dipity Doo Dah 3-1fav (10-4) Held up in touch, niggled along after 2nd, close up bypassing normal 3 out, one pace in 3rd bypassing normal 2 out, weakened after, 5th of 7, 41l behind Realta Mo Croi (10-11) at Ffos Las 2m 6f (5) gs in May.