GREEN LIGHTNING is gradually improving and McCoy's presence in the saddle today suggests connections think he is finally ready to open his account. He's getting 16lb from Mount Vesuvius, placed twice here last month in this grade. Present Accepted was second over 2m1f at Exeter two runs ago but ran a shocker upped in distance at Wincanton and has something to prove now. Haveumistim showed a bit more at Ffos Las last time and may be best of the rest.
Mount Vesuvius (IRE) 11-2 (11-7) Towards rear, ridden before 2 out, stayed on strongly from last, nearest at finish, 3rd of 18, 3l behind Bach On Tow (10-5) at Newton Abbot 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gf in May.
Palio Square (USA) 18-1 (10-8) Mid-division, stayed on same pace approaching 2 out, plugged on flat, 6th of 12, 16l behind Party Palace (10-9) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in May.
Kruseman 14-1 (11-9) Led until ridden and headed after 3 out, weakened before next, tailed off, 7th of 11, 26l behind Planetoid (11-4) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gf.
Present Accepted 7-2 (9-11) Held up in rear, not fluent 4th, ridden and struggling after 3 out, tailed off, 6th of 12, well behind Chilworth Screamer (11-6) at Wincanton 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gf in May.
Haveumistim 50-1 (10-9) Pulled hard towards rear, weakened 4 out, 5th of 8, 14l behind Rosie Probert (10-1) at Ffos Las 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd in May.
Just Cloudy 12-1 (11-0) Chased leaders, not fluent and lost place 7th, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Xaarcet (11-9) at Wincanton 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) hvy in Feb, 15 ran.
Sedgemoor Express (IRE) 66-1 (10-11) Mistake 2nd, behind most of way, 7th of 16, 35l behind Honour System (11-0) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f mdn hdl (4) gd in May.
Hugo Drax (IRE) 33-1 (11-0) Tracked winner until before 3 out, soon weakened, 6th of 12, well behind Fergall (10-11) at Newton Abbot 2m 3f NH mdn hdl (4) gf in May.
The Presidents Man (IRE) 13-2 (10-1) Took keen hold, held up in rear, not fluent 6th, some headway 3 out, no impression, soon weakened, 6th of 7, 48l behind Bollin Tahini (10-10) at Fakenham 2m 7f nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd.
Green Lightning (IRE) 14-1 (10-2) Held up in touch, challenged 3 out, stayed on flat, held by winner, 2nd of 14, 1 1/2l behind Social Realism (11-9) at Worcester 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd.
First Spirit 150-1 (10-7) Held up behind when fell 1st, in a race won by Not Til Monday (11-6) at Stratford 2m sell hdl (5) gd in Apr, 8 ran.
Abbi Jicaro 100-1 (9-10) Held up in rear, not fluent 4th, just about in touch 3 out, weakened next, 9th of 12, 29l behind Super Collider (11-6) at Worcester 2m nov clm hdl (5) gd.
Plug In Baby 10-1 (9-12) Prominent, ridden after 4th, weakened approaching 6th, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Petrarchick (9-8) at Bangor 2m 4f mares nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Oct, 13 ran.