Pumped Up Kicks and Discoverie were both entered in a novices' chase here yesterday. The pair might well make a quick reappearance and the former could be well handicapped on the form he showed over the smaller obstacles in Ireland last year. But RAYADOUR should be a tough nut to crack again as he overturned the odds-on Rumble Of Thunder on the Flat at Ripon last month having rattled up a hat-trick over hurdles in the spring. Vasco Pierji needs to improve again on his third at Cartmel but Molly Milan may be capable of better and Definite Appeal ran well at Hexham back over timber.
Definite Appeal (IRE) 33-1 (10-2) Held up behind, headway 8th, outpaced in 4th after 3 out, went 3rd next, ridden between last 2, stayed on under pressure flat, not reach front pair, 3rd of 7, 2 1/4l behind Bop Along (11-4) at Hexham 3m nh nov hdl (3) gd in Jun.
Rayadour (IRE) 7-2fav (11-3) Held up towards rear, steady headway after 4 out, chased leaders 2 out, went 2nd under pressure and hung left before last, led and went left last, driven clear run-in, won at Wetherby 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Apr beating Wayne Manor (11-5) by 5l, 17 ran.
Champagne Agent (IRE) 16-1 (10-9) Tracked leader until 3 out, soon weakened, 8th of 11, 30l behind Royale Django (11-0) at Perth 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) sft in Jun.
Pumped Up Kicks (IRE) 5-2 (12-2) Ww, prog to chall aftr 2out, ld bef last, row, won at Largy 3m ire ptp gd in May beating Maple Mons (12-2) by 1 1/2l, 6 ran.
Vasco Pierji (FR) 9-1 (11-0) Led, headed when not fluent 8th, 3rd and no impression last, no extra flat, 3rd of 8, 19l behind Clues And Arrows (11-7) at Cartmel 2m 6f nov hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in May.
Nodda High Kid 13-2 (10-9) Led until 7th, mistake and lost 2nd next, outpaced before 2 out, went 3rd on long run to last, stayed on flat, 3rd of 5, 2 1/2l behind Line D'aois (11-0) at Hexham 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) sft in May.
Molly Milan 8-1 (10-2) Held up on outside, headway 7th, 4th and no extra 2 out, went 3rd close home, 3rd of 7, 18l behind Vasco Du Mee (11-1) at Perth 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft in Jun.
Foot The Bill 15-2 (11-0) Chased leading pair, reminder after 4th, fell 6th, in a race won by Dun To Perfection (9-9) at Hexham 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in May, 9 ran.
Highland Cathedral 16-1 (10-13) Prominent in chasing group until lost place 5th and soon towards rear, never on terms after, tailed off, 6th of 9, well behind Dun To Perfection (9-9) at Hexham 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in May.
Discoverie 4-1 (10-6) Tracked leaders, ridden and outpaced in 4th between last 2, no chance with leaders before last, 4th of 9, 12l behind Morning Time (11-7) at Hexham 2m hcp chs 0-100 (5) gd in Jun.