Not too many of these hit the spot and MISTER BRICOLAGE is hardly one for maximum faith as he still remains a maiden under Rules, even when reduced to competing in the lowest grade on recent starts. He now has his first start for Peter Bowen and looks on a tempting mark especially with Sean Bowen's 8lb claim taken into account. He'll probably flatter to deceive once more but if there is going to be a time to catch him at last, it could be on this first run for new connections in a modest race off a feasible rating. He is undoubtedly a risky choice however. Course and distance winner Cadore should be all the better for a run on the level last month when not disgraced, whilst recent Irish scorer, Imperial Breeze, is likely to be in the shake-up if that improved effort is anything to go by.
Sleep In First (FR) 16-1 (11-2) Close up, weakened after 3 out, 6th of 9, 37l behind Don Padeja (11-6) at Stratford 2m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gf in Jun.
Orchard Road (USA) 11-2 (11-12) Held up in mid-division, headway after 5th, blundered 3 out, weakened before next, 6th of 9, 35l behind Snoqualmie Chief (11-0) at Perth 2m nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) sft in Jun.
Trend Is My Friend (USA) 16-1 (11-12) Held up in rear, niggled along 5th, not fluent 3 out, never involved, 7th of 11, 14l behind Dealing River (11-3) at Worcester 2m hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gf in Jun.
Imperial Breeze (IRE) 25-1 (10-11) Held up, soon in mid-division, closed up and not fluent 4 out, led approaching 3 out, jumped right 2 out, clear and kept on well from last, won at Roscommon 2m hcp hdl 80-95 in Jun beating Couleur De La Loi (10-12) by 6l, 18 ran.
Cadore (IRE) 13-2 (11-3) Mid-division, outpaced in moderate 4th after 4 out, no chance with leaders, tailed off, 4th of 9, 32l behind Rosquero (10-5) at Ayr 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy in Feb.
Endeavor 9-1 (10-9) Tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden 2 out, one pace from last, 3rd of 7, 12l behind Super Collider (10-12) at Perth 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd.
Sir Tantallus Hawk 20-1 (10-8) Mid-divison, ridden before 6th, not fluent next, in rear when mistake 9th, pulled up after 4 out, in a race won by Masterofdeception (11-1) at Aintree 3m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Jun, 12 ran.
Momkinzain (USA) 13-2 (10-11) Held up towards rear, ridden before 2 out, went 5th before last, never dangerous, 7th of 8, 15l behind Yourholidayisover (11-2) at Carlisle 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft in May.
Mister Bricolage (IRE) 5-2 (10-9) Held up in rear, headway before 3 out, chased winner before next, kept on and just held on for 2nd close home, no impression on winner, 2nd of 6, 3l behind Debt To Society (10-12) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f cnd/am sll hdl (5) gd in Jun.
Flawless Filly (IRE) 7-1 (11-9) Held up behind, some headway into mid-division 5th, never near leaders, weakened before 2 out, soon pulled up, in a race won by Renegotiate (11-3) at Market Rasen 2m 1f nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Jun, 9 ran.
Diamond Gesture (IRE) 9-1 (11-4) Behind, awkward 1st, never a factor, 11th of 13, well behind Iguacu (11-3) at Worcester 2m nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gf in Jun.
Dynamic Drive (IRE) 9-1 (11-5) Behind, headway 4 out, tracked leaders 2 out, driven and one pace before last, no impression flat, 4th of 10, 16l behind Sohcahtoa (10-3) at Hexham 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Jun.
Flogarose (FR) 13-2 (11-0) Mid-division, weakened before 2 out, tailed off when pulled up before last, in a race won by Sohcahtoa (10-3) at Hexham 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Jun, 10 ran.