Right To Rule receives 5lb from the older LOOKING ON but he is more exposed than Venetia Williams' five-year-old over hurdles and we expect the latter to add to his victory at Plumpton. Yes Daddy made a promising start over hurdles behind Discovery Bay at Wetherby but the winner has been beaten since while Lone Foot Laddie disappointed at Hexham following a third at Musselburgh. It's difficult to see any of the others getting involved at the business end.
Looking On Evensfav (11-0) Tracked leaders, went 3rd before 2 out, led 2 out, soon ridden, held on well, won at Plumpton 2m mdn hdl (5) gs in Mar beating Breaking Bits (11-0) by 1l, 13 ran.
Right To Rule (IRE) 8-1 (11-8) Tracked leader, in 3rd when fell 3 out, in a race won by Mojolika (11-6) at Carlisle 2m 1f nov hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd, 7 ran.
Another Mattie (IRE) 12-1 (11-2) Held up in rear, outpaced over 5f out, headway over 2f out, never on terms, 4th of 9, 23l behind Ceasar Milan (11-2) at Ayr 2m NH flat (6) sft in Mar.
Mr Shahady (IRE) 4-1 (12-0) Held up; prog to ld aft 10; hdd 4 out; no ch when ur 2 out, in a race won by Leney Cottage (12-0) at College Valley & North Northumbe 3m ptp sft in Mar, 9 ran.
Yes Daddy (IRE) 6-1 (10-11) Behind, headway 4th, chased leaders 4 out, chased winner before 3 out, kept on and no impression, 2nd of 9, 12l behind Discovery Bay (10-12) at Wetherby 2m 4yo nov stks (4) gd.
Lone Foot Laddie (IRE) 9-2 (10-0) Held up mid-division, headway to go 4th before 4th, one pace when not fluent last, 6th of 13, 18l behind Swaledale Lad (11-0) at Hexham 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs.
Tantamount 12-1 (8-13) Pulled hard, held up, headway centre 4f out, hung badly right to far side rail 3f out, behind and virtually pulled up final 2f, tailed off, 9th of 10, well behind Suzi's A Class Act (10-0) at Salisbury 1m 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Aug (flat).
The Flaming Matron (IRE) 33-1 (10-7) Mid-division, chased leaders under pressure before 3 out, weakened from next, 7th of 12, 16l behind Discovery Bay (11-0) at Wetherby 2m mdn hdl (5) sft in Mar.