AP McCoy continues his association with Donald McCain with Jason Maguire confined to the sidelines and FINAL PASS should be another one for the combination at a venue where the yard enjoys an excellent record. He was never going to beat Fond Memory at Perth on his hurdling debut but the remainder were easily seen off and this appears a more straightforward task. The trip will prove no concern to this Irish point-to-point winner. Swingbridge and Verko are obvious place options on the form book with a market check essential for Perryrun on a belated debut for the raiding Crawford team which operates at a very impressive 33 per cent strike rate at Sedgefield over the past five years.
Escape To The West 33-1 (10-8) Led, headed soon after 3rd, tracked leader until 3 out, ridden next, soon weakened, 3rd of 4, 35l behind Western Diva (10-6) at Market Rasen 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Apr.
Final Pass (IRE) 7-2 (11-0) Took keen hold, tracked leader, led after 3rd, headed 2 out, soon ridden, kept on same pace towards stands side flat, held towards finish, 2nd of 8, 1 3/4l behind Fond Memory (11-0) at Perth 2m NH mdn hdl (4) sft in Apr.
Hi Bob 200-1 (10-13) Held up in rear, headway 2 out, never nearer, 6th of 12, 48l behind Cape York (10-13) at Sedgefield 2m 4f nov hdl (4) gd in Apr.
Royal Rojo 50-1 (10-13) Held up, weakened 4f out, last of 13, well behind Clever Cookie (11-9) at Market Rasen 2m 1f NH flat (6) gd in Jun.
Swingbridge (IRE) 8-1 (11-4) Held up in rear, jumped right 2nd, ridden from halfway, behind when pulled up soon after 4 out, in a race won by High Ron (11-12) at Southwell 3m 2f nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in Apr, 7 ran.
Verko (FR) 33-1 (10-8) Behind, headway from 4 out, jumped right next, never on terms, 4th of 12, 33l behind Cape York (10-13) at Sedgefield 2m 4f nov hdl (4) gd in Apr.
Castle Goer (IRE) 33-1 (10-12) Led, not fluent 4th, headed 6th, lost place before 3 out, soon behind, pulled up before last, in a race won by Bespoke Lady (10-12) at Hexham 3m mares mdn hdl (5) gs in Apr, 8 ran.
Looking Glass 66-1 (10-9) Always towards rear, tailed off 3 out, 9th of 12, well behind Lyric Street (10-10) at Sedgefield 2m 1f 4yo mdn stks (5) sft.
Perryrun (IRE) Perugino mare out of Kemal's Princess.
Rubyminx 200-1 (10-5) Held up in touch in rear, pushed along before 6th, losing touch next, jumped slowly and behind next, soon pulled up, in a race won by Tonvadosa (10-12) at Hexham 3m nov hdl (4) sft in Mar, 6 ran.