Plenty of interesting sorts such as Divine Port who represents the Swinbank team that used to harvest such races in the past but has been quieter in this sphere in recent seasons. He looked promising on debut and the booking of Tony McCoy speaks for itself. Tom Barton was another to shape pleasingly on debut and Curious Carlos is almost certainly better than his poor Aintree effort last time. Clonalig House and Luccombe Down require a market check on debut hailing from the Fahey and Quinn yards respectively but the selection is BLAYNEY QUEEN. She was beaten less than two lengths on her Perth debut, receives weight all round and the Crawford yard enjoy a tremendous 33% strike rate with their bumper runners in the UK over the past five years, posting 21 winners from 63 runners.
Brick Layer 12-1 (11-1) Prominent, took keen hold, led over 3f out, headed over 2f out, no chance with winner, lost 2 places inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 27l behind Vayland (11-1) at Hexham 2m NH flat (6) sft in Jun.
Curious Carlos 4-1 (11-2) Held up in rear, took keen hold, headway on outside 4f out, ridden 3f out, soon beaten, last of 8, 27l behind Echo Springs (10-12) at Aintree 2m 1f NH flat (4) gd in May.
Europe (IRE) 66-1 (10-9) Chased leaders to halfway, soon lost place, behind 7f out, tailed off, last of 10, well behind Daring Exit (10-9) at Sedgefield 2m 1f NH flat (6) sft in May.
Last Chance 40-1 (11-1) Took keen hold, soon in touch and saddle slipped, lost place over 4f out, soon ran wide, pulled up 2f out, in a race won by Carnaross (11-4) at Stratford 2m cond NH flat (6) gf in Jul, 9 ran.
The Phantom Winger 66-1 (10-11) Chased leaders, effort 2f out, never able to challenge, 3rd of 6, 11l behind Mile House (11-2) at Southwell 2m NH flat (6) gd in Jul.
Clonalig House (IRE) Rakti gelding out of Balakera.
Divine Port (USA) 7-1 (10-13) Midfield, ridden over 6f out, stayed on well approaching final furlong, never nearer, 4th of 9, 10l behind Southfield Royale (10-13) at Market Rasen 2m 1f NH flat (6) gd in Jun.
Luccombe Down Primo Valentino gelding out of Flaming Rose.
Tom Barton 11-1 (10-13) Held up towards rear, headway over 3f out, kept on from over 1f out, no impression, 5th of 13, 9l behind Fivefortyfive (11-2) at Uttoxeter 2m NH flat (6) gd in Jun.
Blayney Queen (IRE) 10-3 (10-6) Midfield, headway over 4f out, every chance over 1f out, weakened closing stages, 4th of 9, 1 3/4l behind Theatrical Style (11-9) at Perth 2m NH flat (5) gd in Jul.