MR ROBINSON and Isthereadifference had a similar contest between them here over 2f further in mid-June and strictly on revised ratings, the runner-up has a strong claim to reverse placings and go one better in an equally modest affair. However, the winner that day created quite a good impression in landing his first success under Rules and could become a significantly better chaser than hurdler. He's still on a perfectly good mark for Rob Summers and Trevor Whelan has caught the eye on more than one occasion during the summer and is becoming an accomplished performer. It's hard to enthuse over the rest as they all appear out of form and Pure Anticipation is merely a token each-way choice.
Try Catch Me (IRE) (11-2) in a race won by Kalmonto (11-2) at Cagnes-sur-Mer(FR) 2m 3f clm chs sft in Jan, 16 ran.
Lodgician (IRE) 12-1 (11-1) Led until before 3 out, hit 2 out, weakened last, 6th of 13, 14l behind Cygnet (11-5) at Cartmel 2m 6f (5) gd in May.
Topthorn 25-1 (11-6) Behind, pushed along from 3rd, never dangerous, last of 10, well behind Popaflora (11-9) at Fontwell 2m 2f hcp chs 0-100 (5) gd in May.
Pure Anticipation (IRE) 8-1 (11-4) Led to 6th, with winner, not fluent 9th, outpaced after 3 out (usual 4 out), ridden and no impression when lost place approaching last (usual 2 out), lost modest 3rd near finish, 4th of 9, 11l behind Best Boy Barney (11-9) at Uttoxeter 2m 6f hcp chs 0-100 (5) gd in May.
Isthereadifference (IRE) 11-4fav (11-4) Held up mid-division, headway before 10th, led 2 out, clear before last, headed run-in, no extra, 2nd of 11, 3 1/2l behind Mr Robinson (9-12) at Stratford 2m 5f nov hcp chs 0-100 (5) gf in Jun.
Apache Dawn 100-1 (10-0) In rear, mostly not going well, behind from 9th, 6th of 7, 39l behind Buck Mulligan (11-3) at Stratford 2m 4f hcp chs 0-130 (3) gf.
Owner Occupier 22-1 (9-7) Held up, headway after 3rd, 6th and no extra 2 out, 6th of 13, 14l behind El Toreros (10-12) at Newton Abbot 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in Jun.
Sumner (IRE) 40-1 (10-13) Held up in mid-division, ridden 7th, jumped left and behind from next, 9th of 12, 49l behind Moorlands Jack (11-12) at Worcester 2m 4f hcp 0-100 (5) gf.
Mr Robinson (FR) 8-1 (9-12) Held up towards rear, headway before 2 out, chased leader before last, led run-in, kept on well, won at Stratford 2m 5f nov hcp chs 0-100 (5) gf in Jun beating Isthereadifference (11-4) by 3 1/2l, 11 ran.
No More Prisoners (IRE) 100-1 (9-7) Prominent, not always fluent, lost place 5th, behind 8th, tailed off, 9th of 10, well behind Silent Knight (11-10) at Worcester 2m 7f nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gf.