BECKHANI's second to Lough Derg Way at Newton Abbot has been franked and Jonjo O'Neill's charge looks poised to grab a first win here with that run under his belt. He gets 6lb from the consistent-but-frustrating Paddy The Hare and may also have too much for Lukeys Luck, who normally goes well here but has disappointed lately. Peaks Of Fire has gone backwards since winning at Sedgefield in March and the others will need to step up to play a part.
Paddy The Hare (IRE) 9-4 (11-0) Tracked leaders, not fluent 1st, led 4th, not fluent 6th, headed after next, led 5 out, headed 4 out, no impression on winner flat, lost 2nd post, 3rd of 6, 4 1/2l behind Atlanta Falcon (11-0) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f beg chase (4) gd in May.
Lukeys Luck 10-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders on inside, edged right and lost place before 1st, closed after 4 out, no impression next, 6th of 14, 21l behind Or d'Oudairies (10-7) at Market Rasen 2m 6f hcp ch 0-110 (4) gd in May.
Beckhani 6-1 (10-12) Mid-division, headway before 11th, every chance before 2 out, chased winner run-in, kept on and held towards finish, 2nd of 13, 1 1/2l behind Lough Derg Way (10-12) at Newton Abbot 2m 5f nov chs 0-110 (4) gf in May.
Baldadash (IRE) 50-1 (10-12) Held up in last trio, struggling in 5th before 2 out, never on terms, tailed off, 5th of 8, 20l behind Harry Hunt (10-12) at Stratford 2m 4f nov chs (3) gd in May.
Zipit (IRE) 11-2 (10-12) Took keen hold, in touch, mistake 1st, not fluent 4th, lost place when not fluent 4th, behind when hit 9th, 6th of 7, well behind Alwaystheoptimist (10-9) at Worcester 2m nov chs 0-110 (4) gd in May.
Peaks Of Fire (IRE) 22-1 (11-7) Held up mid-division, weakened before 6 out, 7th of 10, well behind Whiskey Ridge (9-13) at Wetherby 2m 6f hcp chs 0-105 (4) gs in May.
Pure Anticipation (IRE) 33-1 (10-5) Led 1st until next, led 6th, headed after 8th, 3rd and beaten 3 out, mistake and weakened next, 4th of 5, 15l behind What A Warrior (11-4) at Ludlow 2m 4f nov chs (3) gs in Mar.