Tony Carroll should be able to find a race for Missionaire this season but this may be needed and Lee Edwards prefers stablemate Leopard Hills, who's starting to come down the weights. PRICKLES could figure if fully wound-up as she has form in better races. Richard Woolacott's mare gets a tentative vote as Front Rank appears a light of former days and Murfreesboro seems to have a mind of his own, though was on his best behaviour when scoring over C&D 11 days ago. Quiamo Malta needs further and is hard to fancy, even in this lowly grade.
Quiamo Malta (FR) 10-1 (11-0) Chased leaders, led 2nd, headed before 3 out, soon weakened, modest 3rd, 3rd of 10, 35l behind Stage Acclaim (11-0) at Uttoxeter 2m sll hdl (4-8yo) (5) gd in Jun.
Leopard Hills (IRE) 11-2 (11-7) Tracked leaders, left 2nd when slightly hampered 4th, ridden in 3rd approaching 3 out, no impression from next, 3rd of 4, 18l behind True Blue (11-12) at Towcester 2m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gs in Jun.
Mount Welcome (IRE) 28-1 (10-11) Held up towards rear, weakened before 4 out, last of 8, well behind Prompter (11-3) at Bangor 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd.
Missionaire (USA) 5-1 (11-10) In touch, headway to 2nd 3 out, weakened next, 14th of 17, 31l behind Acapulco Bay (10-1) at Hereford 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft in Mar.
Prickles 33-1 (10-1) Held up in rear, mistakes 1st and 2nd, headway bypassing normal 2 out, stayed on well, went 3rd close home, 3rd of 13, 1 3/4l behind Trip The Light (11-5) at Uttoxeter 2m nov hcp 0-115 (4) gs in Mar.
Front Rank (IRE) 6-1 (9-13) Tracked leader, slow 1st, driven to challenge 2 out, soon under pressure, lost 2nd approaching last, rallied close home, modest 3rd, 3rd of 5, 21l behind Swiss Art (10-11) at Hexham 2m hcp hdl 0-105 (4) hvy.
Murfreesboro 4-1 (9-12) Held up in rear, headway when slightly hampered 3 out, led before next, clear last, ran on well, won at Uttoxeter 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs beating San Marino (11-4) by 7l, 16 ran.
Mix N Match 25-1 (10-10) Held up towards rear, not fluent 5th, never on terms, well held when jumped right 3 out, 7th of 8, 31l behind Red Jade (11-10) at Worcester 2m 4f clm hdl (5) gd in Aug.
Quite Sparky 150-1 (10-12) Took keen hold tracking leaders, hard driven 3 out, soon weakened, 7th of 13, 25l behind Dubai Glory (10-2) at Huntingdon 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd.
Green Lightning (IRE) 16-1 (10-11) Chased leaders, quickly lost place before 4th, tailed off from next, soon pulled up, in a race won by Next Edition (11-5) at Bangor 2m 1f cnd nov hcp hdl (5) gd, 11 ran.