Golden Acorn has spent most of her hurdling career to date in sellers and claimers and it was at the lowest level in which she got off the mark at Stratford. Jaja De Jau was second at Taunton in March but beaten in a claimer at Worcester a couple of weeks ago, though her stable remains in decent form. AMISTRESS was a decent sort on the level and took just two runs to open her account over hurdles at Wincanton. The handicapper has taken no chances with Renee Robeson's five-year-old but Conor Shoemark is good value for his 7lb claim and a follow up is a distinct possibility. June French may be better than she's shown so far and could be best of the rest.
Eudemis (FR) 8-1 (10-13) Led until jumped very slow and headed 2nd, soon lost place, reminders next, behind when pulled up 6th, in a race won by Lindsay's Dream (10-5) at Plumpton 2m 2f mrs hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft in Mar, 7 ran.
Amistress 5-1 (10-11) Chased leader who went clear before 2nd, closed before 2 out, soon led, all out towards finish, won at Wincanton 2m mrs nov hdl (4) gf in May beating Revaader (10-11) by 1 1/4l, 9 ran.
Umustbejoking (FR) 20-1 (11-8) Held up in rear, ridden before 2 out, stayed on flat, never on terms, 7th of 14, 27l behind Social Realism (11-9) at Worcester 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd.
Me And Ben (IRE) 33-1 (10-4) Chased leaders, 3rd before straight, no impression and kept on same pace from 2 out, 10th of 17, 13l behind Not For Burning (11-10) at Listowel 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-95 gd.
Cariflora 66-1 (10-7) Held up behind when fell 2nd, in a race won by Breaking Bits (11-0) at Fontwell 2m 2f NH mdn hdl (4) gd in May, 13 ran.
Sassy Wren 28-1 (10-7) Chased clear leading pair until after 3 out, weakening when mistake next, 6th of 16, 33l behind Honour System (11-0) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f mdn hdl (4) gd in May.
Jaja De Jau 12-1 (10-6) Held up, headway going well 3 out, ridden after 2 out, one pace flat, 4th of 12, 8l behind Super Collider (11-6) at Worcester 2m nov clm hdl (5) gd.
Gulfport 7-1 (10-8) Tracked leaders, reminder after 4th, lost place before omitted 2 out, soon weakened, 7th of 10, well behind Binowagh Bay (10-7) at Cartmel 2m 1f mrs nov sll hdl (5) gd in May.
Jewellery (IRE) 7-1 (11-2) Chased leaders, weakened before 3 out, blundered next, 9th of 12, 18l behind Millie O'Brien (9-12) at Newton Abbot 2m 6f sell hcp hdl 0-90 (5) gd in May.
Golden Acorn (IRE) 5-1 (10-6) Chased leaders, pushed along 5th, went 2nd 3 out, ridden to lead approaching last, pushed clear flat, comfortably, won at Stratford 2m mrs nov sll hdl (5) gs in May beating Lillybrook (10-10) by 2 1/4l, 11 ran.
Ivebeenthinking 40-1 (10-6) Mid-division, headway 5th, no extra 3 out, 12th of 14, well behind Social Realism (11-9) at Worcester 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd.
Icanmotor 9-2 (10-6) Tracked leaders, pushed along before 2 out, no extra and lost 3rd place run-in, 4th of 9, 18l behind Beforeall (11-9) at Bangor 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in May.
Starlet Mandy (IRE) 16-1 (10-0) Led, ridden and headed 2 out, no extra towards finish, 4th of 8, 1 3/4l behind Ruby Crown (10-7) at Towcester 2m Conditional Mares Handicap Hurdle (0-100) (4yo+) (5) gd in May.
June French (FR) 11-2 (10-0) Held up in rear, headway before 3 out, ridden before 2 out, one pace, 3rd of 9, 18l behind Beforeall (11-9) at Bangor 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in May.
Photogenique (FR) 33-1 (9-12) Prominent, led 7th until next, led after 9th, headed 5 out, weakening when fell 3 out, in a race won by Royale Knight (11-2) at Worcester 2m 7f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd in May, 16 ran.