Mission Complete could do with some rain as he needs a thorough test of stamina as emphasised by his recent victories at Exeter. He's up 10lb for his latest success but Alan Berry's claim slightly negates the burden. Code Blue is another favoured by testing conditions as both victories to date have been gained on heavy going. Andreo Bambaleo's only success came on good ground and Overyou isn't in the best of form nor is Dawn Ride. Oniz Tiptoes was gaining his sixth hurdling success when catching Frontier Boy on the post at Sedgefield and will be staying on when others have cried enough but KNOCKANDO is taken to defy a massive 11lb rise for his very easy victory over this trip at Ayr as there looked much more to come from him.
Mission Complete (IRE) 6-4fav (11-9) Chased leaders, went 2nd after 4 out, ridden and dropped to 3rd briefly before next, led 2 out, driven clear and stayed on well from last, won at Exeter 2m 7f nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft beating Old Magic (11-9) by 8l, 8 ran.
Andreo Bambaleo 12-1 (10-9) Held up behind in touch, headway 9th, chased leading pair before 3 out, ridden next, kept on same pace, no impression, 3rd of 8, 13l behind Theologist (10-9) at Newcastle 3m hcp hdl 0-135 (3) sft.
Code Blue 11-4 (11-3) Took keen hold, with leader, ridden to lead approaching last, all out, won at Haydock 3m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) hvy in Dec beating Tippering (11-4) by nk, 5 ran.
Overyou 20-1 (11-3) Held up in touch, went a poor 4th 3 out, soon weakened, 5th of 13, 34l behind Carmela Maria (9-7) at Catterick 3m 1f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft in Dec.
Knockando 7-1 (11-12) Held up mid-division, went 2nd at 8th, led before 3 out, clear 2 out, won at Ayr 3m nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft beating Realignment (11-12) by 11l, 7 ran.
Dawn Ride (IRE) 7-2 (11-1) Tracked leaders on inside, mistake and reminder 3rd, led 9th, headed after 4 out, came towards stands side and every chance next, ridden 2 out, no extra approaching last, 4th of 10, 12l behind Waywood Princess (9-7) at Wetherby 3m 1f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft in Dec.
Oniz Tiptoes (IRE) 3-1 (10-10) Always prominent on inside, outpaced after 3 out, ridden after next, switched inside approaching last, stayed on to challenge flat, led post, won at Sedgefield 3m 3f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft beating Frontier Boy (11-12) by ns, 8 ran.