LIVING THE LIFE is a winner without a penalty having landed an apprentices race at Leicester during the week by six lengths. Jamie Osborne's charge can follow-up at the main expense of Greensward, who won a claimer over track and trip last week. The Great Gabrial came up short off today's mark here having scored at Chepstow before that although he did finish ahead of One Way Or Another, while course and distance winner Nordikhab is another who failed to cope with a raise in the weights last time.
Greensward 7-2fav (9-8) Raced wide held up, headway over 2f out, soon chased leading pair, ridden to lead inside final furlong, won at Wolverhampton 7f clm stks (6) pol beating Khajaaly (9-1) by 1/2l, 10 ran.
Mambo Spirit (IRE) 9-2 (9-3) Raced wide held up, ridden 2f out, never a factor, 6th of 8, 3 1/2l behind Shamahan (9-7) at Bath 6f hcp 0-75 (5) fm in Aug.
Living The Life (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Dwelt, led after 1f, clear over 2f out, eased towards finish, won at Leicester 7f all hcp 0-70 (5) gd beating Dancing Maite (8-8) by 6l, 16 ran.
The Great Gabrial 7-2fav (8-13) Held up in rear, took keen hold, not clear run over 1f out, soon switched right, stayed on inside final furlong, never nearer, 5th of 10, 4l behind Fossa (8-10) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
One Way Or Another (AUS) 25-1 (8-5) Mid-division, headway 3f out, no impression final furlong, 7th of 10, 6l behind Fossa (8-10) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Elusive Gold (IRE) 11-2 (9-11) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 9, 4l behind Eastern Dragon (9-11) at Warwick 6f 3yo app hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Aug.
Nordikhab (IRE) 3-1fav (9-1) With leader, driven to lead over 2f out, edged right entring straight, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened final 100 yards, 7th of 11, 9l behind Glanely (9-7) at Wolverhampton 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Smart Eighteen 33-1 (9-5) Chased leader, led over 5f out, headed over 1f out, no extra, 6th of 13, 7l behind Deglet Noor (9-0) at Kempton 1m mdn stks (5) pol.
Elspeth's Boy (USA) 10-1 (10-3) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, outpaced final 2f, 8th of 11, 25l behind Whispering Warrior (11-4) at York 1m 2f am hcp 0-80 (4) gd in May.
Loyal N Trusted 5-1 (8-9) Held up in last pair, headway on outside over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 8, 7l behind Blazing Knight (9-0) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.