Huntingdon winner Oscar Close was only beaten a head over a shorter trip here last month but Run Along Boy isn't getting any closer to ending his losing run. Calypso Bay did take advantage of a tumbling mark at Fontwell in May, when Princely Hero was only third, but has gone up 7lb since and Forever My Friend's hat-trick bid came unstuck at Newton Abbot and he's never won over this far. GLEN COUNTESS was in danger of becoming disappointing before winning at Cartmel but she improved again to score over this trip at Market Rasen and may be worth following now she's found her feet over fences.
Run Along Boy 5-2 (11-9) Held up in rear, mistake 5th, reminders before 8th, outpaced 6 out, plugged on from 4 out, went 2nd close home, no chance with winner, 2nd of 5, 20l behind Surf And Turf (11-4) at Worcester 2m 4f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in Jun.
Oscar Close (IRE) 10-1 (11-6) In touch in mid-division, headway 7th, strong challenge from 2 out, stayed on, just held, 2nd of 14, hd behind Leath Acra Mor (11-7) at Worcester 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Jun.
Call At Midnight 20-1 (11-9) Tracked leaders, outpaced when mistake 4 out, weakened next, tailed off when pulled up before last, in a race won by Inner Steel (10-11) at Fontwell 3m 2f hcp ch 0-110 (4) gs in Jun, 10 ran.
River D'or (FR) 9-2 (11-9) Mid-division, lost place 11th, soon struggling and behind, tailed off when pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Inner Steel (10-11) at Fontwell 3m 2f hcp ch 0-110 (4) gs in Jun, 10 ran.
Glen Countess (IRE) 8-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders, led 2 out, ridden out, won at Market Rasen 2m 6f 5yo nov hcp (4) gd in Jun beating Foot The Bill (11-9) by 1 1/4l, 6 ran.
Adrenalin Flight (IRE) 10-3 (10-10) Held up, jumped left and bumped 1st, jumped left next, not always fluent after, ridden before 9th, well held from 2 out, went 3rd flat, no chance with leading pair, 3rd of 7, 21l behind Lost Legend (11-12) at Stratford 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd in Jun.
Calypso Bay (IRE) 4-1 (11-12) Behind, headway under pressure 7th, driven to chase leading pair 4 out, went 2nd after 2 out, ridden and stayed on to lead narrowly flat, held on, won at Fontwell 2m 6f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd in May beating Nothingbutthetruth (11-6) by 1l, 11 ran.
Forever My Friend (IRE) 5-4fav (11-8) Held up, jumped right 1st, headway 6th, hit 10th, ridden next, not fluent 12th, driven to chase winner before 2 out, jumped right and not fluent last, no impression flat, 2nd of 7, 7l behind Wait No More (11-4) at Newton Abbot 2m 5f hcp chs 0-105 (4) gf in Jun.
Le Seychellois (FR) 33-1 (11-2) Held up towards rear, headway 8th, close 3rd after 4 out, one pace in 4th last, no extra flat, 4th of 14, 16l behind Or d'Oudairies (10-7) at Market Rasen 2m 6f hcp ch 0-110 (4) gd in May.
Princely Hero (IRE) 11-2 (11-8) Held up mid-division, stumbled badly 5 out, soon weakened, pulled up, in a race won by Dom Lukka (11-9) at Fontwell 2m 6f hcp chs 0-100 (5) gs in Jun, 10 ran.
Pastek (FR) 5-1 (12-0) Ap; one pce 3 out, 2nd of 6, 14l behind Round Tom (12-7) at Tiverton Staghounds 3m ptp fm in Jun.