Billy Blade bolted up in a soft-ground seller at Newton Abbot last month and this isn't much better. He has to go on short-list, despite a huge 16lb leap in the weights, but there was a lot to like about FREE ADVICE's second to Sieglinde at Ffos Las and Keith Goldsworthy's five-year-old can go one better here. Peg Leg and Radical bay have hinted at ability and may be capable of better but Jewellery is starting to look exposed over timber and Royale Bruere was still beaten more than 30 lengths despite finishing third at Fontwell last time.
Come What Augustus 8-15 (12-7) (cp) (tt) hdwy 6; led app 2 out; ro wl, won at Bratton Down 3m ptp gd in Jun beating Midnight Marine (12-0) by 5l, 6 ran.
Free Advice (IRE) 4-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders, went 2nd after 3rd, led after 8th, ridden from next, not fluent 2 out, headed approaching last, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 8, 2 3/4l behind Sieglinde (10-0) at Ffos Las 3m hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs in Jun.
Peg Leg 18-1 (11-0) Mid-division, struggling after 4 out, weakened next, 7th of 11, 49l behind Awaywiththegreys (11-0) at Aintree 2m 1f mdn hdl (4) sft in Jun.
Red Whisper 11-2 (11-0) Held up towards rear, headway approaching 5th, ridden and weakened after 2 out, 6th of 11, 31l behind Weybridge Light (11-7) at Hereford 2m 1f nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Jun.
Radical Bay 50-1 (11-2) Held up in rear, headway under pressure approaching 3 out, never on terms, 4th of 11, 15l behind Marju King (11-0) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Jun.
Royale Bruere (FR) 33-1 (11-12) Led and set slow pace to after 1st, pressed leader, lost place after 3 out, soon no chance with leaders, stayed on to go moderate 3rd after last, 3rd of 8, 31l behind Sunny Spells (11-1) at Fontwell 2m 6f cnd hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs in Jun.
Pierre Dubh (IRE) 6-1 (11-3) In touch, ridden 7th, soon lost place, jumped left and mistake 4 out, tailed off, 12th of 14, well behind Mr Tingle (11-5) at Worcester 2m 7f nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Jun.
Jewellery (IRE) 8-1 (10-10) Behind, pushed along over 4f out, ridden after 3 out, went 3rd before 2 out, kept on, 3rd of 7, 19l behind Behtarini (11-7) at Newton Abbot 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs in Jun.
Commanche Dream 50-1 (10-0) Tracked leaders, not fluent and went 2nd 6th, led 3 out, edged left towards finish, stayed on, won at Worcester 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Jun beating Raajih (11-5) by 1l, 10 ran.
Billy Blade 6-1 (9-11) Held up towards rear, headway 5th, went 3rd before 3 out, led before stumbled badly and rider lost iron briefly 2 out, hung left before last, kept on, won at Newton Abbot 2m 6f sell hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft in Jun beating Kapdor (11-0) by 11l, 8 ran.
Grey Cruzene (USA) 11-8fav (10-0) In touch, blundered 3rd, mistake 8th, driven along and weakening when blundered 12th, pulled up soon after, in a race won by Petroglyph (11-4) at Wetherby 2m 4f hcp chs 0-95 (5) sft in Jan, 10 ran.
Massachusetts 33-1 (10-0) Tracked leaders, ridden and lost place after 3rd, soon in rear, behind 8th, pulled up before next, in a race won by Pheidias (11-6) at Fakenham 2m 7f nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gf in May, 8 ran.