GWILI SPAR has shown up well on all three starts this term and is taken to post a first success under Rules on the back of those solid efforts in the hope that the drop in trip will not inconvenience. Already on a workable mark, the 10lb claim of his promising conditional could prove the determining factor. Iguacu went well last time and should be on the premises but My Nosy Rosy looks the main one to threaten, having looked an improved performer since joining Ben Case and the booking of the champion jockey obviously rates a major plus. Kruseman scored over course and distance last month and ran well back here last time behind Midnight Thomas. He's going the right way, albeit at a modest level, and completes the short-list.
Noble Friend (IRE) 25-1 (10-8) Chased leaders, effort 2 out, weakened before last, 4th of 9, 14l behind Street Entertainer (11-12) at Fontwell 2m 2f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in May.
Kruseman 7-1 (11-5) Chased leaders, pushed along approaching 3 out, went 2nd 2 out, kept on same pace from last, 2nd of 7, 4l behind Midnight Thomas (10-0) at Worcester 2m nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in May.
My Nosy Rosy 9-2 (10-13) In rear, headway from 6th, led before 2 out, headed 2 out, no extra and lost 2nd towards finish, 3rd of 10, 2 1/4l behind Ivans Back (10-6) at Market Rasen 2m 3f nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd.
Table Bluff (IRE) 6-1 (11-5) Held up in rear, mistake 3 out, headway approaching 2 out, kept on flat, never going pace of leading duo, 4th of 13, 18l behind Applause For Amy (10-8) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd.
Diamond Gesture (IRE) 8-1 (11-4) Held up in rear, headway before omitted 3 out, not clear run after omitted last, stayed on same pace, 3rd of 15, 3l behind Politeness (11-5) at Uttoxeter 2m nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd.
Iguacu 18-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear, headway before omitted 2 out, every chance when not much room towards finish, just held, 2nd of 15, shd behind Politeness (11-5) at Uttoxeter 2m nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd.
Sweet Sugar (FR) 14-1 (11-4) Took keen hold, held up in rear, never on terms, 5th of 7, 19l behind Midnight Thomas (10-0) at Worcester 2m nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in May.
Kims Firebud 16-1 (11-0) Raced keenly, led, mistake and headed 4 out, soon ridden and lost 2nd before next, weakened soon after, tailed off, 6th of 8, well behind Handmaid (10-7) at Bangor 2m 1f NH mdn hdl (4) gd in May.
Gwili Spar 5-2 (10-4) In rear, headway 4 out, pushed along before 3 out, chased winner before 2 out until no extra towards finish, 3rd of 9, 5l behind Who Am I (11-2) at Ffos Las 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs.
Taqaat (USA) 50-1 (11-4) Led, not fluent 3rd, headed before 2 out, no extra before last, 6th of 12, 29l behind Don't Be Late (11-12) at Worcester 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in May '13.
Moaning Butcher 66-1 (10-13) Led early, prominent, not fluent 2nd (normal 6th), no extra before omitted last, 8th of 15, 26l behind Politeness (11-5) at Uttoxeter 2m nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd.
Toe To Toe (IRE) 14-1 (10-12) Badly hampered 1st chased leaders, pushed along and weakened before 3 out, 15th of 17, well behind Kruseman (10-13) at Worcester 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gf in May.
Go Ruby Go 50-1 (10-0) In rear, weakened before 6 out, tailed off, pulled up 2 out, in a race won by Nomadic Storm (11-5) at Southwell 2m hcp chs 0-100 (5) gf, 10 ran.