Despite sitting some way clear on the official ratings, Lyssio was surprisingly easy to back ahead of his appearance in a recent contest at Newton Abbot though his supporters were never given too many moments of worry on the racecourse. He faces no easy task in giving penalties away all round and ROSIE PROBERT can take full advantage of some sizeable allowances. Nicky Henderson has kept her ticking over nicely during the summer and the former Roger Charlton inmate was last seen at Epsom where she managed to win an all age maiden. She can take this en route to better things. Portofino Wasp is entitled to be better with time, though he cannot be crabbed for the way in which he went about his business at Stratford. Just Archie has often been backed in bumpers and while running with some promise at Plumpton he failed to progress from that effort at Fontwell.
Lyssio (GER) 4-6fav (11-5) Left in lead 1st, made rest, drew clear before 2 out, easily, won at Newton Abbot 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gf beating Sir Dylan (10-5) by 21l, 9 ran.
Portofino Wasp (IRE) 6-4fav (10-10) Tracked leaders on outside, went 2nd 2 out, led before last, pushed out, comfortably, won at Stratford 2m nov hdl (4) gf beating Moscow Me (10-12) by 8l, 5 ran.
Hard House 100-1 (10-12) Led until ran out 1st, in a race won by Lyssio (11-5) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gf, 9 ran.
Harry Dore 100-1 (10-9) Held up towards rear, took keen hold, weakened 5 out, pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Separate Shadows (10-12) at Worcester 2m nov hdl (4) gd in Jun, 11 ran.
Just Archie (USA) 5-1 (11-4) Led, headed over 5f out, weakened over 4f out, tailed off, 9th of 13, well behind Father Edward (10-13) at Fontwell 2m 2f NH flat (6) gd in May.
Robber Stone 100-1 (10-9) In rear, mistake when behind 5th, plugged on from 2 out, no chance, 5th of 11, 30l behind Engai (11-0) at Worcester 2m mdn hdl (5) gd.
Rosie Probert 9-4 (10-9) Tracked leaders, lost place 3 out, ridden and soon closed back up, challenged 2 out, every chance when got in tight last, stayed on well towards finish, not able to get back to winner, 2nd of 7, nk behind Tom Wade (10-7) at Southwell 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd in Jun.
Take The Crown 50-1 (10-12) Held up towards rear, some headway when mistake, virtually fell and unseated rider 5th, in a race won by Engai (11-0) at Worcester 2m mdn hdl (5) gd, 11 ran.
Ailanthus 66-1 (10-7) Held up in rear, headway 4 out, ridden 2 out, one pace, 3rd of 6, 26l behind Massannie (11-10) at Newton Abbot 2m 6f mrs nov hdl (4) gf.