mid-division, under pressure 4 out, soon beaten
tracked leader, lost place 4th, no danger after
held up in rear, some headway 2 out, never dangerous
mid-division, weakened 4 out
prominent, mistake 2nd, every chance approaching last, kept on well under pressure
held up towards rear, headway 3 out, weakened after next
chasing leaders when blundered and unseated rider 5 out
held up in touch, headway to chase leaders 5 out, effort after 3 out, no extra last
mid-division, headway to chase leaders after 4 out, weakened before last
in touch, headway 5 out, every chance 3 out, led next, headed last, kept on same pace
led, joined 4th, strongly challenged 3 out, headed next, weakened last
held up towards rear, headway on wide outside to join leader 4th, weakened before 2 out
prominent, driven 4 out, weakened after 2 out
held up towards rear, headway 2 out, never on terms
mid-division, headway when hampered and well recovered 5 out, mistake next, chased leaders 3 out, led last, stayed on strongly
Attention Seaker was an easy winner over 2m4f here last week. The going may not be quite as testing today and that could count against Tim Easterby’s charge, who is penalised. Iolani won the first division of the same handicap in a slightly slower time and also carries 7lb extra. For Three was in good form at Hexham in the spring and looks progressive but Wishfull Dreaming ended the last campaign over fences and that is where his long-term future lies. The going may be too testing for Fisher Green so we’ll give a tentative vote to MINT GOLD, who probably produced another career-best when third at Perth on his reappearance and is still at the right end of the handicap.
Un Comedien (FR) (10-10) at Cagnes-sur-Mer 2m 4f hvy in Dec.
Ardera Cross (IRE) 9-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders on outside, blundered 7th, pushed along when blundered again and unseated rider 5 out, at Kelso 2m 1f hcp (3) gd in Sep.
Ted Veale (IRE) 20-1 (11-12) Tracked leader, challenged and every chance 2 out, driven and one pace between last 2, lost place before last, weakened flat, last of 6, 17 1/4l behind St Gallen (10-13) at Kelso 2m hcp (3) gd in May.
Raise A Spark 40-1 (11-4) In rear and off the pace, closed on leading trio 5th, ridden 3 out, weakened next, 4th of 5, dist behind Snookered (10-6) at Sedgefield 2m 1f hcp (3) sft in Oct.
Choix Des Armes (FR) 7-2 (11-13) Held up in rear, good headway on outside when blundered 4 out, 3rd and beaten before stumbled 2 out, went modest 2nd between last 2, no chance with winner, 2nd of 7, 26l behind Eur Gone West (11-11) at Taunton 3m hcp (4) gd in Apr.
En Meme Temps (FR) 5-2 (11-2) Made all, shaken up 4 out, strongly challenged 2 out and throughout run in, held on gamely, won at Ascot 2m 3f mdn (4) gd in Mar beating Volcano (11-2) by hd, 6 ran.
Wishfull Dreaming Evens (10-9) Tracked rival pair, went 2nd after 5 out, came towards stands to challenge approaching last, led flat, driven out, going away towards finish, won at Carlisle 2m hcp (3) gd in Apr beating Peppay Le Pugh (11-8) by 4 1/2l, 3 ran.
Attention Seaker 28-1 (11-6) Mid-division, headway halfway, chased leaders 4 out, led before 2 out, ran on strongly, won at Carlisle 2m 4f hcp (4) sft in Oct beating Sleepy Haven (11-7) by 11l, 9 ran.
For Three (IRE) 11-8fav (11-1) Held up in last pair, close up 3rd (usual 5th), went 2nd after 2 out, led narrowly before last, soon ridden, kept on under pressure flat (2 flights omitted, low sun), won at Hexham 2m hcp (3) gd in May beating Fanzio (11-0) by 1 1/4l, 6 ran.
Fisher Green (IRE) 4-1 (11-3) Tracked front pair, pressed leader after 3 out, carried left towards stands side rail before next, soon ridden, stayed on to lead flat, held on, won at Perth 2m hcp (3) gd in May beating Legal History (11-12) by nk, 5 ran.
Remember The Days (IRE) 11-1 (9-8) Held up in touch, headway over 3f out, soon chasing leaders, ran on into 2nd inside final furlong, no chance with winner, 2nd of 9, 5l behind Battle Of Marathon (9-9) at Musselburgh 1m 6f hcp (5) gf in Sep.
Iolani (GER) 14-1 (11-1) In touch, keen, headway 3 out, led next, drew clear after last, idled towards finish, won at Carlisle 2m 4f hcp (4) sft in Oct beating Romeo Brown (11-12) by 1 1/2l, 8 ran.
Minella Fiveo (IRE) 4-1 (11-8) Mid-division, outpaced after 3 out, never on terms, weakened next, tailed off, 6th of 8, dist behind Midnight Moss (11-0) at Hexham 2m (4) gd in May.
Mint Gold (IRE) 11-2 (11-4) Chased leaders, disputing 2nd when mistake 2 out, no impression on winner, not fluent last, stayed on one pace, 3rd of 8, 5 3/4l behind Grey Diamond (11-12) at Perth 2m hcp (4) hvy in Sep.
Oscar Wilde (IRE) Evensfav (11-0) Tracked leaders, mistake 4th, went 2nd after 5th, every chance 3 out, 3rd and held from 2 out, soon hung left, stayed on same pace, 3rd of 11, 7 1/4l behind Lucky Lover Boy (10-7) at Newcastle 2m (4) gs in Mar.
Native Fighter (IRE) 2-1fav (11-2) Held up in rear, headway over 3f out, every chance over 1f out, kept on under pressure, 3rd of 9, 1/2l behind Corton Lad (10-10) at Musselburgh 1m 5f hcp (5) gd in Aug.