Finisk River made mistakes on his hurdling debut at Bangor but wasn’t beaten far and will strip fitter today. Now Children was also let down by his jumping on his reappearance at Stratford but Blueskyandsunshine finished second at Uttoxeter early last month, though didn’t really improve on that when finishing in mid-division at Perth. DONT GO GENTLE had two runs in bumpers last season, the second in a Listed race at Cheltenham. He’ll know what’s required today and may have too much speed for these.
Blueskyandsunshine (IRE) 6-1 (11-0) Held-up, hampered at second, outpaced when ridden two out, weakened approaching last where blundered, 6th of 11, 21 1/2l behind Petrastar (11-7) at Perth 2m (4) gd in Jul.
Dee Lane (IRE) 150-1 (11-0) Held up in rear, headway before 4 out, never on terms, lost place next, soon weakened, tailed off, 9th of 11, dist behind Away At Dawn (11-0) at Bangor-on-Dee 2m 1f (4) gd in Jul.
Finisk River 7-1 (11-0) Chased leaders, not fluent 4th or 5th, went 2nd 6th until before 4 out, 3rd and beaten from 2 out, 3rd of 11, 5l behind Mercian Prince (11-0) at Bangor-on-Dee 2m 4f (4) gd in Jul.
Kilfinan Bay (IRE) 33-1 (10-12) Last pair, never on terms, 7th of 11, dist behind Malystic (10-12) at Musselburgh 2m mdn (4) gs in Dec.
Minnimo 33-1 (11-4) Raced wide close up, pushed along over 4f out, weakened 3f out, tailed off, 6th of 7, dist behind Good Time Jonny (11-4) at Musselburgh 2m (4) gs in Jan.
Nomountainhienough (IRE) 125-1 (10-12) Mid-division, weakened halfway, tailed off 4 out when pulled up before 3 out, at Sedgefield 2m 4f (4) sft in Dec.
Now Children (IRE) 4-1 (11-0) Raced keenly, chased leaders, went 2nd when mistake 3 out, ridden and lost 2nd home bend, no extra last, 5th of 12, 27 1/2l behind Courtandbould (11-0) at Stratford 2m 3f (4) gd in Jul.
Dont Go Gentle (IRE) 25-1 (10-12) In touch, ridden over 3f out, soon lost place, hanging left over 2f out, 11th of 16, 22 1/4l behind Audacity (10-12) at Cheltenham 1m 6f lst (1) sft in Jan.
Geography Teacher (IRE) 33-1 (10-12) Chased leaders, not fluent 5th, mistake and weakened 2 out, tailed off, 5th of 11, dist behind Totally Rejected (11-0) at Cartmel 2m 1f (4) gs in Jul.
Jukebox Blues (FR) 14-1 (8-4) Tracked leaders, weakened quickly over 4f out, tailed off, last of 13, dist behind Creative Talent (9-7) at Brighton 1m 2f hcp (6) gf in Aug.
Movin'on Up (IRE) 100-1 (10-12) Mid-division, lost place 4 out, behind from next, tailed off, 8th of 10, dist behind Zoutoise (10-12) at Catterick 2m (4) sft in Mar.
Our Rodney (IRE) 40-1 (9-2) Always towards rear, never on terms, 8th of 10, 8l behind Embrace The Moment (9-5) at Pontefract 1m 2f hcp (5) gd in Jun.