behind, remote 5th when mistake 10th, pulled up after
chased leaders on outside, struggling 6th, remote 4th from 9th until fell last
led, headed entering straight, no impression on winner after
behind, went left and not fluent 1st, well tailed off 10th, soon pulled up
chased leader, mistake 7th, lost 2nd before last bend, no extra
chased leaders, reminders after 8th, struggling 4 out, 15 lengths 3rd last, rallied before last bend, led entering straight, soon clear
chased leaders, lost place before slow 3rd, tailed off after 8th, left remote 4th last
Dear Sire was easily the best of these over hurdles, winning seven times. But they usually go a good gallop around this unconventional course and this trip may stretch the stamina of Donald McCain’s grey. SOURIYAN stays further and has been in good form over timber lately. He’ll have had plenty of schooling and is fancied to make a winning start over the larger obstacles, though Irish raider Prince Garyantle is a danger and Its Pandorama won on this card over timber 12 months ago.
Daydream Island (IRE) 33-1 (10-12) Chased leaders, struggling 12th, well beaten 4 out, lost 3rd before 2 out, 4th of 5, dist behind Mighty Leader (11-4) at Perth 3m (4) gd in Jun.
Hard Knocks (IRE) 50-1 (10-12) Slowly away, jumped left and several mistakes, always well behind, tailed off, 7th of 8, dist behind The Unit (10-12) at Hexham 2m 4f (4) gd in Jun.
Its Pandorama (IRE) 7-2 (12-0) With leaders, led narrowly before 4th, mistake and headed 6th, lost place before 4 out, weakened after next, 6th of 9, 28 1/4l behind Desert Island Dusk (11-4) at Hexham 2m 4f hcp (4) gd in Jun.
Luca Brazi (IRE) 80-1 (11-0) In rear, not fluent 1st, blundered next, behind 7th, 5th of 7, dist behind Raise A Spark (11-0) at Cartmel 2m 5f (4) gd in May.
Prince Garyantle (IRE) 9-2 (11-12) Mid-division, remote 7th 4 out, soon no impression, never a factor, 3rd of 11, 28l behind Nick Lost (11-12) at Punchestown 2m 5f gd in Jun.
Souriyan (FR) 8-1 (11-3) Tracked leaders, outpaced from 2 out, no impression after, 5th of 12, 6l behind Brave Eagle (11-12) at Southwell 3m hcp (3) gd in Jun.
Sussex Road (IRE) 100-1 (11-0) Tracked leader until 2nd, lost place 6th, not fluent and behind from 8th, last of 7, dist behind Raise A Spark (11-0) at Cartmel 2m 5f (4) gd in May.
Dear Sire (FR) 33-1 (11-1) Chased leaders on inside, weakened after 3 out, hampered when well beaten 2 out, 11th of 16, 28 1/4l behind Silver Streak (10-2) at Haydock 2m hcp (1) gd in May.