Affair won at Chelmsford last month and Angus Villiers takes off 5lb again but she struggles to stay this far. ROCKLIFFE’s record on the Flat reads 1-35 but he has won around here over hurdles and is a strong stayer who is getting weight from some very modest performers. Calevade wasn’t beaten far at Pontefract last month and looks the danger.
Question Of Faith 28-1 (9-3) Always towards rear, 10th of 13, 25 1/2l behind Reassurance (9-5) at Thirsk 1m 6f hcp (6) gd in Jun.
Hidden Pearl 13-2 (9-5) Close up, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on, 3rd of 9, 1 1/2l behind Lauberhorn Rocket (9-7) at Chelmsford City 1m 5f hcp (6) pol in Jun.
Calevade (IRE) 11-2 (9-6) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, switched right just over 1f out, kept on, 4th of 14, 1 1/2l behind Kaylen's Mischief (9-7) at Pontefract 1m 4f hcp (6) gd in Jun.
Global Rock (FR) 16-1 (9-6) Mid-division, pushed along and lost place over 4f out, plugged on again final 2f, no threat, 5th of 11, 7 3/4l behind Cheng Gong (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp (6) pol in Jun.
Jetstream (IRE) 14-1 (11-0) Mid-division, headway before 6th, weakened 3 out, 15th of 16, dist behind Paris Protocol (11-12) at Market Rasen 2m 3f hcp (5) gd in Sep.
Kitty's Cove 11-1 (8-3) Close up, ridden over 2f out, driven inside final furlong, lost 3rd post, 4th of 7, 2 1/2l behind Wadacre Galoubet (9-4) at Beverley 2m hcp (5) gd in Jun.
Affair 9-2 (8-12) Took keen hold, close up, headway over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ran on, won at Chelmsford City 1m 5f hcp (6) pol in Jun beating Lilypad (9-13) by 1 1/4l, 10 ran.
Somewhat Sisyphean 16-1 (8-13) Walked out of the stalls and lost many lengths, soon caught up in rear, raced keenly, ridden along over 2f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 6th of 10, 7 1/4l behind Corked (9-7) at Haydock 1m 2f hcp (6) gf in Jun.
Maison D'Or (IRE) 10-3fav (11-8) Towards rear, struggling 9th, weakened after 2 out (usual 3 out), tailed off, 8th of 11, dist behind Toi Storey (11-10) at Catterick 3m 1f hcp (4) sft in Dec.
Rockliffe 10-1 (11-0) Close up, pushed along 3 out, weakened next, 11th of 14, dist behind Donald Dux (10-1) at Market Rasen 2m 5f hcp (5) gs in Mar.
Tsundoku (IRE) 7-1 (8-13) Dwelt, raced wide in touch, headway to lead halfway, ridden and headed 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 11, 16 3/4l behind Arty Campbell (10-7) at Chepstow 2m 2f hcp (6) gd in Aug.
Racing Spirit 8-1 (10-4) Towards rear, headway after 3 out, ridden to chase leaders after next, left 3rd last, kept on under pressure flat, not quite reach front pair, 3rd of 11, 1l behind Layerthorpe (11-0) at Hereford 3m 2f hcp (5) gd in Nov.
Ateescomponent (IRE) 5-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, went 2nd over 2f out, no impression on winner final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 10, 5l behind Lady Elysia (9-1) at Leicester 1m 4f hcp (6) gf in Jun.