Esme Shelby missed an engagement at Ayr yesterday and drops down in trip after placing at Perth last month. But KARANNELLE (NAP) posted a better effort at Newton Abbot on her latest start when ahead of Lady Wolf and David Rees’ mare went close off a higher mark over today’s trip at Ffos Las during the summer. Maiden hurdle winner Kazontherazz and Merry Mistress make their handicap debuts while Princess Midnight reverts to hurdling having won over fences at Wincanton back in April.
Kazontherazz 5-1 (11-0) Tracker leader, ridden in 2nd under 2 out, soon dropped to 3rd, weakened well before last, 5th of 6, 19 3/4l behind Guinness Affair (11-0) at Stratford 2m 3f (4) gd in Jul.
Monty's Mission (IRE) 28-1 (11-2) Mid-division, headway on outside 6th, outpaced before 3 out, soon weakened, last of 7, 36 3/4l behind Blue Sans (11-8) at Worcester 2m 4f hcp (4) gd in Sep.
Merry Mistress (IRE) 4-1 (10-12) In touch, headway 4 out, tracked leaders next, ridden and kept on same pace from 2 out, 3rd of 7, 11l behind Whispering Gypsy (10-12) at Warwick 2m (4) gd in Sep.
Legendary Rhythm 5-2 (11-11) Chased leaders, pushed along before 2 out, no extra approaching last, 5th of 6, 10 1/2l behind Silken Moonlight (10-4) at Carlisle 2m 1f hcp (5) sft in Mar.
Esme Shelby (IRE) 8-1 (11-8) Chased winner, jumped left 1st, ridden and lost 2nd last, stayed on same pace flat, 3rd of 10, 7l behind Jaunty Soria (11-5) at Perth 2m 4f hcp (5) gs in Sep.
Karannelle (IRE) 16-5 (10-13) Led, headed well over 2 out, outpaced by winner approaching last, kept on but no match for winner flat, 2nd of 6, 8l behind Snug As A Bug (10-0) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f hcp (5) gd in Sep.
Astra Via 33-1 (10-11) Mid-division, in touch when pushed along after 3 out, ridden and weakened after 2 out, 9th of 13, 23 3/4l behind Sainte Doctor (11-9) at Newton Abbot 2m 2f hcp (5) gd in May.
The Feckenham Fox 66-1 (11-6) Prominent, lost place before 2nd, last 4th, pulled up after, at Warwick 2m 3f hcp (5) sft in Dec.
Aide Memoire (IRE) 200-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, not fluent 3rd, ridden and lost place before 3 out, 10th of 11, 28l behind Could Be Trouble (11-8) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f (3) gd in May.
Lime Drop (FR) 14-1 (11-2) In rear, never involved, 9th of 13, 26 1/4l behind Power Home (11-6) at Warwick 2m hcp (5) gd in Apr.
Princess Midnight 12-1 (10-4) Jumped right, led and went badly right 1st, headed 8th, chased leader until 3 out, chased leaders, weakened next, last of 10, 22 1/2l behind Shareef Star (11-5) at Fontwell 2m 2f hcp (5) gd in May.
Infiniti (IRE) 11-1 (8-7) Held up towards rear, 13th 4f out, kept on inside final furlong, never nearer, 7th of 15, 8l behind Yagood (9-0) at Wetherby 2m hcp (6) gf in Jun.
Lady Wolf 14-1 (10-0) Tracked leader in 2nd, ridden and dropped to 3rd under 4 out, ran on same pace from over 2 out, 3rd of 6, 11l behind Snug As A Bug (10-0) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f hcp (5) gd in Sep.
I'm Notapartygirl 40-1 (10-11) Held up in rear, ridden 3 out, detached over 2 out, mistake 2 out, kept on for modest third, 3rd of 7, 33l behind Beholden (11-4) at Newton Abbot 2m 2f mdn (4) gd in Aug.
My Poem 33-1 (10-2) Jumped left 1st in mid-division, ridden after 2 out, faded after last, 9th of 10, 12 3/4l behind Sergeant (10-9) at Exeter 2m 1f hcp (5) gf in Oct.