held up behind, headway before 5 out, tracked leaders going well next, went 3rd before 3 out, stayed on and every chance when not fluent 2 out, soon ridden and no impression with front pair
This looks less competitive than at first glance with two progressive summer chasers the ones to concentrate upon at the foot of the weights. Lotus Pond already has a course and distance win to his name and was heavily eased when scoring at Southwell but the handicapper refused to be taken in and hiked him almost a stone. This should tell us if he remains well-treated. Similar comments apply to FIFTY SHADES, who progressed to score with plenty to spare at Newton Abbot and could be open to any amount of improvement. In receipt of weight from Lotus Pond. He's taken to go in again. More Buck's impressed on his debut for Peter Bowen but is set quite a task off 12-1, whilst stable companion, the consistent Kinari, and Super Scorpion, running well at present, are others to note.
Shelford (IRE) 16-1 (9-7) Always behind, soon struggling, last of 7, 28 1/2l behind Master Archer (9-3) at Chester 2m hcp (4) gf in Jun.
Amore Alato 9-4fav (11-5) With leader, led 5th, ridden and headed before 3 out, one pace next, no impression after, lost place flat, 5th of 9, 8 3/4l behind Sumkindofking (11-2) at Market Rasen 2m 5f hcp (3) gf in Jun.
Marquis Of Carabas (IRE) 10-1 (11-5) Held up mid-division, driven and outpaced after 4 out, ridden before next, never on terms, weakened from 2 out, 7th of 9, 23 3/4l behind Sumkindofking (11-2) at Market Rasen 2m 5f hcp (3) gf in Jun.
Super Scorpion (IRE) 6-4 (11-0) Took keen hold, tracked leader, led before omitted 2nd, ridden and headed after omitted last, not pace of winner, 2nd of 7, 2 1/4l behind Montanna (10-10) at Ffos Las 2m 4f (4) gd in Jun.
Lamb Or Cod (IRE) 5-2fav (11-1) Tracked leaders, outpaced before 3 out, soon beaten, weakened from next, tailed off, 7th of 8, dist behind Buachaill Alainn (11-3) at Cartmel 3m 5f hcp (3) gd in May.
Knockaderry Flyer (IRE) 13-2 (11-0) Led, ridden and headed after 4 out, lost place when blundered next, soon weakened, behind when pulled up after 2 out, at Aintree 3m 1f hcp (3) gd in Jun.
Kinari (IRE) 7-1 (12-7) (bl) (tt) rn in snatches; led 3-5; outpcd 13, 2nd of 4, 15l behind Spencer Moon (12-7) at Trecoed 3m gs in Jun.
Cernunnos (FR) 22-1 (11-10) Not always fluent towards rear, badly hampered 3 out, tailed off, 9th of 12, dist behind Lip Service (11-8) at Stratford 2m 7f hcp (4) gf in Jun.
Lotus Pond (IRE) (11-7) Not fluent early, in rear, pushed along 6th, headway 15th, joined leader 2 out, lad on bit approaching last, heavily eased, won at Southwell 3m hcp (5) gd in Jun beating Withoutdefavourite (10-1) by 1l, 10 ran.
Fifty Shades (IRE) 3-1fav (10-2) Held up in rear, headway from 14th going well, not much room after 3 out, switched right to lead 2 out, clear last, very easily, won at Newton Abbot 3m 2f hcp (4) gd in Jul beating Charlie Mon (10-8) by 7l, 12 ran.
More Buck's (IRE) 11-4jfav (11-3) Chased leaders, not fluent and lost place 6th, headway on outside 13th, led 3 out, still pressed when left well clear 2 out, won at Perth 3m hcp (3) gd in Jun beating Pickamix (11-12) by 21l, 7 ran.