tracked leaders, pushed along when not fluent 7th and 8th, weakened before 2 out
led, not fluent 2nd and 6th, driven approaching 3 out, headed next, weakening when hit last
tracked leaders, took closer order next, led 2 out, soon clear, easded towards finish
held up in touch, headway 7th, soon in 3rd, lost place 4 out, tailed off next
held up in rear, in touch, chasing leaders when stumbled and unseated rider approaching 4 out
held up in rear, in touch, not fluent 6th, headway 9th, soon chasing leaders, weakened before last
A competitive race in which Oursininlaw is ahead of the handicapper following his second at Worcester but he could find that he's up against it here nevertheless. Barnhill Brownie seems to have clicked this summer but the change in underfoot conditions may foil his hat-trick bid and preference is for HERMOSO who can make the most of the weight that he receives from his rivals. The Irish point winner has taken time to find his feet under Rules but he ran on strongly to score at Perth despite idling in front and he should continue to progress. Irish raider Thyne For Deploy has to be feared whilst neither Ambrose Princess nor Ripalong Lad are forlorn hopes but both have something to prove on a soft surface.
Barnhill Brownie (IRE) 10-3 (10-9) Close up on outside, challenged 8th, ridden last, stayed on under pressure flat to lead final 75 yards, kept on, won at Worcester 3m hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gd beating Changing Lanes (10-2) by 2 1/2l, 10 ran.
Ambrose Princess (IRE) 7-1 (11-12) Not always fluent, led until after 9th, soon ridden, rallied to challenge last, stayed on to regain lead towards finish, won at Uttoxeter 3m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in May beating Money Finder (9-11) by 1/2l, 10 ran.
Ripalong Lad (IRE) 10-3fav (11-5) Prominent, hit 2nd, lost place before 6th briefly, went 2nd approaching 2 out, led and went left last, stayed on well, won at Uttoxeter 3m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Jul beating Balladeer (10-8) by 2 1/2l, 10 ran.
Thyne For Deploy (IRE) 8-1 (11-1) In touch towards rear, ridden from 6 out, struggling when hampered before 3 out, soon no impression and kept on same pace, 4th of 9, 17l behind Hollywood Law (11-5) at Kilbeggan 3m hdl gd.
Oursininlaw (IRE) 7-2 (11-5) Mid-division, headway approaching 7th, every chance from 3 out until not fluent last, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 10, 4 1/2l behind Sir Ronan (10-12) at Worcester 3m nh nov hdl (4) gd.
Hermoso (IRE) 4-1 (10-13) Held up towards rear, headway on outside before 4 out, led 2 out, soon ridden, stayed on under pressure flat, won at Perth 3m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gf in Jul beating Sparkling Zola (10-7) by 3l, 10 ran.