tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out
held up in rear, pushed along halfway, outpaced over 5f out, plugged on from over 2f out, no impression
led, headed over 7f out, weakened over 6f out
mid-division, weakened over 3f out
with leader, led over 7f out, headed over 2f out, soon weakened
tracked leaders in 3rd, took closer order over 7f out, led over 2f out, headed over 1f out, one pace
held up in rear, weakened over 6f out
held up towards rear, headway over 3f out, went 3rd over 1f out, one pace
tracked leaders in 4th, led over 1f out, shaken up inside final furlong, ran on well
This looks a stronger heat than the first division. Saffron Wells showed promise in three runs in Ireland for John Kiely while Guest Of Honour wasn't beaten far in two runs on the Polytrack last winter, though disappointed when odds-on at Exeter in May. THIRD ACT may have been unlucky when sent off favourite for his debut at Newton Abbot in May as he was going easily when clipping the heels of the leader and brought to a standstill. He still managed to finish third and can make amends here as he has a very decent NH pedigree. Winner pointer Lily Waugh only found one too good on her debut under Rules at Ffos Las and should be winning soon.
Badger Wood 7-1 (10-7) Hdwy aft 8; led last; ro wl, won at York & Ainsty (North and South) 3m ptp gd in Apr beating He's A Gentleman (12-0) by 2 1/2l, 8 ran.
Eddy Exit To Nowhere gelding out of Sharway Lady.
Guest Of Honour (FR) 10-11fav (11-2) Tracked leaders, lost place over 4f out, kept on from over 2f out, no impression, 5th of 9, 14l behind Nurse Ratched (9-12) at Exeter 2m 1f NH flat (6) gf in May.
Pursuitofhappiness (IRE) 7-2 (12-0) Chsd ldrs until ld/disp from 7th, ld bef 4out, 3l adv bef 3out & gng best from 2out, so, won at Ballydurn 3m ire ptp sft in Mar beating Garrahalish (12-0) by 3l, 13 ran.
Saffron Wells (IRE) 9-2 (11-9) Held up towards rear, 9th into straight, stayed on from over 1f out, 4th of 13, 8l behind Moyle Park (11-2) at Leopardstown 2m 4yo nhf sft in Dec.
Third Act (IRE) 2-1fav (10-12) Held up, closed going well 6f out, ran green and stumbled badly 5f out, lost ground on leaders and soon ridden, closed 3f out, no impression on front pair over 1f out, 3rd of 8, 13l behind Howlongisafoot (10-12) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f NH flat (6) gs in Apr.
Utaly (FR) 50-1 (11-1) Behind, headway to chase leaders over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 8th of 11, well behind Anteros (11-11) at Plumpton 2m 2f NH flat (6) sft in Feb.
Coco Shambhala Indian Danehill mare out of Kohinor.
Lily Waugh (IRE) 3-1 (10-6) Held up in rear, headway on outside 6f out, went 2nd over 3f out, soon ridden, kept on same pace, no impression in clear 2nd over 1f out, 2nd of 8, 9l behind Rolling Maul (11-2) at Ffos Las 2m NH flat (6) gd in May.