hit rear when blundered 1st, not jump well, lost touch from 4th
held up, headway 6th, ridden to chase leading pair 3 out, one pace
led, ridden and headed 2 out, soon held
tracked leaders, keen, ridden 3 out, weakened
always in rear, lost touch 3rd
tracked leader throughout, led 2 out, ridden out
mid-division, ridden 3rd, soon behind
in touch, ridden 3 out, soon struggling, jumped right, mistake last
Letham Island gets the vote in a trappy opener with Driving Miss Suzie and Ful of Grace rating the main dangers. The selection was a fair sort on the flat and was noted staying on in a better race behind Sainte Kadette. He looks sure to improve and will be hard to beat. Driving Miss Suzie rates the main danger on her latest second behind Its Moon but she found less than expected off the bridle on that occasion and looks opposable on that basis. Full of Grace is a 10 furlong flat winner and hails from a top yard so should be watched in the market but she would not want too much rain. Of the remainder Princesse d'Agnoun is from a yard in form but is bred to be suited by further and with this in mind for the winner we return to Letham Island.
Berry Hill Lass (IRE) 12-1 (8-5) Keen, effort to chase leaders over 4f out, weakened over 2f out, 7th of 9, 12l behind Theta (8-12) at Chepstow 1m 4f 3yo mdn (5) gf in Sept (Flat).
Cat Six (USA) 40-1 (8-12) Mid-division, ridden over 3f out, no impression, 6th of 12, 23l behind Kissing (8-12) at W'hampton 1m 1f mdn stk (5) pol (Flat).
Driving Miss Suzie 15-2 (10-10) Always prominent, led 3 out, headed 2 out, outpaced by winner after last, 2nd of 12, 4l behind Its Moon (10-10) at Huntingdon 2m 3yo nov hdl (4) gf.
Ful of Grace (IRE) 13-2 (8-7) Held up in rear, headway over 2f out, soon ridden, switched right over 1f out, stayed on to lead close home, won at Yarmouth 1m 2f 3yo & 4yo sll (6) gs in Oct beating Mark of The Fen (8-12) by 2l, 13 ran (Flat).
Ishismart 25-1 (8-1) In touch, keen, effort to chase leaders 2f out, weakened approaching final furlong, last of 8, 9l behind World Spirit (9-7) at Bath 1m fll hcp (5) gs in Jun (Flat).
Just Chrissie 150-1 (10-0) In rear, reminders after 2nd and pulled up 4 out in race won by Art Professor (10-12) at Bangor 2m 1f 3yo mdn hdl (4) gs, 12 ran.
Letham Island (IRE) 66-1 (10-5) Held up, stayed on from 3 out, never reached leaders, 5th of 10, 10l behind Sainte Kadette (10-13) at Cheltenham 2m 3yo nov hdl (3) gd in Oct.
Rosie's Glory (USA) 10-1 (10-7) Mid-division, headway after 4th, weakening when mistake 3 out, 6th of 12, 20l behind Its Moon (10-10) at Huntingdon 2m 3yo nov hdl (4) gf.
Something Grand (IRE) 33-1 (10-9) Towards rear, moderate 13th halfway, kept on without threatening from 3 out, 5th of 19, 11l behind Tyreless Endeavour (11-0) at Down Royal 2m mdn hdl gd.
Chasing Memories (IRE) 14-1 (9-11) Mid-division, effort over 3f out, stayed on same pace, no impression, 9th of 15, 7l behind Gala Sunday (10-1) at Redcar 1m 2f ldy rds hcp (6) gd in Oct (Flat).
Princesse d'Agnoun (FR) Grand Seigneur filly out of Sweet Julie.