KLOUD GATE (NAP) bolted up against stronger opposition here 12 days ago and a 7lb rise shouldn’t be enough to prevent a follow-up if a visor works s second time given the nine-year-old has won off a higher mark in the past. The Knot Is Tied has started favourite in both start since finishing second at Doncaster in March but his losing run stretches back more than two years. Some Detail has proved even more expensive to follow but Eclair Des Sablons was in decent form at Exeter last month, though that was on fast ground.
Some Detail (IRE) 5-1jfav (11-12) In rear, some headway 5th, ridden after 3 out, well adrift 2 out, stayed on from last, 6th of 12, 6 1/2l behind Montys Medoc (10-11) at Wincanton 2m 4f hcp (4) gd in Apr.
Kloud Gate (FR) 14-1 (11-6) Held up towards rear, headway chasing leaders and switched left before 2 out, led between last 2, driven clear, won at Huntingdon 2m 4f hcp (4) gd in May beating Buttsbury Lady (11-11) by 6l, 10 ran.
Pardon Me 18-1 (11-9) Mid-division, ridden and weakened after 4 out, pulled up before 2 out, at Sedgefield 2m 1f hcp (4) gd in Apr.
The Knot Is Tied (IRE) 11-4fav (11-1) Pressed leader, led after 6th, soon headed, close up when not fluent 2 out, held when bad mistake and lost 2nd last, 3rd of 7, 13 1/2l behind Jaisalmer (11-5) at Warwick 2m 3f hcp (4) gd in Apr.
Eclair Des Sablons (FR) 6-4fav (12-2) Chased winner who went clear after 3rd, mistake when closing 2 out, stayed on flat, not able to reach winner, 2nd of 8, 1/2l behind Shortcross Storm (11-9) at Exeter 2m 3f hcp (5) gf in Apr.
San Pedro De Senam (FR) 11-2 (11-8) In touch, weakened approaching 2 out, 7th of 10, dist behind Rukwa (11-1) at Huntingdon 2m 5f hcp (4) gd in Apr.
Passing Shadow 18-1 (11-12) Held up in mid-division, made some headway 9th, ridden 3 out, made no impression from next, 12th of 15, dist behind Iron Port (10-4) at Uttoxeter 2m 7f hcp (5) gd in May.
Give Us A Swig 11-1 (10-3) Chased leaders, went 2nd before 3rd until before 2 out, soon no extra, 4th of 9, 10 1/2l behind Champagne City (11-13) at Warwick 2m hcp (4) sft in May.