slowly away, mid-division, pushed along after 7th, ridden after 4 out, behind next, plugged on between last 2, took modest 3rd flat, no chance with front pair
held up in last pair, ridden after 4 out, some headway after next, never reached leaders, weakened between last 2
held up in last pair, headway under pressure after 4 out, soon ridden, never reached leaders, weakened before 2 out, tailed off
reminder after 1st, chased leaders, not fluent and reminders after 6th, driven into 2nd after 3 out, soon ridden, kept on same pace, no chance with easy winner
mid-division, lost place 4 out, behind from next
made all, drew readily clear after 3 out, in no danger after, very easily
pressed winner, outpaced after 4 out, mistake next, soon lost place, no chance with front pair from next, weakened and lost 3rd flat
Reckless Behavior doesn't look the easiest of rides but Sean Bowen coaxed him around Southwell last week and he didn't know he'd had a race. He arrives here with a penalty so it will be interesting to see how he copes. He has to concede 26lb to ALANJOU, who was having his first start for Barry Brennan when overcoming a couple of mistakes at Plumpton. An 8lb rise looks a bit harsh but he's given the nod over Taaffes Castle, just touched off over fences at Newton Abbot after another narrow defeat over timber at Warwick. Winning point-to-pointer Sapphire Noire was returning from a long break when running well for a long way at Wincanton and has to be respected with Tom Buckley's 8lb claim a plus.
Reckless Behavior (IRE) 5-1 (11-10) Chased leaders on outside, led after 8th, headed next, led before 2 out, clear last, ridden out, won at Southwell 3m hcp (5) gd in May beating Next Lot (10-9) by 3l, 8 ran.
Bucaneros (IRE) 10-1 (11-4) Mid-division, hit 3rd, went prominent in chasing group 5th, weakened after 4 out, tailed off, 8th of 10, dist behind Finula (11-3) at Huntingdon 2m 4f hcp (4) gd in May.
Taaffes Castle (IRE) 7-4fav (10-2) Tracked leaders, travelled strongly, went 2nd 16th, challenged 3 out, hanging left into winner from after 2 out, out battled and no impression towards finish, 2nd of 7, 3/4l behind Quinto (10-6) at Newton Abbot 3m 2f hcp (4) gd in May.
Sharp Getaway (IRE) 5-1 (11-0) Always behind, weakened before 3 out, 12th of 17, dist behind Sirobbie (11-9) at Uttoxeter 2m 7f hcp (5) gd in May.
Tir Dubh (IRE) 6-1 (10-8) Tracked leaders, mistake and lost place 4th, mistake 4 out, soon well behind, tailed off, 7th of 8, dist behind Aquarian (11-6) at Huntingdon 3m 1f hcp (5) gd in Nov.
Alanjou (FR) 9-2 (10-0) Tracked leaders, lost place after 9th, headway after 3 out, soon chased leader, led after last, kept on, won at Plumpton 3m 1f hcp (5) gd in May beating American Life (10-9) by 3l, 11 ran.
Sapphire Noire (IRE) 7-1 (10-8) Prominent, under pressure 2 out, stayed on same pace, 4th of 7, 10 1/2l behind Ali The Hunter (11-1) at Wincanton 2m 5f hcp (5) gf in May.
Paddys Runner 5-1 (10-12) Led, headed 6th, tracked leader and hit next, dropped to rear and pulled up 8th, at Market Rasen 2m 7f hcp (4) gd in Mar.
Tommy The Rascal 18-1 (10-0) Led until hampered and headed approaching 5th, chased leaders after, under pressure 4 out, weakened after next, tailed off, 5th of 8, dist behind Out For Justice (11-0) at Bangor-on-Dee 3m hcp (5) gd in May.