Mount Mayday is a winner without a penalty having won an apprentices race at Leicester last week. However, he was beaten over today's trip in between a couple of victories over 7f and HAVING A BALL is preferred. The latter has won three times over C&D and, back on a winning mark having gone close over track and trip last time, Jonathan Portman's charge gets the nod to reverse latest running with Pastoral Jet. Rufus Stone was placed in a claimer over C&D recently and Brown Pete may figure off his current mark.
Green Earth (IRE) 5-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, switched left to inside over 2f out, ridden and went 2nd well over 1f out, no chance with winner, lost 2nd final 100 yards, outpaced to 4th close home, 4th of 11, 9l behind One Way Or Another (9-3) at Brighton 1m app hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Sep.
Spirit Of Gondree (IRE) 4-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, soon led, headed over 5f out, chased leaders, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 11, 15l behind Roy The Boy (9-6) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Aug.
Inpursuitoffreedom 3-1fav (9-7) Held up towards rear, steady headway over 3f out, chased leaders 2f out, stayed on to 2nd final 100 yards, never able to reach easy winner, 2nd of 11, 7l behind One Way Or Another (9-3) at Brighton 1m app hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Sep.
Cativo Cavallino 33-1 (9-8) Tracked leaders, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 13, 10l behind Strathnaver (9-1) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jun.
Mount Mayday (IRE) 2-1 (8-8) Tracked leaders, led over 3f out, stayed on, won at Leicester 7f all hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Sep beating Xpres Maite (8-10) by 1 1/4l, 7 ran.
Tribouley 16-1 (9-7) Tracked winner, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, 12th of 13, 23l behind Novalist (9-5) at Yarmouth 6f hcp 0-60 (6) sft in Jul.
Having A Ball 10-1 (9-0) Behind and pushed along, ridden and headway over 2f out, led inside final furlong, headed final 50 yards, kept on, 3rd of 13, 3/4l behind Pastoral Jet (8-11) at Kempton 1m hcp (6) pol in Sep.
Turn The Tide 8-1 (8-9) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, no impression, 5th of 7, 6l behind Inde Country (8-9) at Wolverhampton 5f sell stks (6) pol in Jul '11.
Big Sur 6-1fav (8-8) Chased clear leader, weakened over 2f out, 13th of 16, 23l behind Two Certainties (9-0) at Newmarket 1m app hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun '11.
Sermons Mount (USA) 11-2 (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 8, 2 1/4l behind Demoiselle Bond (9-1) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Sep.
Cobbs Quay 10-1 (9-9) Pressed winner after 3f, ridden over 2f out, lost place over 1f out, soon weakened, 12th of 15, 13l behind Cadgers Brig (9-10) at Newcastle 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Sep.
Rufus Stone (USA) 33-1 (8-7) Ridden to join leader after 1f, ridden to chase winner 2f out, unable to quicken inside final furlong, 2nd of 12, 1 1/4l behind Pravda Street (8-8) at Kempton 1m clm stks (6) pol in Sep.
Pastoral Jet 5-1 (8-11) Towards rear, switched right and headway 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on to lead final 50 yards, just held on, won at Kempton 1m hcp (6) pol in Sep beating Exopuntia (8-13) by hd, 13 ran.
Brown Pete (IRE) 7-1 (9-9) Slowly into stride, driven forward and soon led, 10 lengthes clear before halfway, headed over 1f out, faded, 7th of 11, 16l behind Caterina (9-3) at Folkestone 1m 2f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Sep.