led, headed 9th, tracked leader, ridden 12th, weakened 4 out
tracked leader until 5th, close up, outpaced 13th, driven 5 out, rallied approaching last, went 4th flat
jumped right at times in rear, headway 4 out, jumped slow 3 out, challenged approaching last, led flat, driven out
close up, mistake 13th, chased leader next, ridden 3 out, every chance last, kept on one pace
held up, headway to track leader 5th, led 9th, ridden 2 out, headed flat
taken to post early, in touch, headway to track leaders 7th, ridden 3 out, kept on same pace flat
tracked leaders, lost place 4th, in rear 6th, behind 11th, soon pulled up
BETWEEN THE WATERS will be difficult to beat despite a penalty for last week's Southwell victory. Both of his successes have come at a lower grade but he's the only one of these running well. The veteran Valleyofmilan would be a threat this at his best as he's scored in better company off higher marks and likes it around here. However, he was beaten a long way when last seen at Kelso in December and may just need the run. Wilberdragon has won at this level from 6lb higher but his two recent runs leave plenty to be desired while Amber Gambler, who landed a Class 2 handicap at Haydock last March, has gone backwards rapidly and was a long way last at Stratford when last seen.
Valleyofmilan (IRE) 22-1 (10-0) Mid-division, lost place 4 out (usual 5 out), weakened from next, tailed off, last of 8, dist behind Cultram Abbey (10-5) at Kelso 2m 6f hcp (2) gs in Dec.
Wilberdragon 7-2 (11-6) With leader, blundered and lost place 11th, chased front pair, ridden before 3 out, never able to get back on terms, weakened last, 3rd of 4, 24l behind Zamparelli (11-9) at Market Rasen 3m hcp (4) gd in Apr.
Jefferson Davis (IRE) 33-1 (11-6) Always in last pair, mistake 6th, never a factor, 10th of 11, dist behind Midnightreferendum (11-6) at Warwick 2m 3f hcp (4) gd in Apr.
Between The Waters (IRE) 4-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, mistake 11th, driven 4 out, headway to press leader soon after, led next, hard pressed 2 out, ridden and kept on well flat, won at Southwell 2m 4f hcp (5) gd in May beating Scartare (11-0) by 6l, 9 ran.
Billy Hicks 11-4 (10-0) Chased leaders, effort when hit 3 out, soon weakened, last of 4, 15 1/4l behind Baby King (11-12) at Ludlow 2m hcp (3) gd in Apr.
Boxer Beat (IRE) 33-1 (10-5) Held up behind, ridden and kept on after last, never threatened leaders, 5th of 10, 9 1/4l behind Cillian's Well (11-6) at Worcester 2m 4f hcp (4) gs in May.
Sussex Road (IRE) 80-1 (10-0) Keen, held up, lost place 5th, tailed off after 5 out, left in remote 4th 4 out, 4th of 7, dist behind Arboretum (10-3) at Huntingdon 3m hcp (5) gd in Apr.
Amber Gambler (GER) 3-1 (10-3) Tracked leaders on inside, lost place after 13th, behind from 4 out, no danger after, last of 6, 33 1/2l behind Viens Chercher (10-9) at Stratford 2m 7f hcp (3) gd in Mar.