tracked leader, led after 3 out, headed before last, kept on well under pressure
held up in touch, took keen hold, lost place approaching 4th, struggling 4 out, soon beaten
tracked leaders, led approaching last, driven clear flat, readily
chased leaders, lost place after 3rd, struggling 3 out, rallying when hit next, modest 4th
held up in rear but in touch, steady headway from 4th, chased leaders 3 out, stayed on same pace approaching last
led, 5 lengths clear after 3rd, headed after 3 out, weakened quickly
Tahira ran well in a handicap at Aintree last time but is penalised for her earlier success at the same track in novice company. SIR TOBY made a promising start over timber finishing second at Worcester recently when well clear of the rest. He should make a bold bid in this and as should Jupiter Custos, also placed at Worcester on his debut over hurdles. Ballycamp has lost his way a little but was beaten only a nose over these obstacles back in April and still looks best of the remainder.
Ballycamp (IRE) 15-8fav (11-0) Took keen hold, tracked leaders, 2nd before 3rd until ridden 3 out, weakened next, lost remote 3rd flat, 4th of 6, 33 3/4l behind Allelu Alleluia (11-0) at Aintree 2m 4f mdn (4) gs in Jun.
Monbeg Farmer (IRE) 25-1 (11-2) Keen, held up, ridden 7f out, weakened 4f out, 7th of 9, dist behind Pickamix (11-2) at Market Rasen 2m 1f (6) gd in Jun.
Sir Toby (FR) 4-1 (11-0) In touch, challenged last, not quicken run-in, 2nd of 12, 2 1/4l behind Destiny's Gold (11-0) at Worcester 2m mdn (5) gd in Jul.
First Summer 8-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, no extra, 6th of 14, 12 3/4l behind Almutamarred (9-2) at Newcastle 1m 2f hcp (6) pol in Jun.
Jupiter Custos (FR) 20-1 (10-9) Held up towards rear, headway 3 out, driven and stayed on towards finish, 3rd of 10, 1 1/2l behind Mr Kit Cat (11-5) at Worcester 2m (4) gd in Jun.
Sprogzilla 200-1 (10-5) Always in rear, went right 4th, mistake next, tailed off, pulled up before last, at Stratford 2m (4) gd in Jul.
Tahira (GER) 15-2 (11-12) Held up in rear, headway approaching 3 out, went 2nd from next, no impression on winner flat, stayed on one pace, 2nd of 6, 5l behind Perfect Summer (10-9) at Aintree 2m 4f hcp (4) gs in Jun.