Day Of Roses was entered yesterday at Cartmel so this should be plain sailing for BLACK ANTHEM (NAP). A very easy winner here a week ago, Tommie O’Brien’s claim takes care of the penalty. The Boola Bee returns off a high enough mark but the race hadn’t begun in earnest when Net Love was brought down at Southwell. Between The Waters is back on a winning mark but has become disappointing lately.
Black Anthem (IRE) 11-8fav (11-10) Tracked leaders, ridden and went 3rd 3 out, led before last, driven clear, won at Market Rasen 2m 5f hcp (5) gd in Jul beating Simply Loveleh (11-12) by 8l, 6 ran.
Net Love (FR) 9-1 (11-12) Held up towards rear, headway 8th, brought down next, at Southwell 3m hcp (5) gd in Jul.
Between The Waters (IRE) 10-1 (11-0) Chased leaders, hit 3rd, not fluent 8th or 12th, mistake 3 out, losing place when short of room after 3 out, soon weakened, 5th of 7, 28 1/4l behind Captain Buck's (11-8) at Stratford 2m 7f hcp (4) gs in Jul.
The Boola Bee (IRE) 5-1 (11-4) Not fluent 1st, held up well off the pace in rear, headway chasing leaders before 3 out, disputing 2nd before 2 out where every chance, weakened quickly between last 2, well tailed off, 10th of 16, dist behind Jobsonfire (11-0) at Doncaster 3m hcp (5) gs in Jan.
Graystown (IRE) 7-2fav (11-3) In touch in rear, headway 5 out, led next, ridden and headed when fell 3 out, at Musselburgh 2m 4f hcp (5) gs in Jan.
Top Cat Dj (IRE) 66-1 (10-0) Towards rear, headway before 8th, led 10th, soon headed, mistake 11th (water), led 13th, headed after 14th, weakened from 4 out, 8th of 11, dist behind Spinning Scooter (10-0) at Perth 3m hcp (4) gd in Jul.
Day Of Roses (IRE) 18-1 (11-3) Led until 2nd, led after next, not fluent 12th, headed 3 out, not much room 2 out, no extra, 5th of 6, 13 3/4l behind Pride Of Parish (11-2) at Market Rasen 3m hcp (4) gd in Jul.