Plus Jamais has struggled in three subsequent starts since scoring over track and trip back in February and a chance is taken on GOLD OPERA on his reappearance. He also won over course and distance with an eight-length success back in April and today’s opposition looks pretty weak. Some Reign had been thereabouts without threatening before refusing at the start at Wetherby a fortnight ago and has something to prove now but Chidswell should be sharper for last month’s outing at Ayr and is back on a winning mark.
Rock On Fruity (IRE) 80-1 (11-4) Mistakes, held up behind on outside, headway 11th, never reached leaders, weakened before 2 out, tailed off, 7th of 9, dist behind Cloth Cap (11-2) at Catterick 3m 1f hcp (3) gd in Nov.
Plus Jamais (FR) 14-1 (12-1) Mid-division, lost place 6th, soon behind, tailed off when pulled up before 3 out, at Ayr 2m 5f hcp (4) hvy in Nov.
Gold Opera (IRE) 15-2 (11-12) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 5 out, joined leader after 3 out, led next, driven clear after last, ridden out final 75 yards, won at Newcastle 2m 4f hcp (4) hvy in Apr beating Asking Questions (11-9) by 8l, 5 ran.
Some Reign (IRE) 5-2 (10-12) Whipped round start and refused to race, at Wetherby 1m 7f hcp (3) sft in Dec.
Chidswell (IRE) 6-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 5th until 7th, jumped right 13th and 14th, 5th and no extra last, 5th of 6, 9 1/4l behind Forest Des Aigles (11-3) at Ayr 2m 5f hcp (3) gd in Nov.
Morning Royalty (IRE) 33-1 (11-3) Behind, under pressure 5 out, never dangerous, 7th of 8, 25l behind Kimberlite Candy (11-11) at Ayr 3m hcp (3) hvy in Nov.
Newberry New (IRE) 12-1 (11-3) Prominent, led 6th, headed 8th, led 9th until next, struggling from 13th, well beaten 4 out, 6th of 8, 35 1/2l behind Sandy Beach (11-6) at Uttoxeter 3m 2f hcp (4) gs in Nov.
Charlie Snow Angel 18-1 (10-10) Close up in rear, pushed along 4 out, weakened 2 out, last of 5, 33 1/2l behind Monsieur Co (11-12) at Musselburgh 2m hcp (4) gd in Dec.