tracked leaders on inside, not fluent 6th, went 3rd after 3 out, no impression, mistake and weakened 2 out
held up in rear, pecked 1st, struggling when not fluent 4 out, tailed off
chased leaders on outside, went 2nd before 7th, ridden after 3 out, no impression on winner before next, one pace
held up in rear, headway on outside 6th, lost place before next, kept on approaching 2 out, went 3rd flat, no chance with winner
led until 1st, chased winner, led 4th, soon headed, lost 2nd before 7th, soon weakened, tailed off
mid-division, mistake and hampered 5th, headway from 7th, ridden 3 out, no impression before 2 out, lost 3rd flat
tracked leaders, took keen hold, jumped left and bumped 5th, soon lost place, tailed off 4 out, pulled up after next
led 1st, not fluent and headed 4th, soon led again, clear before 2 out, easily
Ballyjim ran a solid race here last time when third to the impressive The Butcher Said and should be competitive in this ordinary maiden contest. However, the concession of 7lb to the lightly-raced PARODY (NAP) for the powerful Nicholls operation may prove too demanding. The selection appears one of the champion trainer's lesser lights but still showed more than enough when runner-up here last time to suggest she's more than capable of landing a prize such as this. Robin Of Sherwood is a dual point-to-point winner and it would be reasonable to expect improvement from the Tizzard pair of Floral Queen and Eden Flyer.
Ballyjim (IRE) 8-1 (10-12) Held up towards rear, headway before 2 out, went 3rd flat, stayed on, no impression on winner, 3rd of 8, 10 1/2l behind The Butcher Said (11-8) at Newton Abbot 2m 6f (3) gd in Jun.
Eden Flyer 40-1 (11-0) Towards rear, ridden and struggling 7f out, well behind final 5f, 9th of 14, dist behind The Swagman (11-0) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f (5) gd in May.
Minella Rising (IRE) 50-1 (10-12) Keen early, chased leader until after 2nd, 2nd again 4 out until after 3 out, soon beaten, 6th of 8, 19 1/4l behind The Butcher Said (11-8) at Newton Abbot 2m 6f (3) gd in Jun.
Robin Of Sherwood (IRE) 33-1 (10-12) Behind, tailed off before 4 out, 6th of 7, dist behind Le Musee (10-12) at Ffos Las 2m 3f (4) gd in Jun.
Tucks Bergin (IRE) Evensfav (12-0) (v) (tt) prom til wknd qckly aft 3 out; pu bypassing nxt, at Umberleigh 3m gd in Jun.
Floral Queen 16-1 (10-5) Held up in mid-division, some headway after 3 out, weakened before next, 7th of 8, 26 1/4l behind The Butcher Said (11-8) at Newton Abbot 2m 6f (3) gd in Jun.
Missyouatgorcombe 66-1 (10-12) Behind, struggling final circuit, tailed off 4 out, pulled up next, at Fontwell 2m 3f (4) gs in Jun.
Parody 10-1 (11-0) Chased winner, ridden and every chance 2 out, not fluent last, held flat, kept on, 2nd of 6, 1l behind Takingitallin (11-0) at Newton Abbot 2m 6f mdn (4) gd in Jun.