held up in touch, not fluent 4 out, ridden after 3 out, soon beaten, plugged on last
held up in rear, headway on outside 7th, led after 3 out, ridden and headed before 2 out, soon brushed aside by winner, lost 2nd last
held up in rear, headway going well after 3 out, led before going left 2 out, in tight last, easily
led or disputed lead until after 3 out, no extra from 2 out
chased leaders on inside, slow and lost place 5th, ridden before 9th, well beaten before 2 out
not always fluent, led or disputed lead until 3 out, weakened well before 2 out
chased leaders, slow 4th, close up 3 out, ridden and stayed on same pace approaching 2 out, went 2nd last, no chance with winner
THE JAM MAN has dotted up the last twice and it's anybody's guess as to how long his winning run will continue. Aidan Coleman gets a lovely tune out of the McNally inmate and it's best to row in with him until beaten, although this does look a stronger contest than those landed recently The Drone has been raised a total of 9lb for his last two successes but he's a doughty battler who is expected to reveal his best once again. He should be in the mix along with another consistent performer in Sporting Boy, a winner here in the past and performing as solidly as ever this term. Cottonvale is 1lb out of the handicap but has definite each-way claims all the same.
Sizing Granite (IRE) 4-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, dropped to last and mistake 15th, weakened 4 out, pulled up before 2 out, at Aintree 3m 1f hcp (2) gd in May.
Mighty Leader (IRE) 6-1 (12-0) (cp) led 5-7; lost plce when blun & ur 13, at Dingley 3m gd in May.
The Jam Man (IRE) 4-6fav (12-2) Held up in last pair, good headway chasing leaders 13th, led going well on long run after last, soon clear, eased towards finish, won at Cartmel 3m 1f hcp (4) gd in Jun beating Jot'em Down (10-5) by 8l, 7 ran.
The Drone (IRE) 15-8fav (11-10) Tracked leaders, disputed lead after 8th, driven to lead after 3 out, ridden after next, idled flat, just held on, won at Southwell 3m hcp (4) gd in May beating Atomic Rumble (11-7) by shd, 7 ran.
Aunty Ann (IRE) 10-1 (11-8) Raced wide, chased leaders, lost place 8th, weakened 12th, tailed off 4 out, pulled up before next, at Uttoxeter 3m hcp (3) gd in May.
Winter Spice (IRE) 33-1 (9-3) Raced wide, chased leaders, lost place halfway, tailed off, last of 9, dist behind Jumping Cats (9-3) at Chelmsford City 2m hcp (5) pol in Jun.
Cottonvale (IRE) 11-8fav (11-12) Held up in touch, reminders and outpaced after 2 out, rallied on long run in, led bypassing omitted last, ran on well, won at Fakenham 2m 4f hcp (5) gf in Jun beating Lee Side Lady (11-6) by 1 3/4l, 6 ran.
Sporting Boy (IRE) 3-1 (11-8) Chased leader until after 16th, outpaced 3 out, switched right before last, stayed on flat, 3rd of 6, 1 3/4l behind Max Do Brazil (11-4) at Uttoxeter 3m 2f hcp (4) gs in Jun.