held up mid-division, pushed along before 4 out, ridden before 2 out, soon weakened
tracked leader, led before 4 out, headed 3 out, soon weakened, tailed off
held up towards rear, outpaced before 4 out, headway after 3 out, no impression
held up mid-division, headway before 4 out, led before 2 out, ridden before last, kept on well
always behind, tailed off 4 out, pulled up
in touch, pushed along and outpaced from 3 out
held up mid-division, pushed along before 4 out, soon weakened, tailed off 3 out
led, son clear, headed before 4 out, weakened after next
held up mid-division, headway before 4 out, every chance 2 out, kept on and held by winner run-in
held up mid-division, weakened before 4 out, soon pulled up
held up towards rear, headway after 3 out, soon weakened and pulled up before 2 out
tracked leaders, led 3 out, headed before 2 out, one pace
always towards rear, tailed off 4 out
always towards rear, tailed off before 4 out
A typical wide-open summer hurdle race but Richard Johnson stays loyal to last month’s Cartmel winner SAMOSET and the latter is taken to defy a hike in the weights. Kempton winner Bulletproof and course winner Walter White scored in this grade last time but Midnight Sapphire is upped in class having also won here recently. Sheer Poetry was still in contention when falling in the race won by Walter White when Frozen Over and Cleni Wells were well beaten while Professeur Emery was having his first start since 2013 when fourth at Bangor in March and had been progressive before that.
Polstar (FR) 20-1 (11-9) Held up in rear, ridden and struggling 4th, behind next, last of 8, 29 3/4l behind Eddiemaurice (11-8) at Worcester 2m hcp (4) gs in Jun.
Samoset 11-1 (11-12) Made all, hard pressed 2 out, driven clear before last, ridden out flat, kept on well, won at Cartmel 2m 1f hcp (4) gd in Jun beating Robinshill (12-3) by 5l, 6 ran.
Bulletproof (IRE) 10-1 (11-12) Held up in last pair, pushed along after 3 out, headway approaching 2 out, went 2nd before the last, led last, ridden out, won at Kempton 2m hcp (4) gd in May beating Frozen Over (11-9) by 5l, 11 ran.
Stynes (IRE) 9-2 (9-0) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 14, 3 1/2l behind Dynamo (9-0) at Bath 1m 5f hcp (6) gf in May.
Sheer Poetry (IRE) 6-1 (11-3) Pressed leader on outside, led 4 out, headed after next, close up in 2nd and staying on same pace when fell heavily 2 out, at Newton Abbot 2m 1f hcp (4) gs in Jun.
Walter White (IRE) 5-1fav (11-1) Tracked leaders, led after 3 out, ridden after next, kept on well, won at Newton Abbot 2m 1f hcp (4) gs in Jun beating Ice Konig (10-11) by 1 1/2l, 11 ran.
Midnight Sapphire 9-4 (11-12) Tracked leaders, led before 2 out, headed at hurdle, rallied to lead again last, stayed on, won at Newton Abbot 2m 6f hcp (5) gs in Jun beating Buy Me Out (11-12) by 3/4l, 7 ran.
Mr Lando 8-1 (10-12) Tracked leader, led 3rd, hit 6th and headed, every chance 3 out, no extra from next, 4th of 11, 27 1/4l behind Newton Geronimo (11-6) at Fontwell 2m 3f hcp (4) gd in Jun.
What A Scorcher 16-1 (11-10) Mid-division, headway 4th, not much room 3 out, led before next, headed last, not quicken flat, 2nd of 10, 2 1/4l behind Courtlands Prince (11-9) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f hcp (4) gf in Jul.
Thundering Home 33-1 (8-9) Slowly into stride, held up, towards rear, pushed along over 3f out, no headway, last of 11, dist behind Niceonecenturion (8-10) at Newbury 1m 5f hcp (5) gf in Jul.
Cleni Wells (FR) 16-1 (11-1) In rear, headway under pressure after 3 out, ridden and stayed on to chase leaders before last, no impression, 5th of 11, 5 1/4l behind Walter White (11-1) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f hcp (4) gs in Jun.
Frozen Over 10-1 (11-10) Chased leaders, ridden after 3 out, weakened before 2 out, 5th of 10, 18 3/4l behind Courtlands Prince (11-9) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f hcp (4) gf in Jul.
Cruise In Style (IRE) 33-1 (11-9) Always in rear, 9th of 10, dist behind Courtlands Prince (11-9) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f hcp (4) gf in Jul.
Hija 16-1 (11-7) Behind, mistakes 1st and 3rd, soon detatched, pulled up after next, at Newton Abbot 2m 1f hcp (5) gs in Jun.
Professeur Emery (FR) 7-1 (11-9) Chased leader until well before 2 out, weakened into 4th soon after, 4th of 7, 20 3/4l behind Itshard To No (11-12) at Bangor 2m 1f hcp (4) sft in Mar.