RAINY CITY (NAP) has evidently taken some time to come to hand but connections have seen their patience rewarded with a couple of convincing victories an on ground that suits, he can defy the penalties here. Another Bill was unbeaten in bumpers and though he made harder work of it than his odds implied at Hexham he is sure to have come on for that first outing for six months. John Monash returns to the place where he broke his maiden last month but Sweet Holly has questions to answer after running poorly at Cartmel.
Rainy City (IRE) 1-12fav (11-5) Made all, clear from 6th, kept on strongly, unchallenged, won at Wincanton 2m 5f (4) gf in May beating Morris The Miner (10-12) by 13l, 5 ran.
John Monash 9-2 (11-3) Settled behind leaders, mainly 4th, 3rd before 3 out, ridden into 2nd and no impression on leader before 2 out, mistake last, kept on same pace, 2nd of 6, 16l behind Rise Of An Empire (11-5) at Downpatrick 2m 6f gd in May.
Bankhall (IRE) 20-1 (11-0) In touch, in 4th from 3 out, kept on same pace, 4th of 9, 7 3/4l behind Another Bill (11-0) at Hexham 2m 4f mdn (5) gd in May.
Sweet Holly 25-1 (11-3) Always behind, tailed off when pulled up 3 out, at Cartmel 2m 1f hcp (4) gd in Jun.
Another Bill (IRE) 2-9fav (11-0) Tracked leader, led after 2 out, clear before last, driven out, won at Hexham 2m 4f mdn (5) gd in May beating Flying Jack (11-0) by 2 1/4l, 9 ran.