chased leader, not much room when trying to sneak up inner bend before 3 out, led before 2 out, clear when not fluent last, eased towards finish
jumped left, led, not fluent 8th or 11th, ridden and headed before 2 out, soon beaten, weakened before last
chased leaders, outpaced before 3 out, weakened before next, went left and mistake last
David Pipe has a good strike-rate with his runners here and MAX DO BRAZIL is fancied to extend his unbeaten record over fences. He has more scope than his two rivals and has already proved he handles heavy going and a distance of note. Mustmeetalady is now 8lb below his last winning mark but continues to disappoint and is now tried in blinkers. Letemgo has never looked like winning over fences and is returning from a break but will like the going.
Mustmeetalady (IRE) 5-1 (11-10) Held up last, improved 15th, ridden and weakened after 4 out, 3rd of 4, 22 1/4l behind Gardiners Hill (10-12) at Uttoxeter 3m 2f hcp (3) gs in May.
Max Do Brazil (FR) 6-1 (11-4) Held up on outside, closed 12th, went 2nd after 16th, bumped and led last, driven out, won at Uttoxeter 3m 2f hcp (4) gs in Jun beating Sackett (11-12) by 3/4l, 6 ran.
Letemgo (IRE) 13-2 (11-12) Chased leaders, 3rd and one pace from 2 out, 3rd of 8, 14 3/4l behind Scorpo (10-0) at Sedgefield 3m 2f hcp (5) gd in Apr.