Gordon Elliott’s BRAID BLUE is accumulating penalties but keeps winning and is three from three around here. The step up to 3m at Ffos Las last time proved no problem and he makes more appeal than chaser Indian Temple and exposed handicapper Little Millie, who is having a first run for George Bewley after a break. Forresters Park doesn’t often complete.
Braid Blue (IRE) 8-13fav (11-12) Tracked leader, led 2 out (usual 4 out), quickened after omitted 2 out, ridden clear after omitted last, ran on, readily (all flights in home straight omitted, low sun), won at Ffos Las 3m (4) gd in Jul beating Sunset Showdown (11-5) by 6l, 3 ran.
Little Millie (IRE) 2-1fav (11-0) Led, pushed along 3 out, ridden and headed next, kept on same pace, 4th of 5, 10 3/4l behind For Good Measure (11-7) at Huntingdon 3m 1f hcp (3) gd in May.
Forresters Park (IRE) 100-1 (11-0) Towards rear until fell 4 out, at Perth 2m 4f mdn (4) gd in Jul.
Indian Temple (IRE) 10-3 (12-2) Led, headed before 3 out, led again last, stayed on gamely, won at Market Rasen 2m 5f hcp (3) gd in Jul beating Lord Bryan (10-13) by 1 1/2l, 6 ran.