tracked leaders, effort between last 2, led narrowly approaching last, ridden and kept on under pressure flat, just held on, all out
pressed leader, led 3 out, headed between last 2, ridden and one pace before last, no impression after
held up in rear, headway on outside 2 out, ridden between last 2, never reached leaders, weakened last
tracked leaders, ridden before last last where not fluent, not pace to get on terms
held up mid-division, ridden after 2 out, soon one pace, rallied last, went 3rd and kept on flat, no impression with front pair
held up behind, not fluent 8th, driven after 2 out, ridden before last, never pace to challenge
led to 3 out, soon pushed along, regained lead between last 2, ridden and headed narrowly approaching last, kept on and every chance flat, just held
Mr Mafia has been in blistering form this campaign and recorded his fourth consecutive win when stepping up to this trip at Newton Abbot, but he could be vulnerable after taking an inevitable hike in the weights, so preference is for the less exposed SECOND TIME AROUND. He was narrowly beaten in a similar contest at Hexham last month and was staying on stoutly so this trip should suit. Forthefunofit is on a reasonable mark but hasn’t looked at his best in three runs this year and Bright Tomorrow is an uncertain stayer.
Forthefunofit (IRE) 8-1 (10-13) Held up, chased leaders 5th, went 2nd 2 out, never able to challenge, 2nd of 8, 2 3/4l behind Cabaret Queen (11-2) at Worcester 2m 7f hcp (3) gd in Jun.
Lillian (IRE) 11-1 (11-5) Mid-division on outside, pushed along and outpaced after 7th, kept on from last, no impression, 5th of 9, 6 3/4l behind Mr Mafia (10-3) at Newton Abbot 3m 2f hcp (3) gd in Jul.
Kentford Heiress 10-1 (11-4) Held up in rear, headway before not fluent 2 out, close 4th last, kept on, not quite able to challenge, 4th of 9, 1 3/4l behind Mr Mafia (10-3) at Newton Abbot 3m 2f hcp (3) gd in Jul.
Second Time Around 6-4fav (11-7) Chased leaders, went 2nd after 3 out, led on last bend, headed last, stayed on, just held, 2nd of 5, nk behind The Jam Man (11-4) at Hexham 2m 7f hcp (3) gd in Jun.
Mr Mafia (IRE) 6-4fav (10-3) Held up in mid-division, not fluent 4th, headway after 7th, switched right before last, stayed on well, led close home, won at Newton Abbot 3m 2f hcp (3) gd in Jul beating Western Sunrise (10-3) by 1/2l, 9 ran.
Bright Tomorrow (IRE) 4-1 (11-12) Chased leader after 1st until 2 out, weakened before being left 2nd last, 2nd of 6, 27l behind Good Tradition (12-0) at Stratford 2m 6f hcp (4) gf in Jul.
The Drone (IRE) 8-1 (10-12) Made virtually all, hard pressed 2 out, ridden clear before last, kept on well, won at Stratford 2m 6f (4) gd in May beating Henry's Joy (11-5) by 3l, 3 ran.