High Gear can be another winner for the Jackdaws Castle Team and can land this at the expense of Rash Moment and Here Comes Harry. The selection is not the most straight forward of individuals and could be classed as quirky but he has the ability to win races when in the right frame of mind. His latest second to Wayward Melody at Newton Abbot was a fair effort and if able to repeat that performance then he has to be a horse to stay on the right side of. Rash Moment will pose as the biggest danger and was in winning form over course and distance on his penultimate start. He was not disgraced in defeat at Newton Abbot last time out when fourth behind Waynesworld so any market moves should be noted. Here Comes Harry was in winning form at Uttoxeter before putting in a disappointing performance at Newton Abbot last time out. The handicapper may well have got the better of him right now so is to be treated with caution. So for the winner we return to High Gear.
High Gear (IRE) 3-1 (11-6) Held up, mid-division, headway after 6th, led 2 out, headed approaching last, no extra, 2nd of 8, 2 1/2l behind Wayward Melody (9-12) at N Abbot 3m 3f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs.
Rash Moment (FR) 8-1 (11-0) In rear, never a factor, 4th of 8, 35l behind Waynesworld (11-1) at N Abbot 3m 2f hcp chs 0-100 (4) gf.
Kind Sir 8-1 (11-4) Led to 4 out, weakened approaching 2 out, 3rd of 10, 30l behind Uncle Max (11-7) at Bangor 2m 4f hcp chs 0-100 (4) gs.
Here Comes Harry 5-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, led 3rd, headed briefly 8th, headed after 10th, weakened 4 out, 3rd of 7, 10l behind Longstone Lady (10-9) at N Abbot 2m 5f chs 0-90 (5) gd.
Over Bridge 13-8fav (10-12) Towards rear, hit 2nd, headway 11th, ridden and blundered 12th, soon weakened, 4th of 14, 18l behind Royal China (10-6) at Uttoxeter 2m 5f hcp chs 0-90 (5) gd in Jul.
Lost In The Snow (IRE) 7-2 (10-4) Mistakes, held up, headway 10th, challenged from 3 out, still every chance last, no extra towards finish, 2nd of 7, 1 1/2l behind Mooramana (11-9) at Bangor 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-105 (4) gf.
Moral Justice (IRE) 40-1 (10-0) In touch, pushed along after 13th, soon weakened, 7th of 12, 33l behind Moss Bawn (10-7) at Southwell 2m 4f hcp chs 0-100 (4) gf in Jul.