AUTUMM SPIRIT weakened in the latter stages over C&D on her latest start, but she had won with a bit in hand at Leicester before that and Robin Dickin's mare can return to winning ways dropping down a grade here. Goodtimetoby produced his best effort over fences so far when third at Exeter last month and can figure, but Muntami, a multiple winner over hurdles, has yet to show anything like that form over the larger obstacles. The remainder have done little to recommend them here.
Autumm Spirit 9-4fav (10-7) Pressed leader, led 7th until next, led after 4 out until ridden after 3 out, no impression from next, 3rd of 5, 13l behind Tooka (10-6) at Towcester 2m hcp ch 0-110 (4) gd in Mar.
Chervonet (IRE) 9-1 (10-9) Prominent, ridden when pulled up quickly 3 out, in a race won by Chicklemix (11-2) at Fakenham 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gf in Apr, 5 ran.
Crack At Dawn (IRE) 9-2 (11-2) Always towards rear, tailed off and pulled up before last, in a race won by Some Catch (10-0) at Uttoxeter 2m 6f nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gf in Apr, 12 ran.
Drumlang (IRE) 66-1 (11-0) Chased leaders until lost place and in last pair when mistake 4th, soon driven and struggling in rear, eased well before last, tailed off, 6th of 7, well behind Swift Lord (11-0) at Hereford 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Mar.
Goodtimetoby (IRE) 14-1 (10-4) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, not fluent 3rd, disputing close 2nd 3 out, not fluent next, held last, stayed on towards finish, 3rd of 5, 6l behind Piment D'estruval (11-9) at Exeter 2m 1f hcp chs 0-100 (4) fm in Apr.
Muntami (IRE) 5-1 (11-7) Mid-division in touch, driven and outpaced after 3 out, ridden next, not fluent last, stayed on to go 3rd flat, no impression with front pair, 3rd of 10, 5l behind Pugnacity (11-6) at Market Rasen 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-100 (4) gf in Apr.
Photogenique (FR) 80-1 (10-11) Towards rear, reminders after 5th, soon struggling, tailed off, 12th of 15, well behind Samizdat (10-5) at Catterick 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-90 (5) gd in Mar.