Connections of WILLYEGOLASSIEGO (NAP) will be praying that any showers by-pass the track as their mare needs rattling fast ground. She’s gone up 4lb since her second at Fontwell but is in good form and a first victory over timber is overdue. Miss Fleming has yet to place over hurdles so looks to have plenty of weight but Midnight Gypsy won at Hereford last year and is sure to have benefited from last month’s run at Stratford. Roja Dove has been showing signs of a revival and looks the pick of the remainder.
Miss Fleming 6-1 (11-0) Held up in last pair, closer on outside approaching 4th, 3rd after next until pushed along after 3 out, ridden before next, weakened between last 2, 5th of 6, 8 3/4l behind Undisputed (11-0) at Newton Abbot 2m 2f mdn (4) sft in Jun.
Roja Dove (IRE) 7-2 (10-11) Tracked leaders on inside, led narrowly before 3 out, pushed clear before next, reduced lead when hit last, hard ridden run-in, headed and no extra close home, 3rd of 7, 1l behind Beaumont's Party (10-10) at Fakenham 2m 4f hcp (5) gd in Jun.
Midnight Gypsy 5-2fav (10-12) Held up in rear, headway after 2 out, 3rd before last, no impression, no extra flat, 4th of 12, 16 1/2l behind Bitter Virtue (11-6) at Stratford 2m 3f hcp (5) gd in May.
Betterlatethanneva (IRE) 14-1 (10-13) In rear, pushed along after 8th, well beaten from 4 out, 9th of 12, dist behind Terry The Fish (11-11) at Uttoxeter 2m 7f hcp (5) gd in May.
Miss Benefitz (IRE) 14-1 (10-11) Took keen hold in last, headway on outside 6th, ridden after 3 out, one pace before next, weakened last, 6th of 10, 14l behind Arboretum (10-6) at Market Rasen 2m 5f hcp (5) gd in Jun.
Willyegolassiego 11-4fav (10-8) Held up in rear, awkward 2nd, steady headway tracking leaders when not fluent 8th, 3rd 3 out, 2nd and not fluent 2 out, ridden and hung left before last, ridden and staying on when carried right run-in, just held, 2nd of 6, 1/2l behind Kayflin (11-7) at Fontwell 2m 6f hcp (5) gd in Jun.
Tara's Rainbow 20-1 (11-0) Held up and behind, stayed on approaching last, closing on 3rd close home, no impression, 4th of 6, 16 1/4l behind Turn Turk (11-0) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f mdn (4) gd in May.