Record Breaker has had plenty of chances over hurdles while Shallow Bay has also become expensive to follow. Forresters Folly may have need his run here earlier in the month, though his Ascot third is looking increasingly like a one-off. BATHCOUNTY still has a bit of scope and, though still to prove he stays this far, could appreciate today's quicker surface. He gets a tentative vote though any market move for Irish import Dursey Sound would have to be taken seriously in this company.
Adios Alonso (IRE) 12-1 (10-5) Held up in touch, ridden before 6th, went 2nd after last, no chance with winner, 2nd of 12, 5l behind Noble Media (10-0) at Stratford 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs in Aug.
All We Know 50-1 (9-3) Started slowly, soon driven along in rear, struggling halfway, never a factor, tailed off, 6th of 9, 47l behind Honest Strike (9-3) at Southwell 1m 4f mdn stks (5) fbs in Oct '10 (flat).
Barrison 16-1 (11-0) Mid-division, not fluent 4th, pushed along 5th, weakened from 3 out, 12th of 14, well behind Master Of The Game (11-0) at Bangor 2m 1f NH mdn hdl (4) gs in May.
Bathcounty (IRE) 7-2 (11-0) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 7th, every chance when mistake 2 out, weakened final 200 yards, 5th of 12, 8l behind Max Milano (11-0) at Stratford 2m 3f mdn hdl (4) gs in Aug.
Berea Court (IRE) 20-1 (10-12) Held up in rear, outpaced and detached from 4th, soon pushed along, left remote 3rd from last, 3rd of 5, well behind Vegas Cash (11-12) at Hereford 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gf.
Forresters Folly 10-3 (11-0) Held up in touch, not fluent 3rd, mistake and weakened 3 out, 10th of 15, well behind Boyfromnowhere (11-0) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gf.
Record Breaker (IRE) 10-3 (11-1) Led, headed 4 out, soon beaten, 4th of 7, 26l behind Quinsman (11-1) at Bangor 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gd in Aug.
Shallow Bay 4-1 (10-12) Chased leaders, hit 6th, led and quickened well before 2 out, soon driven, joined 2 out, sooon headed, no impression when hung left under pressure before last, 2nd of 8, 4l behind Adelar (10-12) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Aug.
Cookieshake 28-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, went prominent 12f out, led over 8f out, headed 7f out, weakened over 3f out, tailed off, 7th of 11, 50l behind Hi Note (8-13) at Warwick 1m 7f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Aug (flat).
Dursey Sound (IRE) 5-1 (11-9) Reluctant leader early, headed after 2f, regained lead after 6f, headed 6f out, led again 3f out, ridden and headed 1f out, no extra and kept on same pace, 2nd of 10, 1 1/4l behind Annie Power (11-2) at Galway 2m N H flat sft in Aug.
Late Reg 50-1 (11-7) Jb; to & pu aft 7, in a race won by Railway Diva (11-7) at Lower Machen 3m ptp gs in May, 11 ran.
Lady Mintholme (IRE) 80-1 (10-2) Tracked leaders in 3rd, reminders before 4th, soon lost place, ,tailed off and pulled up before 5th, in a race won by Yesyoucan (10-12) at Hexham 2m nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Jun, 8 ran.