pressed leader, led after 3 out, stayed on well flat, driven out
not fluent, in rear, behind 5th, closed after next, no impression, well beaten 3 out
not fluent, mid-division on outside, headway 6th, weakened 3 out
held up, ridden and in touch 6th, weakened before 3 out
chased leaders, went 2nd before 2 out, mistake and went right last, ridden and switched left flat, unable to challenge
led until after 3 out, weakened before last
chased leaders, stumbled 4th, ridden after next, not fluent and lost place next, well beaten before 3 out
TEA IN TRANSVAAL (NAP) has to concede plenty of weight all round but has proved a revelation since joining Evan Williams in April. Her latest victory in a Newton Abbot handicap over Royal Skies reads very well and she's clear of this opposition on the formbook. There is an obvious danger in the unraced Tahira who has some useful form on the level and represents John Quinn who frequently unearths a decent hurdler. However, we will stick with the greater experience of the topweight. Hija hasn't built on her winning Newton Abbot debut but is down in grade, whilst Cabin Fever and Moulin Rouge are the likeliest each-way plays.
Tea In Transvaal (IRE) 9-1 (11-6) Mid-division, headway 5th, went 2nd after next, led 2 out, clear last, comfortably, won at Newton Abbot 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs beating Royal Skies (11-12) by 9l, 9 ran.
Hija 12-1 (11-7) Towards rear, jumped left 2nd and when colliding into rival 3rd, soon behind, pulled up after 5th, in a race won by Archie Rice (11-2) at Newton Abbot 2m 2f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in Jun, 16 ran.
Annskert Lady (IRE) 100-1 (11-7) Chased leaders, 3rd with a circuit to race, bad mistake 3 out and lost place, ridden in moderate 6th 2 out, kept on run-in, 4th of 12, 22l behind Twenty Four Years (11-7) at Downpatrick 2m 2f mdn hdl gd.
Flemerina (IRE) 25-1 (10-5) Held up mid-division, mistake 4 out, weakened before 2 out, 8th of 13, 30l behind Owen Na View (10-12) at Hexham 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd in Jun.
Tahira (GER) 5-1 (10-0) Awkwardly away close up, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, soon eased, last of 7, 43l behind Sound Reflection (9-12) at Newmarket 1m 4f flls hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Jun (flat).
Cabin Fever 50-1 (10-3) Tracked winner, led 4th, headed when blundered 3 out, soon lost place, weakened next, 4th of 7, 24l behind Are They Your Own (11-0) at Uttoxeter 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd.
Crosslanes (IRE) 66-1 (10-5) Mainly towards rear, never on terms, 8th of 13, 37l behind Ennistown (11-0) at Worcester 2m mdn hdl (5) gd.
Moulin Rouge (DEN) 14-1 (10-9) Held up in last, took keen hold, mistake 1st, headway before 5th, weakening when mistake 2 out, 6th of 7, 26l behind Pandorica (10-9) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f mrs nov hdl (3) gd in Jun.