tracked leaders on inside, 2nd 4 out, led 2 out, pressed final 100 yards, held in
held up in touch in last, no impression 2 out, weakened last
tracked leader, not much room 1st, mistake 5th, pushed along after 8th, lost 2nd 4 out, stayed on same pace from 2 out
tracked leaders on outside, not fluent 3rd or 6th, closed 3 out, switched left after 2 out, 2nd flat, challenged final 100 yards, stayed on, just held
jumped right, led until 2 out, no extra final 100 yards
Notarfbad and Vodka Wells were due to run in the same race at Newton Abbot yesterday. Canicallyouback is upped in grade after winning at that track last month but Croco Bay and Germany Calling should be in contention with the latter possibly the sharper of that pair today. French import DAUPHINE EREINE is only a four-year-old but has already won three times over fences. She's something of an unknown quantity but is getting plenty of weight from her elders and should win more races now with David Pipe.
Croco Bay (IRE) 20-1 (10-13) Led, ridden and narrowly headed entering straight, under pressure in close 4th 2 out, no extra in 5th before last, kept on same pace, 4th of 17, 12 3/4l behind Irish Cavalier (11-10) at Punchestown 2m 4f hcp Good - Yielding in Apr.
Workbench (FR) 10-1 (11-4) Held up behind in touch when fell 7th, at Newton Abbot 2m 5f hcp (2) gd in May.
Germany Calling (IRE) 9-2 (10-13) Slowly into stride, headway 3rd, challenged 9th, not fluent 11th, no extra 2 out, 8th of 12, 20 1/4l behind Sharp Rise (11-12) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp (2) gd in Jul.
Canicallyouback 7-4fav (11-12) Tracked leader, led last, kept on well, won at Newton Abbot 2m hcp (4) gf in Jul beating Jarlath (11-5) by 7l, 6 ran.
Notarfbad (IRE) 7-2 (11-7) Made virtually all, clear 4 out, not fluent last, easily, won at Uttoxeter 2m hcp (4) gd in Jul beating Domtaline (11-12) by 10l, 6 ran.
Vodka Wells (FR) 14-1 (11-7) Close up, joined leaders 4 out, ridden 3 out, outpaced in 4th when unseated rider at last, at Perth 2m 4f hcp (3) sft in Jul.
Dauphine Ereine (FR) 1-2 (11-2) won at Avignon 2m 3f gd in Jun beating Kathoa (10-5) by hd, 6 ran.