in touch in mid-division, ridden and lost place approaching 5th, not fluent 6th, last next, rallied 3 out, soon hung left, led after last, hung left and not doing a lot in front, ridden out
A number of these are in good nick and PARAZAR makes most appeal. Absent since last October, he was produced fit and well to run out a ready winner at Fontwell this month in a manner suggesting he has more to offer. He inhabits a fair mark moving into handicap company and this seems his trip. Dashing Doc got onto the scoreboard last time and is a potential improver, although he'll need to be as this is tougher and he hasn't been handed an easy task by the assessor. Midnight King and Tae Kwon Do should remain competitive but the main threat may emerge from Irish raider, Strandfield Bay. An improved third in handicap company at Tipperary last time, his connections are certainly not averse to a tilt at the ring and he needs checking carefully.
Dashing Doc (IRE) 7-4fav (11-1) Held up, took keen hold, not fluent 1st, headway to chase leader 3rd, led 3 out, mistake 2 out, ridden clear from last, won at Newton Abbot 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gs beating Sadler's Star (11-5) by 9l, 5 ran.
Midnight King 33-1 (11-0) Close up, went 2nd before and hit 2 out, driven to lead after last, headed and not pace of winner final 120 yards, 2nd of 12, 2 1/4l behind Cleaver (11-0) at Fontwell 2m 2f mdn hdl (4) gd in May.
Tae Kwon Do (USA) 7-2 (11-3) Led, driven along 3 out, narrowly headed 2 out, stayed pressing winner until not fluent last, no extra and held flat, 2nd of 6, 2 3/4l behind Akbabend (11-12) at Ffos Las 2m 6f nov hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gf.
Parazar (FR) 13-2 (10-13) Held up towards rear, headway before 3 out, chased leader soon after next, switched left before last, led flat, stayed on well, won at Fontwell 2m 2f nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gf beating Lajidaal (10-12) by 2 3/4l, 11 ran.
Googoobarabajagal (IRE) 10-1 (11-10) Held up towards rear, weakened from 4 out, 8th of 11, well behind Miss Saffron (10-13) at Exeter 2m 5f nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in Oct.
Folie A Deux (IRE) 20-1 (11-5) Held up, headway 5th, ridden after 7th, soon beaten, 6th of 10, 15l behind Very Stylish (11-11) at Worcester 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd.
Strandfield Bay (IRE) 14-1 (10-4) Soon towards rear, headway to chase leaders straight, no impression under pressure from before last, kept on without threatening, 3rd of 18, 4l behind Some Gem (10-7) at Tipperary 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102 gd.
Cousin Maggie (IRE) 10-1 (10-7) Chased leader, ridden before 6th, weakened before next, soon lost touch, tailed off 4 out, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Akbabend (11-12) at Ffos Las 2m 6f nov hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gf, 6 ran.
Bon Spiel 16-1 (10-9) Raced on inside, held up, headway to get in behind leaders 5th, weakened 3 out, 6th of 11, 35l behind Home (10-9) at Fontwell 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gf in May.
Charles 13-2 (11-12) With leader, led 4th until next, led 3 out, ridden and headed after 2 out, no extra flat, 4th of 10, 12l behind Rajnagan (10-8) at Uttoxeter 2m hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gf in May.
Hollies Favourite (IRE) 25-1 (11-3) Held up in rear, headway approaching 3 out, ran on flat to lead post, won at Worcester 2m sell hcp hdl 0-90 (5) gd beating Only Hope (11-0) by shd, 16 ran.
Mr Valentino (IRE) 14-1 (10-9) Prominent, lost place before 4th, headway 6th, ridden and weakened before next, well behind 3 out, soon pulled up, in a race won by The Boss (11-7) at Warwick 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Mar, 11 ran.