Tantamount has been running well at Perth over the summer but a further weight rise hasn't done him any favours. Northern Acres had a run on the Flat here earlier in the month and could figure but Rocking Blues, Ballyreesode and Romany Ryme are returning from a summer break, though the latter pair have won over this trip unlike Indepub. FINDING YOUR FEET ran his best race so far at Ffos Las 11 days ago when beaten less than a length. The handicapper has left him on the same mark and, reunited with the champ, Jonjo O'Neill's five-year-old can open his account today ahead of Hexham third Symphonick.
Rocking Blues (FR) 11-2 (11-7) Tracked leading pair, went 2nd at 4th, lost place 3 out, 5th and held when fell heavily next, in a race won by Turbo Du Ranch (11-5) at Wetherby 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft in Mar, 6 ran.
Indepub 20-1 (11-1) Held up towards rear, pushed along halfway, never a factor, 4th of 9, 23l behind Cool Baranca (10-10) at Perth 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs in Sep.
Tantamount 11-2 (10-12) Held up towards rear, headway to track leaders before 3 out, every chance 2 out, kept on and heald towards finish, 2nd of 12, 4 1/2l behind Frontier Vic (10-0) at Perth 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gs in Sep.
Ballyreesode (IRE) 11-4fav (11-11) Mid-division, headway into 7th 3 out, soon ridden in 5th, kept on under pressure to 4th 2 out, 3rd before last, no impression leaders, 3rd of 16, 13l behind Jubilee Year (11-9) at Tipperary 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102 hvy in May.
Romany Ryme 3-1fav (11-5) Tracked leaders, led briefly before 3 out, ridden and mistake 2 out, kept on and no chance with winner from last, 2nd of 9, 5l behind A Southside Boy (10-0) at Ayr 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft in Mar.
Finding Your Feet (IRE) 7-1 (11-3) Mid-division, not fluent 2nd, headway approaching 5th, went 2nd 3 out, led approaching last, soon headed, mistake at hurdle, driven flat, stayed on towards finish, 2nd of 11, 3/4l behind Scales (11-0) at Ffos Las 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gs.
Symphonick (FR) 14-1 (11-12) Led, ridden and headed when not fluent last, stayed on same pace flat, 3rd of 10, 3 1/2l behind Hartforth (10-4) at Hexham 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd.
Northern Acres 7-2 (11-10) Mid-division, pushed along 6th, ridden after next, headway from 3 out, mistake 2 out, one pace before last, 5th of 12, 17l behind King's Chorister (10-9) at Perth 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Apr.
Dickie Henderhoop (IRE) 6-1 (9-10) Mid-division, hit 4th, headway 3 out, not fluent 2 out, stayed on same pace last, 5th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Settledoutofcourt (10-0) at Perth 3m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in May.
Sohcahtoa (IRE) 66-1 (10-9) Held up behind in touch, pushed along after 7th, headway under pressure after 3 out, went 3rd next, kept on same pace, no chance with front pair, 3rd of 5, 13l behind Bright Abbey (11-5) at Sedgefield 2m 5f nh nov hdl (4) gd.