The Crawford team is becoming increasingly shrewd and successful with raids from across the Irish Sea. The yard landed a double at Monday's meeting here and fire a twin salvo today with winning pointers Farfields and Lady Shirley, with the market likely to provide the best guide to the pair. However, the form is hard to assess in the context of this contest and it might be worth chancing OH SO BEAUTIFUL in receipt of all the allowances. Lucinda Russell's filly has shown enough in three outings over timber to suggest a race of this nature is within her compass. Similar comments apply to Hannah Jacques and she rates the danger with improvement likely after three hurdling outings of some promise.
Beat In Time 16-1 (10-8) Held up towards rear, headway 7th, weakened from 3 out, pulled up before last, in a race won by Danny John Boy (10-10) at Wetherby 3m 1f hcp hld 0-95 (5) gd in May, 14 ran.
Blazing Bay (IRE) 28-1 (10-0) Tracked leaders, lost place approaching 3rd, mistake next, hampered 5th, stayed on from 2 out, no threat, 5th of 11, 13l behind Bocciani (11-9) at Sedgefield 2m 2f nov hcp hdl (2) gf in Apr.
Bringewood Bunny 25-1 (10-9) Held up in touch, lost place halfway, soon beaten, 8th of 11, 38l behind Kaffie (11-2) at Ffos Las 2m mrs N H flat (5) sft in Jan.
Farfields (IRE) 5-1 (12-0) Ww in tch, some prog 3out, eff 2out, not on terms, 3rd of 12, 6l behind Ballinaha Swan (12-0) at Necarne 3m ire ptp sft in May.
Glancing (IRE) 33-1 (10-4) Mid-division, ridden after 3 out, 6th and well beaten when blundered 2 out, 6th of 14, 35l behind Grandads Horse (11-0) at Southwell 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gd in Apr.
Hannah Jacques (IRE) 20-1 (10-7) Held up behind, some headway after 3 out, went 4th last, no impression, 4th of 8, 22l behind Phoenix Flight (11-0) at Market Rasen 2m 1f mdn hdl (4) gf in May.
Lady Shirley (IRE) 14-1 (10-7) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, blundered badly 1st, not fluent 3 out, soon ridden, weakening when blundered badly 2 out, pulled up before last, in a race won by Forestside (11-0) at Hexham 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gf in May, 6 ran.
Michevious Spirit (IRE) 66-1 (10-3) In rear, never a factor, 8th of 13, 40l behind Glorybe (11-0) at Wetherby 2m mdn hdl (5) gd in May.
Oh So Beautiful (IRE) 33-1 (10-2) Tracked leaders, every chance when not fluent 2 out, weakened flat, 5th of 15, 21l behind Fiddlers Reel (11-0) at Perth 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) sft in May.