Waltz Darling was successful in this grade at Sedgefield earlier in the month but now has a career-high mark to overcome. He's still preferred to Hexham specialist Granwood but FIX IT RIGHT may be too good at the weights. He appears to be running into form and this looks a little easier than recent tests. Bold Raider has been raised 5lb since finishing second to Invicta Lake at Wincanton but Tommie O'Brien takes off 10lb and he should be thereabouts over this longer trip. Call It On hasn't really fired so far this season but may be best of the rest ahead of the one-paced Any Given Moment.
Waltz Darling (IRE) 10-1 (11-5) Held up in rear, smooth headway 3 out, soon chasing leaders, led before last, ran on strongly, driven out, won at Sedgefield 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs beating Sam Lord (10-11) by 4l, 11 ran.
Call It On (IRE) 25-1 (11-9) Led until 3rd, lost place before 3 out, 9th of 11, well behind Waltz Darling (11-5) at Sedgefield 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs.
Low Gales (IRE) 25-1 (11-2) In rear, slipped on bend after 9th, not fluent and reminder next, behind from 12th, pulled up after 18th, in a race won by Jayandbee (10-0) at Ludlow 3m 1f hcp chs 0-125 (3) gd, 9 ran.
Fix It Right (IRE) 7-2fav (11-5) Tracked leaders, led 5th, headed 3 out, ridden and no impression in 3rd approaching next, weakened into 6th flat, 6th of 12, 9l behind Royal Native (11-6) at Exeter 2m 7f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs.
Bold Raider (IRE) 10-1 (10-11) In touch, headway approaching 3 out, led before 2 out, disputing lead 2 out, every chance between last 2, chased winner from last, driven and kept on same pace flat, 2nd of 17, 1 1/2l behind Invicta Lake (11-7) at Wincanton 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Oct.
Any Given Moment (IRE) 8-1 (11-3) Led to 2 out, no extra from last, 3rd of 9, 13l behind Ueueteotl (11-12) at Musselburgh 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd.
Cleve Cottage 4-1 (11-9) Tracked leaders, lost place before 7th, quickly weakened
Granwood 4-1 (11-12) Always prominent, ridden 2 out, no impression on winner flat, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 11, 5l behind Auberge (11-1) at Hexham 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Jun.