It would be no surprise if Geneva Geyser, five times a winner on the Flat, were to pay his way over hurdles. The fast ground won't be a problem for Lady Herries' five-year-old but he hasn't raced since September. Roanstar also showed ability on the level but may need today's experience and we are taking GREEN MINING to add to his Worcester win last month. This extra half-mile will suit Tim Vaughan's seven-year-old, who has already won a point-to-point and will probably be tackling fences in the near future.
Green Mining (IRE) 7-4fav (10-12) Jumped right, led, headed 2 out, hung left and led again flat, driven out, won at Worcester 2m nov hdl (4) gf in May beating Sentimentaljourney (10-8) by 3/4l, 7 ran.
Bluemoonandstars (IRE) 20-1 (11-0) Led, not fluent 4th, went left and mistake 3 out, soon headed and beaten, 4th of 7, 14l behind Malibu Sun (10-9) at Towcester 2m 3f mdn hdl (5) gf in May.
Geneva Geyser (GER) 50-1 (9-7) Went left leaving stalls, soon crossed over to chase leading pair, went 2nd over 4f out, challenged from 3f out, hung left and weakened over 1f out, 11th of 16, 9l behind Conduct (9-0) at Newbury 1m 2f hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Sep (flat).
Que Vivo (FR) 16-1 (11-0) Made most, headed before 2 out, weakened and no chance with leading duo soon after, 3rd of 8, 21l behind Jaya Bella (10-4) at Fontwell 2m 2f NH mdn hdl (4) gf in May.
Subtle Approach (IRE) 100-1 (11-0) Always in rear, tailed off, 8th of 12, well behind Betavix (11-0) at Worcester 2m 4f mdn hdl (4) gd.
Tork To Me (IRE) 40-1 (10-9) Took keen hold, held up, rear from 5th, mistake next, well outpaced 7th, tailed off, last of 6, well behind The Strawberry One (10-12) at Towcester 2m 5f nh nov hdl (4) gf in May.
Deux Etoiles (IRE) 25-1 (10-9) Mid-division, ridden and weakened after 3 out, tailed off, 11th of 12, well behind Cleaver (11-0) at Fontwell 2m 2f mdn hdl (4) gd in May.
Roanstar 9-1 (8-8) Well in rear, ridden along halfway, some headway on rails final furlong, 5th of 10, 13l behind Peintre D'argent (8-8) at Newbury 1m 4f app hcp (5) gf in May (flat).