Winning Show has the beating of Yes Minister on form shown when successful over course and distance last month but an 8lb rise for that win looks on the stiff side so Chris Gordon's gelding may have to settle for minor honours. Gary Moore's runners here always warrant respect and She Is A Cracker is no exception being dropped in trip and in the handicap ahead of her reappearance. Hawk Gold could be of interest having been given a chance by the handicapper but it may be worth siding with O'CALLAGHAN STRAND. Jonjo O'Neill's gelding has been well held in three outings so far but may have been let in lightly off mark of just 85 and he looks worth backing with the very useful Richie McLernon able to claim 3lb as he is riding for his own stable.
Roughing It (IRE) 16-1 (11-6) Tracked leaders, weakened well before 3 out, tailed off when pulled up before last, in a race won by Am I Blue (11-8) at Newton Abbot 2m 6f nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) hvy in Sep, 6 ran.
Winning Show 16-1 (10-5) Chased leaders, went 2nd 4th, led 7th, not fluent last, hard ridden and edged right flat, stayed on, won at Fontwell 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Sep beating Tegan Lee (11-10) by 2 3/4l, 12 ran.
She Is A Cracker (FR) 8-1 (11-7) Chased leaders on inside, mistake 3 out, soon weakened, 7th of 13, 35l behind Paradise Expected (11-2) at Stratford 2m 6f cond mares hcp hdl 0-90 (5) gd in Mar.
O'callaghan Strand (AUS) 40-1 (10-2) Mid-division on outside, lost place 6th, soon behind, tailed off, 10th of 13, well behind Marc Aurele (11-0) at Plumpton 2m nh nov hdl (4) gf in Sep.
Curragh Dancer (FR) 33-1 (10-4) Bumped 3rd, always in rear, 13th of 15, 47l behind The Wee Midget (11-6) at Towcester 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd.
Atabaas Allure (FR) 5-1 (10-3) Raced wide, held up in 7th, headway 8th, 2nd under pressure 3 out, weakened next, tailed off, 6th of 8, 47l behind Isintshelovely (10-5) at Fontwell 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft.
Hawk Gold (IRE) 28-1 (10-8) In touch, took keen hold, weakened after 3 out, 5th of 12, 39l behind Winning Show (10-5) at Fontwell 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Sep.
Knockvicar (IRE) 12-1 (9-12) Always in rear, pulled up before 6th, in a race won by Public Esteem (11-5) at Newton Abbot 2m 3f sell hcp hdl 0-90 (5) gf in Jun, 15 ran.
Yes Minister (IRE) 20-1 (10-3) Led, hit 5th, headed 7th, weakened approaching 2 out, 3rd of 12, 23l behind Winning Show (10-5) at Fontwell 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Sep.
Dancing Daffodil 12-1 (9-5) Prominent, ridden when not fluent 3 out, weakened approaching next, 9th of 15, 18l behind The Wee Midget (11-6) at Towcester 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd.