No Planning probably has more class than these but has the weight to match and races for the first time since last December. Greyfriars Drummer may have a few pounds too much but Donald McCain's mare Seedless will have had her confidence boosted by an easy win in a Uttoxeter seller and ensure this is run at a decent gallop. It took a while for the penny to drop over hurdles with CARLITOS SPIRIT but he improved in leaps and bounds around here in the spring and ran a nice race on the level on his reappearance. Another victory isn't out of the question. Small Fly is in great form but this may be a step too far and Amazing King and Kadouchski are more interesting at the weights today.
No Planning 7-2 (11-5) Led, pushed along and headed before and mistake 2 out, still every chance until weakened before last, 4th of 14, 12l behind Bourne (10-12) at Catterick 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Dec.
Dealing River 20-1 (9-7) Held up towards rear, ridden after 3 out, weakened before 2 out, 9th of 16, 24l behind Local Hero (10-8) at Market Rasen 2m 1f Listed hcp hdl (1) gd in Jul.
The Tiddly Tadpole 28-1 (9-7) In rear, headway before 2 out, disputing 3rd when blundered last, soon weakened, 7th of 16, 17l behind Local Hero (10-8) at Market Rasen 2m 1f Listed hcp hdl (1) gd in Jul.
Greyfriars Drummer 6-1 (10-12) Towards rear, headway before 6th, went 3rd before 2 out, soon ridden, one pace, 4th of 11, 18l behind Premier Dane (10-13) at Market Rasen 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-150 (2) gd in Jul.
Seedless 7-5fav (11-5) Made all, pressed 3 out, ridden clear from 2 out, stayed on well, won at Uttoxeter 2m 4f sll hdl (5) sft in Jun beating Stage Acclaim (10-12) by 14l, 5 ran.
Great Value (IRE) 25-1 (11-9) Chased clear leader, close up 4th, lost place 2 out, soon ridden, no impression before last, 7th of 10, 31l behind Tzora (10-10) at Stratford 2m hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gd in Jul.
Ranjobaie (FR) 25-1 (11-6) Pressed leader on outside, lost place before 4 out, weakened next, behind when pulled up before last, in a race won by Shoegazer (11-12) at Chepstow 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) sft in Apr, 10 ran.
Small Fly (IRE) 14-1 (11-7) Held up towards rear, headway approaching 7th, went 2nd before 2 out, led before last, ridden out, won at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Jul beating Ultravox (11-12) by 3l, 14 ran.
Carlitos Spirit (IRE) 16-1 (11-12) Always prominent, ridden 2 out, driven to lead flat, ran on, all out, won at Market Rasen 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in May beating Tayarat (10-8) by nk, 12 ran.
Amazing King (IRE) 7-2 (11-1) Held up towards rear, chased leaders on outside 3 out, ridden and every chance between last 2, no extra approaching last, 5th of 11, 7l behind Tarkari (11-10) at Southwell 2m hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gd in Jul.
First Beauty (IRE) 9-2 (10-9) Prominent, led 4th, ridden 2 out, headed approaching last, no extra flat, 3rd of 14, 9l behind Small Fly (11-7) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Jul.
Kadouchski (FR) 5-1 (11-6) Tracked leaders, joined leader 3rd, soon outpaced, ridden before 2 out, kept on and no impression, 3rd of 5, 9l behind Santo Thomas (11-12) at Towcester 2m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft in May.