Western Xpress only beat a couple home on debut at Ffos Las but still showed some promise. Pamela Lewis is another probable improver while George Moore saddles Not Another Monday who has been placed in a point-to-point. But we are going to concentrate on the three previous winners with the four-year-old PLAIN SAILING preferred to the older Clever Cookie, who has been off the track for a while, and narrow Kelso scorer Magic Present. John Ferguson's charge quickened nicely to pick up the odds-on Clondaw Draft at Stratford last time and the pair were clear of the remainder.
Clever Cookie 11-2 (11-2) Held up towards rear, steady headway on inside over 4f out, chased leaders travelling well over 3f out, switched left 2f out, led 1f out, stayed on well, ridden out, won at Musselburgh 2m NH flat (6) gd in Nov beating Glingerburn (11-2) by 3 1/2l, 14 ran.
Magic Present 11-4fav (11-2) Made all, ridden over 1f out, just held on towards finish, won at Kelso 2m NH flat (5) gf in May beating Biggar (11-2) by nk, 7 ran.
Plain Sailing (IRE) 8-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear, steady headway from 8f out, led inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Stratford 2m mdn NH flat (6) gf beating Clondaw Draft (11-3) by 3 1/2l, 13 ran.
Not Another Monday (IRE) 7-1 (12-0) Pr, cl 3rd 1/2way, 1l 2nd 3out, gd jmp 2out to ld, nrw ldr early run-in, hdd appr line, 2nd of 17, 1/2l behind Blakemount (12-0) at Stradbally 3m ire ptp in Apr.
Stantastic 25-1 (10-13) Behind headway halfway, soon chasing leaders, weakened over 3f out, 7th of 9, 49l behind Oscar Hoof (11-8) at Market Rasen 2m 1f cond NH flat (6) gd in Apr.
Western Xpress (IRE) 12-1 (11-0) In touch, under pressure over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 8, 18l behind Steel City (11-0) at Ffos Las 2m nhf (6) sft in Mar.
Wishfull Dancer (IRE) 22-1 (11-2) Mid-division, weakened over 3f out, 11th of 12, well behind Fair Loch (11-2) at Catterick 2m Conditional Nat Hunt Flat Maiden (4-6yo) (6) gs in Feb.
Countersign Authorized gelding out of Circle Of Love.
Nataraja 33-1 (10-4) Held up towards rear, headway over 5f out, weakened over 3f out, 12th of 16, well behind Dance Of Time (11-5) at Doncaster 2m NH flat (6) gs in Jan.
Royal Rojo 5-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened and went badly right well over 1f out, 6th of 7, 15l behind Magic Present (11-2) at Kelso 2m NH flat (5) gf in May.
Vasco Du Mee (FR) 4-1 (11-7) Tr ldrs, still in tch & ur 5out, in a race won by Express Du Berlais (11-7) at Loughbrickland 3m ire ptp gs in Apr, 11 ran.
Pamela Lewis 25-1 (11-2) Prominent, ridden when not much room 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 15, 21l behind The Road Ahead (11-2) at Market Rasen 2m 1f mares n h flat (6) gd in May.
Wolmar 50-1 (10-2) Ran green in mid-division, hung left and weakened 8f out, last of 9, well behind Neville (11-1) at Uttoxeter 2m NH flat (6) gd.