Sieglinde was put up 6lb after winning at Ffos Las but must have every chance of following up dropped into a seller for the first time. Speedy Directa certainly has the past form to figure and is starting to slip down the handicap, while there may yet be another race in veteran Killing Me Softly judged on his latest third on heavy ground at Exeter. DRUMMERS DRUMMING is still a maiden but has been knocking on the door lately and, though creeping up the weights again, could finally get off the mark in this under excellent 3lb claimer Lee Edwards.
Sovereign Spirit (IRE) 33-1 (10-11) Behind, pushed along 7th, soon struggling, tailed off, 8th of 10, well behind Orvita (10-10) at Fontwell 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) hvy in Jan.
Speedy Directa (GER) 8-1 (10-6) Held up towards rear, took keen hold, headway 7th, no impression well before last, 7th of 10, 14l behind Royal Riviera (11-5) at Hereford 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gf.
Kapdor (FR) 25-1 (10-12) Mid-division, wandered 1st, struggling after 6th, never in contention, 7th of 15, 32l behind Tinseltown (11-7) at Wetherby 2m hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs in May.
Finisk Rose (IRE) 40-1 (11-2) Soon in rear, tailed off, 11th of 16, well behind Hobb's Dream (10-9) at Taunton 3m cnd hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs in Jan.
Henri Prends Garde (FR) 16-1 (11-6) Chased leaders, mistake 12th, weakened under pressure 4 out, tailed off, 7th of 9, 44l behind Paradise Expected (10-10) at Ffos Las 2m 5f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd in Apr.
Drummers Drumming (USA) 11-2 (10-6) Held up in mid-division, mistake 5th, some headway 3 out, no impression on leaders, 6th of 17, 17l behind Themanfromfraam (10-10) at Worcester 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in May.
Abbi Jicaro 8-1 (10-7) Raced freely, led, hit 2nd and 5th, ridden and joined 6th, headed 3 out, weakened soon after, 4th of 11, 18l behind Osgood (11-10) at Taunton 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Mar.
Sieglinde (FR) 8-1 (10-0) Held up in rear, headway approaching 8th, pushed along after next, hard ridden after 3 out, led before last, stayed on well, won at Ffos Las 3m hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs beating Free Advice (11-4) by 2 3/4l, 8 ran.
Killing Me Softly 9-1 (9-11) In touch and keen, went 4th before 3 out, went 3rd before last, kept on same pace, 3rd of 8, 9l behind Bennys Mist (11-12) at Exeter 2m 7f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy in May.
Haydens Mount 16-1 (10-2) Held up towards rear, ridden after 3rd, behind 5th, tailed off 4 out, pulled up after, in a race won by Millers Reef (11-12) at Hereford 2m hcp chs 0-95 (5) gf, 12 ran.
Billy Blade 100-1 (10-6) Blundered and nearly unseated rider 2nd, towards rear, blundered badly again 4th, tailed off and pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Medinas (11-2) at Hereford 2m 4f NH nov hdl (4-7yo) (4) sft in Mar, 15 ran.