RAJNAGAN was going clear when jumping left and unseating Dominic Elsworth at Stratford earlier this month. As long as that hasn't affected his confidence. Paul Webber's charge should gain some compensation in this. Jaffonnien has been placed on a couple of occasions over the larger obstacles but Tri Nations, a winner five times over hurdles, may be more interesting for forecast-backers ahead of Venture To War and the returning Day Of Destiny.
Rajnagan (IRE) 10-11fav (11-5) Held up in 3rd, went 2nd 8th, challenged 4 out, led next, headed 2 out, led again before last and drew 7 lengths clear when jumped left, hit fence and unseated rider, unlucky, in a race won by Deb's Dasher (10-12) at Stratford 2m 1f nov chs (4) gs, 3 ran.
Apache Dawn 66-1 (10-11) Prominent, led briefly approaching 2nd, ridden before 7th, weakening when mistake 2 out, 8th of 12, 34l behind Max Milano (11-0) at Stratford 2m 3f mdn hdl (4) gs.
Day of Destiny (IRE) 50-1 (11-12) Mid-division, weakened 3 out, last of 9, well behind Grey Gold (11-6) at Bangor 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gs in Nov.
Do The Bookies 16-1 (11-12) Settled 5th, 7th after 4 out, 5th again next, soon no extra, 8th of 14, 23l behind Clara More (10-6) at Cork 2m hcp hdl 80-102 in Jul.
Jaffonnien (FR) 16-1 (10-12) Led, headed before 2 out, soon weakened, 9th of 12, well behind Forgotten Symphony (10-5) at Market Rasen 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Jul.
Tri Nations (UAE) 20-1 (11-12) Toweards rear, struggling 10th, never near leaders, 6th of 13, 36l behind Giant O Murchu (11-5) at Stratford 2m 1f nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) gf in Jul.
Yellow Duke (FR) 3-1 (11-7) Lft in ld 3; held on flat, won at Holnicote 3m ptp gs in May beating Noble Legacy (12-0) by 4l, 11 ran.
A Beat So Far 125-1 (10-5) Tracked leaders, not fluent 1st, ridden after 3rd, lost place before next, soon behind, 6th of 7, well behind Paddy Partridge (11-5) at Market Rasen 2m 1f sell hdl (4) gd in Jun.
Venture To War (IRE) 7-1 (10-8) Close up, led after 3 out, ridden and headed last, soon weakened, lost 3rd towards finish, 4th of 11, 9l behind Claude Carter (11-1) at Market Rasen 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd.