Azure Fly would have been a very easy winner at Southwell last time had he not veered violently left after jumping the final flight and dumped Noel Fehily on the side of the track. It's not the first time he's shown wayward tendencies and, though possessing plenty of ability, may be one to be wary of now. Incendo won four times on the Flat over 1m4f and was third here last month on only his second start over timber. He should be thereabouts again while Special Mix won over 1m2f at Pontefract in May. But ITTIRAD is the most interesting of the Flat recruits having ended up with a rating of 90 when with Roger Varian last year. He has an absence to overcome but could outclass these if his jumping holds up.
Azure Fly (IRE) 8-13fav (11-0) Tracked leader, closed before 7th, led after 3 out, hung left thereafter, soon in command, 15 lengths clear when swerved left on landing last and unseated rider, in a race won by Now Then Charlie (11-0) at Southwell 2m 4f NH mdn hdl (5) gd in Jun, 6 ran.
Cloudy Start 250-1 (10-12) In rear, pushed along before 2 out, soon weakened, 7th of 9, 28l behind Bright Abbey (10-12) at Stratford 2m nh nov hdl (4) gf in Jun.
Incendo 9-4fav (10-12) Tracked leaders, jumped right at times, went 2nd 5th, every chance when mistake 2 out, no extra and lost 2nd last, 3rd of 14, 12l behind Odin (10-12) at Stratford 2m nh nov hdl (4) gf in Jun.
Ittirad (USA) 11-4fav (9-9) Tracked leaders, challenged over 2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 10, 1/2l behind Viking Storm (9-8) at Ascot 1m 4f hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Aug (flat).
Mayan Flight (IRE) 66-1 (10-12) Held up mid-division, hit 2 out, one pace from 2 out, 3rd of 9, 16l behind Bright Abbey (10-12) at Stratford 2m nh nov hdl (4) gf in Jun.
Novel Dancer 25-1 (10-12) With leader, mistake 4 out, weakened before 3 out, 8th of 9, well behind Experimentalist (10-12) at Fontwell 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Jun.
Osorios Trial (0-0) 5th of 10, 15l behind Signora (8-9) at Munich(GER) 1m 2f stks sft in Nov '11 (flat).
Special Mix 4-1 (10-13) Held up behind, headway 3 out, went 3rd before last, one pace, 3rd of 9, 42l behind Counsel (11-7) at Sedgefield 2m 1f am nov hdl (4) gd in Apr.
Chapelle Du Roi (USA) 8-1 (9-2) Tracked leader, effort on inner 3f out, weakened over 1f out, soon eased, 6th of 8, 22l behind Villa Royale (9-1) at Leicester 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Sep (flat).
Gravitate 7-2 (10-9) Pressed winner, not fluent 2nd, weakened before 2 out, tailed off, 6th of 14, 46l behind Odin (10-12) at Stratford 2m nh nov hdl (4) gf in Jun.
Sir Trevor (IRE) 33-1 (10-2) Held up towards rear, headway approaching 5th, ridden and weakened soon after 4 out, tailed off, 9th of 14, well behind Rayvin Black (10-9) at Ludlow 2m mdn hdl (4) gd in Apr.
Pass Friend 50-1 (11-2) Mid-division, pulled hard, weakened over 3f out, 11th of 15, 35l behind The Road Ahead (11-2) at Market Rasen 2m 1f mares n h flat (6) gd in May.
Pru 33-1 (9-12) Tracked leaders, under pressure 4 out, soon weakened, 7th of 8, 21l behind Rosie Probert (10-1) at Ffos Las 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd in May.
Nurse Ratched (IRE) 3-1 (10-8) Raced wide, took keen hold, led, clear 8f out until 2f out, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, held towards finish, 2nd of 12, 1 1/4l behind Factor Fifty (10-8) at Southwell 2m cond NH flat (6) gd in Jun.