KRISTALLO made every yard to win over course and distance seven days ago and is turned out again before the handicapper has had a chance to react so he appears to hold every chance racing from the same mark. He had a hard race and only won by a head in a first time visor but is given the chance to follow up. Apache Dawn ran well when attracting support at Uttoxeter in the week and is clearly on good terms with himself; he has yet to win a race but has been placed on eleven of the twelve occasions that he's faced the starter and could make the frame again. In contrast, Tram Express has never finished in the money in eight visits to the racecourse but he may find that he's competing at a more realistic level now handicapping and the engagement of a top jockey suggests that connections may be hopeful of a big run; the market may guide. Risk Challenge has been running well in low grade contests whilst it would be no surprise to see Penyfan Dawn there or thereabouts but she hasn't always displayed great battling qualities so Kristallo is preferred.
Penyfan Dawn (IRE) 5-1 (11-9) Held up in rear, mistake 3rd, blundered badly 7th, soon eased and lost touch, got going again after 3 out, staying on in 4th when fell 2 out, in a race won by Benmadigan (11-9) at Worcester 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gf in Jun, 9 ran.
Kristallo (GER) 16-1 (10-13) Took keen hold, led until not fluent 6th, led after 3 out, pecked last, held on well (no time taken), won at Stratford 2m 3f cond hcp hdl 0-1115 (4) gf beating Edgefour (11-0) by nk, 12 ran.
Aint She The Lady (IRE) 16-1 (11-5) Mid-division, lost place after 3 out, no impression after, 7th of 13, 9l behind Choctaw Nation (10-13) at Market Rasen 2m 3f nov hcp hdl 0-100 (4) gd in Jun.
Apache Dawn 6-1 (10-12) Tracked leader until ridden approaching 3 out, stayed on same pace from next, 3rd of 6, 6l behind Paddy Partridge (10-10) at Uttoxeter 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd.
Strong Market 40-1 (10-13) Always towards rear, 9th of 11, 20l behind Maria Antonia (10-7) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f nov hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Jun '09.
Timoca (IRE) 12-1 (11-6) Held up towards rear, headway after 3 out, ridden next, kept on, 4th of 13, 8l behind Mauritino (11-4) at Hereford 2m 1f nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gf in Jun.
Tram Express (FR) 33-1 (10-9) Held up towards rear, headway after 4 out to chase leaders, weakened from last, 7th of 13, 15l behind Dreamwalk (10-9) at Worcester 2m mdn hdl (5) gf.
The Grey One (IRE) 33-1 (11-3) Held up, blundered 3rd, chased leaders 5th, ridden after 2 out, soon weakened, 5th of 13, 19l behind Mauritino (11-4) at Hereford 2m 1f nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gf in Jun.
Hollies Favourite (IRE) 50-1 (10-9) Led, ridden and headed approaching 3 out, weakened 2 out, 3rd of 8, 22l behind Rio Gael (10-10) at Uttoxeter 2m sll hdl (5) gf.
Cool Bob (IRE) 7-1 (11-9) Held up in rear, headway before 9th, no impression from 3 out, 5th of 13, 23l behind Fealing Real (11-8) at Uttoxeter 2m 6f nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gf in Jun.
Rescindo (IRE) 20-1 (12-0) A bhnd; to & pu last, in a race won by Hocinail (12-0) at Bonvilston 3m ptp in May, 8 ran.
Risk Challenge (USA) 16-1 (11-2) Held up in rear, headway approaching 6th, went close 2n after next, led last, headed flat, held towards finsih, 2nd of 17, 1/2l behind Devito (10-13) at Worcester 2m 4f sell hcp hdl 0-90 (5) gd.
Elegant Olive 8-1 (9-9) In touch, soon chasing leaders, weakened after 3 out, 7th of 9, 13l behind Watch Out (10-6) at Huntingdon 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-100 (4) gd in Mar.