Ullswater gained due reward for a series of promising efforts in defeat when obliging at Uttoxeter and while he's sure to put up another creditable performance, he may find STRONGLY SUGGESTED too good. The six-year-old won a bumper on his debut, and having struggled to make much impact on a softer surface, he recently landed a handicap at Market Rasen. Two miles around Worcester proved to be much too sharp and he can return to winning ways over this longer trip. Riddlestown obliged in what appeared to be a modest contest at Fakenham at the time. That said, the third has gone on to account for some superior rivals at unfavourable terms in a recent seller at Southwell. Diamond Tammy was a wide margin winner of a Uttoxeter seller, and he makes a debut this afternoon for Anthony Middleton.
Riddlestown (IRE) 5-1 (11-12) Mid-division, headway when mistake 9th, 3rd and one pace 2 out, dropped to 4th before last, 4th of 12, 15l behind Samingarry (11-1) at Southwell 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in Apr.
Strongly Suggested 7-4fav (11-11) Held up mid-division, pushed along after 4 out, soon went 3rd, chased winner 3 out, no extra and lost 2nd place towards finish, 3rd of 8, 15l behind Mighty Clarets (11-2) at Worcester 2m hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gf in Jun.
Diamond Tammy (IRE) 10-1 (10-9) Held up in rear, headway after 5th, stayed on flat, went 3rd towards finish, no impression on front pair, 3rd of 12, 7l behind Super Collider (11-6) at Worcester 2m nov clm hdl (5) gd in Jun.
Zafaraban (IRE) 20-1 (10-12) Behind, mistake 3rd, ridden and struggling 4 out, soon weakened, 6th of 12, well behind Thunder Sheik (10-6) at Worcester 2m 4yo mdn stks (4) gd in Jun.
Ullswater (IRE) 11-4 (11-4) Held up towards rear, headway 3 out, challenged and hit 2 out, led last, kept on well towards finish, won at Towcester 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in May beating Prime Contender (11-12) by 2 1/4l, 9 ran.
Twyford 17-2 (11-0) Behind, headway 5 out, one pace and no impression from 3 out, 6th of 16, 35l behind Benefits Well (10-9) at Newton Abbot 2m 6f mdn hdl (5) gd in Jun.
Cleeve Cloud (IRE) 40-1 (11-2) Held up mid-division, weakened before 4 out, tailed off and pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Anton Dolin (11-2) at Worcester 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gf in Jun, 16 ran.