EMERALD GLADE barely turned a hair when winning over course and distance nine days ago after beating a subsequent scorer at Worcester. She looks more than capable of defying a big weight rise while in this kind of mood. Wom didn't run badly at the weights in an above-average seller at Market Rasen last time but might struggle here while My Lord was still beaten 14 lengths when second to Mighty Clarets at Worcester. Next Edition won on the Flat at Musselburgh in May but Spinning Waters continues to disappoint over hurdles and none of the others, including Towcester third Red Whisper, make much appeal on recent form.
Wom 11-2 (10-7) In rear, closed after 3rd, ridden 3 out, soon went 3rd, kept on one pace, 3rd of 6, 12l behind Meetings Man (10-12) at Market Rasen 2m 1f sell hdl (4) gd in Jun.
Emerald Glade (IRE) 11-8fav (10-13) Prominent, led before 6th, clear after 3 out, jumped right 2 out, eased flat, won at Uttoxeter 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Jun beating Kilrye (10-11) by 5l, 13 ran.
Umustbejoking (FR) 20-1 (11-7) Held up behind, headway on inside before 3 out, ridden and stayed on to chase leading pair flat, held towards finish, 3rd of 15, 1 3/4l behind Amistress (11-5) at Uttoxeter 2m Mares Handicap Hurdle (0-100) (4yo+) (5) gf in Jun.
My Lord 7-1 (11-2) Held up towards rear, headway 3 out, hit 2 out, kept on to take 2nd towards finish, 2nd of 8, 14l behind Mighty Clarets (11-2) at Worcester 2m hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gf in Jun.
Next Edition (IRE) 10-3fav (11-5) Tracked leader, led after 3 out, clear before last, kept on strongly, won at Bangor 2m 1f cnd nov hcp hdl (5) gd in Oct beating Carhue Princess (11-8) by 4 1/2l, 11 ran.
Spinning Waters 20-1 (10-6) Tracked leaders, outpaced 2 out (usual 3 out), soon ridden and one pace, no impression approaching bypassed last, 5th of 9, 18l behind Cut The Cards (11-3) at Ffos Las 2m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Jun.
Sonny Jim 100-1 (10-12) Led, ridden and headed before 2 out, soon weakened, 5th of 7, 20l behind Tom Wade (10-7) at Southwell 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd in Jun.
Cloudy Start 100-1 (11-0) Always towards rear, 8th of 13, 45l behind Azure Fly (11-0) at Stratford 2m mdn hdl (5) gd.
Until The Man (IRE) 66-1 (10-11) Held up, ridden and well beaten after 6th, tailed off, 10th of 13, well behind Emerald Glade (10-13) at Uttoxeter 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Jun.
Chippy 100-1 (10-12) Towards rear, weakened after 4 out, 16th of 17, well behind Pine Creek (11-5) at Doncaster 2m nov hdl (4) sft in Feb.
Red Whisper 8-1 (10-8) Tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden 2 out, one pace, 3rd of 9, 7l behind Ullswater (11-4) at Towcester 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in May.
Shinko Moon 14-1 (11-5) Chased leaders, pushed along approaching 4 out, ridden and weakened before next, 6th of 11, 17l behind Planetoid (11-4) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gf in Jun.
Koralsdarling (IRE) 16-1 (11-8) Soon in touch, weakened before 2 out, fell last, in a race won by Next Edition (11-5) at Bangor 2m 1f cnd nov hcp hdl (5) gd in Oct, 11 ran.
Lulu's Gift (IRE) 16-1 (9-11) In touch, driven after 4 out, kept on same pace from next, no impression, 5th of 10, 16l behind Pour Changer (11-3) at Worcester 2m nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Jun.