The market seemed particularly favourable about the chances of SALPIERRE at Huntingdon and that confidence was far from misplaced. Connections have elected to put headgear on him on this occasion but he should be capable of defying the 5lb rise accrued for those labours. Points Of View appeared to be a horse of considerable potential a couple of seasons ago though things have clearly not turned out as anticipated. High Ville does have the tendency to race a little more exuberantly than ideal. That said, it hasn't stopped him racking up two victories since being tried in handicaps and David Pipe's charge is an obvious danger to our selection if he can cope with a further step up in distance.
Points of View 14-1 (10-11) Held up in rear, ridden 4 out, headway after 3 out, no extra when mistake last, 7th of 10, 26l behind Sail And Return (10-10) at Stratford 3m 3f hcp hdl 0-140 (3) gd in Jun.
Sohappyharry 25-1 (10-13) Always towards, tailed off before 6 out, plugged on to take remote 4th 3 out, no impression, 4th of 10, well behind Tornado Bob (11-12) at Worcester 2m 7f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gd in Jun.
High Ville (IRE) 16-1 (11-9) Took keen hold, made all, mistake 2nd, clear from next, mistake 7th, not fluent 3 out, unchallenged, won at Uttoxeter 3m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gf beating Electric Tiger (11-9) by 17l, 12 ran.
Salpierre (IRE) 5-4fav (11-12) Tracked leaders, jumped slowly 3rd, reminder after 8th, went 2nd after next, challenged last, soon led, driven out, won at Huntingdon 3m 2f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gf in May beating Bollin Tahini (10-0) by 1/2l, 7 ran.
Tony Dinozzo (FR) 11-2 (11-2) Chased leaders, led before 3rd, headed before 2 out, weakened before last, 6th of 11, 19l behind Dresden (11-9) at Stratford 2m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gf in Jun.