LEAN BURN ended a long losing run and escapes a penalty for winning a conditionals race at Bangor on Wednesday. Barry Leavy's charge makes more appeal than Amazingreyce who scored over C&D in June and is only 2lb higher on her return. Circus Star ran well for third here earlier this month and has solid claims with a repeat while Nouailhas has the past form to figure but has been off the track for a year. Lulu's Gift and Quite Sparky may prove best of the remainder.
Hail Tiberius 50-1 (10-12) Held up in last, pulled hard, mistake 5th, stayed on from 3 out, never nearer, 7th of 13, 20l behind Josh's Dreamway (10-12) at Exeter 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Mar.
Circus Star (USA) 11-1 (11-10) Took keen hold, led, soon clear, not fluent 3 out or 2 out, headed approaching last, no extra flat, 3rd of 11, 8l behind Lisdonagh House (10-3) at Uttoxeter 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft.
Highland Brave (IRE) 200-1 (11-2) Led until after 3rd, weakened before 5th where mistake, behind next, soon pulled up, in a race won by Saphir River (11-2) at Uttoxeter 2m beg chs (4) sft, 14 ran.
Nouailhas 18-1 (11-6) Behind, headway approaching 3 out, hit 3 out, chased leaders, stayed on from last, took 2nd last stride, no chance with winner, 2nd of 17, 7l behind Mac Beattie (11-3) at Warwick 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Nov '11.
My Sister 15-2 (10-13) Mid-division, headway 5th, weakened 3 out, 7th of 9, 36l behind Just Beware (10-0) at Plumpton 2m hcp hdl 0-105 (4) sft.
Lean Burn (USA) 9-1 (11-0) Held up behind, headway 5th, led 3 out, ridden between last 2, stayed on well, won at Bangor 2m 1f hcp hdl (5) gs beating Celtic Intrigue (10-11) by 2 1/4l, 10 ran.
By Command 100-1 (10-9) Always in rear, mistake 3rd, tailed off 3 out, 8th of 9, well behind Swampfire (11-5) at Taunton 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Oct.
Amazingreyce 12-1 (9-7) Made all, hard pressed when hit 3 out, ridden next, held on gamely flat, won at Uttoxeter 2m nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Jul beating Generous Kenny (10-13) by nk, 11 ran.
Lulu's Gift (IRE) 11-1 (10-3) Held up towards rear, hit 5th, soon ridden, behind next, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Petrarchick (9-8) at Bangor 2m 4f mares nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Oct, 13 ran.
Quite Sparky 15-2 (9-9) Led until 2nd, led next, headed when mistake 6th, 3rd and beaten 2 out, blundered when left 2nd and hampered last, lost 2 places flat, 4th of 8, 20l behind Murfreesboro (10-7) at Uttoxeter 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in Oct.
Majestic Bull (USA) 16-1 (10-4) Towards rear, pushed along 3 out, soon weakened, 7th of 15, 38l behind Kayfrou (10-7) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft in Oct.
Emerald Glade (IRE) 33-1 (10-11) Mistake 5th, always in rear, 10th of 14, 48l behind Dream Function (10-12) at Newton Abbot 2m 3f mrs nov hdl (4) gd in Sep '11.