ACCORDING TO SARAH just lost out to the in-form Detour Ahead after a protracted battle at Newton Abbot nine days ago. She may finally be getting the hang of jumping hurdles and should be capable of going one better here as the handicapper has surprisingly left her on the same mark. Personal Shopper has a poor strike rate but Harry Smyth's Irish raider looks the main danger on past form ahead of Fontwell third Mon Reve. C J Mackintosh has hinted at ability and is lightly-raced - she may be the pick of the remainder.
Simmons 50-1 (10-5) Tracked leaders in 4th, pushed along after 3 out, ridden before 2 out, soon weakened, 5th of 8, 17l behind Supreme Present (11-3) at Southwell 2m mrs nov hdl (4) gf.
According To Sarah (IRE) 20-1 (11-3) Held up in touch, headway chasing leading pair after 3 out, 2nd before 2 out, challenging when edged left and bumped 2 out, upsides last, every chance flat, just failed, 2nd of 10, shd behind Detour Ahead (11-7) at Newton Abbot 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd.
C J Mackintosh 7-1 (10-2) Chased leaders, led after 6th until 3 out, soon lost 2nd, no chance with leading duo, lost modest 3rd at the last, 4th of 10, 28l behind Geton Xmoor (10-11) at Worcester 2m 7f mdn hdl (5) sft in May.
Multiview 25-1 (10-7) Tracked leaders, went 2nd and challenged after 4 out, ridden after next, no impression when not fluent 2 out, soon weakened, 5th of 10, 34l behind Roberto Pegasus (11-0) at Worcester 2m 4f mdn hdl (4) gs.
Hope Point 16-1 (11-4) Held up towards rear, pushed along before 2 out, never dangerous, 7th of 8, 46l behind Applause For Amy (10-2) at Wincanton 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in May.
Theionlady (IRE) 66-1 (10-7) Prominent, led 3rd, headed before next, led after 6th until after next, no extra before 2 out, 7th of 15, 24l behind Makadamia (10-12) at Exeter 2m 3f mares NH nov hdl (4) gd in May.
Personal Shopper 8-1 (9-10) Chased leader in 2nd, led after 4 out, headed 3 out and ridden, no extra in 3rd before 2 out, kept on one pace, lost 3rd run-in, 4th of 11, 17l behind Fast Exit (10-3) at Downpatrick 2m 7f hcp chs 0-102 gd.
Ilewindelilah 16-1 (10-8) Towards rear, headway but plenty to do when went left 2 out, soon ridden, no impression approaching last, plugged on flat, 7th of 13, 20l behind Applause For Amy (10-8) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd.
Hortense Mancini 150-1 (10-2) Tracked leaders, lost place 5th, weakened before 8th, well behind when mistakes 2 out and last, 7th of 9, 49l behind Shubaat (11-5) at Fontwell 2m 6f nh nov hdl (4) gd.
Boosha 25-1 (10-1) Held up towards rear, pushed along before 4 out, soon weakened, pulled up, in a race won by Ereyna (11-6) at Towcester 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in May, 17 ran.
Mon Reve 33-1 (10-3) Mid-division, lost place after 4th, stayed on before 2 out, never able to challenge, 3rd of 10, 7l behind Lightentertainment (11-12) at Fontwell 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in May.
Knight Blaze 5-1 (10-7) (cp) (tt) a 2nd; no imp final circ, 2nd of 5, dis behind Bay Central (11-7) at Pembrokeshire 3m ptp gs in May.
Squealy Keely 66-1 (10-0) Held up mid-division, blundered 4th, tailed off 3 out, 8th of 10, 44l behind Ivans Back (10-6) at Market Rasen 2m 3f nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd.
Queenswood Bay 20-1 (9-7) Towards rear, struggling 7th, never dangerous, 9th of 15, 42l behind Pennant Dancer (10-12) at Worcester 2m 7f nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs.
Jamaddji 33-1 (10-7) Tracked leaders, ridden after 2 out, lost place before last, weakened flat, 5th of 8, 16l behind Gold Chain (10-8) at Cartmel 2m 1f mrs nov sll hdl (5) gf in May.