Crow Down is a rare runner in one of these for Charlie Hills and he has the champion in the saddle. He's bred to win group races on the Flat but was beaten 50 lengths at Kempton in March and has obviously been difficult to train. PLAIN SAILING was only beaten half-a-length under a penalty at Market Rasen having won at Stratford on his second start. He may be too good for these though Caddells Row, Howlett and Our Crusade have all shown signs of promise.
Plain Sailing (IRE) 7-4fav (11-6) Held up, headway over 3f out, ridden and every chance inside final furlong, not quicken close home, 3rd of 13, 1/2l behind Clever Cookie (11-9) at Market Rasen 2m 1f NH flat (6) gd in Jun.
Caddells Row 11-1 (11-1) Held up in touch, ridden over 2f out, no impression on leaders over 1f out, 5th of 14, 10l behind Mister Jones (11-1) at Hexham 2m NH flat (6) gf in Jun.
Give Me The Remote (IRE) Asian Heights gelding out of Ali-kin.
Howlett (IRE) 4-1 (11-0) Held up, headway 6f out, ridden 4f out, outpaced and no impression final 3f, 4th of 7, 12l behind Kettlewell (11-0) at Fakenham 2m mdn NH flat (6) gd in Jun.
Our Crusade 33-1 (11-1) Held up towards rear, headway on outside to chase leaders over 3f out, stayed on same pace final 2f, 5th of 14, 14l behind Couldhavehaditall (11-4) at Wetherby 2m NH flat (6) gd in Apr.
Portrait Gale (IRE) 66-1 (11-4) Always in rear, struggling final 7f, tailed off, 11th of 13, well behind High Stratos (10-10) at Ludlow 2m mdn NH flat (5) gd in Apr.
Rye Tangle (IRE) 8-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders, weakened over 3f out, pulled up 1f out, in a race won by Big Casino (11-2) at Ludlow 2m NH flat (5) gd in Nov, 15 ran.
The Debtor (IRE) Dr Massini gelding out of Congeniality.
Crow Down (IRE) 13-2 (10-11) Raced on outside in mid-division, pushed along 4f out, hung right and no impression in 5th over 2f out, weakened, 9th of 14, 50l behind West Wizard (10-11) at Kempton 2m mdn NH flat (4) sft in Mar.
Greek Fire 7-2 (11-0) Mid-division, headway over 7f out, ridden 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 8th of 13, 42l behind Plain Sailing (11-0) at Stratford 2m mdn NH flat (6) gf in Jun.
Private Malone (IRE) 7-1 (11-7) In tch early, wknd bef 5out, rr & pu 3out, in a race won by Man In Black (11-7) at Loughbrickland 3m ire ptp gs in Apr, 11 ran.