PROMPTER finally came good in this grade at Bangor last week. He's the type that only does enough so a 7lb penalty may not prevent a follow-up here even though he's giving 8lb to The Lemonpie, who is chasing a four-timer. Marie Des Anges looks high enough in the weights now while Belle De Fontenay and Persian Herald struggle to get their heads in front but Natural High has had a run on the Flat recently. Finch Flyer never looked like completing his hat-trick behind The Lemonpie at Newton Abbot, however, and may also find a few of these too strong.
Hi Tide (IRE) 12-1 (11-8) Held up in rear, hit 5th, headway approaching 3 out, weakened before next, last of 9, well behind Compton Blue (11-5) at Huntingdon 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd.
Prompter 9-4fav (11-3) Held up in rear, mistake 3rd, smooth headway before 2 out, led on bit before last, hard held, won at Bangor 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd beating Going Nowhere Fast (9-11) by 3l, 8 ran.
Knockgraffon Lad (USA) 12-1 (10-9) Mid-division at slow pace, closed from 4 out, 4th approaching 2 out, no impression under pressure and kept on same pace straight, 5th of 14, 11l behind Miss Accurate (10-13) at Sligo 2m 4yo mdn hdl gd in Jul '11.
Marie Des Anges (FR) 5-6fav (10-8) Took keen hold, tracked leaders, went 2nd well before and every chance 2 out, stayed on same pace in 3rd, hit last, 3rd of 8, 5l behind Adelar (10-12) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Aug.
Belle De Fontenay (FR) 9-1 (11-4) Led, not fluent 1st or 4th, soon ridden, headed 5th, weakened approaching 2 out, 4th of 7, 22l behind First Beauty (10-13) at Ffos Las 2m mrs hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs in Aug.
Honour The World (IRE) 12-1 (11-6) Held up, mistake 2nd, behind after 6th, pulled up after next, in a race won by Henry San (11-12) at Stratford 2m 1f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in Sep, 9 ran.
Natural High (IRE) 100-1 (11-7) In rear, behind 5th, tailed off, 14th of 17, well behind Simonsig (11-7) at Cheltenham 2m 5f nov hdl Grade 1 (1) gd in Mar.
The Lemonpie (GER) 6-1 (10-7) Made all, jumped left 3rd, clear before 2 out, kept on well, won at Newton Abbot 2m 1f nov hcp hdl 0-125 (3) sft beating Red Riverman (10-9) by 4 1/2l, 8 ran.
Persian Herald 8-1 (10-13) Held up in rear, headway before 3 out, chased leaders and hit 2 out, soon hung left and one pace, mistake last, 4th of 10, 6l behind Ugo (11-10) at Plumpton 2m hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gd in Sep.
Finch Flyer (IRE) 7-2 (10-13) Held up mid-division, blundered 3rd, weakened from 3 out, 7th of 8, 42l behind The Lemonpie (10-7) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f nov hcp hdl 0-125 (3) sft.