Another Trump is now fitted with a visor in an attempt to rekindle his enthusiasm but, always a risky proposition, he looks to have lost any appetite for the game he may have once possessed. Thornton Alice isn't running badly and has been dropped a pound since her latest fourth at Uttoxeter. She should at least make the frame while Bracken House arrives off the back of a couple of placed efforts over lesser trips and should be thereabouts if lasting home. AM I BLUE hasn't won for more than two years but has tumbled down the weights and this looks her best chance for a while.
Mr Jay Dee (IRE) 66-1 (11-2) Mid-division on outside, lost place 6th, reminder 9th, behind from next, pulled up before 12th, in a race won by Rossmore Lad (11-9) at Uttoxeter 3m nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) gf in Jun, 12 ran.
Thornton Alice 13-2 (11-7) Led, not fluent 5th, not fluent 7th, headed before 3 out, weakened run-in, 4th of 10, 9l behind Award Winner (10-13) at Uttoxeter 3m hcp hdl 0-105 (4) sft in Jul.
Bracken House (IRE) 4-1 (11-10) Held up in touch, mistake 1st, switched right and ridden after 3 out, mistake and 3rd from next, mistake last, no extra flat, 3rd of 9, 12l behind Jigsaw Financial (10-6) at Worcester 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Jul.
Nishay (IRE) 28-1 (11-12) Prominent, hampered 4th, lost place next, soon in rear, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Planetoid (11-4) at Uttoxeter 2m nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Jun, 11 ran.
Am I Blue 10-3 (11-12) Led until 6th, lost place after next, no impression on leaders after, 4th of 9, 18l behind Advisor (11-6) at Worcester 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Jul.
Another Trump (NZ) 9-2 (11-10) Mid-division, jumped slowly 1st, reminder after 3rd, jumped slowly next, behind from 7th, tailed off, 9th of 12, well behind Executive's Hall (10-6) at Cartmel 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gf in Jul.
Munlochy Bay 25-1 (10-3) Held up behind on inside, driven 8th, never on terms, 7th of 13, 22l behind Emerald Rose (11-0) at Worcester 2m 7f mrs hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Jun.
Harangue (IRE) 25-1 (11-1) Mainly towards rear, ridden and no impression before 2 out, weakened, 11th of 16, well behind Milanphardantetime (11-12) at Ballinrobe 2m hcp hdl 80-95 gd in Jul.
Artic Night (FR) 11-2 (10-8) Chased leaders, outpaced 4 out, never on terms, weakened before last, 8th of 11, 46l behind Tara Tavey (10-5) at Exeter 2m 7f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in Apr.
Plug In Baby 8-1 (10-5) Mid-division, mistake 5th, lost place before 7th, soon behind, tailed off, 6th of 11, 41l behind Bold Raider (11-2) at Newton Abbot 2m 6f nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gf in Jul.
Ilewin Kim 12-1 (10-6) Held up, took keen hold, headway before 3 out, no impression 2 out, stayed on final 100 yards, 5th of 14, 11l behind Sovereign Spirit (10-12) at Worcester 2m 7f am hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Jul.
Frankie Falco 25-1 (11-5) Held up in touch, headway to track leader on outside 6th, lost place 2 out, soon ridden, weakened last, 6th of 7, 32l behind Gainsborough's Art (10-0) at Hereford 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Mar '11.
Thomas Bell (IRE) 8-1 (9-8) Towards rear, slow jump 6th, hit next, pushed along and struggling before 3 out, left modest 5th last, 5th of 12, 16l behind Some Secret (10-11) at Chepstow 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gf in Apr.
Muzey's Princess 50-1 (10-0) Held up in rear, not fluent 4th, headway approaching 8th, weakened before next, tailed off, 10th of 12, well behind Keltic Crisis (11-4) at Bangor 3m cnd hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Aug '12.