Anthony Honeyball and Rachael Green have proved a winning partnership to follow and MARIE DES ANGES looks hard to get away from in the nightcap. Despite showing very little in the way of form for Alison Thorpe, the filly was evidently well fancied on her debut for a new yard and she duly obliged by a clear five lengths. She may turn out to be very well handicapped indeed. Skylancer was turned over at odds of 1/3 on a drop into plating class and whilst that is an obvious concern on the step back up in grade; the handicapper has dropped him 8lb as a consequence. On The Right Path is surely better than his run at Wetherby suggests. The five-year-old had looked progressive during the spring though the assessor is predictably slow to reduce his rating after previous victories at Market Rasen and Uttoxeter.
On The Right Path 5-2fav (11-2) Held up in rear, headway on outside approaching 4 out, disputing 2nd 3 out, driven before next, weakened to 4th before last, 4th of 5, 15l behind Bunclody (11-4) at Wetherby 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) sft in Jun.
Skylancer 1-3fav (10-12) Led, under pressure when mistake and headed 2 out, rallied after last, no extra towards finish, 2nd of 6, 2l behind Verde Goodwood (10-2) at Leicester 2m sll hdl (5) gs in Dec.
Ahead Ahead (IRE) 25-1 (11-5) In rear, behind 7th, tailed off, 13th of 14, well behind Small Fly (11-7) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd.
Petit Fleur 12-1 (10-11) Held up in rear in touch, outpaced before 3 out, never dangerous, last of 8, 35l behind Wild Rhubarb (11-2) at Uttoxeter 3m mrs hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in May.
Marie Des Anges (FR) 9-2 (10-12) In rear, headway before 3 out, led narrowly before 2 out, kept on well run-in, won at Worcester 2m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft beating Changing The Guard (11-9) by 5l, 7 ran.
Sahrati 6-1 (11-7) Held up mid-division, weakened 8th, tailed off 3 out, 8th of 12, 41l behind Sunny Spells (11-7) at Stratford 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs.
Benefit Game (IRE) 7-4fav (11-12) Held up in touch, not fluent 2nd, not that fluent at some fences after, progress to go 2nd approaching 11th, led 3 out, in command from 2 out, driven out, won at Newton Abbot 2m 5f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gf in Sep beating Wait No More (11-1) by 1 1/2l, 5 ran.