Walter De La Mare is becoming frustrating because he clearly has ability under both codes but his sole success over timber only came in selling company and recent runs on the Flat haven't been inspiring. At his best he'd be a main consideration and connections have booked the champion jockey but he isn't one for maximum faith. Table Bluff remains a maiden over timber but has gone well enough on each of his last three starts to play a leading role off a mark of 92 with trip and ground to suit and the claim of Nico De Boinville another plus. The sole win of Midnight Thomas came on the soft so TREND IS MY FRIEND is taken to follow-up a decisive Perth win for which he incurs no penalty. Nick Slatter maintains the partnership and he looks on a workable enough mark to post back-to-back successes.
Trend Is My Friend (USA) 11-2 (11-4) Midfield, headway 3 out, led approaching last, stayed on strongly, won at Perth 2m hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd beating Dynamic Drive (10-6) by 1 1/2l, 13 ran.
Hollywood All Star (IRE) 25-1 (11-8) Held up towards rear, headway after 5th, no extra approaching last, 5th of 11, 11l behind Dealing River (11-3) at Worcester 2m hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gf in Jun.
Walter De La Mare (IRE) 5-1fav (11-8) Held up mid-division, weakened before 3 out, pulled up, in a race won by While You Wait (11-12) at Plumpton 2m 2f nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Apr, 10 ran.
Maxi Mac (IRE) 66-1 (11-2) Always towards rear, 11th of 14, 36l behind Jaja De Jau (11-3) at Uttoxeter 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd.
Table Bluff (IRE) 7-1 (11-2) Mid-division, headway to chase leaders 3 out, never on terms, 4th of 13, 13l behind Iguacu (11-3) at Worcester 2m nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gf in Jun.
Gizzit (IRE) 12-1 (10-0) Always towards rear, pushed along and struggling after 5th, never involved, 8th of 9, 28l behind Good of Luck (11-5) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gf.
Sweet Sugar (FR) 25-1 (11-0) In touch, weakened before 3 out, 8th of 13, 36l behind Iguacu (11-3) at Worcester 2m nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gf in Jun.
Midnight Thomas 5-1 (10-0) Led, headed and ridden before 2 out, weakened between last 2, 11th of 14, 39l behind Dealing River (11-6) at Southwell 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Jun.
Moaning Butcher 50-1 (10-7) Held up in touch, not fluent 3rd, ridden after 7th, weakened before 2 out, 8th of 17, 39l behind Jazz Man (11-8) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Jun.
Toe To Toe (IRE) 16-1 (10-6) Mid-division, headway 3 out, stayed on well, never nearer, 5th of 13, 13l behind Iguacu (11-3) at Worcester 2m nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gf in Jun.
Robber Stone 33-1 (10-0) Held up towards rear, headway before 3 out, every chance before 2 out, weakened before last, 9th of 16, 28l behind Fintan (10-13) at Worcester 2m 4f (5) gf.
Richo 8-1 (9-10) Refused to race, in a race won by Sycho Fred (10-0) at Southwell 2m 4f hcp 0-100 (5) sft in Jul '13, 7 ran.
Mix N Match 7-1 (10-0) Jumped right 1st, always towards rear, tailed off, 7th of 8, well behind Murfreesboro (10-7) at Uttoxeter 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in Oct '12.
Walls Way 33-1 (9-7) Led to 3rd, pushed along 4 out, soon lost place, 4th of 7, 29l behind Vedani (11-5) at Towcester 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in May.
Jawahal Du Mathan (FR) 13-2 (9-11) Behind, headway under pressure 2 out, kept on same pace, never reached leaders, 5th of 12, 20l behind Galley Slave (11-2) at Stratford 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd.