|1||131/11-2||Books Review 6||8||11-10||Mr B Gibbs (7)||D Gibbs||5/4|
|2||1P112P-||Jopero 17||7||11-10 pt||Mr R Woollacott (3)||R Woollacott||20/1|
|3||1F1211-||Kirkleigh 23||7||11-10||Mr I Chanin (5)||R Chanin||6/1|
|4||21P646-||Portrait Games (IRE) 23||10||11-10 p1||Ed Glassonbury (3)||R Chapman||50/1|
|5||56P11-5||Total Containment (IRE) 6||10||11-10 t||Miss Leanda Tickle (7)||S Heard||16/1|
|6||PP6/P45-||Tourist Board (IRE) 23||9||11-10||Mr M Woodward (7)||Mrs A Sherwin||66/1|
|7||P31311-||Lucette Annie 23||8||11-3||Mr D Edwards (3)||S Partridge||13/8|
BOOKS REVIEW looked all over the winner at Cheltenham last Wednesday but tired on the climb to the line and was collared by favourite Doctor Kingsley in the closing stages. Considering that was his first run over regulation fences, that was a fine effort by David Gibbs' eight-year-old and son Bradley can partner him to victory here if he's fully recovered from last week's exertions. Kirkleigh and Lucette Annie were both impressive winners between the flags on the same day at Upcott Cross last month and could figure but Tourist Board and Portrait Games were well beaten at the same meeting and Jopero has something to prove after being pulled up when fancied at Flete Park.
Books Review 7-1 (11-3) In touch in mid-division, closed 8th, led 14th, left clear 4 out, still 11 lengths clear but tiring last, caught close home, 2nd of 13, 1 1/2l behind Doctor Kingsley (11-3) at Cheltenham 3m 1f hts chs (4) sft.
Jopero 5-4 (12-3) (tt) led to 4; lost plce 9; pu 14, in a race won by Direct Flight (12-0) at Flete Park 3m ptp gs in Apr, 8 ran.
Kirkleigh 1-2 (12-0) Hdwy 10; led 12; stayed on wl, won at Upcott Cross 3m ptp gd in Apr beating Bathwick Breeze (12-0) by 8l, 11 ran.
Portrait Games (IRE) 20-1 (12-0) (cp) in tch til rdn & wknd 15, 6th of 10, 21l behind Gort Na Lea (12-0) at Upcott Cross 3m ptp gd in Apr.
Total Containment (IRE) 66-1 (11-3) Tracked leaders, hit 5th, lost place when not fluent 10th, hit next, mistake 12th, mistake 4 out, weakened next, 5th of 8, 43l behind Silver Story (11-3) at Cheltenham 2m 5f hts chs (5) sft.
Tourist Board (IRE) 66-1 (12-0) Prom; led 11-13; rdn & wknd 15, 5th of 10, 20l behind Gort Na Lea (12-0) at Upcott Cross 3m ptp gd in Apr.
Lucette Annie 3-1 (11-7) Trckd ldrs; led 4 out; sn clr; easy, won at Upcott Cross 4m ptp gd in Apr beating For The Staff (12-0) by 4l, 11 ran.