FIRE AWAY, back over fences and with a visor refitted, replacing cheekpieces, was hampered by the faller at the last but that left him with only one serious rival, and he was game under pressure to just get there, backing up his win in this 12 months earlier off the same mark. His form figures under Adam Wedge now read 1211P11.
Given a fine , positive, front running ride from Adam Wedge, Clear The Runway won the 6th of his last 8 races. This time over fences off a career high handicap mark .
CLEAR THE RUNWAY, the winner of novice hurdles on his last two starts, had previously been progressive over fences. Reverting to chasing off a career-high mark, he travelled like the best horse, but he started to waver on the run-in and had little, if anything, in hand at the line. He has won six of his last eight races, which reflects tremendous credit on his trainer.
Clear The Runway , at odds of 2/13 made light work of winning his second race of the season, again over hurdles. A fine, controlled front running ride from Adam Wedge.
CLEAR THE RUNWAY had much the best form on offer and easily added to his recent Southwell win, making all and readily drawing clear approaching the second-last. This told us little new but he'll likely continue to go well.
Having won 3 chases already this year and gone up 30 lbs, Clear The Runway was switched back to hurdles and landed a comfortable, all the way success under Adam Wedge.
CLEAR THE RUNWAY had thrived over fences since landing a gamble at Musselburgh in February, adding two further wins at this track and rising a collective total of over 30lb in the weights. Therefore, this looked the perfect opportunity to break the duck over hurdles, and so it proved making every single yard of the running.
Stepping up to 3 miles, Percussion was given a patient ride by Adam Wedge. he cruised into contention down the back and won comfortably.
PERCUSSION was an emphatic winner over 2m4f here last time (in a first-time tongue-tie and cheekpieces combination) and he repeated the dose off a 9lb higher mark, and over an extra four furlongs. He was patiently handled by his rider, but could be called the winner as soon as he loomed into contention leaving the back straight. He'll be hit hard by the assessor after this easy win.
The fitting of a tongue tie and drop in class helped Seemingly So regain winning form under a confident ride from Adam Wedge.
SEEMINGLY SO had been nowhere near the level he achieved when winning at Musselburgh in two subsequent starts, but took well to the fitting of a tongue-tie, to go with the cheekpieces, and bounced back to form dropping to a Class 5 event. His profile shows it's highly unlikely he'll back this up, unless the tongue-tie continues to have a positive effect.