regarded Martin's Lamp at Towcester, but a fourth-place finish, albeit 10 lengths behind Josh Gifford's easy winner, indicated this son of Buckskin continues to make progress. Capable of better as he gains experience. (R Rowe)
LUMBERJACK: turned into the home straight at Newton Abbot with his supporters already counting their winnings, so easily was he travelling. It may be that this 21,000-guinea acquisition from Jimmy FitzGerald's stable had hit the front too soon, however, because Richard Dunwoody's mount suddenly began to labour and was caught on the run-in by Guiburn's Nephew. (C Egerton).
RIVA: another who looked set to record an impressive win on heavy ground, only to weaken close home. A well-backed favourite at Lingfield, this six-year-old faded on the approach to the last flight. Finishing second to the useful Giventime was no disgrace, however, especially as the race was over a trip three furlongs longer than his previous runs. A switch back to two miles would surely be rewarded. (J Renfree-Barons)