The riders were in the photofinish for this year's sixth renewal at the Bedfordshire course, but had to give best
to the Media team, who were winning the Cup for the first time, and the home club.
runs for J P McManus who could easily win the race before it with TIME FOR A RUN (4.
At Wimbledon, he won his heat to maintain an unbeaten career record only to hit a red-hot semifinal where three into two did not go in terms of qualification and he had to give best
to Blonde Snapper and eventual champion Rayvin Giovanni.
However, the Rosney-trained Captain Crash may have to give best
to Maria Dennis's BLONDE BUTTON in heat five at 8.
He managed to qualify for the final but had to give best
on the night to Denis Barry's Movealong Catch in 28.
The reliable ten-year-old has performed with credit twice in this contest, finishing fifth last year and second in 2008, but Harrington's horse may have missed his best chance of winning the race and may have to give best
to Derek Barry's Inoma James.
Twice in the event she has had to give best
to Maireads Fantasy and faces her again this evening.
Seamus Cahill's charge had not been trapping particularly well until coming out in front at Romford last time in a 400m contest he ultimately had to give best
to Black Taxi in.
After a fast start, the 2-1 favourite just had to give best
to Heaslips Hawk early, but remained handy and hit the front again at halfway, drawing clear to beat Droopys Rodger by four-and-a-half lengths in a fast 26.
Always going well in the hands of Davy Bonilla, the filly looked the likely winner a furlong out but had to give best
to the Alex Pantalltrained Orion Girl, who was brought with a finely timed late run by Johan Victoire to win by a length.
THE 1m conditions race at Nottingham saw the return of both Hinterland and Shumookh, but they had to give best
to Charlie Cool, who was matched at a high of 50 but found the race run to suit, wearing down Shumookh (done at 1.