Rugged Jack won over a shorter trip here last week and his rider's claim takes care of the penalty. Admiral Blake is receiving weight all round despite having won his last two starts. A hat-trick isn't out of the question, despite the step up in class, and Night Of Passion could easily bounce back from a below-par effort at Warwick. Westerly Breeze is steadily improving and not without a chance but BRANTINGHAM BREEZE has shown more than enough to suggest she can win a race like this and her latest run behind Solstice Son at Plumpton has worked out well. She can finally get her head in front today with Clouds Of Mist probably best of the rest.
Rugged Jack (FR) 13-2 (11-4) Pressed leader, led 5th, clear 3 out, easily, won at Exeter 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd beating Trillerin Minella (11-10) by 12l, 10 ran.
Night Of Passion (IRE) 8-1 (11-1) Held up towards rear, pushed along before 4 out, never a factor, pulled up, in a race won by Tullyesker Hill (11-3) at Warwick 3m 1f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft in Feb, 12 ran.
Tracking Time 13-2 (10-12) Behind, pushed along after 4 out, effort next, ridden 2 out, went moderate 4th last, never troubled leaders, 4th of 9, 17l behind Pure Style (11-10) at Uttoxeter 2m nov hcp 0-115 (4) gs.
Westerly Breeze (IRE) 9-2 (10-8) Held up in touch on outside, ridden in 3rd before 3 out, one pace until stayed on flat, went 2nd towards finish, no impression on winner, 2nd of 8, 4 1/2l behind Minella On Line (10-13) at Chepstow 3m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft.
Pertinent (FR) 14-1 (11-5) Close up, led 3 out, headed 2 out, chance last, kept on same pace, 2nd of 8, 1 1/2l behind Exemplary (11-12) at Wincanton 2m nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy in Dec.
Lemons Ground 16-1 (11-2) Held up towards rear, ridden after 3 out, soon weakened, tailed off, 6th of 8, well behind No No Mac (11-9) at Market Rasen 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) gs.
Brantingham Breeze 11-4 (10-6) In rear, headway to 3rd after 7th, chased winner 10th, ridden before 2 out, kept on one pace, 2nd of 5, 3l behind Solstice Son (10-10) at Plumpton 3m 1f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft.
La Belle Sauvage 9-2 (11-6) Mid-division, reminder after 5th, driven from next, weakened 3 out, tailed off, 9th of 13, well behind Silver Dragon (11-9) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs.
Clouds Of Mist 12-1 (10-6) Raced wide, tracked leader, chased new leader 3 out, weakened before next, last of 5, 27l behind Veauce De Sivola (11-8) at Taunton 3m nov hcp 0-115 (4) hvy in Feb.
Minella Gathering (IRE) 7-2 (11-2) Tracked leaders, lost place after 5th, rallied when not fluent 2 out, went 3rd last, stayed on, unable to challenge, 3rd of 7, 2 3/4l behind Thedeboftheyear (10-8) at Wincanton 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) hvy in Feb.
Little Eaglet (IRE) 20-1 (11-4) Mid-division on inside, travelling well on long run to 3 out, outpaced soon after 3 out, no threat after, 5th of 13, 22l behind Area Access (9-12) at Taunton 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft.
Admiral Blake 2-1fav (10-11) Mid-division, headway 3 out, led next, ridden and hard pressed between last 2, stayed on to assert flat, won at Southwell 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy in Jan beating Gonalston Cloud (11-3) by 2 1/2l, 7 ran.