BRUNTON BLUE thumped Sedgefield winner Ironically by eight lengths at Market Rasen 10 days ago. She gets 18lb from the diminutive Cevaro, who is struggling to make an impact over hurdles, and can defy a 10lb rise in the weights. Osmosia looks too high in the weights while the market will be the best guide to the chances of the returning Ninfea and On The Off Chance. Grimley Girl was placed in novice events at Ludlow and Doncaster last season but recent efforts haven't offered much encouragement.
Cevaro (IRE) 5-4fav (10-7) Chased leaders, outpaced 2 out (usual 3 out), never able to challenge, weakened before last, 5th of 10, 43l behind Loyaute (11-0) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f mdn hdl (5) sft in Mar.
Ninfea (IRE) 15-8fav (10-13) Tracked leading pair, challenged and hit 2 out, slow and ridden and lost 3rd next, weakened, lost poor 4th run-in, 5th of 9, 30l behind Lastchanceforlisa (10-5) at Fontwell 2m 2f mrs nov hdl (4) gs in Apr '12.
On The Off Chance 8-1 (11-12) Soon chased leaders, lost place approaching 7th, behind from next, tailed off and pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Midnight Belle (10-6) at Ludlow 2m 5f mrs hcp hdl (0-105) (4) sft in Jan, 11 ran.
Grimley Girl 16-1 (11-6) Led, pushed along before 8th, headed 2 out, ridden and weakened before last, last of 8, 12l behind Bow To No One (11-7) at Stratford 2m 3f mrs hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Apr.
Osmosia (FR) 16-1 (11-3) Always behind, weakened 4 out, 9th of 11, 34l behind Bright Abbey (11-9) at Wincanton 2m hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in Apr.
Brunton Blue 9-1 (10-3) Mid-division, headway 3 out, soon driven to challenge, left in lead 2 out, driven clear last, easily, won at Market Rasen 2m 1f mrs hcp hdl (0-105) (4) gd in Apr beating Ironically (11-4) by 8l, 10 ran.
Cairanne 50-1 (10-7) Held up, always towards rear, well beaten before 3 out, 11th of 12, 27l behind Top Totti (10-12) at Chepstow 2m mrs nov hdl (4) gs in Apr.