BARTON HEATHER was just denied at Uttoxeter last month but made no mistake over this course and distance six days ago. That was a conditionals' race so the mare escapes a penalty in this and can follow up at the main expense of Stratford scorer Nether Stream. State Department has shown nothing so far while Just Archie races for the first time since October but Watchmetail could figure after a much-improved second at Newton Abbot.
Nether Stream (IRE) 6-1 (11-2) Tracked leader until 3rd, went 2nd again out, led before last, clear flat, comfortably, won at Stratford 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in May beating Bernisdale (10-11) by 6l, 7 ran.
Barton Heather 4-1fav (11-9) In rear, pushed along briefly after 2nd, closed when stumbled next, lost place after 7th, driven in 4th 3 out, rallied 2 out, led flat, stayed on, won at Fontwell 2m 6f cond hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd beating The Selector (9-12) by 1 3/4l, 8 ran.
Just Archie (USA) 33-1 (10-13) Held up mid-division, went poor 4th from 3 out, never dangerous, 4th of 11, 39l behind Kings Palace (10-13) at Fontwell 2m 6f mdn hdl (4) gd in Oct.
State Department 16-1 (11-9) In rear, pushed along before 2 out, never dangerous, last of 8, well behind Applause For Amy (10-2) at Wincanton 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in May.
Nipper John (IRE) 25-1 (11-1) Prominent, pushed along before 8th, lost place when mistake 4 out, well held next, 6th of 14, 18l behind Papillon Parc (10-11) at Wetherby 3m 1f ldys hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in May.
Golden Games (IRE) 20-1 (11-4) In rear, some headway after 3 out, one pace and never dangerous, 6th of 13, 26l behind Shadarpour (11-12) at Plumpton 2m hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Dec.
Shot In The Dark (IRE) 20-1 (10-11) Midfield, weakened 3 out, 6th of 10, 31l behind Lightentertainment (11-12) at Fontwell 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in May.
Watchmetail (IRE) 25-1 (10-0) Held up in rear, took keen hold, headway approaching 3 out, challenged before 2 out, beaten last, one pace, 2nd of 8, 6l behind Bedouin Bay (11-5) at Newton Abbot 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gf in May.
Redinga 100-1 (10-7) Led until 2nd, remained prominent, lost place after 5th, last of 7, well behind Cloudy Beach (11-0) at Fontwell 2m 2f NH mdn hdl (4) gd in May.
Aaly 12-1 (10-0) Behind, weakened 4 out, pulled up before next, in a race won by Orsm (10-11) at Plumpton 3m 1f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in May, 12 ran.
Tirol Livit (IRE) 66-1 (9-7) In touch, ridden and lost place 8th, weakened after next, tailed off, 8th of 9, well behind Jomade (10-9) at Worcester 3m am hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gf in Jul '11.