Brave Beauty has just been denied at Downpatrick and Kilbeggan in his last two runs and connections will be hoping he can go one better here. A longer trip on this stiff track may stretch his stamina, however, and he may not represent much in the way of value. Stablemate Eimears Oscar was second over 3m1f at Wetherby last month and will have no trouble lasting home and gets 14lb from Moorlands Jack, who left previous form behind when scoring over 2m5f at Uttoxeter last time. Howizee is fairly consistent but STORM BREAKER must be given a chance to show there was no fluke about his wide-margin win over C&D eight days ago, though he is a lot more exposed than his rivals.
Moorlands Jack 20-1 (10-12) Held up in rear, not fluent 1st, headway when not fluent 3 out, led and not fluent 2 out, clear when mistake last, hung left flat, ridden out, won at Uttoxeter 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gf in May beating Beneficial Reform (11-5) by 3 1/2l, 6 ran.
Storm Breaker (IRE) 7-1 (11-8) Held up behind, headway 6th, went 2nd 2 out, led going well before last, 2 lengths clear and staying on when left clear last, won at Hexham 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd beating Whisky Galore (11-1) by well, 7 ran.
Brave Beauty (IRE) 3-1 (11-9) Chased leaders, keen hold early, 3rd halfway, improved to challenge before 3 out, led 3 out, ridden and challenged last, headed run-in and no extra, 2nd of 6, 3/4l behind Moi Desire (11-4) at Kilbeggan 2m 3f hdl gd.
Howizee 7-2 (10-12) Mistake 1st, held up in 4th, joined winner when not fluent 6th, every chance until one pace approaching last, no impression flat, 2nd of 5, 4l behind Forestside (11-5) at Hexham 2m 4f nov hdl (4) gf.
Rats 100-1 (10-13) Tracked leaders, bumped 1st, mistake and reminders 5th, weakened approaching 7th, tailed off, 7th of 9, well behind Another Dimension (11-5) at Kelso 2m 6f nh nov hdl (4) gd in May.
Eimears Oscar (IRE) 11-4 (9-13) Held up in rear, closed 7th, headway approaching 9th, not fluent 10th soon went 2nd, 1 length down when stumbled slightly last, soon beaten, 2nd of 6, 7l behind Simply Smashing (10-8) at Wetherby 3m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gd in May.
Phoenix Lady 28-1 (10-5) Held up in touch, took keen hold, jumped right and not always fluent, went 2nd 5th until 3 out, mistake last, hung right flat, went 2nd again post, no chance with winner, 2nd of 6, 11l behind Sounds Of Thunder (11-5) at Wetherby 2m 4f mrs nov hdl (4) gd in May.