Rapid Water has been well beaten since scoring over C&D in December but Tijuca has shown a bit more in maiden company of late. Boris The Bold went close in a lower grade race than this over track and trip last time while Stragetic Action manages to get beat around the same distance no matter what trip he attempts and came up a short over 1m2f on his latest start. EXOPUNTIA is not the most reliable but her earlier second to Storm Runner at Lingfield gives her every chance in this and she gets the token vote.
Leitrim King (IRE) 40-1 (9-3) In touch, ridden over 3f out, no impression final 2f, 7th of 13, 21l behind Goldmadchen (9-7) at Southwell 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Nov.
Just Breathe (IRE) 20-1 (9-2) Pulled hard, soon prominent, weakened well over 2f out, last of 10, 16l behind Commanche (9-6) at Lingfield 6f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Dec.
Rapid Water 25-1 (9-2) Mid-division, outpaced 2f out, ridden over 1f out, never on terms, 6th of 8, 8l behind Jumbo Prado (9-1) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-62 (6) pol.
Tijuca (IRE) 7-2 (9-0) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, soon chasing leaders, kept on well, never able to challenge, 3rd of 10, 1 3/4l behind Malindi (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f Maiden Fillies Stakes (4yo+) (5) pol.
Strategic Action (IRE) 12-1 (9-5) Mid-division, headway 2f out, ridden and every chance over 1f out until inside final furlong, 4th and held towards finish, 4th of 12, 2 1/2l behind Precision Five (9-1) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp (0-55) (6) pol.
Olney Lass 25-1 (8-9) Pressed leader, driven 2f out, ridden and lost place 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 7, 7l behind Royal Sea (8-8) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Exopuntia 8-1 (9-4) Held up towards rear, some headway over 1f out, never on terms, 7th of 13, 12l behind Bahri Sheen (9-5) at Kempton 1m hcp (6) pol in Dec.
Boris The Bold 4-1 (9-3) Held up towards rear, headway on inside 2f out, went 3rd inside final furlong, closed nearing finish, 3rd of 13, 1/2l behind Commercial (9-7) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-50 (7) pol.
Litmus (USA) 33-1 (8-0) Led, hard driven over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, faded, 4th of 12, 2 1/2l behind Temuco (9-1) at Lingfield 1m 2f sll hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Sleepy Lucy 33-1 (8-11) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, soon chasing leaders, never able to challenge, 7th of 10, 5l behind Spirit Of Gondree (9-8) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (0-55) (6) pol.
Kiss My Heart 200-1 (8-5) Chased clear leader, weakened well over 2f out, 9th of 10, 26l behind Guarda Pampa (8-12) at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol in Dec.