Kathleen Frances had some decent form in Ireland and must have a good chance of getting off the mark on her first run for Ali Brewer but THE ROAD AHEAD will have learned plenty from her first run behind Letsby Avenue at Uttoxeter. She finished just ahead of Billfromthebar, who has rattled up a hat-trick since, and the longer trip will be in her favour. Presenting Me ran her best race so far at Newton Abbot last month but has had plenty of chances and it would be no surprise if Magic Money reversed the form of their run together at Exeter in April. Laurens Ruby may be improving and Dreams And Songs has scope but Fair Gun Lady has shown little so far.
Dreams And Songs 12-1 (10-5) Tracked leaders, ridden and lost place 6f out, well beaten 2f out, 12th of 17, 30l behind Down Ace (10-12) at Cheltenham 2m 1f mares n h flat (4) sft in Apr.
Fair Gun Lady 100-1 (10-11) Tracked leaders, lost place 10f out, behind final 7f, tailed off, last of 6, well behind Tamarina Bay (10-7) at Bangor 2m 1f mrs N H flat (6) hvy in Feb.
Kathleen Frances 4-1 (10-4) Chased leader and disputed 2nd, 2nd 4 out, ridden 3 out, no impression 2 out, kept on same pace, just held 2nd close home, 2nd of 4, 9l behind Top Madam (11-1) at Bellewstown 2m 1f hdl gd in Aug.
Laurens Ruby (IRE) 50-1 (10-6) Held up in rear, took keen hold, some headway 2 out, never on terms, 7th of 13, 17l behind Village Vic (11-0) at Worcester 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gd in Sep.
Magic Money 14-1 (10-13) Mistakes,took keen hold in last trio, went right 2nd and next, blundered 5th, struggling in rear 7th, plugging on in 5th when went right last, 5th of 7, 15l behind Emily's Flyer (10-6) at Exeter 2m 3f mrs nov hdl (4) gf in Apr.
Presenting Me (IRE) 6-1 (10-5) Tracked leader until 2nd, chased leaders until lost place before 6th, rallied to 3rd before 2 out, stayed on to 2nd before last, kept on same pace flat, 2nd of 7, 2 1/4l behind Top Totti (11-5) at Newton Abbot 2m 3f mrs nov hdl (4) gf in Sep.
The Road Ahead 5-1 (10-7) Tracked leaders, led 5th, not fluent 7th, ridden, not fluent and headed 2 out, soon beaten, just held on for 2nd, 2nd of 11, 23l behind Letsby Avenue (11-0) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gd in Jun.