RUN RUCTIONS RUN found one too good when upped in class on her latest start. But Craig Nichol's allowance means she can effectively race off a lower mark than when scoring in this grade at Wetherby earlier so Tim Easterby's mare gets the nod. Magic Skyline also has claims on the back of an easy win at Catterick and King Zeal scored in soft ground over track and trip in December. Straits Of Messina didn't get very far before falling at Doncaster last time but had Tayarat a long way behind when winning at Fakenham last month.
Run Ructions Run (IRE) 4-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, went 2nd before 4th, ridden after 3 out, stayed on same pace approaching last, no impression on winner, 2nd of 5, 4l behind Legacy Gold (11-8) at Leicester 2m mares NH nov hdl (3) hvy in Jan.
Belle De Fontenay (FR) 4-1 (11-6) Led, headed before 2 out, soon weakened, last of 3, 34l behind Makhzoon (11-4) at Catterick 2m 3f sell (5) sft in Jan.
Rosslyn Castle 20-1 (11-4) Held up mid-division, pushed along before 2 out, soon weakened, 7th of 10, well behind Twoways (10-10) at Towcester 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) hvy in Jan.
Magic Skyline (IRE) 15-8 (11-3) Led to 3rd, tracked leader, led 4 out, clear when blundered 2 out, kept on, won at Catterick 2m (4) hvy in Jan beating Pixie Cut (10-7) by 14l, 6 ran.
King Zeal (IRE) 16-1 (10-9) Led, clear from 3 out, until 2 out, headed before last, kept on and no chance with winner, 2nd of 10, 3 1/2l behind Keel Haul (10-13) at Warwick 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) hvy.
Straits Of Messina (IRE) 10-3 (11-9) Held up mid-division, fell 5 out, in a race won by Lean Burn (10-2) at Doncaster 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs, 10 ran.
Garde Ville (FR) 14-1 (10-12) Raced in last pair, not fluent, reminder after 3rd, ridden and well beaten after 3 out, went 4th from 2 out, 4th of 6, 31l behind Carry On Sydney (10-12) at Market Rasen 2m 1f 4yo mdn hdl (4) sft.
Tayarat (IRE) 20-1 (11-0) 5th of 6, well behind Straits Of Messina (11-9) at Fakenham 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy in Jan.