Thundering Home sprang a surprise in a novices' handicap for conditional jockeys at Kempton last week and Tom Bellamy takes the ride again. However, that was run in a very slow time and the merit of the form is questionable. JUST BEWARE is no world-beater but Zoe Davison's mare rarely runs a bad race around here and is a consistent sort at this level. She gets the vote with another C&D winner, Little Roxy, having place claims along with the returning The Omen and Lady Bridget, who is now tried in blinkers.
Mount Vesuvius (IRE) 33-1 (10-7) Held up in touch, took keen hold, lost place before 4 out, 7th of 10, 30l behind Dawn Twister (11-0) at Fontwell 2m 4f mdn hdl (4) gs in Nov.
Peintre Du Roi (USA) 33-1 (11-2) Mid-division on inner, lost place after 4th, reminders before 4 out, never dangerous, 9th of 11, well behind Ubi Ace (11-12) at Huntingdon 2m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs in Mar '11.
Tom Sang (FR) 66-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear, headway approaching 3 out, lost place before next, no impression after, not given hard time, 6th of 12, 18l behind Pendra (11-0) at Plumpton 2m mdn hdl (5) sft in Nov.
Thundering Home 28-1 (10-12) Held up in rear, pushed along before 2 out, soon headway, went 3rd 2 out, chased leader before last, left in lead soon after, kept on well, ridden out, won at Kempton 2m cond nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in Nov beating Benny The Swinger (10-7) by 3l, 7 ran.
Just Beware 6-1 (10-11) In rear, headway 4 out, led after 3 out, headed before 2 out, kept on and no chance with winner, 2nd of 9, 9l behind Petit Ecuyer (11-9) at Plumpton 2m 2f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Nov.
Lady Bridget 10-1 (11-6) Led until headed after 1st, mostly chased winner after until approaching 4 out, blundered 4 out, weakened next, 5th of 9, 21l behind Old Magic (10-12) at Chepstow 2m hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft in Nov.
Little Roxy (IRE) 14-1 (10-5) Mid-division, headway 9th, not fluent 3 out, chased winner before 2 out until approaching last, no extra flat, 3rd of 10, 10l behind Royale Knight (11-1) at Plumpton 2m 5f cnd hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft in Nov.
Bathwick Junior 16-1 (10-2) In touch, hit 3rd, ridden and lost place after 7th, tailed off 3 out, 6th of 9, well behind Fashion Week (10-10) at Newton Abbot 2m 6f nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Apr.
The Omen 6-1 (10-0) Held up in rear, headway to modest 4th before 2 out, no chance with leading trio, 4th of 13, 18l behind Who Owns Me (11-5) at Fontwell 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs in Apr.
Airedale Lad (IRE) 66-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, weakened after 4 out, 6th of 9, 34l behind Petit Ecuyer (11-9) at Plumpton 2m 2f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Nov.