BRECCBENNACH sets the standard on his form in Ireland for John Oxx. He dead-heated for second behind Ballydoyle's Rain God at Dundalk in October and can make a winning start for new connections. Jockey bookings suggest the returning Pleasure Bent is preferred to stablemate and newcomer Velox while Paris Rose, Peninsula and Tenor are others expected to do better this year. Jimmy Sewell has been thereabouts in a couple of all-weather bumpers and could prove best of the rest on his debut on the Flat while Quadriga will be pressing for a place again.
Jimmy Sewell (IRE) 10-1 (10-5) Held up in mid-division, headway on wide outside to chase leaders over 3f out, chased leaders 2f out, wide straight, ridden and staying on when hampered final 125 yards, not recover, 4th of 12, 2 1/2l behind Bodega (11-4) at Lingfield 2m n h flat (6) std in Feb.
Shameless Man (IRE) 40-1 (11-2) Tracked leader, weakened quickly over 4f out, soon tailed off, last of 7, well behind Foggy's Wall (11-4) at Wincanton 2m NH flat (6) sft in Apr.
Peninsula 10-1 (8-12) Mid-division, headway on outside over 3f out, chased leaders 2f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 12, 10l behind Rule Book (9-3) at Sandown 1m 2f 3yo mdn (5) sft in Jun.
Breccbennach 3-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, ridden in 3rd 3f out, no impression on winner 1f out, kept on to dispute 2nd on line, 2nd of 11, 3/4l behind Rain God (9-5) at Dundalk 7f 2yo mdn stks pol in Oct.
London Bridge (USA) 7-4 (8-7) Tracked leaders, weakened over 2f out, 6th of 9, 14l behind Premium (8-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn stks (5) pol in Mar.
Mazaaher 14-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, switched right after start and held up towards rear, headway on inside over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 7th and held when eased towards finish, 7th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Rottingdean (9-3) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.
Memorize (IRE) Dark Angel gelding out of Cape Cod.
Pleasure Bent 20-1 (9-3) Raced centre, towards rear, some headway over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 11th of 19, 13l behind Seek Again (9-3) at Newmarket 7f 2yo mdn (4) gd in Sep.
Quadriga (IRE) 6-1 (9-3) Soon led, ridden and headed over 1f out, chased winner until lost 2nd final 100 yards, 3rd of 11, 2 1/4l behind Ningara (9-3) at Kempton 1m 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Dec.
Tenor (IRE) 40-1 (9-5) Chased leader, pushed along over 2f out, weakened entering final 2f, 12th of 16, 21l behind Cape Peron (9-5) at Newbury 1m 3yo mdn (4) gs in Apr.
Velox Zamindar gelding out of Victoire Finale.
Dalliefour (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Held up, weakened 2f out, 15th of 16, 16l behind Banoffee (9-0) at Newbury 1m 2f mdn fll stks (4) gs in Apr.
Eleanor Roosevelt (IRE) 66-1 (8-6) Slowly into stride, in rear, some headway on outside 2f out, never on terms, 8th of 12, 12l behind Sir Bedivere (10-0) at Windsor 1m 2f mdn stks (5) gd in Apr.
Just Isla 16-1 (8-11) Took keen hold, tracked leaders on inside, not much room and lost place after about 1f, no impression over 1f out, 5th of 7, 8l behind Storm (8-11) at Kempton 1m Fillies Maiden Auction Stakes (3-5yo) (5) pol in Mar.
Paris Rose 8-1 (9-0) Mid-division, never dangerous, 10th of 15, 14l behind The Lark (9-0) at Doncaster 1m 2yo stks (5) sft in Oct.