REVE DE NUIT has done his winning on the all-weather at Southwell up to now and that includes a defeat of Stand Guard on his latest start on the Fibresand. But he's clear at the weights in this and won't have to be at his best to score. Stormy Weather is next best on today's terms as he returns to the Flat but Layline may prove a bigger threat dropping down in class. Daring Indian and Easydoesit look up against it in this company.
Layline (IRE) 10-1 (9-5) Keen in touch, dropped to last place but still in touch 5f out, ridden over 3f out, kept on final furlong, not trouble leaders, 4th of 6, 7l behind Scottish Star (9-4) at Lingfield 1m 5f hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Feb.
Reve De Nuit (USA) 4-11fav (9-9) Tracked leaders, headway to lead 7f out, made rest, driven 2f out, drew clear final furlong, comfortably, won at Southwell 1m 4f clm stks (6) fbs in Jan beating Stand Guard (9-9) by 7l, 5 ran.
Daring Indian 22-1 (9-2) Started slowly in rear, some headway in chasing group 4f out, weakened well over 2f out, tailed off, last of 11, well behind Suprise Vendor (8-6) at Pontefract 2m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) sft.
Stormy Weather (FR) 20-1 (9-9) Soon led, headed over 8f out, led again over 6f out, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 8, 10l behind Kiama Bay (9-1) at Pontefract 1m 4f hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Aug.
Easydoesit (IRE) 9-4fav (8-13) Soon led, headed over 10f out, tracked leader until over 6f out, outpaced over 3f out, unable to get back on terms, stayed on same pace, 4th of 5, 5l behind My Lord (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jan.