Red Cape comes out best at the weights once more after recording an easy win in a seller here last week with the re-opposing Steelcut behind. Ruth Carr's charge is the one to beat dropping back a furlong if running anywhere near the same level but BRENIN TARAN is just preferred. He won in similar company at Lingfield in February before going close in a handicap over track and trip last time. The remainder have it all to do on today's terms, including recent C&D winner Lesley's Choice and last month's Kempton scorer Black Baccara.
Brenin Taran 7-2fav (9-3) Tracked leaders, went 2nd and switched right over 1f out, ran on, not able to trouble winner, 2nd of 10, 1/2l behind Island Legend (9-4) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Mar.
Lesley's Choice 11-4fav (9-4) Chased leader, pushed along halfway, hung right under pressure and led close home, won at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-62 (6) pol beating Almaty Express (8-11) by 1/2l, 8 ran.
Red Cape (FR) 11-8fav (9-5) Keen set steady pace, shaken up over 1f out, ran on, eased near finish, comfortable, won at Wolverhampton 6f sell stks (6) pol beating Whipphound (9-5) by 4 1/2l, 5 ran.
Mi Regalo 25-1 (8-4) Tracked leader, came center 3f out, weakened 2f out, last of 12, 27l behind Katmai River (9-6) at Brighton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) sft.
Steelcut 5-2 (9-6) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 5, 5l behind Red Cape (9-5) at Wolverhampton 6f sell stks (6) pol.
Black Baccara 12-1 (9-1) Broke well, soon mid-division, weakened over 1f out, last of 8, 6l behind Mother Jones (8-7) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.