Heavenly Promise escaped a penalty for winning a conditionals’ race and went in again at Uttoxeter last time. But she has a 13lb hike in the weights to contend with today and Onurbike is preferred. The latter also attempts a hat-trick having been raised only 4lb for winning at Uttoxeter last month but is worse off at the weights with third-placed SONOFTHEKING (NAP). Nicky Martin’s charge was having his first start since March on that occasion and can reverse running on more favourable terms with that outing under his belt. Last month’s winner at Fontwell, Sutter's Mill, failed to cope with a rise in the weights last time though drops back down in class.
Sutter's Mill (IRE) 11-2 (11-2) In touch, blundered 14th, pushed along 4 out, in 3rd before last, kept on same pace, 3rd of 5, 11 1/2l behind Late Date (11-1) at Sedgefield 3m 2f hcp (4) sft in Nov.
Sonoftheking (IRE) 9-1 (11-12) Jumped right at times, led or disputed lead until 2 out, one pace last,, 3rd of 8, 5 1/4l behind Onurbike (10-10) at Uttoxeter 3m hcp (5) sft in Oct.
Sergeant Brody 14-1 (11-13) Towards rear, mistake 9th, under pressure when hampered next, ridden after 5 out, stayed on into modest 4th between last 2, no chance with leaders, 4th of 14, 16l behind Lac Sacre (11-7) at Ffos Las 3m hcp (5) sft in Apr.
Kilcrea Bridge 8-1 (11-12) Mid-division, headway after 16th, chased leaders before 5 out, ridden after next, never on terms, weakening when not fluent 2 out, 7th of 13, 21 1/4l behind Dont Be Robin (10-4) at Chepstow 3m 2f hcp (5) gd in Apr.
De Bene Esse (IRE) 12-1 (11-4) Held up and behind, tailed off when blundered 3 out, never a factor, 7th of 12, 34 1/4l behind Inaminna (11-12) at Chepstow 2m 3f hcp (4) sft in Apr.
Cruising Bye 25-1 (11-10) Held up in mid-division on outside, headway approaching 11th, not fluent and weakened 2 out, 4th of 13, 23l behind Phoenix Rock (11-1) at Worcester 2m 7f hcp (5) gd in Sep.
Heavenly Promise (IRE) 5-6fav (10-8) Mid-division, tracked leaders 4 out, went 2nd next, every chance when went left 2 out, soon ridden, stayed on to lead near finiish, won at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp (5) sft in Nov beating Beni Light (11-12) by 3/4l, 9 ran.
Misty Mai (IRE) 5-1 (10-0) Held up in touch, mistake 2nd, lost place 9th, behind from 10th, lost touch and pulled up before 3 out, at Bangor-on-Dee 3m hcp (3) sft in Mar.
Onurbike 13-2 (10-10) Chased leaders, not fluent 14th, led from 3 out, pressed flat, gamely found more towards finish, won at Uttoxeter 3m hcp (5) sft in Oct beating Timcoda (11-5) by 3/4l, 8 ran.
Way Of The World (IRE) 8-1 (10-1) In touch, ridden and lost place after 8th, soon outpaced, ridden and kept on after last, no impression with leaders, 6th of 12, 9 1/4l behind Wisecracker (10-8) at Hereford 2m hcp (5) gd in Nov.