RHUBARB BIKINI has been in the mix at Chelmsford recently and this looks a slightly easier opportunity. Several will be looking to improve on the back of comeback runs including Flying West, who is reunited with winning partner Tom Marquand and preferred to Fortune And Glory and Colonel Whitehead. Subliminal does all his winning over further and another course regular in Accomplice makes more appeal over today’s trip.
Rhubarb Bikini (IRE) 11-2 (9-5) Tracked leader, hard ridden over 2f out, every chance entering final furlong, no extra final 110 yards, lost 3rd close home, 4th of 7, 1 3/4l behind Heaven Forfend (9-0) at Chelmsford City 1m hcp (4) pol in Apr.
Kondratiev Wave (IRE) 13-2 (9-4) 2nd early, tracked leaders, weakened from over 1f out, 7th of 10, 6l behind Mostly (9-7) at Kempton 1m hcp (4) pol in Mar.
Crack Regiment (FR) (9-9) 5th of 16, 1/2l behind Piet (9-9) at Deauville 1m 1f hcp pol in Dec.
Colonel Whitehead (IRE) 20-1 (9-8) Slowly into stride, always behind, last of 13, 12 1/4l behind Dirty Rascal (9-12) at Leicester 7f hcp (4) gf in Apr.
Accomplice 11-1 (9-11) Slowly into stride, soon mid-division on inside, headway chasing leaders home turn, ridden over 1f out, no impression and weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 4 1/4l behind Billhilly (9-6) at Lingfield 1m hcp (5) pol in Apr.
Flying West 7-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 11, 2 3/4l behind Fantasy Believer (9-9) at Kempton 1m hcp (4) pol in Apr.
Fortune And Glory (USA) 33-1 (9-5) Towards rear, some headway over 1f out, soon weakened, 9th of 11, 12 1/2l behind Uzincso (9-7) at Kempton 1m hcp (4) pol in Feb.
Subliminal 11-1 (9-7) Keen in rear, ridden and headway over 2f out, switched to far rail and ran on final furlong, faded close home, 3rd of 6, 2l behind French Minstrel (9-0) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp (5) pol in Apr.