held up in mid-division on outside, smooth headway on outside tracking leaders over 3f out, hampered by loose horse entering final 3f, soon led, ridden and joined 2f out, headed over 1f out, no extra in 3rd inside final furlong
in touch, headway chasing leaders over 3f out, every chance when slightly hampered entering final 3f, driven and one pace in 4th over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, lost modest 5th towards finish
Lifeboat Mona is two from two under Rules but is penalised for her victory in a Listed race at Huntingdon and the fifth OUT OF THE MIST, who has won her two other starts, has a chance of reversing the form on today's terms so gets a tentative vote. Four-year-olds have a poor record in this so it may be worth opposing Amour D'or, Colour Of The Wind and Rose Revived, who step up in trip. Babylone Des Motte is having her first run for Willie Mullins after a break while Lady Persephone disappointed last time at Fakenham. Gordon Elliott sends over the unbeaten Whistle Dixie but her latest win at Fairyhouse hasn't worked out and Robins Reef and Copper Kay probably have a bit more scope. Briery Queen and Surtee Du Berlais may be the pick of the remainder.
Lifeboat Mona 9-2 (11-0) Chased leader, led over 2f out, driven clear final furlong, won at Huntingdon 2m N H flat lst (1) sft in Dec beating Hollies Pearl (11-0) by 2 1/4l, 12 ran.
Briery Queen 11-4 (10-11) Held up towards rear, headway over 4f out, went 2nd over 3f out, led over 1f out, soon edged left, kept on and headed towards finish, 2nd of 9, 1 3/4l behind What A Moment (10-13) at Towcester 2m NH flat (6) sft in Jan.
Cassie 4-1 (10-9) Tracked leaders in 3rd, led over 3f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, one pace, 3rd of 9, 8l behind Armchair Theatre (10-9) at Ludlow 2m cond NH flat (5) sft in Jan.
Copper Kay 2-1fav (10-12) Tracked leaders, closed over 8f out, led over 3f out, edged right over 2f out, soon headed, led again inside final furlong, stayed on well, won at Warwick 2m NH flat (6) sft in Jan beating Big Chief Benny (10-2) by 1 1/2l, 9 ran.
Out Of The Mist (IRE) 10-3 (11-7) Held up in rear, headway on outside 5f out, challenged when hung left 2f out, ridden over 1f out, led narrowly inside final furlong, ran on, just held on, won at Doncaster 2m mrs N H flat (6) gs in Jan beating Mardale (11-0) by hd, 12 ran.
Robins Reef (IRE) 13-8fav (10-11) Made all, clear over 1f out, easily, won at Market Rasen 2m 1f NH flat (6) gs in Feb beating Sakhee's City (10-6) by 8l, 7 ran.
Ruby Rambler 7-2fav (11-2) Prominent, led over 2f out, ridden and headed 2f out, kept on one pace, 2nd of 12, 3l behind Angel Face (10-6) at Huntingdon 2m mrs N H flat (6) sft in Feb.
Surtee Du Berlais (IRE) 2-1fav (11-0) Tracked leaders, chased winner over 5f out, ridden over 2f out, kept on and always well held, 2nd of 9, 5l behind Grand Turina (10-5) at Wetherby 2m mares n h flat (6) gd in Feb.
The Way It Works (IRE) 3-1 (11-3) Held up in touch, headway before 3 out on bit, led well over 1f out, driven out, won at Newcastle 2m mrs N H flat (6) sft in Jan beating Still Acting (10-5) by 1 3/4l, 9 ran.
Whistle Dixie (IRE) 8-11fav (11-0) Held up, 6th halfway, progress into 2nd entering straight, led 1 1/2f out and soon asserted, ridden and kept on well inside final furlong, won at Fairyhouse 2m mrs N H flat in Jan beating Honeys Joy (11-9) by 6l, 8 ran.
Amour D'Or 9-2 (10-12) Raced on outside in back straight, chased leaders, led travelling well 2f out, ridden clear final furlong, won at Newbury 1m 4f (6) sft in Dec beating Rose Revived (10-12) by 4 1/2l, 10 ran.
Babylone Des Motte (FR) (10-5) won at Le Lion D'angers(FR) 1m 3f 3yo nhf gs in Jul beating Belle Namix (10-3) by 5l, 12 ran.
Colour Of The Wind 8-1 (10-12) Chased leader, led over 4f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on, 2nd of 18, 2 1/4l behind Crockett (10-9) at Wetherby 1m 4f 3yo NH flat (6) sft in Dec.
Lady Persephone (FR) 6-1 (10-9) In touch in rear, wide and headway over 2f out, led 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 7, 5l behind Unbuckled (11-3) at Fakenham 2m mrs N H flat (5) gs in Feb.
Morning Herald 11-1 (10-3) Held up in rear, headway 8f out, ridden over 3f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 4th of 10, 2 1/4l behind Rose Revived (10-6) at Ludlow 1m 6f mares n h flat (5) sft in Jan.
Rose Revived 8-1 (10-6) Prominent, led over 3f out, soon hung left to stands side rail, headed narrowly over 2f out, led again entering final furlong, swerved right to get around false rail, edged left close home, stayed on, won at Ludlow 1m 6f mares n h flat (5) sft in Jan beating Clemency (10-6) by nk, 10 ran.
Ivor's Queen (IRE) 7-4fav (10-11) Held up in touch in mid-division, pulled hard, headway 5f out, ridden and every chance over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 3rd of 14, 7l behind Wishing And Hoping (11-4) at Wincanton 2m NH flat (6) gd in Dec.