Victor Dartnell's MINNIE HILL escapes a penalty for her win in a conditional jockeys' handicap last week and is hard to oppose racing off the same mark today so she can follow up that success. Dai Burchell's Babilu has shown progressive form this term but has paid the penalty at the hands of the handicapper, while John Flint's Bundle Up will need to be absolutely spot on to win this first time up. Ocean Transit can race off the same mark as when a good second to Kylenoe Fairy at Folkestone last week and has to be considered but he may prefer a softer surface and a safer option looks to be Minnie Hill, who can win again.
Ocean Transit (IRE) 11-8fav (11-12) Chased leading pair, outpaced and ridden in 5th when hit 2 out, rallied to chase winner before last, no impression when switched left flat, 2nd of 6, 2l behind Kylenoe Fairy (11-1) at Folkestone 2m 1f mrs hcp hdl 0-120 (3) hvy.
Bundle Up 6-1 (11-12) Mid-division, headway 5th, not fluent 4 out, soon ridden, weakened after 2 out, 4th of 11, 22l behind Quo Video (11-11) at Chepstow 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gf in Apr.
Clu Agus Cail (IRE) 9-1 (11-10) Handy with leader, weakened before 2 out, last of 15, 46l behind Detroit Red (11-8) at Taunton 2m 3f mares hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd.
Posh Emily 9-1 (11-9) Led in start, refused to race and took no part, in a race won by Minnie Hill (11-8) at Exeter 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) hvy, 8 ran.
Babilu 2-1fav (10-4) Held up in rear, headway 5th, chased winner after 3 out, challenged briefly and looked to be going better after 2 out, ridden and no impression approaching last, 2nd of 8, 6l behind Princess Rainbow (10-11) at Hereford 2m 1f mares hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gs.
Minnie Hill (IRE) 8-1 (11-8) Raced keenly, close up, led 2nd, made rest, in command 2 out, clear when hit last, readily, won at Exeter 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) hvy beating Arrayan (10-10) by 10l, 8 ran.
Salybia Bay 20-1 (10-10) Chased leaders, weakened between last 2, hit last, 5th of 13, 20l behind Sparky May (10-12) at Lingfield 2m mrs nov hdl (4) sft.
Lucy's Perfect 18-1 (11-8) Held up, no impression from 3 out, 12th of 15, 26l behind Detroit Red (11-8) at Taunton 2m 3f mares hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd.
Gulf Punch 100-1 (10-9) Always behind, ridden and struggling 4 out, 11th of 15, well behind Sam Winner (10-12) at Cheltenham 2m juv nov hdl Grd 2 (1) gs.
Rolanta (FR) 50-1 (10-3) Held up towards rear, never on terms, 9th of 15, 20l behind Detroit Red (11-8) at Taunton 2m 3f mares hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd.
Bella Medici 80-1 (10-5) Raced in rear but in touch, slow 5th, weakened 3 out, 6th of 8, 32l behind Kaituna (10-10) at Plumpton 2m 5f mrs nov hdl (4) gd.
Lady Willa (IRE) 10-1 (10-2) Not fluent, with leaders when went right and squeezed rival 2nd, lost place when hit 3rd, headway to chase leadig trio under pressure after 3 out, went modest 3rd between last 2, 3rd of 8, 6l behind Switched Off (11-8) at Wincanton 2m cond nov hcp hdl 0-100 (4) gd.