A literal interpretation of their running at Plumpton last month gives ANOTHER STORM every chance of reversing placings with Shropshirelass, while Peaceful Means and Lucky Score can also fight out the minors. The selection is 6lbs better off with Shropshirelass for a two-and-a-half length beating at the Sussex track, when trip and conditions were very similar to today's. There is slight concern that the pick has had trouble in winning for a while, whereas her chief rival has got into the habit, but at these weights things will hopefully change today. Peaceful Means may find the ground just a little quicker than ideal, but she acts on a sound surface and stays this far, so she has claims despite top weight. Lucky Score is a maiden after 15 attempts on the Flat and over jumps, and she may find this easier than the two hurdles she has previously raced in, so she is not dismissed from taking home some money. Sophisticated Lady receives lumps of weight and has a squeak of making the frame but Another Storm can be head girl.
Peaceful Means (IRE) 20-1 (11-1) Held up towards rear, headway approaching 6th, led approaching 2 out, headed soon after, weakened approaching last, 3rd of 7, 13l behind Exulto (11-4) at Southwell 2m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Apr.
Another Storm 9-4fav (10-12) Took keen hold in touch, not fluent 3 out, switched right before 2 out, still close 3rd last, not quicken, 3rd of 7, 2 1/2l behind Shropshirelass (10-0) at Plumpton 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gf in Apr.
Shropshirelass 6-1 (10-0) Held up in rear, headway 8th, soon went 2nd, edged left approaching 2 out, edged left and challenging when rider had whip knocked out of her hand flat, soon led, stayed on, won at Plumpton 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gf in Apr beating Ray Diamond (11-2) by 1/2l, 7 ran.
What's For Tea 18-1 (10-0) Towards rear, stayed on from 2 out, kept on into modest 4th, near finish, 4th of 11, 23l behind Via Galilei (11-0) at Plumpton 2m mdn hdl (5) gf in Apr.
Lucky Score (IRE) 12-1 (10-4) Mid-division, headway after 3 out, stayed on to 3rd before last, no chance with leading duo, 3rd of 14, 18l behind Mayberry (10-13) at Fontwell 2m 2f mdn hdl (4) gd in Apr.
Aega 14-1 (10-11) In touch, pushed along after 4th, weakened approaching 7th, tailed off, 7th of 12, well behind Romance Dance (11-0) at Southwell 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gd in Apr.
Sophisticated Lady 20-1 (10-12) Raced on inside, held up in rear, headway into modest 4th when not fluent 8th and 3 out, weakened soon after, tailed off, 8th of 11, well behind My Matilda (10-9) at Fontwell 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-85 (5) hvy in Mar.