Mistral Reine is something of a course specialist and was taking on stronger opposition when pulled up at Towcester last time. She must have every chance of getting back to winning ways and is preferred to Irish import Campbonnais, who won over 2m4f here in January but has gone backwards since. Belle De Fontenay is essentially a plater and probably better over shorter trips while Storm To Pass is likely to need this. PETERBROWN was pulled up when Mistral Reine was second here on New Year's Day but the ground was atrocious that day. Nick Gifford's charge can reverse that form on this much faster surface and take this having run a better race since at Warwick.
Campbonnais (FR) 7-1 (11-12) Held up in rear but in touch, ridden 12th, weakened 5 out, 5th of 7, 28l behind Badgers Cove (11-1) at Kempton 3m hcp chs 0-115 (4) gs in Mar.
Mistral Reine 15-2 (10-12) Held up in rear, mistake and pulled up 2nd, in a race won by Bull And Bush (11-9) at Towcester 3m (3) gs in Mar, 10 ran.
Hurraboru (IRE) 25-1 (11-10) Held up towards rear, pushed along before 6 out, never a factor, 10th of 14, 34l behind Bescot Springs (11-0) at Wetherby 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs in Mar.
Peterbrown (IRE) 12-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders, pushed along before 7th, outpaced 3 out, stayed on flat, went 3rd towards finish, 3rd of 13, 4l behind Wily Fox (11-9) at Warwick 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs in Mar.
Belle De Fontenay (FR) 5-1 (11-4) Tracked leader, led 4th, mistake 7th, headed before next, every chance 2 out, one pace flat, 3rd of 5, 9l behind Emerald Rose (11-12) at Market Rasen 3m mares hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Mar.
West End (IRE) 20-1 (10-9) Held up, ridden and weakened after 7th, soon behind, 6th of 13, 47l behind Horatio Hornblower (11-11) at Newbury 2m 3f cnd nov hcp hdl (0-120) (4) gd in Mar.
Storm To Pass 7-4fav (11-5) Led until after 1st, tracked leaders, went 2nd 3rd, led before 3 out, 4 lengths ahead 2 out, soon ridden, just held on, won at Fakenham 2m 4f hcp hld 0-95 (5) gd in Jun beating Antihero (10-2) by hd, 7 ran.
Armedandbeautiful 20-1 (10-12) In touch on outside, lost place and towards rear 5th, ridden before 3 out, kept on under pressure before last, never reached leaders, 4th of 11, 4l behind Groomed (11-4) at Doncaster 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Feb.
Diamond Pro (IRE) 100-1 (10-6) Chased leaders, ridden after 5th, soon lost place, tailed off, 10th of 15, well behind Ben Cee Pee M (11-2) at Market Rasen 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd.