NEIGE D'ANTAN had three runs over 7f on Polytrack last season which wouldn't have suited and she returned to action with a fair run over this trip at Leicester behind today's rival Sea Fever. That will have blown the cobwebs away and she can take advantage of her lowly mark though the winner is definitely a progressive type and a 6lb penalty shouldn't prevent another big run. Brockwell and Master Chipper have both finished runner-up in very small fields while the two victories of Moataz have come on Polytrack. Ma Kellys has been looking one-paced and the handicapper needs to drop him a few pounds.
Sea Fever (IRE) 5-2fav (9-6) In touch, switched left over 3f out, headway soon after, led 2f out, ridden when pressed inside final furlong, always doing enough to hold rival, won at Leicester 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gs beating Grand Liaison (7-13) by 1/2l, 14 ran.
Now My Sun 9-1 (8-11) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, not much room and weakened over 1f out, last of 8, 11l behind Basseterre (9-2) at Haydock 1m 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in May.
Brockwell 7-2 (8-7) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, challenged 2f out, ran on, held close home, 2nd of 4, nk behind Pilgrims Rest (9-7) at Leicester 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in May.
Clon Brulee (IRE) 7-1 (9-3) Behind, under pressure halfway, never a factor, 7th of 11, 14l behind Third Half (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.
Master Chipper 66-1 (9-0) Led, ridden and headed 2f out, no chance with winner, 2nd of 5, 4l behind Qaadira (8-9) at Haydock 1m 2f mdn stks (5) gf in May.
Altona (IRE) 4-1 (9-3) Held up in rear, ridden 3f out, not trouble leaders, 5th of 6, 5l behind Moment In Time (9-7) at Brighton 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) sft.
Tweet Lady 12-1 (9-2) Held up, ridden 3f out, switched right over 1f out, ran on final furlong, not reach leaders, 3rd of 11, 1/2l behind Falcon's Reign (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) hvy.
Moataz (USA) 12-1 (8-13) In touch in rear, ridden 2f out, not troubled leaders, 5th of 6, 12l behind Singalat (9-7) at Chester 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in May.
Maybeagrey 8-1 (9-6) Held up towards rear, pushed along and headway over 3f out, faded over 1f out, 5th of 10, 21l behind Party Line (9-7) at Beverley 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gs in May.
Ma Kellys (IRE) 8-1 (9-7) Held up behind, headway over 1f out, kept on one pace inside final furlong, 4th of 12, 4l behind Outlaw Torn (8-13) at Newcastle 1m 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gd.
Abdul Malik 33-1 (8-11) Held up towards rear, pushed along over 3f out, never dangerous, last of 8, 34l behind Eastern Destiny (9-2) at Ripon 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gf in May.
Neige D'antan 6-1 (8-9) Slow into stride reminders soon after start, in rear, headway 3f out, ridden to chase leading pair over 1f out, no impression final furlong, 3rd of 14, 3 1/2l behind Sea Fever (9-6) at Leicester 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gs.
Bridal Medic 66-1 (9-3) Held up, always towards rear, 9th of 10, 29l behind Marine Girl (8-12) at Nottingham 1m 3yo mdn (5) gf in May.
Sweet Grace 20-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, always behind, 10th of 14, 11l behind Watanee (9-1) at Kempton 1m hcp (0-55) (6) pol in May.
Miss Ella Jade 50-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, tracked leaders, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 8th of 12, 12l behind Outlaw Torn (8-13) at Newcastle 1m 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gd.