FLAMBOROUGH BREEZE found only Ermyntrude, who runs in the previous race, too good over course and distance last time. She can go one better off her current mark. Expuntia also went close here last time when Rapid Water was well behind and the latter had earlier beaten Finlodex at Lingfield in December. Teen Ager won over 7f at the track last month and may figure while Compton Crofter finished a bit closer here a fortnight ago though in lesser company.
Finlodex 8-1 (9-3) Held up in rear, never dangerous, 8th of 10, 5l behind Mubtadi (8-11) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jan.
Flamborough Breeze 14-1 (9-7) Held up towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on to take 3rd towards finish, 3rd of 9, 3/4l behind Ermyntrude (9-5) at Kempton 1m hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Jan.
Athletic 16-1 (9-5) Keen mid-division, headway 2f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 5th of 12, 2l behind Fonterutoli (9-6) at Lingfield 1m hcp (0-55) (6) pol.
Thane of Cawdor (IRE) 4-1 (8-12) Raced well in rear, headway on inside over 1f out, never on terms, 5th of 13, 4l behind Sasheen (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (6) pol in Oct.
Rapid Water 8-1 (9-7) Held up mid-division, riden and headway over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 10, 7l behind Strategic Action (9-6) at Kempton 1m hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Jan.
Exopuntia 12-1 (9-3) Dwelt, pushed along to soon lead, ridden and headed inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 10, 3/4l behind Strategic Action (9-6) at Kempton 1m hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Jan.
Teen Ager (FR) 8-1 (9-7) Held up mid-division, headway over 2f out, led over 1f out, headed towards finish, kept on, 2nd of 13, 1/2l behind Fleetwoodsands (9-7) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Jan.
Compton Crofter 10-1 (8-11) Held up mid-division, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on to take 2nd towards finish, 2nd of 13, 2 1/2l behind Litmus (9-2) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Jan.
Salient 16-1 (8-12) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, headway to track leaders halfway, effort 2f out, soon no impression, 9th of 10, 6l behind Mubtadi (8-11) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jan.
Sun Dream 25-1 (9-2) Slowly into stride, headway to press leader 8f out, ridden over 2f out, one pace entering final furlong, 5th of 11, 8l behind Young Jackie (8-10) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Jan.