We finish with another competitive handicap where this time the vote comes down on the side of SUDDEN IMPULSE in preference to Safebreaker and Society Venue. The pick takes a slight step down in grade to face these rivals after some good looking efforts in her last three starts. The latest was a solid run under an inexperienced pilot and with a more capable jock on her back this time she should reverse the formline with Safebreaker off a winning rating. Safebreaker only missed out by a short head in that last race and this one has been on good form recently. The ground conditions offer no barrier however while he should be involved his mark might need easing before he scores again. The same could be said for Society Venue who has been running well under similar burdens but is still waiting for the assessor to get his mark right while Bourse put in a decent showing in a strong handicap last time and despite being three pounds above his last winning rating should go well dropping to this class. Not the easiest race to end with this but we side with Sudden Impulse.
Agglestone Rock 8-1 (8-0) Clear with leader, led over 9f out, ridden 2 lengths clear 2f out, ran on, won at Lingfield 1m 5f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Feb beating King's Majesty (9-2) by 2 1/4l, 9 ran.
Society Venue 3-1 (8-4) Tracked winner, effort when edged left entering final furlong, kept on same pace, 3rd of 6, 1l behind Snowed Under (9-4) at Beverley 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Safebreaker 8-1 (8-10) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, led over 1f out, kept on final furlong, headed post, 2nd of 16, shd behind Red Wine (8-13) at Doncaster 1m 4f app hcp 0-70 (5) gs.
Bourse (IRE) 9-1 (7-11) Towards rear, ridden over 2f out, soon chase leaders, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 7l behind Sirvino (8-10) at Musselburgh 1m 1f hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Moonstreaker 12-1 (8-7) Slow into stride, behind, headway when not much room over 1f out, no extra final furlong, 10th of 13, 6l behind Timocracy (9-3) at Pontefract 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Apr.
Colonel Sherman (USA) 12-1 (11-1) Mid-division, weakened well over 1f out, 14th of 16, 13l behind Ergo (10-13) at Hamilton 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Sudden Impulse 15-2 (8-4) Held up mid-division, smooth headway to lead 2f out, headed over 1f out, no extra final furlong, 5th of 16, 10l behind Red Wine (8-13) at Doncaster 1m 4f app hcp 0-70 (5) gs.
Moscow Oznick 8-1 (9-0) Held up towards rear, raced keenly, headway under pressure over 1f out, hung left inside final furlong, went 2nd towards finish, 2nd of 13, 1 1/4l behind Plush (8-13) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (6) pol in Dec.
Quick Off The Mark 5-1 (9-1) Led, headed 6f out, led again over 3f out, ridden and headed well over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 9, 12l behind Ridgeway Jazz (8-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Mar.
Trouble Mountain (USA) 80-1 (8-10) In touch, ridden along over 3f out, weakened 2f out, 15th of 16, 12l behind Sirvino (9-0) at Beverley 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Apr.
Three Gold Leaves 100-1 (9-12) Raced keenly, held up, effort 3f out, soon ridden and weakened, 5th of 8, 29l behind Rafaan (8-7) at Newcastle 1m 2f mdn stks (5) gf in Apr.
Heart of Dubai (USA) 33-1 (8-9) Towards rear, never dangerous, 10th of 16, 11l behind Sarwin (8-13) at Beverley 1m hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Fell Pack 4-1 (9-9) Held up, headway on outer over 2f out, stayed on final furlong, 4th of 12, 1 1/2l behind Berriedale (8-4) at Beverley 1m 4f stks 0-55 (6) gf.
Tender Moments 16-1 (9-1) Towards rear, headway over 2f out, driven and kept on final furlong, 2nd of 12, 1/2l behind Jenny Soba (8-9) at Beverley 1m 2f fll hcp (6) sft in Aug.
Shaylee 14-1 (8-12) Held up, oupaced 5f out, ridden over 3f out, kept on same pace final 2f, never trouble leaders, 6th of 11, 7l behind Jafra (9-3) at Catterick 1m 4f app clm stks (6) gs in Oct.
Tour d'Amour (IRE) 7-1 (8-12) Prominent, ridden 2f out, soon driven and no extra, 4th of 9, 8l behind Safebreaker (8-12) at Southwell 1m hcap (6) fbs in Feb.