HAZEL BROOK, who is Flat-bred, made a very promising start when beaten just over two lengths by Monita Bonita at Southwell. She's been found a good opportunity to go one better here though Chalk It Down is interesting being by Milan and from a stable adept at getting their charges fit at home. Ruperra Tom wasn't entirely disgraced at Uttoxeter last month and What A Joke has won a point-to-point but the remainder make little appeal.
Ruperra Tom 17-2 (11-0) Held up towards rear, headway over 4f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 10, 14l behind Balmusette (10-5) at Uttoxeter 2m NH flat (6) sft in Jul.
What A Joke (IRE) Vinnie Roe gelding out of Shaping.
Chalk It Down (IRE) Milan gelding out of Feedthegoodmare.
Fireweld 40-1 (10-9) Chased leaders 11f, tailed off, last of 8, well behind Guanciale (11-2) at Exeter 2m 1f mdn NH flat (6) hvy in Jan.
Ragtime Lady General Gambul mare out of Pink Lady.
War Mare (IRE) Norwich mare out of Left Hand Girl.
Hazel Brook 8-1 (10-10) Held up in rear, headway under pressure to chase leaders 5f out, ridden and hampered over 2f out, led well over 1f out until over 1f out, not pace of winner final furlong, just held on for 2nd, 2nd of 13, 2 1/4l behind Monita Bonita (10-10) at Southwell 2m mares n h flat (6) gd in Jul.