Landenstown Pearl beat Brians Well with Absolute Shambles further behind over course and distance last month. But she's been raised 10lb and will need to improve again. Thornton Alice was having her first start since October when fourth at Huntingdon and has every chance on the best of last year's form, but KINGSFOLD FLARE is just preferred. The latter has slipped down the weights and showed signs of a resurgence when second at this track three weeks ago. Aaly is another looking to exploit a drop in the handicap but he hasn't raced since June and Torran Sound makes more appeal off his current mark.
Thornton Alice 14-1 (11-3) Held up in touch towards rear, last 6th, ridden when not fluent 7th, effort 3 out, 4th and one pace before next, no extra approaching last, 4th of 7, 17l behind Should I Stay (11-9) at Huntingdon 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Apr.
Torran Sound 6-1 (11-5) Mid-division, ridden to chase leaders 2 out, stayed on same pace from last, no impression, 4th of 15, 4 1/2l behind Milans Well (11-7) at Taunton 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Apr.
Brians Well (IRE) 5-1 (11-7) Towards rear, headway before 4 out, ridden to chase winner before 2 out, kept on and no impression, 2nd of 9, 10l behind Landenstown Pearl (9-13) at Plumpton 3m 1f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Apr.
Bonds Conquest 100-1 (11-1) Held up behind, ridden before 3 out (usual 4 out), soon weakened, tailed off, 5th of 8, 46l behind Fayette County (11-7) at Chepstow 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Mar.
Asker (IRE) 50-1 (11-0) Prominent, ridden approaching 3 out, weakened before next, 7th of 11, 30l behind Take The Crown (10-12) at Towcester 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Mar.
Absolute Shambles 8-1 (10-7) Tracked leaders, pushed along and outpaced before 4 out, plugged on to go 4th before 2 out, one pace, 4th of 9, 13l behind Landenstown Pearl (9-13) at Plumpton 3m 1f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Apr.
Landenstown Pearl (IRE) 14-1 (9-13) Held up mid-division, headway before 4 out, led 3 out, kept on well from 2 out, won at Plumpton 3m 1f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Apr beating Brians Well (11-7) by 10l, 9 ran.
Kingsfold Flare 5-1 (10-8) Chased leaders, went 2nd after 9th, led approaching 2 out, hung right between last 2 and ridden, headed and not quicken flat, 2nd of 13, 4l behind She's Noble (10-8) at Plumpton 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Apr.
Orsm 7-1 (11-6) In touch, headway 7th, pressed winner next until ridden 2 out, weakened flat, 5th of 10, 14l behind Southway Queen (11-2) at Huntingdon 3m 2f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Oct.
Supersticion 28-1 (10-12) Never better than mid-division, 10th of 15, 18l behind Mighty Mambo (10-9) at Fontwell 2m 2f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Apr.
Tigridia (IRE) 66-1 (10-12) Prominent until after 7th, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by The Kings Assassin (10-11) at Fontwell 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd, 15 ran.
Aaly 8-1 (9-7) In rear, pushed along after 7th, headway before 2 out, ridden to chase winner before last, kept on and no impression, 2nd of 9, 6l behind Marie Deja La (11-10) at Fontwell 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs in Jun.