REVE DU JOUR will be looking to return to winning ways after finding the progressive Bella Ophelia too good on her last two starts over C&D. She rates the selection dropping down a grade today, while M J Woodward also has claims back on his winning surface after a couple of outings on the Polytrack. George Fenton had both Chateau Lola and Jeremy Sue behind when sixth at Kempton last month and went even closer on his latest start, but Phoenix Clubs looks a bigger threat if taking to the Fibresand on her return to action.
Phoenix Clubs (IRE) 7-1 (9-7) Dwelt, towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on towards finish, 4th of 11, 1l behind Wake Up Sioux (8-11) at Musselburgh 5f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Sep.
Reve du Jour (IRE) 7-1 (8-11) Led after 1f, ridden halfway, headed over 1f out, kept on same pace, 2nd of 7, 2 1/4l behind Bella Ophelia (9-6) at Southwell 5f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) fbs.
M J Woodward 12-1 (8-9) Chased winner, ridden over 2f out, every chance inside final furlong, no extra and lost 2 places close home, 4th of 11, 1 1/4l behind Russian Bullet (9-4) at Wolverhampton 6f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Lady Nickandy (IRE) 33-1 (8-9) Soon led, headed over 1f out, faded final furlong, last of 8, 7l behind Chapellerie (8-7) at Lingfield 6f 3yo sell stks (6) pol in Jan.
Chateau Lola 8-1 (8-12) Prominent, ridden and faded inside final furlong, 8th of 12, 5l behind Flying Kitty (8-11) at Kempton 6f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Feb.
George Fenton 7-1 (8-8) Slowly into stride and switched left after start, held up towards rear, strong run on outer final furlong, went 2nd close home, unable to reach winner, 2nd of 13, 1 3/4l behind J J Leary (8-12) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (0-55) (6) pol.
Script 100-1 (8-9) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, no impression over 1f out, 4th of 5, 6l behind Al Freej (8-9) at Wolverhampton 5f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol in Feb.
Jeremy Sue 40-1 (8-9) Towards rear, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, last of 12, 17l behind Flying Kitty (8-11) at Kempton 6f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Feb.