BRUNTON BLUE took a while to master the front-running Grimley Girl at Fakenham two weeks ago but was well on top at the finish and this much stiffer track should suit. Lucy Wadham's mare can defy a further 8lb rise in the weights and complete her hat-trick. Ruby Crown looks a light of former days while Flash Harriet is a long-standing maiden who disappointed at Uttoxeter last time. Starlet Mandy is also becoming expensive to follow and On The Off Chance would need to improve dramatically for the fitting of blinkers to take a hand in the finish.
On The Off Chance 7-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 7, 18l behind Brunton Blue (10-8) at Fakenham 2m 4f mares hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd.
Brunton Blue 9-4fav (10-8) Keen close up, went 2nd 3 out, clear with leader next, led bend before last, ridden and ran on, won at Fakenham 2m 4f mares hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd beating Grimley Girl (10-9) by 7l, 7 ran.
Definite Lady (IRE) 6-1 (11-9) Chased leader, led on long run to 2 out, ridden flashed tail and edged right under pressure flat, kept on, won at Wincanton 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) hvy in May '12 beating Hector's House (10-8) by 1l, 9 ran.
Ivebeenthinking 66-1 (10-9) Took keen hold in rear, mistake 3rd, some late progess, never any chance, 7th of 11, 30l behind Fairyinthewind (10-9) at Worcester 2m mdn hdl (5) gd in Apr.
Ruby Crown 8-1 (11-3) Tracked leaders, ridden after 3 out, weakened 2 out, 7th of 14, 25l behind Arkaim (11-10) at Towcester 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Apr.
Flash Harriet 7-1 (10-8) Tracked leaders, driven before 3 out, soon lost place, weakened before last, 6th of 10, 34l behind Acapulco Bay (10-3) at Uttoxeter 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs.
Turn The Tide 66-1 (10-10) Took keen hold, held up towards rear, steady headway to 3rd after 3 out, pushed along next, stayed on same pace flat, 3rd of 11, 6l behind Golden Acorn (10-6) at Stratford 2m mrs nov sll hdl (5) gs.
Starlet Mandy (IRE) 4-1fav (10-0) Held up in last pair, steady headway 8th, ridden and went moderate 5th before 2 out, 5th of 14, 24l behind The Last Bridge (10-1) at Taunton 3m hcp hdl 0-95 (5) hvy in Feb.
Daddy'slittlegirl 16-1 (9-7) Led, wandered into 1st, headed 4th, ridden 7th, weakened after 4 out, mistake 3 out, pulled up before next, in a race won by Moscow Mule (10-2) at Towcester 2m nov hcp chs 0-100 (5) gd, 9 ran.