The lightly-raced Broughtons Day was engaged in a Kempton apprentice race at 5.15 yesterday and wouldn't get a penalty if successful. Nacho Libre had dropped to a very tempting mark before his success at Kempton in November and a 5lb rise shouldn't cause too many concerns though he doesn't win very often, a remark that also applies to stable companion Wigram's Turn. Yankee Storm completed a quick double around here last summer and is back on the kind of mark that can make him competitive but this can go to WEST LEAKE, who bounced back to winning ways at Kempton and still looks well treated.
Yankee Storm 11-2 (9-5) Chased leaders, effort on inside to chase leader over 1f out, driven to narrow lead final 100 yards, headed towards finish and dropped to 3rd close home, 3rd of 11, 1/2l behind The Happy Hammer (8-13) at Lingfield 7f hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
Lastroarofdtiger (USA) 66-1 (9-1) Mid-division, headway over 6f out, ridden over 3f out, weakened and eased over 2f out, tailed off, last of 10, well behind Plush (8-10) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f clm stks (6) pol in Feb.
Buxton 15-2 (8-13) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, chased leaders inside final furlong, hung right inside final furlong, nearest finish, 6th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Advertisement (9-7) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Woolfall Sovereign (IRE) 8-1 (8-12) Keen, mid-division, ridden and weakened 2f out, 9th of 12, 10l behind Buddy Holly (9-3) at Newmarket 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in May.
Wigram's Turn (USA) 66-1 (8-11) Close up until outpaced over 4f out, stayed on inside final furlong to press for well held 3rd, last of 4, 17l behind Dubai Hills (10-0) at Southwell 7f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs.
Eastern Hills 3-1 (9-3) Tracked leading pair, ridden halfway, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 8, 32l behind Dubai Hills (8-9) at Southwell 7f hcp 0-70 (5) fbs in Dec.
Forward Feline (IRE) 16-1 (9-1) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, soon chasing leaders, never nearer, 4th of 12, 2 1/4l behind Perfect Friend (9-7) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Sep.
Nacho Libre 8-1 (9-0) Tracked leader, led over 1f out, ridden out, won at Kempton 7f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Nov beating Pipers Piping (9-4) by 1 1/4l, 13 ran.
Broughtons Day 7-2fav (9-5) Held up in 6th on inside, headway over 2f out, chased leader well over 1f out, led inside final furlong, soon ridden, no extra and headed final 75 yards, 2nd of 9, 1/2l behind Abriachan (9-5) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
West Leake (IRE) 6-1 (8-12) Pulled hard in mid-division, headway over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, stayed on well to lead towards finish, won at Kempton 7f hcp (0-55) (6) pol beating Crystallize (8-8) by 1 1/4l, 9 ran.