|1st||Byrd In Hand (IRE)||7/4|
|2nd||Lord Of The Storm||9/4|
|1 (7)||058100-||Phluke 162||11||9-7||D Sweeney||Eve Johnson Houghton||65||16/1|
|2 (8)||115333||McConnell (USA) 9||7||9-4 b||Martin Harley||R C Guest||62||12/1|
|3 (2)||3424/77||Eurhythmic (IRE) 55||5||9-2||G Baker||J A B Old||60||7/1|
|4 (5)||176-058||Thank You Joy 30||4||9-2 v||David Probert||J R Jenkins||60||9/1|
|5 (4)||567008-||Fonterutoli (IRE) 257||5||9-1||R Havlin||R Ingram||59||20/1|
|6 (1)||255-322||Byrd In Hand (IRE) 7||5||8-13||S M Levey (3)||J J Bridger||57||7/4|
|7 (3)||38268-1||Lord Of The Storm 7 (ex6)||4||8-12||Kieren Fox (3)||W G M Turner||50||9/4|
|8 (9)||55344-0||Disturbia (IRE) 12||4||8-7||Kirsty Milczarek||Miss O Maylam||46||20/1|
|9 (6)||0-979||Give Or Take 24||4||8-7 pt||D Fox (3)||Mrs C A Dunnett||45||80/1|
LORD OF THE STORM was making his seasonal debut when beating the race-fit Byrd In Hand over C&D last week. The latter is better off at the weights today but never looked catching the winner and Bill Turner's charge can go in again. The remainder are all hard to fancy as today's trip may stretch Mcconnell's stamina and Phluke ran shockers either side of winning at Redcar in October. Fonterutoli and Disturbia both have bits of form, if going back far enough, that would give them a chance.
Phluke 25-1 (9-2) Tracked leader, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, last of 13, 21l behind Signora Frasi (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Nov.
McConnell (USA) 11-4fav (9-6) Chased leaders, ridden to go 3rd over 2f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 7, 9l behind Bold Marc (9-2) at Southwell 1m all clm stks (6) fbs in Apr.
Eurhythmic (IRE) 33-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders, ridden over 3f out, weakened 2f out, last of 7, 24l behind Spiritual Art (9-4) at Lingfield 1m 4f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Mar.
Thank You Joy 12-1 (8-12) Ridden along in rear, wide turning for home, edged left and some headway over 1f out, never on terms, 8th of 14, 9l behind Somerset Island (9-2) at Southwell 1m hcp (0-55) (6) fbs in Apr.
Fonterutoli (IRE) 33-1 (8-12) Slowly into stride, behind, came stands side in straight, pushed along and beaten 3f out, tailed off and eased, last of 8, 45l behind Red Inca (8-6) at Sandown 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) sft in Aug.
Byrd In Hand (IRE) 9-2 (9-1) In touch, headway to lead over 2f out, ridden and headed 1f out, stayed on, 2nd of 13, 1 3/4l behind Lord Of The Storm (8-8) at Brighton 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) sft in Apr.
Lord Of The Storm 16-1 (8-8) Mid-division, headway to chase leader over 2f out, ridden to lead 1f out, stayed on, won at Brighton 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) sft in Apr beating Byrd In Hand (9-1) by 1 3/4l, 13 ran.
Disturbia (IRE) 16-1 (8-7) In touch, ridden over 4f out, weakened over 3f out, 11th of 12, 35l behind Teak (8-9) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Apr.
Give Or Take 80-1 (8-2) Mid-division, under pressure over 3f out, soon beaten, last of 9, 27l behind Spin Cast (8-9) at Yarmouth 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Apr.