Although the fourth home, Orphelin Collonges, was lucky to collect at Ludlow earlier this month and is probably not as good as his official rating of 125, it's hard to escape the conclusion that the Leicester form is good and, if he can reproduce it today, Rock Wren
will be tough to beat.
She registered a hard-fought two-length win over 100-1 runner-up Rock Wren
, who ran on from miles off the pace.
OTHER HORSES TO FOLLOW: Ballabriggs, Border Owl, Brave Rebellion, Bussell Up, Diriculous, Exmoor Ranger, First Buddy, First Point, Golden Desert, Hockenheim, Ignotus, I'm A Legend, Invention, Khumbu, Matuhi, Mister The Trickster, Negus De Beaumont, Nice Try, Numide, Perfect Practice, Rock Wren
, Seven Is My Number, Shadowland, Simon, Tears Of A Clown, The Duke's Speech, Vitray, Warne's Way.
One Gulp, ninth in the Weatherbys Champion Bumper last term and 12th in the Aintree bumper, made it two from two over hurdles when landing the 2m41/2f novice contest by two lengths from Rock Wren
in the hands of Dominic Elsworth, for whom she was a first winner for a month.
OTHER HORSES TO FOLLOW: Aureate, Be Free, Border Owl, Brave Rebellion, Exmoor Ranger, First Buddy, First Point, Golden Desert, Harla San, Hendre Hotshot, Ignotus, I'm A Legend, I'm Delilah, Invention, Matuhi, Negus De Beaumont, Nice Try, Numide, Rock Wren
, Seven Is My Number, Simon, Tears Of A Clown, Victoria's Groom, Vitray.
Then, when autumn hues enliven McKittrick Canyon in Guadalupe Mountains National Park, rock wrens
are seen prowling beneath time-worn boulders while the occasional golden eagle circles above.
I need the songs of the rock wrens
to help me handle the tension.