MOUNTAIN RANGE scored over the course and distance in June from just 1lb lower and caught the eye here last month when staying on from an unpromising position. He can gain his third success on the track though Night's Watch looks a threat. William Jarvis' colt won a Lingfield handicap last month and may have been a bit unfortunate when attempting a follow-up there a fortnight later. Mazij has four all-weather victories to his credit though all over further and none of them here. Fearless Lad won a maiden over 1m2f at Lingfield then found a mile too short here so this trip should be perfect and though Auden gained his only UK victory at Southwell he's run well here in the past. Rowan Ridge was returning from a very long break when performing with credit at Lingfield last month and isn't too badly treated.
Rowan Ridge 25-1 (9-3) Held up in last pair, not clear run on inside from over 2f out until switched right to wide outside over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 4th of 8, 10l behind The Blue Dog (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 4f app hcp (0-70) (4yo+) (5) pol in Jan.
Innoko (FR) 50-1 (9-6) Held up towards rear, ridden and well beaten over 2f out, 10th of 11, 21l behind Java Rose (9-6) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jan.
Auden (USA) 10-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, outpaced 4f out, ridden over 1f out, never on terms, 6th of 12, 6l behind Hot Right Now (8-11) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-65 (6) fbs in Jan.
Mountain Range (IRE) 16-1 (8-12) Held up behind, outpaced 3f out, not clear run over 1f out, ridden and kept on inside final furlong, unable to challenge, 9th of 13, 4l behind Swehan (9-5) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jan.
Unmoothaj 10-1 (9-0) Dwelt and not much room after start, held up towards rear, headway on outside over 1f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, never going pace to reach leaders, 5th of 11, 7l behind Keene (8-10) at Lingfield 1m 2f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Jan.
Mighty Mambo 10-1 (9-9) Close up on outer, led after 1f, ridden 2f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 2nd of 13, 2 1/4l behind Damascus Symphony (9-0) at Newcastle 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Oct '11.
Fearless Lad (IRE) 12-1 (9-6) Held up towards rear, pushed along and wide on bend 3f olut, stayed on under pressure inside final furlong, going on close home, but not reach leaders, 6th of 13, 1 1/2l behind Icy Blue (9-3) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jan.
Xclusive 3-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders on inside, hampered well over 2f out, soon lost place, weakened and eased 1f out, 11th of 13, 16l behind Queen Of Skies (9-7) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Jan.
Mazij 25-1 (9-10) Tracked leader, led over 3f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, soon weakened, 6th of 8, 9l behind Low Key (9-10) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jan.
Night's Watch 7-4fav (8-7) Steadied and switched right start, held up towards rear, not clear run briefly and switched right over 2f out, headway over 1f out, ridden and went 3rd inside final furlong, never going pace to threaten and just held on for 3rd, 3rd of 11, 4 1/2l behind Keene (8-10) at Lingfield 1m 2f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Jan.