Tobacco Road is at his best in soft ground, as when winning at Windsor last month. It's too soon to write off Bustopher but he was a losing favourite on his handicap bow at Lingfield. Silverheels ran a shocker last time, albeit in better company than this, but HIGH TIME TOO fared better when runner-up in Class 2 company at Lingfield. He'd recorded a double over track and trip earlier and can return to winning ways dropped in class today. Nassau Storm needs a bit more though is still preferred to Angelic Upstart and the returning Don't Stare.
Tobacco Road (IRE) 5-1 (9-6) Made virtually all, ridden and edged left 1f out, kept on well, won at Windsor 1m hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Apr beating Saigon City (9-0) by 1 1/4l, 12 ran.
Bustopher (USA) 5-4fav (9-1) Led 3f, chased winner, pushed along 2f out, ridden and no impression over 1f out, held when hampered 50 yards out, lost 2nd close home, 3rd of 8, 1 1/4l behind So Beloved (9-3) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Apr.
Loyalty 25-1 (8-8) Raced wide, always towards rear, 10th of 11, 9l behind Sea Shanty (8-12) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-105 (2) pol in Apr.
Silverheels (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) Close up, ridden when weakened over 1f out, last of 12, 19l behind Captain Cat (9-5) at Lingfield 1m cnd stks (4yo+) (2) pol in Apr.
Secret Art (IRE) 12-1 (8-3) Raced centre, in touch, ridden when weakened over 1f out, 17th of 23, 10l behind Gabrial's Kaka (8-12) at Newbury 1m hcp (2) gd in Apr.
High Time Too (IRE) 3-1fav (9-0) Dwelt soon tracked winner, ridden 2f out, soon outpaced by winner, stayed on, 2nd of 14, 3 1/2l behind Living The Life (9-0) at Lingfield 7f fls cond stks (2) pol in Apr.
Nassau Storm 7-2 (9-0) Towards rear, ridden over 1f out, stayed on to go 2nd near finish, no chance with winner, 2nd of 9, 3l behind Purcell (9-4) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Apr.
Don't Stare 2-1fav (9-5) Mid-division, headway to lead over 1f out, pressed inside final furlong, found extra towards finish, won at Kempton 1m mdn stks (5) pol in Aug beating Ennobled Friend (9-5) by hd, 14 ran.
Angelic Upstart (IRE) 11-10fav (9-0) Close up, ridden over 2f out, chased leader over 1f out, led entering final furlong, ridden out, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Apr beating Skytrain (9-7) by 1l, 7 ran.