LUNAR RIVER is dropped in class and is fancied to put an end to her long losing run as a result. She was beaten less than a length by Iguacu at Lingfield in December and a repeat effort should put her bang there at the finish. Holyfield Warrior was second to Kielty's Folly over a mile here last month with Escardo, Cane Cat and Raghdaan finishing in that order behind him. He should confirm the form over this longer trip, while Idol Deputy and Inquisitress will be looking to build on their recent improved form here.
Holyfield Warrior (IRE) 9-2 (9-0) Led early, chased leaders on inside, jumped shadow halfway, ridden 2f out, weakened approaching final furlong, 9th of 11, 5l behind Hi Spec (9-1) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Jan.
Lunar River (FR) 11-1 (8-8) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened last 50 yards, 7th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Stargazing (8-13) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Jan.
Idol Deputy (FR) 33-1 (8-8) Dwelt, mid-division, headway on outer to chase leaders over 3f out, ridden to chase winner 1f out, kept on but no chance, 2nd of 13, 5l behind Duneen Dream (9-1) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-50 (7) pol.
Merals Choice 8-1 (8-12) Chased winner until entering final 2f, weakened final furlong, 8th of 11, 8l behind Florio Vincitore (9-2) at Lingfield 7f app hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Cane Cat (IRE) 11-4fav (9-1) Reared start, behind, headway on inside 2f out, staying on same pace when hampered towards inside just over 1f out, no danger after, 6th of 12, 2l behind Crystallize (9-1) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-50 (7) pol.
King Of The Titans (IRE) 25-1 (9-13) Tracked leader, ridden over 2f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 4th of 6, 5l behind Wilfred Pickles (9-13) at Lingfield 1m mdn stks (5) pol in Jan.
Crazy Colours 20-1 (9-1) Led, headed over 4f out, driven and outpaced over 2f out, weakened approaching final furlong, last of 10, 14l behind Fastinthestraight (8-9) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-52 (6) pol in Jan.
Escardo (GER) 3-1fav (8-10) Mid-division on outside, driven over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, gradually weakened final furlong, 8th of 10, 11l behind Fastinthestraight (8-9) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-52 (6) pol in Jan.
Novillero 8-1 (9-2) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 11, 10l behind Orpens Peach (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Jan.
Yorksters Prince (IRE) 20-1 (8-3) Raced wide, held up, ridden over 3f out, weakened 2f out, 10th of 14, 8l behind Captain Cool (8-9) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-52 (6) pol.
Dalrymple (IRE) 50-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, prominent, led after 2f, headed over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, last of 5, 16l behind Sheila's Bond (8-8) at Lingfield 1m 4f sell stks (6) pol in Jan.
Jiggalong 25-1 (8-12) Always towards rear, 11th of 13, 16l behind Duneen Dream (9-1) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-50 (7) pol.
Inquisitress 33-1 (8-10) Held up towards rear, headway 3f out, ridden and every chance over 1f out, kept on same pace under pressure inside final furlong, no impression when lost 3rd post, 4th of 10, 7l behind Fastinthestraight (8-9) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-52 (6) pol in Jan.
Raghdaan 12-1 (8-6) In touch on outer, lost place 4f out, soon weakened, last of 12, 24l behind Stargazing (8-13) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Jan.