ADMIRALTY made all to score over 7f at Wolverhampton in October. This looks no tougher despite the higher grade and he's taken to follow-up. Exceedexpectations has been threatening to get his head back in front without actually doing so and Dickie Le Davoir makes more appeal off his current mark having scored at Wolverhampton in November. Jack My Boy is another looking to end a long losing run and nearly did so over 7f a week ago while Steelcut is back on a winning mark now and is not easily dismissed.
Admiralty 9-2fav (8-10) Made all, ridden over 1f out, edged right and kept on well inside final furlong, won at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Oct beating Fortrose Academy (9-2) by 2 1/4l, 11 ran.
Jake The Snake (IRE) 16-1 (8-13) Reared badly leaving stalls, behind and never able to recover after, 9th of 11, 9l behind Alnoomaas (9-1) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Exceedexpectations 7-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders on outside, ridden to challenge and every chance over 1f out, kept on, no extra towards finish, 4th of 10, 1 3/4l behind Polar Venture (9-3) at Lingfield 6f hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
Dickie Le Davoir 8-1 (8-12) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 11, 5l behind Colbyor (9-1) at Wolverhampton 6f hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
Jack My Boy (IRE) 7-1 (9-7) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, every chance entering final furlong, soon hung right under pressure, kept on well, 2nd of 9, nk behind Bassett Road (9-7) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Sister Guru 9-1 (8-7) Prominent, pulled hard, lost place over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 10, 10l behind Ballesteros (9-7) at Windsor 5f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Oct '11.
Steelcut 16-1 (9-6) Started very slowly, held up in rear, good headway between horses over 1f out, stayed on to 3rd inside final furlong, nearest finish, 3rd of 9, 2 3/4l behind Captain Kendall (9-3) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Lucky Mark (IRE) 9-2 (9-7) Tracked leader and keen, led 4f out, headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 10, 5l behind Kai (9-0) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.