MISTER MUSICMASTER finally brought a long losing run to an end when scoring over course and distance last week. Ron Hodges' charge drops down a grade for this and can follow up. Piceno's only victory on the all-weather so far came on the Fibresand at Southwell while Only Ten Per Cent was beaten by Storm Runner here last time. The latter also has the measure of Muhandis and ran well again when third at this track on Thursday and Travelling should be thereabouts having scored at Kempton under today's apprentice last month.
Mister Musicmaster 12-1 (8-9) In touch, headway on outside to chase leading pair 2f out, disputing lead inside final furlong, won on the nod, won at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Jan beating Maverik (9-6) by shd, 10 ran.
Piceno (IRE) 12-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 5f out, led over 3f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 11, 4l behind Living Leader (9-2) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Nov.
Only Ten Per Cent (IRE) 6-1 (9-7) Held up in touch, effort and wide entering straight, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, never reached leaders, 4th of 7, 2 1/4l behind Storm Runner (9-1) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jan.
Storm Runner (IRE) 6-1 (9-9) Led, headed narrowly after 2f, ridden to lead again over 1f out, soon headed, kept on one pace, 2nd of 5, 2l behind Whispering Warrior (9-7) at Lingfield 1m hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Jan.
Push Me (IRE) 5-1 (9-7) Tracked leading pair, went 2nd 3f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on until lost place and no extra final 75 yards, 5th of 7, 1 3/4l behind Al Freej (9-4) at Lingfield 1m fll hcp (0-75) (5) pol in Jan.
Cathedral 11-1 (9-4) Slow into stride headway on outer to track leader 5f out until over 2f out, soon weakened, last of 12, 15l behind Hometown Glory (9-6) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Dec.
Muhandis (IRE) 5-1 (9-2) Slowly into stride, held up behind, driven 2f out, switched inside and headway over 1f out, soon ridden, stayed on inside final furlong, not reach leaders, 3rd of 9, 1 3/4l behind Balti's Sister (9-6) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jan.
Travelling 16-1 (9-4) Held up towards rear, shaken up inside final 2f, ridden and headway over 1f out, ran on well inside final furlong to lead final 50 yards, won at Kempton 1m app hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jan beating Hierarch (9-0) by 1 1/4l, 9 ran.
Lady Sylvia 7-1 (9-5) In touch, effort 2f out, soon one pace, 5th of 10, 4l behind Lutine Charlie (9-0) at Brighton 1m hcp 0-70 (5) fm in Sep.
Availed Speaker (IRE) 8-1 (8-8) Tracked leader, ridden over 1f out, soon lost place, no extra, 5th of 7, 3 1/2l behind Saoi (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Jan.
McConnell (USA) 66-1 (8-7) Steadied start, held up in rear, outpaced over 4f out, never near leaders, tailed off, last of 6, 33l behind Paphos (8-7) at Lingfield 1m clm stks (6) pol in Jan.