Sir Henry Cecil's newcomer Ataraxis doesn't have a particularly strong all-weather pedigree and is up against a couple of nice prospects including his own stablemate EMPERICAL, who looks the one to be on. The son of Oasis Dream has been staying on over shorter trips and should have the measure of Da Do Run Run, who showed his first sign of ability when a close second to Cecil's Ghost Runner over a mile at Windsor.
Jack Firefly 33-1 (9-7) Slowly away outpaced, 9th of 10, 32l behind Testamatta (8-9) at Southwell 7f mdn auc stks (6) fbs.
Jimmy Sewell (IRE) 28-1 (10-0) Towards rear, ridden over 2f out, never on terms, 9th of 14, 7l behind Pleasure Bent (9-1) at Warwick 1m mdn stks (5) gf.
Onwards'n'upwards 250-1 (9-3) Slowly away, headway on outer to track leaders over 7f out, ridden and weakened 2f out, last of 7, 21l behind Calypso Cay (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 2f mdn auc stks (6) pol in Dec '11.
Rock of Ages 66-1 (9-12) Always in rear, last of 11, well behind Mad Moose (9-8) at Doncaster 1m 4f mdn stks (5) gf in Apr.
Sammyman 28-1 (9-13) Always in rear, 8th of 11, 28l behind Mad Moose (9-8) at Doncaster 1m 4f mdn stks (5) gf in Apr.
Ataraxis (FR) Nayef colt out of Seven Magicians.
Da Do Run Run 11-2 (9-1) Soon led, hung left on bend 5f out, pushed along and hung left 2f out, headed over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong but no chance with winner, kept on for clear 2nd, 2nd of 7, 3/4l behind Ghost Runner (9-1) at Windsor 1m mdn auc stks (5) gf.
Emperical 4-1 (9-5) Close up, chased clear leader 3f out until 2f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 11, 3 1/2l behind Centurius (9-5) at Nottingham 1m 2f 3yo mdn (5) gd in Apr.
Loafer Beat Hollow gelding out of Cartuccia.
Mr Blue Nose 50-1 (9-5) Dwelt in rear, pushed along over 6f out, reminders 5f out, soon struggling, last of 7, 17l behind Strategic Strike (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 3yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Apr.