Athletic has been thereabouts in this grade lately and won at Kempton last month. However, that remains his sole success and he's not proved as effective here in the past. Media Jury races on this track for the first time and is still a couple of pounds higher than when successful at Wolverhampton in January but Mary's Pet is starting to look well handicapped and Warbond also has the past form to figure. TENBRIDGE has been dropped 3lb since last week's second at Wolverhampton, however, and should take all the beating.
Reiterate 25-1 (9-13) Towards rear, ridden over 2f out, never on terms, 5th of 7, 16l behind Oratorio's Joy (8-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn fll (5) pol.
Warbond 10-1 (8-7) Held up mid-division, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 8th of 12, 3l behind Greyfriarschorista (8-12) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Intomist (IRE) 22-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 10, 16l behind Zip Lock (9-2) at Yarmouth 7f hcp 0-65 (6) hvy in Oct.
Athletic 3-1fav (9-4) Mid-division,headway 3f out, led over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, stayed on, 2nd of 12, 1 3/4l behind Divine Rule (9-3) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Lhotse Sherpa 50-1 (10-0) Pushed along to track leaders, ridden over 2f out, kept on to take 3rd place inside final furlong, no impression on front pair, 3rd of 7, 13l behind Milly's Gift (8-9) at Kempton 6f mdn auc stks (6) pol.
Tenbridge 50-1 (9-2) Held up in touch, headway over 1f out, chased winner inside final furlong, nearest finish, 2nd of 11, nk behind Maggie Pink (9-4) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Media Jury 5-1 (9-7) In rear, ridden over 2f out, some late headway, never near leaders, 6th of 10, 7l behind Metropolitan Chief (9-2) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-50 (7) pol.
Mary's Pet 25-1 (9-2) Chased leaders on outside, pushed along halfway, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 5th of 12, 3l behind Victorian Number (9-2) at Kempton 6f hcp (0-55) (6) pol.
Royal Acclamation (IRE) 20-1 (9-3) Mid-division, brief effort on inside over 2f out, weakened well over 1f out, 13th of 14, 10l behind Teen Ager (9-4) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Jan.
Back For Tea (IRE) 33-1 (9-12) Pushed along to chase leader, weakened over 2f out, last of 5, 26l behind Bispham Green (8-13) at Southwell 6f mdn stks (5) fbs.