Norwegian Reward's earlier victory over a mile at this track suggested he was ahead of the handicapper but that has proved not to be the case as he found one too good at Kempton last week. Chasin' Rainbows is up another 3lb for finishing second on her latest start and this is tougher than the race Brave Decision won at Wolverhampton back in January. BRIDGE THAT GAP was a shock winner at Kempton in October but there was no fluke about his defeat of the consistent Neige D'Antan and Roger Ingram's colt can go in again with improvement likely.
Chasin' Rainbows 6-1 (8-13) Mid-division, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on to go 2nd towards finish, 2nd of 12, nk behind Reasons Unknown (8-8) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Love Pegasus (USA) 50-1 (9-11) Held up behind, headway on outside 2f out, soon ridden, stayed on to take 3rd inside final furlong, no impression with front pair, 3rd of 10, 7l behind Cheers For Thea (10-1) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f am hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Bridge That Gap 33-1 (9-4) Held up in rear, headway over 2f out, switched left over 1f out, ran on strongly to lead towards finish, won at Kempton 1m 2f hcp (6) pol in Oct beating Neige D'antan (9-8) by hd, 9 ran.
Norwegian Reward (IRE) 11-10fav (9-4) Off the pace in 7th on inside, headway between horses 2f out, went 2nd over 1f out, hard ridden inside final furlong and closed near finish but always held, 2nd of 13, 1/2l behind Bahri Sheen (9-5) at Kempton 1m hcp (6) pol.
Asia Minor (IRE) 50-1 (8-12) Slowly into stride, last trio, ridden and struggling over 3f out, 8th of 12, 20l behind Embankment (9-3) at Windsor 1m mdn stks (5) sft in Oct.
Brave Decision 11-4fav (8-12) Prominent, ridden over 1f out, kept on to lead close home, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Jan beating My Mate Les (8-13) by hd, 12 ran.
Cossack Prince 33-1 (8-13) Pulled hard, led, saddle appeared to slip 5f out, clear 3f out, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, eased final furlong, 10th of 13, 28l behind Albonny (8-4) at Kempton 2m hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Sep.
Tymismoni (IRE) 66-1 (9-4) Mid-division, weakened over 3f out, 8th of 11, 35l behind Suegioo (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 4f mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.
Richo 22-1 (8-10) Held up, always behind, 12th of 13, 10l behind Love Nest (8-12) at Kempton 1m hcp (6) pol in Sep '11.
Amber Moon 50-1 (8-7) Always in rear, tailed off, 10th of 11, 24l behind It's A Mans World (9-8) at Southwell 1m hcp (6) fbs in Aug.
Saffron Park 25-1 (8-12) Dwelt, always towards rear, weakened over 2f out, 12th of 13, 15l behind Breakheart (8-9) at Kempton 1m app hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Nov.
Twilight Legend (IRE) 50-1 (8-12) Took keen hold, chased leading pair until ridden halfway, weakened 2f out, 7th of 9, 22l behind Kalokagathia (9-3) at Kempton 7f mdn auc stks (6) pol.
Arbeejay 33-1 (8-5) Held up towards rear, soon in rear, ridden over 2f out, never dangerous, 6th of 7, 18l behind Miss Blakeney (8-12) at Kempton 1m 4f mdn auc stks (6) pol.