ELECTIONEER landed a gamble at Southwell last month, putting an end to his long losing run in the process. He's been raised 5lb for that success, but was placed off a higher mark on the turf last year and can go in again. The once-useful Beckermet continues to tumble down the weights but has shown no signs of a resurgence yet, while Espy and Cheery Cat have done all their recent winning on the all-weather. Hot Rod Mamma and Babyshambles could prove best of the rest.
Electioneer (USA) 3-1fav (9-6) Held up, headway to chase leaders halfway, edged left 2f out, ridden over 1f out, driven and switched left inside final furlong, led towards finish, soon in command, ran on, won at Southwell 5f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Mar beating Lets Move It (9-0) by 1l, 13 ran.
Viking Warrior (IRE) 20-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 11th of 12, 25l behind Hits Only Jude (8-2) at Pontefract 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Arch Walker (IRE) 4-1 (8-8) Held up towards rear, short of room just under 4f out, ridden and weakened over 2f out, last of 8, 14l behind Spinning Spirit (8-7) at Catterick 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Oct.
Espy 4-1 (10-13) Slowly into stride, held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, led over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 3rd of 13, 2l behind Loyal Royal (10-10) at Wolverhampton 6f am hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Secret City (IRE) 7-1 (9-1) Chase leaders, pushed along over 3f out, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 18, 3 1/2l behind Sea Salt (9-1) at Redcar 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Sep.
Blown It (USA) 9-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 11, 9l behind Victorian Bounty (9-8) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Oct.
Pearly Wey 33-1 (8-7) Raced stands side, started slowly, outpaced and always behind, last of 17, 8l behind Mandurah (8-7) at Ripon 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Baybshambles (IRE) 7-1 (8-10) Outpaced, ran on final furlong, nearest finish, 7th of 12, 2 1/4l behind Lucky Art (8-7) at Ripon 5f app hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Hayek 20-1 (9-0) Held up, ridden and headway over 2f out, weakened 1f out, 10th of 15, 19l behind Franki J (8-5) at Yarmouth 7f hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Oct.
Quaestor (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Always behind, raced wide from 3f out, 10th of 11, 14l behind Collect Art (9-6) at Catterick 6f app hcp (6) gf.
Beckermet (IRE) 20-1 (8-12) Tracked leader until ridden over 1f out, kept on one pace, 5th of 11, 4l behind Powerful Pierre (9-0) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Mar.
Sea Rover (IRE) 16-1 (8-3) Chased leaders, weakened well over 1f out, soon eased, tailed off, last of 9, 21l behind Divertimenti (9-2) at Thirsk 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Sep.
Cheery Cat (USA) 14-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 13, 12l behind Mata Hari Blue (9-2) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Mar.
Hot Rod Mamma (IRE) 11-4fav (10-6) Mid-division, chased leaders over 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 3rd of 11, 3 1/2l behind Fashion Icon (10-8) at Catterick 5f am hcp 0-55 (6) sft in Oct.
Sweet Mirasol (IRE) 33-1 (8-5) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, soon weakened, 7th of 10, 11l behind El Libertador (9-0) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.