Silver Wind has shown some signs of a resurgence of late, but over longer trips, and may find things happening a bit quick for him here. Lees Anthem will have benefited for his reappearance at Ripon and could figure, but a chance is taken on the fitness of MUSICAL BRIDGE. He landed a double over today's distance last summer and has slipped back to a winning mark for his seasonal debut. With a decent apprentice taking 7lb off his back, Lisa Williamson's sprinter may be up to taking this. Yankee Storm has done all his winning so far on the all-weather and can consequently race off a lower mark back on turf.
Silver Wind 8-1 (8-6) Chased leader, challenged and every chance 2f out, hung badly left to far side from over 1f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 8, 1 1/2l behind Dark Lane (9-7) at Windsor 6f app hcp (5) gf.
Musical Bridge 22-1 (8-13) Steadied in rear, in touch, under pressure halfway, soon beaten, 7th of 9, 9l behind Grissom (9-7) at Musselburgh 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Oct.
Gertmegalush (IRE) 33-1 (8-10) Chased leaders, weakened 2f out, 9th of 13, 12l behind Piddie's Power (9-0) at Nottingham 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Oct.
Excellent Vision 16-1 (9-7) Dwelt, soon led, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 11, 26l behind Lord Of The Reins (9-2) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Lees Anthem 50-1 (8-9) Joined stands side after 1f, not on terms when ridden along 3f out, headway over 1f out, stayed on under pressure inside final furlong, 4th of 17, 2l behind Mandurah (8-7) at Ripon 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Crimson Queen 9-4fav (8-12) Slowly into stride, behind, headway over 2f out, switched inside and led over 1f out, ridden and hard pressed inside final furlong, held on near finish, won at Wolverhampton 5f mdn stks (5) pol in Dec beating Sparking (8-12) by nk, 8 ran.
Yankee Storm 15-2 (9-1) Raced wide in rear, ridden and ran on strongly final furlong, not reached leaders, 4th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Island Legend (9-7) at Kempton 5f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Canadian Danehill (IRE) 11-4fav (9-0) Awkward leaving stalls, chased leaders, went 3rd over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 7, 4l behind Francis Albert (8-3) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Thoughtsofstardom 3-1 (8-12) Led, hung right from over 2f out, headed over 1f out, one pace and lost 3rd near finish, 4th of 6, 3l behind Crystallize (9-1) at Folkestone 6f app hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Triskaidekaphobia 12-1 (9-4) Led until halfway, chased leader, weakened 1f out, 8th of 9, 7l behind Rebecca Romero (8-12) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Athwaab 15-2 (9-0) Led, ridden over 1f out, headed entering final furlong, soon weakened, 7th of 9, 6l behind Dashwood (9-2) at Kempton 6f hcp (0-55) (6) pol.