After four runs at Kempton culminating with a cosy win over 6f last week, DASHWOOD makes his debut on Fibresand. He should get the extra furlong here and is hard to oppose if taking to the track. Exceedingly Good registered his first all-weather win when scoring over C&D last month but is 4lb higher today. Novay Essjay remains potentially well handicapped on his best form after winning at Wolverhampton last time but Itsthursdayalready has a poor strike rate and looks in need of some respite from the handicapper.
Dashwood 7-4fav (9-2) Awkward and slowly into stride, behind, good headway on outside over 1f out, strong run under pressure to lead entering final furlong, soon clear, won going away, driven out, won at Kempton 6f hcp (0-55) (6) pol beating Running Mate (9-0) by 2 3/4l, 9 ran.
Itsthursdayalready 9-2 (10-5) Held up towards rear and keen, headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 5th of 13, 3 1/2l behind Loyal Royal (10-10) at Wolverhampton 6f am hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Exceedingly Good (IRE) 5-1 (8-11) With leaders, weakened over 2f out, 11th of 12, 25l behind Katmai River (9-0) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Mar.
Novay Essjay (IRE) 11-1 (10-4) Chased leaders, ridden inside final furlong, soon led, kept on under pressure, just held on, won at Wolverhampton 6f am hcp 0-60 (6) pol beating Lily Wood (9-12) by ns, 11 ran.
Jonnie Skull (IRE) 11-2 (8-12) Led, headed over 3f out, chased leader, ridden and kept on one pace final furlong, 5th of 14, 6l behind Guildenstern (8-8) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Mar.
Street Crime 25-1 (8-4) Tracked leader to 2f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 10th of 13, 6l behind Pie Poudre (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (0-55) (6) pol.
Fools Gold 12-1 (9-3) Led 1f, prominent, lost place over 1f out, soon weakened, last of 14, 12l behind Cane Cat (8-13) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Mar.
Brave Decision 16-1 (9-1) Led for about 1f, chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 13, 5l behind Mr Maximas (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Mar.
Stonecrabstomorrow (IRE) 16-1 (8-10) Towards rear, never near leaders, 6th of 13, 9l behind Mata Hari Blue (9-2) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Mar.
Russian Brigadier 25-1 (8-6) Disputed lead until ridden over 2f out, kept on, one pace, 4th of 12, 7l behind Takajan (9-0) at Southwell 6f app hcp 0-55 (6) fbs in Oct.
Charity Fair 25-1 (9-9) Towards rear, struggling over 3f out, last of 11, 12l behind Novay Essjay (10-4) at Wolverhampton 6f am hcp 0-60 (6) pol.