HAIL PROMENADER found only one too good in a claiming race over course and distance a fortnight ago. This looks no tougher and he can return to winning ways with a similar effort. Bapak Pesta's only win so far came over 1m2f on the Polytrack and Solarmaite's only victory to date was over 6f at this track. Xclusive scored over track and trip in January but he's 12lb higher today and Auden has failed to figure in five subsequent starts since picking up a seller over 1m3f here at the end of last year.
Hail Promenader (IRE) 6-1 (8-7) Slow into stride raced wide, headway to be in touch halfway, ridden over 2f out, driven and stayed on to go 2nd final strides, no threat to winner, 2nd of 9, 1 1/4l behind Dandarrell (8-12) at Southwell 1m (6) fbs.
Xclusive 6-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, effort on inside 2f out, ridden well over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, lost 4th final strides, 5th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Spirit Of Gondree (9-7) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Auden (USA) 14-1 (9-7) Chased leaders on inside, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 11, 10l behind Thane Of Cawdor (9-4) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Solarmaite 3-1 (8-13) In touch, ridden halfway, stayed on final furlong, not trouble leaders, 4th of 9, 6l behind Masai Moon (8-13) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs.
Bapak Pesta (IRE) 7-1 (8-8) Led at steady pace, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened quickly well over 1f out, last of 13, 24l behind Able Dash (9-1) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Feb.
Mists Of Time (IRE) 66-1 (9-6) Raced keenly, soon led and set slow pace, headed 2f out, soon lost 2nd, chased leaders, weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Sudden Wish (9-6) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp (0-55) (6) pol.
Elusive Warrior (USA) 12-1 (9-6) Slowly into stride in rear, never near leaders, 7th of 10, 11l behind All Right Now (9-7) at Southwell 7f hcp 0-52 (6) fbs.
Silver Fawn (IRE) 10-1 (8-9) In touch in rear, ridden when some headway 2f out, not trouble leaders, 4th of 6, 8l behind Dividend Dan (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.