STRATEGIC STRIKE stayed on at the one pace when third over 1m4f last time. The step back in trip looks a wise move on the evidence of his debut close-up fourth at Kempton and Paul Cole's charge gets the nod ahead of Florida Beat. The latter showed some progress when third here last month and should improve past the more exposed Jullander in this. Sian Gwalia has made little impression over longer trips so far and Bold Assertion has finished nearer last than first in both outings at Kempton.
Anwyl House Auction House gelding out of Amwell Star.
Bold Assertion 50-1 (8-9) Held up in rear, lost touch over 2f out, 7th of 8, 12l behind Speed Boogie (8-9) at Kempton 1m 2f mdn stks (5) pol.
Eaton Oak Assertive gelding out of Not So Generous.
Florida Beat 16-1 (8-9) Tracked leaders, driven over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on to chase leading pair inside final furlong, no impression, 3rd of 6, 2 1/2l behind On With The Dance (8-9) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn auc stks (6) pol in Mar.
Jullundar (IRE) 4-1 (8-1) Close up on inside, effort and when not clear run briefly and switched right over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 9, 8l behind Spillway (8-8) at Kempton 1m 2f mdn auc stks (5) pol in Mar.
Mr Blue Nose 66-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, always behind, 8th of 11, 18l behind Fehaydi (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol.
Strategic Strike (IRE) 12-1 (9-5) Tracked leader until 9f out, close up, ridden over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 5, 5l behind Another Cocktail (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 4f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol.
Carronade 33-1 (9-0) In touch, closed over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 10, 14l behind Beat of The Drum (9-0) at Kempton 1m 3yo mdn fll (5) pol.
Sian Gwalia 11-4 (8-0) Held up towards rear, went 3rd over 2f out, one pace and no impression, 3rd of 7, 10l behind Glenreef (8-0) at Southwell 1m 4f mdn auc stks (5) fbs in Mar.