HARD ROAD finally got off the mark on his latest start when winning with a bit in hand over C&D. He's taken to defy a penalty today at the chief expense of Arctic Galaxy. The latter went close over track and trip last week and Tiger Webb has been thereabouts on his last couple of starts at the track. Both should figure again ahead of Retreat Content who posted a better effort at Ayr last time having slipped down the weights. Monsieur Broughton could prove best of the rest.
Monthly Medal 13-2 (9-7) Held up in mid-division, headway on outside over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, kept on, never able to challenge, 3rd of 14, 10l behind Jordaura (9-10) at Musselburgh 1m 1f sell hcp 0-65 (6) sft.
Beautiful Lando (FR) (8-11) 10th of 13, 30l behind Planet Elder (8-11) at Chantilly(FR) 1m clm stks gs.
Edgware Road 8-1 (9-12) Tracked clear leader, took closer order over 3f out, every chance over 1f out, stayed on same pace, 4th of 11, 6l behind Azrag (10-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Sep.
Another Squeeze 66-1 (9-1) Pulled hard towards rear, never on terms, 12th of 15, 21l behind Viewpoint (9-3) at Nottingham 1m mdn stks (5) gs.
Tiger Webb 9-4fav (9-2) Mid-division, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 12, 2l behind Archina (8-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (0-65) (6) pol.
Retreat Content (IRE) 12-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders, led over 2f out, soon ridden, headed close home, 2nd of 11, shd behind Goldmadchen (9-4) at Ayr 1m app hcp 0-60 (6) hvy.
Nolecce 33-1 (9-1) Mid-division, headway before halfway, every chance over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 4th of 14, 13l behind Jordaura (9-10) at Musselburgh 1m 1f sell hcp 0-65 (6) sft.
Future Wonder (IRE) 7-2fav (9-0) Tracked leaders, effort over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 14, 28l behind Jordaura (9-10) at Musselburgh 1m 1f sell hcp 0-65 (6) sft.
Strawberry Flavour (GER) 20-1 (8-12) Took keen hold, chased leaders, went 2nd over 4f out, led narrowly 4f out until ridden 3f out, weakened quickly soon after, tailed off and eased, last of 11, well behind Red Hand (8-12) at Bath 1m 2f fll mdn stks (5) gd.
Arctic Galaxy (CAN) 11-2 (9-4) Slowly into stride and pushed along towards rear, headway on outside 2f out, hung left well over 1f out, stayed on under pressure inside final furlong, took 2nd final srtides, unable to reach winner, 2nd of 13, nk behind Barton Bounty (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Hard Road 2-1fav (9-0) In touch, headway to lead approaching final furlong, ran on, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol beating Thane of Cawdor (9-0) by 1 1/4l, 13 ran.
Monsieur Broughton 7-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, behind, driven on wide outside well over 1f out, pushed along and kept on inside final furlong, never going pace to get involved, 8th of 13, 9l behind Pastoral Jet (9-0) at Kempton 1m stks 0-55 (6) pol.
Echo Dancer 40-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, effort over 2f out, soon weakened, 8th of 10, 13l behind Forward Feline (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Apr '11.