Tote Win: £0.00 Tote Place: ££2.60,£1.30,£3.50
Straight Forecast: £0.00 Exacta: £0.00 Trifecta: £0.00 Swingers: 1&2:£5.10 2&3:£8.20 1&3:£13.90
Jackpot: £13,559.38 carried forward to Doncaster, 3rd Apr
Placepot: £19,426.50, Pool: £203579.28, 7.65 winning tickets
Quadpot: £554.90, Pool: £13048.58, 17.4 winning tickets
An all-the-way victory for HE'S SO COOL, providing trainer Bill Turner with his fourth win in the race since 2001. The cheap son of One Cool Cat had found favourite Redair too strong in the closing stages at Kempton, however with a 4lb pull in the weights he was always holding the upper hand. A slightly better draw was certainly an aid, but he was good enough to make the most of it. Kieren Fox slowly brought him to the stands side rail, where the field congregated, and whilst he travelled well out in front he had his main rival off the bridle from an early stage. She tried to hang in behind two furlongs out but to her credit she ran on well when straightened up and although she came off a clear second-best, she emerges with credit. The winner picked up nicely when asked to turn the screw and he was well in charge at the line; he ran as straight as an arrow late on, suggesting that there is more to come, and his trainer suggested that the Lily Agnes at Chester may be the next port of call. Third home was Crowning Star, who really caught the eye. He was nearer last than first approaching the two furlong pole but really picked up well for Jamie Spencer who didn't hit the horse with the whip in the closing stages. He was making his debut here, and wasn't the quickest into stride, but he looks smart enough to make an impact in early season maidens, especially when stepped up to six furlongs. Tyre Giant Dot Com raced on the outer throughout, but tried to make a sustained challenge a furlong from home. Ultimately he paid the price for that as he faltered slightly in the closing stages, losing third spot in the process; his trainer will place him to good effect in the North over the next month. Next home was Jimmy The Lollipop. He was outpaced throughout but kept on well, further confirming the good form of his yard. Triggerlo only ran on at the one pace from off the pace but should have learnt plenty, a comment that also applies to Beau Mistral who didn't get the clearest of runs when the race started to hot up. Richard Fahey's Our Boy Jack showed a fair deal of pace, and was one of the last off the bridle, however he failed to pick up and soon dropped off the pace. He finished last of all in the end but is likely to show better form in time.