chased leaders, not clear run over 2f out, soon switched right, weakened final furlong
held up in rear, headway over 1f out, stayed on well, never on terms
chased leaders, outpaced over 2f out, stayed on well inside final furlong, never a threat
held up towards rear, driven and headway over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, soon ridden and no impression
held up in rear, hanging right when hampered over 1f out, kept on under pressure, never on terms
prominent, every chance over 2f out, weakened over 1f out
pulled hard tracking leaders, edged left under pressure over 1f out, soon weakened
slowly into stride, chased leader, led over 1f out, driven clear inside final furlong, ran on well
chased leaders, every chance over 1f out, stayed on same pace final furlong
prominent, ridden and weakened over 2f out
led, ridden when headed over 1f out, weakened final furlong
steadied in rear, headway over 2f out, chased winner inside final furlong, kept on well
LIMATO (NAP) won all four starts in his first campaign, landing Listed contests over this trip at Newbury and Redcar in the autumn with the proverbial ton in hand. He could be a force to be reckoned with in the top sprints this year and can keep his unbeaten record intact. Beacon won four times as a juvenile, including the Group 2 Flying Childers at Doncaster in September. But he's yet to prove effective over 6f and carries a 5lb penalty. Stablemate Burnt Sugar may not have trained on while the speedy Strath Burn is another who may always be best at the minimum trip. Markaz was beaten by Angelic Lord at Doncaster in September but did win here in July and was third in a Group 3 over 7f at Newmarket on his final start last year. The filly Tendu will do well to beat the boys on her seasonal reappearance.
Beacon 8-1 (9-1) Soon in rear, headway to chase leaders over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, left in lead close home, won at Doncaster 5f 2yo Grp 2 (1) gd in Sep beating Astrophysics (9-1) by hd, 14 ran.
Burnt Sugar (IRE) 5-1 (9-5) Tracked leader, ridden and every chance over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 7, 2 1/2l behind Lexington Times (9-1) at Lingfield 7f 3yo Listed stks (1) pol in Mar.
Adaay (IRE) 5-4fav (9-0) Slight stumble leaving stalls, held up tracked leading trio, went 2nd over 2f out until ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace in 3rd, no chance with leading duo, 3rd of 5, 6l behind Limato (9-0) at Newbury 6f 2yo lst stk (1) gf in Jul.
Growl 7-2 (9-4) Held up in rear but in touch, headway when hung right over 2f out, every chance when edged left over 1f out, soon bumped, stayed on same pace final furlong, 2nd of 5, 1/2l behind Gurkha Friend (9-2) at Leicester 6f con stks (3) gs.
Hawkesbury 4-6fav (9-2) Took keen hold, tracked leading pair, hung right and raced awkwardly when asked for effort over 2f out, 2nd 2f out, led approaching final furlong, clear when edged right again inside final furlong, won at Kempton 6f cond stks (2) pol in Jan beating Merdon Castle (9-2) by 2 1/2l, 4 ran.
Heartbreak Hero 10-1 (9-5) Slow into stride headway to go close up over 4f out, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 9, 10l behind Bossy Guest (9-5) at Newmarket 6f 3yo auc stk (2) gf.
Lightscameraction (IRE) 20-1 (9-5) Keen, early chased leader, ridden 2f out, 2 lengths down entering final furlong, driven and ran on strongly to lead post, won at Lingfield 5f cond stks (2) pol beating Blue Aegean (9-0) by nk, 10 ran.
Limato (IRE) 6-5fav (8-12) In touch, smooth headway over 1f out, led inside final furlong, kept on well, on bit, won at Redcar 6f Lstd auc stks (1) gd in Oct beating Mattmu (8-3) by 1 1/2l, 23 ran.
Markaz (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Raced wide led, edged left 3f out, ridden 2f out, headed just inside final furlong, stayed on one pace, 2nd of 8, 2 1/2l behind Maftool (9-0) at Newmarket 7f 2yo Grp 3 (1) gd in Sep.
Merdon Castle (IRE) 9-2 (9-5) In touch, ridden and headway entering final furlong, kept on, not trouble leading pair, 3rd of 10, 2 3/4l behind Lightscameraction (9-5) at Lingfield 5f cond stks (2) pol.
Strath Burn 9-2fav (9-1) Led centre group, ridden and every chance over 1f out, ran on, 2nd of 12, 1 1/2l behind Royal Razalma (8-12) at Newmarket 5f 2yo Grp 3 (1) sft in Oct.
Tendu 8-1 (9-0) Tracked winner until ridden over 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 4l behind Tiggy Wiggy (9-0) at Newmarket 6f 2yo fll Grp 1 (1) gf in Sep.
Angelic Lord (IRE) 10-1 (8-9) Dwelt, towards rear, ridden 2f out, never near leaders, 8th of 11, 7l behind Astaire (9-6) at Newmarket 6f Grp 3 (1) gf.