tracked leaders, chased winner over 1f out, ridden entering final furlong, kept on and held near finish
towards rear, ridden 2f out, never dangerous
in rear, ridden over 2f out, never dangerous
in touch in 4th, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace
led, headed over 1f out, soon weakened
close up, pushed along over 3f out, weakened over 1f out
mid-division, headway over 3f out, went 2nd over 2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, held on near finish
Ambella is the unexposed one here after three runs of some promise during the winter. It will be interesting to see how she moves in the market on the first venture on turf. Gold Chain blew the cobwebs away at Southwell earlier this month and the former Clive Cox inmate commands respect now with Dianne Sayer, likewise Simply Shining for a yard that has begun the season in high form. THANKYOU VERY MUCH is one of the few without the benefit of an all-weather run but she was a progressive sort last term and this looks a good starting point for the new season. Hopefully she'll be fit enough to do herself justice first time back.
Simply Shining (IRE) 20-1 (9-3) In touch, effort over 1f out, soon one pace, 6th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Scottish Glen (9-7) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Nov.
Ambella (IRE) 10-1 (9-4) In touch, ridden and headway 2f out, keeping on when hampered inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 10l behind Born In Bombay (8-9) at Kempton 1m mdn stks (5) pol in Feb.
Gold Chain (IRE) 14-1 (8-9) Slow into stride in rear, outpaced over 4f out, kept on to go moderate 4th near finish, 4th of 5, 16l behind Broughtons Charm (8-10) at Southwell 7f hcp 0-85 (4) fbs.
Imaginary World (IRE) 5-1 (8-13) Dwelt in touch, effort when not clear run and switched right over 1f out, kept on under pressure towards finish, 4th of 8, 2 1/2l behind Loud (9-2) at Southwell 7f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs in Mar.
Beylerbey (USA) 5-1 (9-0) Went left start, tracked leader, weakened over 2f out, last of 7, 18l behind Star Up In The Sky (8-11) at Wolverhampton 6f fll hcp (0-75) (5) pol in Mar.
Dansili Dutch (IRE) 10-1 (8-6) In touch, outpaced halfway, late headway final furlong, 5th of 9, 13l behind Dandarrell (8-12) at Southwell 1m (6) fbs in Mar.
Real Tigress (IRE) 13-2 (8-10) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 16, 5l behind Flexible Flyer (9-4) at Thirsk 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gs.
Thankyou Very Much 8-1 (8-9) Tracked leader, ridden to challenge over 1f out, stayed on to lead towards finish, won at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Nov beating Storm (9-3) by 1/2l, 10 ran.
Hold The Star 50-1 (8-2) Chased clear leader, ridden 2f out, no impression when lost 2nd inside final furlong, soon no extra in 4th, 4th of 9, 3 1/2l behind Darnathean (9-5) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Mar.