dwelt, soon tracking leaders, ridden and edged left from over 1f out, switched right and stayed on same pace in 3rd inside final furlong
chased leaders, led inside final 2f, soon edged left, headed stayed on but headed last strides
led after 1f, pushed along over 2f out, soon headed, hampered on inside and lost place entering final 2f, weakened soon after
held up in last pair in touch, headway on outside over 2f out, ridden and went 2nd over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, led final strides
led 1f, tracked leaders, travelling well over 2f out, ridden and no impression over 1f out
chased leaders, tracked leader after 1f, shaken up to lead over 2f out, went left entering final 2f, headed inside final 2f, ridden and lost 2nd over 1f out, weakened final furlong
pushed along and struggling over 4f out, always behind
Galloping Hogan won a nursery over a mile at Leicester in the autumn but is 6lb higher on his return and stablemate Sassie may offer more value. Font Vert has found some form on the all-weather lately while Jason Watson is good value for his 5lb claim and that brings handicap debutant Diocletian into calculations. After four runs in maidens in this country, it seemed a strange decision to send MAIL ORDER to Germany for a Listed race. She was well beaten but her stable is already in good form and has a decent strike-rate here - she has decent claims back in the right grade. Rocky Shores was only third of four at Lingfield in March and needs more.
Diocletian (IRE) 5-1 (9-5) Taken to post early, soon led, headed 6f out, remained prominent, ridden and every chance over 1f out, faded inside final furlong, 5th of 11, 4 3/4l behind Brundtland (9-5) at Newmarket 1m 2f mdn stks (3) gf in Oct.
Rocky Shores (IRE) 50-1 (9-2) Led early, tracked leaders, pushed along 3f out, ridden and kept on to go 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 4, 4 1/4l behind Night Story (9-2) at Lingfield 1m 4f stks (5) pol in Mar.
Mail Order (8-11) 6th of 9, 16 3/4l behind Dark Liberty (8-11) at Hannover 7f lst fll stks sft in Oct.
Sassie (IRE) 12-1 (9-7) Held up in last trio, pushed along 3f out, headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 7, 3 3/4l behind Casima (9-4) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp fll (5) pol in Apr.
Font Vert (FR) 4-1 (9-1) Soon led, headed 8f out, tracked leader, ridden and every chance over 1f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 6, 3 3/4l behind One Second (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp (5) pol in Mar.
Strongarm Chaser (IRE) 66-1 (9-5) Always towards rear, 17th of 20, 35 3/4l behind Young Rascal (9-5) at Newbury 1m 3f mdn stks (3) gs in Apr.
Galloping Hogan (IRE) 5-1 (9-3) Led early, tracked leaders, every chance over 2f out, led again over 1f out, ran on well, won at Leicester 1m (6) gs in Oct beating Daffrah (9-2) by 2l, 9 ran.