A lottery of a handicap further complicated by Admirable Art having run here yesterday but still holding every chance if taking part again. But a token vote goes to WORLD RECORD, who attempted to make all here last time and would have finished closer if not for being hampered and eased down in the closing stages. Venus Marina won at Yarmouth in August, Jackpot won at Kempton in January while Jay Bee Blue slips further down the weights as he attempts to bring a long losing run to an end.
Born To Fly (IRE) 10-1 (9-7) Started very slowly, well behind, never able to recover, 9th of 11, 31l behind Pick A Little (9-3) at Brighton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Apr.
Jay Bee Blue 4-1 (9-4) Held up, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and some progress towards outer over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 12th of 15, 14l behind Glastonberry (9-1) at Windsor 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Apr.
Black Caesar (IRE) 16-1 (9-6) Midfield, weakened over 2f out, last of 11, 27l behind Malaysian Boleh (9-7) at Lingfield 7f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Nov.
World Record (IRE) 6-1 (8-6) Took keen hold, 2nd after 1f, led 5f out, ridden over 1f out, headed 1f out, soon badly hampered and dropped to 3rd, eased, not recover, last of 5, 9l behind Gannicus (9-2) at Brighton 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Apr.
Live Dangerously 10-1 (9-7) Mid-division, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, last of 9, 12l behind Aaranyow (9-1) at Kempton 5f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Dec.
Venus Marina 7-2fav (8-9) Tracked leaders, lost place 2f out, soon ridden, stayed on under pressure inside final furlong, never on terms, 7th of 12, 6l behind Ganymede (9-7) at Kempton 7f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Sep.
Jackpot 25-1 (8-3) Chased leaders, soon led, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, soon weakened, 8th of 11, 5l behind Waterloo Dock (8-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) in Apr.
Reflection 40-1 (8-7) In touch on outside, challenged over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, soon lost place, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 7, 9l behind Quinta Feira (9-0) at Bath 1m hcp 0-65 (6) fm in Apr.
Chandrayaan 9-1 (8-12) Steadied start, took keen hold and held up in 6th, headway on outside halfway, ridden chasing leaders and edged left over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 4l behind Plauseabella (8-12) at Brighton 7f hcp (6) gf in Apr.
Blistering Dancer (IRE) 16-1 (8-7) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden and no extra 2f out, 11th of 12, 15l behind Tsar Paul (8-9) at Dundalk 6f hcp 47-65 pol in Dec.
Spider Bay 50-1 (8-7) Pulled hard in rear, some headway over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 10, 11l behind Plauseabella (8-12) at Brighton 7f hcp (6) gf in Apr.
Admirable Art (IRE) 3-1fav (9-7) Held up mid-division, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 11, 2 1/2l behind Waterloo Dock (8-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) in Apr.
Kakapuka 6-1 (8-13) Led, headed over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 9th of 12, 8l behind Childesplay (9-4) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Feb.