chased leaders, led over 1f out, soon ridden, headed inside final furlong, kept on
dwelt, behind, effort over 1f out, soon headway, kept on, nearest at finish
tracked leaders, ridden and every chance over 1f out, led inside final furlong, kept on well
held up towards rear, ridden inside final furlong, never dangerous
behind, headway over 1f out, kept on strongly inside final furlong, chased winner and held towards finish
led early, tracked leader, led over 2f out, headed over 1f out, kept on and no extra last 75 yards
mid-division, ridden and weakened entering final furlong
soon led, headed over 2f out, ridden and weakened entering final furlong
Elle Rebelle won last year's renewal off a lower mark but arrives out of form. Athenian Garden was placed over 1m2f last time but is still without a win and Tax Reform is preferred having gone close over track and trip in October off a higher mark. LIVE DANGEROUSLY gets the nod given he scored over course and distance a fortnight ago and remains on a winning mark raised only 2lb for that success. Tasaaboq made the frame in a claimer on the all-weather on his latest start but that was back in November.
Tasaaboq 12-1 (8-6) Held up in last pair, wide entering straight, ridden and stayed on well under pressure on outside final furlong, went 3rd towards finish, not reach front pair, 3rd of 7, 1 1/2l behind Steventon Star (9-2) at Lingfield 1m 3yo clm stks (6) pol in Nov.
Tax Reform (IRE) 15-2 (8-7) Held up tracking leaders in 5th, headway 3f out, soon chasing leaders, ridden and every chance over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 6, 6l behind Tilstarr (9-6) at Brighton 1m 2f hcp 0-65 (6) sft in May.
Live Dangerously 20-1 (9-1) Prominent, switched far side after 3f, came towards centre over 2f out, soon ridden, led inside final furlong, kept on, won at Brighton 1m hcp 0-60 (6) gs beating Black Caesar (9-7) by 1l, 9 ran.
Expensive Taste (IRE) 11-1 (9-4) In touch, pushed along halfway, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 9th of 12, 19l behind Stun Gun (8-9) at Leicester 7f hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Elle Rebelle 14-1 (9-5) Mid-division, ridden to chase leaders on inside well over 1f out, never on terms, weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 12, 12l behind Jazri (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (0-55) (6).
Lutine Charlie (IRE) 10-1 (9-2) Tracked leader, ridden 2f out, kept on final furlolng, 5th of 8, 3l behind Blackthorn Stick (9-6) at Lingfield 6f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Feb.
Athenian Garden (USA) 66-1 (9-13) Midfield, outpaced over 5f out, headway over 2f out, chased leaders inside final furlong, never able to challenge, 3rd of 14, 1 1/2l behind Power Up (10-9) at Lingfield 1m 2f am hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Chandrayaan 20-1 (8-9) Tracked leaders, outpaced when not much room inside final 2f, soon lost place, no impression inside final furlong, 9th of 12, 8l behind Cyflymder (9-7) at Lingfield 1m hcp (6) gf.
Telegraph (IRE) 9-1 (8-11) Led, headed over 3f out, weakened from 2f out, last of 8, 17l behind Bonjour Steve (8-2) at Chepstow 6f hcp 0-70 (5) sft in May.
Bold Henmie (IRE) 20-1 (9-1) Soon raced in 5th, 4th before straight, soon under pressure, dropped to 8th 1f out, no impression, 9th of 12, 7l behind The Dancing Lord (9-11) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol in Oct.