towards rear, pushed along halfway, headway 2f out, every chance inside final furlong, just held
tracked leader, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong
in touch, effort 2f out, weakened final furlong
in touch to halfway, soon beaten
missed break, held up in rear, ridden halfway, kept on same pace final 2f
tracked leaders, ridden and effort 2f out, stayed on strongly to lead inside final furlong
led, ridden over 2f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra
Madrinho ended a long losing run when scoring over 6f at Wolverhampton recently. He has a 6lb hike to overcome back over 7f while ANDALUSITE (NAP) won over a mile at Chelmsford last time. But the latter has recorded all three wins on Turf so far at this venue including on this card last year and John Gallagher’s mare gets the vote on that form. Sayesse went close at Wolverhampton on her penultimate start and is another course winner but it was soft going when Black Caesar finished runner-up over track and trip in October.
Sayesse 10-1 (9-0) Held up towards rear, some late minor headway,, 9th of 14, 4 1/4l behind Himself (8-9) at Kempton 7f hcp (4) pol in Apr.
Black Caesar (IRE) 12-1 (9-7) Chased leaders on outside, weakened inside final 2f, 7th of 8, 8 1/2l behind Clement (8-12) at Lingfield 7f hcp (5) pol in Apr.
Art Echo 8-1 (9-0) Held up behind far side, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, faded inside final furlong, 8th of 17, 5l behind Right Action (9-4) at Doncaster 7f hcp (4) sft in Mar.
Hemingway (IRE) 18-1 (9-9) Raced wide in touch, ridden over 1f out, not trouble leaders, 8th of 11, 8 1/4l behind Portledge (9-3) at Newcastle 7f hcp (5) pol in Oct.
Madrinho (IRE) 6-4fav (9-9) Dwelt, soon in touch, edged left 3f out, headway on outside and edged left from over 1f out, ran on to lead well inside final furlong, won at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (6) pol in Apr beating Berlios (9-5) by 1 1/2l, 7 ran.
Hedging (IRE) 7-2 (9-6) Chased winner, ridden and lost 2nd in main group over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 11, 5 1/4l behind Love And Be Loved (9-0) at Windsor 1m hcp (5) sft in Oct.
Andalusite 20-1 (9-9) Made all, ridden over 1f out, stayed on, won at Chelmsford City 1m hcp (6) pol in Apr beating Satchville Flyer (9-4) by 3/4l, 8 ran.