chased leader and flashed tail most of way, lost 2nd 4f out, soon pushed along, chasing leaders and edging left when slightly hampered over 2f out, hung left and weakened over 1f out
Vecheka just failed in giving weight to a younger rival over track and trip last time and it could be a similar story here. EQULEUS ran poorly in soft ground last time but has every chance on his earlier sixth at Pontefract where he finished behind a subsequent winner and Jeremy Gask's colt gets the nod. Character Onesie and Dylan's Storm have a shout on last year's placed efforts while Song Of Norway is a four-year-old with claims on her close-up fourth at Beverley last time.
Bearing Kisses (IRE) 66-1 (8-7) Outpaced towards rear, weakened over 2f out, last of 6, 16l behind Skinny Love (8-12) at Lingfield 6f 3yo sell stks (6) pol in Jan '14.
L'Es Fremantle (FR) 66-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, pushed along and dropped to rear over 3f, last of 6, 26l behind Minister Of Fun (9-5) at Southwell 6f mdn stks (5) fbs in Dec.
Song Of Norway 16-1 (9-2) Held up, headway over 1f out, effort entering final furlong, no impression after, 4th of 10, 1 1/2l behind Echo Of Lightning (8-12) at Beverley 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Vecheka (IRE) 11-4 (10-0) Chased leaders, ridden to chase leader inside final furlong, kept on and held by winner close home, 2nd of 11, nk behind Our Time Will Come (8-11) at Catterick 7f mdn stks (5) sft.
Artistic Flare 50-1 (8-2) Mid-division, headway over 4f out, weakened 2f out, 6th of 9, 36l behind Maleficent Queen (8-9) at Hamilton 1m 1f mdn stks (5) gs.
Baron Spikey (IRE) 40-1 (8-11) Unseated rider leaving stalls, in a race won by Three Gracez (8-10) at Doncaster 7f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gs, 9 ran.
Big McIntosh (IRE) 12-1 (7-10) Dwelt, mid-division, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 8th of 10, 13l behind Rothesay Chancer (9-10) at Musselburgh 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Brightside 8-1 (8-9) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 7, 18l behind Ventura Castle (9-0) at Ripon 1m 2f 3yo & 4yo sll (6) sft.
Character Onesie (IRE) 15-2 (9-2) Prominent, led well over 1f out, soon headed, weakening when short of room approaching final furlong, 7th of 9, 10l behind Three Gracez (8-10) at Doncaster 7f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gs.
Dylan's Storm (IRE) 7-1 (9-0) Close up, ridden and weakened 2f out, last of 10, 17l behind Pyroclastic (9-0) at Wolverhampton 6f 3yo stks 0-65 (6) in Apr.
Gypsy Major 33-1 (8-12) Prominent, ridden 3f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 10, 6l behind Saltarello (8-12) at Redcar 7f app mdn auc (6) gf in Apr.
Equleus 7-1 (8-11) Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace from over 1f out, no impression, 4th of 10, 9l behind Ghalib (9-7) at Salisbury 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) sft.