took keen hold, soon led, headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong
held up behind, headway over 1f out, no extra towards finish
tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, no extra
tracked leaders, ridden and weakened inside final furlong
slowly into stride, held up behind, headway over 1f out, kept on to lead towards finish
mid-division, ridden over 1f out, no impression
led early, tracked leader, led over 1f out, kept on and headed towards finish
Percy Alexander beat the re-opposing Mr Fox by only a neck at Wolverhampton and that pair are hard to separate with the latter only slightly better off. SPIRIT OF ANGEL stepped up to 1m2f for his handicap debut and was placed at Lingfield behind subsequent winner Lord Lamington, due to run earlier on the card. Marcus Tregoning’s charge may prove good enough on that form. Tribune, Crimean Queen and Dusty Damsel all go handicapping for the first time with the latter preferred after finishing a close-up third here last month.
Dusty Damsel 25-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders, keen, effort on inside over 1f out, soon one pace, 3rd of 7, 1 1/2l behind Diamond Oasis (9-6) at Chelmsford City 1m fll stks (4) pol in Apr.
Crimean Queen 25-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, lost place 5f out, ridden on outside over 2f out, soon weakened, last of 8, 21 1/2l behind Cupboard Love (9-6) at Haydock 7f fll stks (4) gf in Jul.
Mr Fox 6-1 (9-6) In rear, headway over 1f out, ridden to press winner inside final furlong, ran on, 2nd of 12, nk behind Percy Alexander (9-1) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (6) pol in Apr.
Tribune 66-1 (9-0) Went left start, mid-division, outpaced over 2f out, never near leaders, weakened final furlong, 8th of 11, 13l behind Masaru (9-7) at Kempton 7f stks (6) pol in Apr.
Spirit Of Angel (IRE) 12-1 (8-6) Held up towards rear, ridden 2f out, headway under pressure over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, took narrow 3rd towards finish, not reach front pair, 3rd of 6, 2l behind Albert Finney (9-7) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp (5) pol in Mar.
Picture Poet (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) Towards rear, pushed along over 2f out, headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 5th of 11, 5 1/2l behind Greyzee (8-10) at Kempton 1m hcp (6) pol in Mar.
Percy Alexander 7-1 (9-1) Held up, headway over 1f out, led approaching final furlong, pressed inside final furlong, ran on, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (6) pol in Apr beating Mr Fox (9-6) by nk, 12 ran.
Mi Manchi (IRE) 16-1 (9-6) Held up, ridden 3f out, never on terms, last of 8, 20 3/4l behind Torolight (9-10) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp (6) pol in Apr.