mid-division, good headway on inside when not clear run and switched right over 1f out, ridden to challenge inside final furlong, soon edged left, led 100 yards out, headed and no extra towards finish
Blessed To Empress scored over track and trip back in August while Incentive won off today’s mark at Ffos Las last summer. Just An Idea landed a lowly Class 7 contest here in December but Penarth Pier has the most recent winning form with a victory over today’s trip at Kempton in February. Fieldsman is back on a winning mark and could figure but a chance is taken on SCORCHED BREATH. A runner-up at Wolverhampton in March having tumbled down the weights, he’s undergone wind surgery since and that may bring the improvement needed to finally get his head in front.
Penarth Pier (IRE) 7-1 (9-11) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, no impression, 8th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Englishman (9-5) at Kempton 6f hcp (6) pol in Feb.
Pentland Lad (IRE) 9-1 (8-10) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 9th of 12, 5 1/4l behind Little Palaver (9-3) at Kempton 7f hcp (5) pol in Oct.
Fieldsman (USA) 10-1 (9-12) Raced wide in touch, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 8, 3 1/4l behind Three C's (9-6) at Southwell 1m hcp (5) pol in Mar.
Incentive 16-1 (9-8) Tracked leader, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, 9th of 14, 6 1/2l behind Beepeecee (9-7) at Lingfield 7f hcp (6) pol in Oct.
Blessed To Empress (IRE) 50-1 (9-7) Close up, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, 9th of 13, 8 1/2l behind Silver Dust (9-7) at Kempton 1m hcp (6) pol in Mar.
Waqaas 25-1 (9-7) Mid-division, outpaced over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on under pressure on outside final furlong, never reached leaders, 5th of 10, 4l behind Phoenix Star (9-2) at Kempton 6f hcp (6) pol in Mar.
Scorched Breath 14-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, ridden and stayed on inside final furlong, hung right and went 2nd well inside final furlong, no match for winner, 2nd of 12, 1 1/2l behind Chloellie (9-7) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (6) pol in Mar.
Madeeh 11-1 (9-4) Took keen hold, held up towards rear, never dangerous, 10th of 12, 5 1/4l behind Daafr (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (6) pol in Feb.
Just An Idea (IRE) 12-1 (9-4) Mid-division, weakened over 2f out, 9th of 11, 15 3/4l behind Rivas Rob Roy (9-5) at Lingfield 7f hcp (6) pol in Feb.
Laurentia (IRE) 25-1 (9-7) Led and raced keenly, headed over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 9th of 10, 34 3/4l behind Caribbean Spring (9-4) at Chelmsford City 1m hcp (6) pol in Jan.
Flaunt It (IRE) 33-1 (9-2) Sent forward from wide draw to chase leaders, lost place over 2f out, last of 11, 16 1/4l behind Englishman (9-5) at Kempton 6f hcp (6) pol in Feb.
Gavi Di Gavi (IRE) 9-2 (9-4) Close up, ridden over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 9th of 13, 7 3/4l behind Star Of Valour (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (6) pol in Dec.