Spare Parts was due to run at Lingfield yesterday and would have a chance in this company if taking part. Hisar won at Wolverhampton last month but was well beaten back at the same track last time while Desert Fox appeared not to stay the 7f at Kempton having gone close over today’s trip at Wolverhampton earlier. But BILLYOAKES finished well ahead of Spin Top when placed on his latest start and gets the nod only 3lb higher than when scoring at Lingfield last month.
Spare Parts (IRE) 9-4 (10-7) Good speed from wide draw and chased leader 5f out, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and edged left over 1f out, challenged inside final furlong, ran on to lead last strides, won at Chelmsford City 6f hcp (6) pol in Jan beating Mercury (9-11) by nk, 9 ran.
Run With Pride (IRE) 6-1 (9-7) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, faded inside final furlong, 6th of 8, 5 1/2l behind Tellovoi (9-5) at Southwell 6f hcp (6) pol in Jan.
Lanjano 4-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, one pace over 1f out, 5th of 11, 7 3/4l behind Tuscany (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (5) pol in Nov.
Out Of The Ashes 10-1 (8-11) Held up in rear, never on terms, 7th of 8, 4 1/4l behind Espresso Freddo (9-8) at Chelmsford City 7f hcp (5) pol in Jan.
Vroom (IRE) 9-1 (9-8) Prominent until pushed along halfway, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 8, 7 1/2l behind Tellovoi (9-5) at Southwell 6f hcp (6) pol in Jan.
Desert Fox 7-2jfav (9-7) Soon led, headed narrowly halfway, ridden and every chance over 1f out, weakened final furlong, last of 11, 10 1/4l behind Mr Mac (8-11) at Kempton 7f hcp (6) pol in Dec.
Alfonso Manana (IRE) 22-1 (9-2) Dwelt in rear, ridden over 2f out, never near leaders, 7th of 9, 12 3/4l behind Arnarson (9-6) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (5) pol in Jan.
Haraz (IRE) 9-1 (9-4) Pulled hard, headway on outside chasing leaders 5f out, wide on bend and lost place 3f out, soon behind, eased inside final furlong, 7th of 9, 12l behind Dark Alliance (9-9) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (6) pol in Jan.
De Little Engine (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) In touch, ridden and weakened 2f out, 8th of 9, 16 1/2l behind Arnarson (9-6) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (5) pol in Jan.
Billyoakes (IRE) 4-1 (9-8) Led, ridden 2 lengths clear over 1f out, headed and no extra inside final furlong, 3rd of 9, 1 1/2l behind Pulsating (9-3) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (6) pol in Jan.
Spin Top 7-1 (9-7) Dwelt in rear, pushed along 2f out, not trouble leaders, 6th of 9, 4 3/4l behind Pulsating (9-3) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (6) pol in Jan.
Malaysian Boleh 25-1 (9-2) Soon led, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 9, 5 3/4l behind Ubla (9-3) at Lingfield 7f hcp (6) pol in Dec.
El Torito (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) Chased leader, led over 2f out, ridden and headed approaching final furlong, lost 2nd final 100 yards, kept on same pace, 3rd of 9, 4l behind Dark Alliance (9-9) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (6) pol in Jan.
Hisar (IRE) 7-2fav (9-4) Tracked leader, ridden and unable to quicken 2f out, weakened final furlong, 5th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Pushkin Museum (9-7) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (6) pol in Jan.