raced wide early, prominent, led over 12f out, pushed along 3f out, ridden and headed inside final 2f, weakened over 1f out
tracked leaders on inside, pushed along 2f out, ridden and one pace in 3rd over 1f out, no impression
keen in rear, headway on wide outside 2f out, driven into modest 4th over 1f out, no impression
keen tracking leaders, 2nd 8f out, every chance 2f out, soon lost 2nd, ridden and hung left well over 1f out, soon weakened
held up in last pair, pushed along over 2f out, gap opened towards inside and good headway to lead inside final 2f, ridden clear inside final furlong, stayed on strongly
tracked leaders, headway on wide outside under pressure 2f out, went 2nd well over 1f out, ridden and one pace inside final furlong, no chance with winner
led over 1f, tracked leader until 8f out, remained handy, unable to quicken when slightly hampered 2f out, weakened over 1f out
Vettori Rules won over 2m here earlier in the month but ran way below par in better company at Wolverhampton last time. Time To Blossom won an amateurs' race over 1m4f at Kempton recently and an apprentice’s allowance negates a 5lb rise while Nurse Nightingale won over a slightly shorter trip here and is penalised. Rydan has been thereabouts over 2m lately but OCEAN OF LOVE returned an eight-length winner over 1m4f at Wolverhampton and this extra distance should not prove a problem for the Godolphin filly as she bids to defy a hike in the weights.
Vettori Rules 66-1 (9-3) Raced wide, tracked leader, led after 3f, headed 5f out, lost place over 3f out, tailed off, last of 11, dist behind Watersmeet (9-3) at Wolverhampton 2m 1f stks (2) pol in Jan.
Time To Blossom 5-1 (10-10) Raced wide towards rear, headway and in touch 7f out, tracked leaders 4f out, ridden and headway entering final furlong, led towards finish, won at Kempton 1m 4f hcp (4) pol in Jan beating Every Chance (10-10) by 1 1/2l, 10 ran.
Rydan (IRE) 11-2 (10-0) Close up, ridden and headway over 1f out, effort inside final furlong, ran on, just held, 2nd of 7, shd behind Royal Reserve (10-0) at Lingfield 2m hcp (4) pol in Dec.
William Hunter 15-8fav (11-0) Held up, headway 4 out, soon ridden, weakened 2 out, pulled up before next, at Fakenham 2m 4f mdn (4) sft in Dec.
Ocean Of Love 11-4 (9-3) Close up, led over 2f out, clear over 1f out, comfortable, won at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp (5) pol in Dec beating Tan Arabiq (9-3) by 8l, 9 ran.
Isaac Bell (IRE) 5-1 (9-11) Close up, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 10, 8l behind Sunblazer (10-0) at Kempton 2m hcp (4) pol in Dec.
Nurse Nightingale 9-4 (9-7) Made all, clear over 1f out, easily, won at Chelmsford City 1m 5f hcp (5) pol in Jan beating The Gay Cavalier (8-8) by 6l, 5 ran.