soon led, headed 8f out, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out
well in touch, in mid-division, ridden and weakened over 2f out
well in touch, in mid-division, closed 8f out, challenged 3f out, led over 2f out, headed over 1f out, 3rd and held towards finish
took keen hold, prominent on outside, headed 8f out, headed over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong
prominent, ridden over 2f out, kept on to press leaders until no extra towards finish
tracked leaders, lost place after 2f, weakened 4f out
mid-division, ridden and weakened over 5f out
prominent, lost place 7f out, weakened over 4f out
held up, in rear, headway 7f out, 2nd over 1f out, led inside final furlong, edged left and brushed rival towards finish, held on
held up, in rear, headway over 3f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, every chance when brushed by rival towards finish, just held
well in touch, in mid-division, outpaced 3f out, soon well beaten
The market may be the best guide to the chances of French import Daphne Du Clos but she faces no easy task in a race in which five of her rivals have also won races. Northern raider Shearling is two from two and maidens Dynamite Dollars and Cockney Wren showed enough on debut in the same race at Taunton to suggest they’ll be winning soon. CAP SOLEIL only had to be shaken up to stride clear at Newbury and looks a smart recruit to the bumper ranks. She’ll be hard to beat if showing a similar turn of foot over this slightly longer trip.
Atlantic Grey (IRE) 16-1 (10-12) Held up, ridden over 1f out, stayed on final furlong, never nearer, 7th of 15, 6 1/2l behind White Valiant (10-12) at Huntingdon 1m 6f (6) gd in Nov.
Dentley De Mee (FR) 7-1 (11-5) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, one pace inside final furlong, 5th of 12, 3l behind Mick Maestro (10-12) at Towcester 1m 6f (6) gs in Nov.
Dynamite Dollars (FR) 6-1 (10-7) Tracked leader, ridden to challenge 2f out, every chance over 1f out, held when short of room closing stages, no extra, 3rd of 5, 1 3/4l behind Captain Woodie (11-7) at Taunton 2m (4) gf in Dec.
Flashing Glance 66-1 (10-12) Held up towards rear, headway over 3f put, outpaced over 2f out, rallied inside final furlong, just failed to get 2nd, 3rd of 13, 1l behind Irish Prophecy (10-12) at Doncaster 1m 5f (6) gd in Nov.
Sea Sovereign (IRE) 15-2 (10-12) Mid-division, stumbled slightly over 4f out, outpaced and no impression final 3f, 8th of 12, 12 3/4l behind Mick Maestro (10-12) at Towcester 1m 6f (6) gs in Nov.
St John's 9-2 (10-12) In touch on outside, not much room 4f out, driven and effort over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on under pressure inside final furlong, led near finish, won at Exeter 1m 5f (6) gd in Oct beating Scheu Time (10-12) by 1/2l, 7 ran.
Unsafe Conduct Pasternak gelding out of Symbiosis.
White Valiant (FR) 80-1 (10-12) Prominent, ridden to lead 2f out, ran on, won at Huntingdon 1m 6f (6) gd in Nov beating Sweeping Beauty (10-5) by 2 1/2l, 15 ran.
Cap Soleil (FR) Evensfav (10-12) Held up in mid-division, headway going well over 3f out, led over 2f out, ran on well, won at Newbury 1m 5f fll (6) gs in Dec beating Reel Leisure (10-12) by 2 1/2l, 10 ran.
Daphne Du Clos (FR) (9-11) won at Saint Brieuc 1m 4f gs in Oct beating Della Perla (9-11) by 3/4l, 12 ran.
Sweeping Beauty 5-1 (10-12) Led, ridden and headed inside final furlong, no extra and lost 2nd place close home, 3rd of 7, 4 1/4l behind Shearling (11-5) at Wetherby 1m 4f fll (6) gs in Dec.
Cockney Wren 7-2 (10-0) In touch, ridden to challenge well over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, kept on well under pressure, 2nd of 5, nk behind Captain Woodie (11-7) at Taunton 2m (4) gf in Dec.
Have This For Now (IRE) 10-1 (10-12) Held up towards rear, headway on outside over 2f out, pressing leaders when intimidated and edged left over 1f out, stayed on, 4th of 12, 1 1/4l behind Mick Maestro (10-12) at Towcester 1m 6f (6) gs in Nov.
The Groove 3-1 (10-12) Pressed leader, lost place 4f out, soon outpaced, no impression final 3f, 5th of 7, 7 1/4l behind St John's (10-12) at Exeter 1m 5f (6) gd in Oct.
Shearling 9-4 (11-5) Tracked leader until halfway, went 2nd again over 3f out, ridden to challenge over 1f out, led inside final furlong, kept on, won at Wetherby 1m 4f fll (6) gs in Dec beating Reine Des Miracles (10-12) by 3 3/4l, 7 ran.
Spice Girl 20-1 (10-5) Towards rear, ridden 2f out, never near leaders, 8th of 15, 8 1/4l behind White Valiant (10-12) at Huntingdon 1m 6f (6) gd in Nov.