took keen hold led after 1f, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened final furlong
led 1f, tracked leader, led again over 1f out, ridden edged right then left, headed post
tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, no extra inside final furlong
dwelt held up, headway 2f out, ridden to challenge inside final furlong when slightly hampered, led post
close up, ridden 2f out, no impression
steadied start keen in touch in rear, headway over 1f out, effort inside final furlong, ran on
held up, ridden 2f out, kept on towards finish, not pace to challenge
Flashy Snapper won a maiden race easily at Southwell last time but beat little and Chelmsford maiden winner, Bless Him, is preferred as he had a subsequent winner back in fourth. But MUSTARRID returned to action with success in a handicap on the all-weather and he gets the vote to make another bold bid with further progress expected. In First Place is preferred to Glorious Artist over today’s trip while City Of Joy and Mister Belvedere make their seasonal debuts and should be winning again before long.
Flashy Snapper 7-4fav (9-0) Soon led, made rest, drew clear 3f out, unchallenged after, driven out, very easily, won at Southwell 1m mdn stks (5) pol in Apr beating Vernatti (9-9) by 11l, 12 ran.
Mustarrid (IRE) 13-8fav (9-6) Prominent, led 5f out, ridden over 1f out, ran on, won at Chelmsford City 1m hcp (4) pol in Apr beating Drochaid (9-0) by 1 1/4l, 7 ran.
Mister Belvedere 11-4fav (9-5) Tracked leaders in 4th, ridden over 1f out, led inside final furlong, kept on and headed post, 2nd of 7, shd behind Souter (9-2) at Ayr 1m stks (4) sft in Sep.
City Of Joy 10-1 (9-0) Dwelt, held up, towards rear, headway over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, last of 13, 19 3/4l behind Pleaseletmewin (9-0) at Newbury 7f Grp 3 stks (1) gs in Oct.
Glorious Artist (IRE) 11-8fav (9-6) Held up towards rear, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and ran on final furlong, not reach leaders, 3rd of 7, 2l behind Trenchard (9-0) at Kempton 7f stks (5) pol in Apr.
Bless Him (IRE) 9-4jfav (8-13) Tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden to lead over 1f out, held on well towards finish, won at Chelmsford City 1m mdn stks (5) pol in Apr beating Highland Cradle (8-13) by 3/4l, 8 ran.
In First Place 7-2 (9-1) Tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 5, 3 1/4l behind La Casa Tarifa (9-1) at Ripon 1m hcp (3) gf in Apr.