tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out
held up, headway over 3f out, ridden to lead approaching final furlong, headed towards finish
slowly away in rear, switched right 2f out, headway over 1f out, effort inside final furlong, ridden and found nil
close up, ridden 3f out, weakened 2f out
held up, ridden over 2f out, not trouble leaders
led and soon clear, increased lead over 8f out, ridden and headed approaching final furlong, no extra
dwelt towards rear, outpaced 3f out
in touch, pushed along 3f out, headway 2f out, driven and stayed on to lead towards finish
chased clear leader, pushed along 4f out, ridden and every chance over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong
Be Perfect bids for a treble raised 4lb for winning his latest start over 1m4f at Beverley and is preferred to Royal Flag, who landed an amateurs' race here last month. New World Power steps up from 1m2f for his seasonal return and handicap debut and could go well but it could pay to stick with MIDTECH STAR (NAP). Progressive on the all-weather this year, he took advantage of a much lower mark to win for the first time on Turf when successful at over 1m5f at Bath recently and won off a 16lb higher mark at Wolverhampton in March.
Be Perfect (USA) 8-1 (9-7) Tracked clear leader, ridden to lead over 1f out, ridden out, won at Beverley 1m 4f hcp (4) gf in Apr beating Gaelic Tiger (9-10) by 1 3/4l, 5 ran.
Codeshare 9-2 (9-5) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, faded inside final furlong, 4th of 8, 6 1/2l behind Briardale (9-6) at Newcastle 1m 2f hcp (4) pol in Apr.
New World Power (JPN) 5-4fav (9-5) Carried left soon after start, held up towards rear, headway on outside over 2f out, edged left over 1f out, one pace and no impression, 4th of 11, 5l behind Burguillos (9-5) at Salisbury 1m 2f mdn stks (5) gs in Sep.
Stormin Tom (IRE) 20-1 (9-10) Led after 1f, headed 5f out, ridden and weakened over 2f out, last of 9, 31 3/4l behind Velvet Revolution (8-10) at Chelmsford City 2m hcp (4) pol in Nov.
Royal Flag 4-1fav (10-10) Held up mid-division, headway over 3f out, kept on to lead towards finish, won at Doncaster 1m 4f hcp (5) gd in Apr beating Nafaath (10-2) by 1 3/4l, 15 ran.
Mysterial 16-1 (8-13) Set strong pace and soon clear, steadied pace over 7f out and reduced lead, increased pace 4f out, soon 3 lengths clear, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 4th of 5, 8 3/4l behind Be Perfect (9-7) at Beverley 1m 4f hcp (4) gf in Apr.
Buthelezi (USA) 50-1 (8-7) Slowly into stride, always in rear, 9th of 10, 18 1/2l behind Galapiat (9-1) at Leicester 1m 4f hcp (3) gs in Apr.
Midtech Star (IRE) 6-4fav (8-7) Tracked leader until 8f out, 2nd again over 3f out, led over 2f out, hard pressed, held on well, won at Bath 1m 5f hcp (4) fm in Apr beating Eddiemaurice (9-3) by nk, 6 ran.
Waiting For Richie 15-2 (9-3) In rear, ridden over 4f out, weakened 3f out, 5th of 7, 17 1/2l behind Flower Power (9-6) at Ripon 1m 4f mdn stks (5) gd in Sep.