held up mid-division, headway to chase leaders over 3f out, ridden and every chance over 1f out, kept on
chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened towards finish
slowly away, behind, ridden over 2f out, some late headway, never dangerous
held up behind, ridden over 1f out, never dangerous
held up mid-division, weakened over 2f out
always towards rear
with leaders and keen, lost place 2f out
chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened
held up mid-division, ridden and headway over 1f out, soon switched left, stayed on inside final furlong
behind, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong
went left start, chased leaders, weakening when bumped 2f out
led to 3f out, soon pushed along and weakened
held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, stayed on towards finish, just failed
close up, led 3f out, ridden over 1f out, just held on
held up in touch, pushed along to chase leaders over 2f out, weakened over 1f out
held up mid-division, weakened 2f out
chased leaders, took closer order over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong
held up mid-division, one pace final 2f, faded inside final furlong
chased leaders, pushed along over 2f out, weakened over 1f out
slowly away, towards rear, headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong
slowly away, towards rear, one pace when bumped 2f out, never dangerous
Cocozza has joined Marco Botti from John Oxx in Ireland and his five length defeat by Banimpire in a Group 2 at the Curragh last August is his best effort so far, while Fury has been gelded having failed to win last season and is looking to build on his highly promising two-year-old form. Eton Forever won the Lincoln consolation race last year but is 11lb higher today and suffered a comprehensive defeat back over C&D in September at the hands of MAN OF ACTION. The Godolphin colt had to endure a nightmare run in the Cambridgeshire after that but is a tempting price if at his best today and, like last year's winner, he arrives on the back of a couple of outings at Meydan. Stablemate Start Right hasn't won since 2010 and Brae Hill wasn't quite good enough when runner-up in this last year off today's mark, while the likes of Don't Call Me and Stevie Thunder look just short of what's required. Mia's Boy, Amitola, Mull Of Killough and Clockmaker have been competing with each other on the all-weather over the winter, but November's Kempton winner Edinburgh Knight looks a better option.
Edinburgh Knight (IRE) 7-1 (9-2) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, stayed on to lead final 100 yards, driven out, won at Kempton 1m Listed stks (1) pol in Nov beating The Shrew (8-9) by nk, 13 ran.
Eton Forever (IRE) 9-4fav (9-10) Tracked leaders, led just over 1f out, ridden and headed inside final furlong, not pace of winner, 2nd of 10, 1 1/2l behind Man Of Action (9-2) at Doncaster 1m hcp 0-110 (2) gf in Sep.
Smarty Socks (IRE) 11-4 (8-11) Dwelt, held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 7th of 13, 5l behind Mia's Boy (8-11) at Doncaster 7f cond Stakes (3) gd in Oct.
Man Of Action (USA) 5-1 (8-11) 8th of 14, 15l behind Sooraah (8-13) at Meydan(UAE) 1m hcp in Feb.
Start Right 4-1fav (9-2) 3rd of 14, 2 1/4l behind Zain Shamardal (9-0) at Meydan(UAE) 1m 1f hcp in Feb.
Mia's Boy 11-2 (9-10) Held up in rear, not clear run over 2f out, ridden and headway on inside from over 1f out, ran on final furlong, not quite reached leading pair, 3rd of 13, hd behind Nazreef (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-105 (2) pol.
Field Of Dream 25-1 (8-11) 6th of 15, 4 1/2l behind Blue Panis (9-6) at Meydan(UAE) 1m hcp gd in Jan.
Cocozza (USA) 5-4fav (9-3) Tracked leaders in 4th, pushed along early straight, ridden to go 3rd over 1f out, kept on under pressure without threatening winner, 2nd of 6, 1 1/2l behind Lake Ontario (9-3) at Cork 1m 2f stks gf in Aug.
Pintura 12-1 (9-9) Held up in rear, ridden 3f out, not troubled leaders, 9th of 13, 4 1/2l behind Nazreef (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-105 (2) pol.
Fury 5-1 (8-13) In touch, headway to chase winner over 3f out until 2f out, soon weakened, last of 7, 11l behind Inler (9-2) at Newmarket 1m cond Stakes (2) gd in Oct.
Askaud (IRE) 11-1 (8-9) Held up in 5th, ridden 4f out, weakened over 3f out, eased, tailed off, last of 6, 48l behind Barbican (9-2) at Kempton 1m 4f Listed stks (1) pol in Nov.
Lowther 16-1 (8-9) last of 10, well behind African Story (9-5) at Meydan(UAE) 7f hcp in Jan.
Clockmaker (IRE) 5-1 (9-3) Keen tracked leader, led entering final 2f, ridden and headed 1f out, stayed on, 3rd of 12, 1 3/4l behind Libys Dream (8-12) at Wolverhampton 7f Listed stks (1) pol.
Mull Of Killough (IRE) 11-4fav (9-1) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-100 (2) pol in Jan beating Tarooq (8-8) by nk, 8 ran.
Brae Hill (IRE) 20-1 (9-1) Raced slightly wide, with leader, until over 2f out, 14th of 15, 20l behind Smarty Socks (9-0) at Ascot 7f hcp (2) gd in Sep.
Don't Call Me (IRE) 12-1 (8-10) Soon in rear, pushed along over 3f out, headway over 2f out on outer, ridden to lead and edged left over 1f out, kept on well, won at Ayr 1m hcp 105 (2) sft in Sep beating Extraterrestrial (8-10) by 3l, 12 ran.
Light From Mars 12-1 (9-5) In touch, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace, 7th of 13, 3 1/2l behind Nazreef (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-105 (2) pol.
Stevie Thunder 7-2 (9-2) Close up, ridden 3f out, one pace final 2f, 3rd of 7, 4l behind Inler (9-2) at Newmarket 1m cond Stakes (2) gd in Oct.
Shavansky 18-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened entering final furlong, 11th of 16, 10l behind Kirthill (8-8) at Newbury 1m 2f hcp (2) gf in Oct.
Amitola (IRE) 16-1 (9-1) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, still every chance inside final furlong, no extra near finish, 6th of 13, 2l behind Nazreef (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-105 (2) pol.
Barren Brook 8-1 (8-11) Slowly into stride, headway when not much room on rails and switched left 2f out, ridden and no impression soon after, 12th of 18, 10l behind Vainglory (8-4) at York 1m hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Oct.
Dubai Dynamo 9-2 (8-11) Tracked leader, ridden 2f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 4th of 8, 3 1/2l behind George Guru (8-4) at Lingfield 1m hcap (2) pol.