tracked leaders on inside, took keen hold, led 7f out, driven over 2f out, stayed on gamely
held up in rear, headway over 5f out, weakened 3f out
tracked leaders, disputing lead after 3f, pushed along over 6f out, lost place 4f out
held up in touch, mid-division on outside, pushed along 6f out, edged left and weakened over 2f out
mid-division, headway over 5f out, ridden over 3f out, soon outpaced, plugged on inside final furlong
held up towards rear, headway over 4f out, chased winner over 2f out, tried to challenge inside final furlong, always just held
prominent, pushed along over 4f out, stayed on same pace final 2f
made most until 7f out, weakened 5f out
Newcomer Duc De Beauchene, by the same sire as Apple’s Jade and Bristol De Mai, is definitely worth a market check here. Newquay Cards was very green on his debut at Newbury so should be capable of better. Samson's Reach won at Bangor but was a 100/1 chance that day so the form should probably be taken with a pinch of salt. ABSOLUTE POWER and Hereford second Well Smitten look the likely protagonists with the vote going to Rebecca Curtis’ six-year-old given he was probably a bit keen when third last time at Newbury, well ahead of Newquay Cards and Samson's Reach.
Jaunty Warrior 40-1 (11-0) Always behind, last of 11, dist behind Cadeyrn (11-0) at Chepstow 2m (3) sft in Dec.
Newquay Cards (IRE) 25-1 (11-4) Held up in rear, green and some headway from 4f out until weakened over 2f out, 9th of 14, 20 1/4l behind Perfect Harmony (11-4) at Newbury 2m (6) sft in Jan.
Well Smitten (IRE) 7-1 (11-3) Close up, outpaced halfway, headway 6f out, went 3rd over 3f out, hung left over 2f out and soon wandered, kept on to take 2nd place near finish, 2nd of 8, 4 1/2l behind Runasimi River (10-0) at Hereford 2m (4) hvy in Feb.
Samson's Reach 100-1 (10-7) Held up in touch, chased leaders over 6f out, stayed on under pressure to lead final 50 yards, ridden out, won at Bangor 2m 1f (6) sft in Feb beating Atlantic Grey (10-7) by 1 3/4l, 8 ran.
Atomic Rumble (IRE) Oscar gelding out of Atomic Betty.
Duc De Beauchene (FR) Saddler Maker gelding out of Quatia D'angron.
Luckofthedraw (FR) Martaline gelding out of La Perspective.
Angel of Harlem Presenting filly out of Whoops A Daisy.
Absolute Power 8-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders, went 2nd over 2f out until over 1f out, 3rd and held inside final furlong, stayed on same pace, 3rd of 14, 3 1/2l behind Perfect Harmony (11-4) at Newbury 2m (6) sft in Jan.