held up towards rear, lost touch 6f out, behind
chased leader, ridden 5f out, weakened 3f out
held up in mid-division, headway and chased leader 5f out, led over 2f out, jinked right 1f out, shaken up and quicken clear final furlong, comfortably
pulled early and chased leaders, ridden and weakened 4f out
in touch, effort when short of room and hampered 5f out, weakened after
held up towards rear, ridden over 3f out, one pace
towards rear, ridden 5f out, soon weakened
in touch, ridden behind leaders 3f out, kept on from 2f out
prominent, ridden 5f out, kept on one pace final furlong
prominent, ridden 4f out, one pace from 2f out
held up towards rear, headway 6f out, ridden over 3f out, stayed on well final furlong to go 2nd close home
led, ridden and headed over 2f out, kept on same pace
mid-division, ridden 4f out, stayed on one pace final 2f
The market should offer most clues and in the absence of such information, Dee EE Williams is selected with Just Dennis and Wiesenfurst put up as alternatives. Dee EE Williams should have few problems with this trip as his father, Dushyantor, stayed it perfectly well and with Nick Gifford's team landing a gamble the other week with a similar sort, it would be folly to ignore any market confidence. Just Dennis is bred along flat lines and his half-brother, The Beduth Navi, was a winner over 1m4f on the all-weather. From an unfashionable yard, he might represent value. Wiesenfurst is another German import for the Gary Moore yard. With a distinctly middle distance flat pedigree, he could be anything. Calusa Spirit did not show a lot on debut but is likely to have shown some measure of improvement. Sky Calling is arguably best of the rest. Not a strong race on paper and in the absence of any market information, it is to Dee EE Williams that we turn.
Calusa Spirit 18-1 (10-9) Prominent, ridden and weakening when ran out in race won by The Nightingale (10-13) at Wincanton 2m nhf (5) sft in Dec, 14 ran.
Caspar of Tarsus (IRE) 200-1 (10-11) Mid-division, headway 7f out, weakened over 4f out, 10th of 14, 46l behind Mad Max (11-4) at Newbury 2m nhf (6) sft in Jan.
Dee Ee Williams (IRE) Dushyantor gelding out of Fainne Oir.
Emerging Light Mark of Esteem gelding, half-brother to 7f-1m1f winner Acomb.
Pharly Green 66-1 (9-11) In rear halfway when ran out in race won by Bartercard (10-8) at Plumpton 2m 2f nhf (6) gf in May '06, 11 ran.
Quaystone Lady (IRE) 66-1 (10-9) Never a factor, tailed off, 12th of 15, 36l behind Voice of Reason (11-2) at Folkestone 2m 1f nhf (6) gd in Nov.
Royal Renegade Bettergeton mare out of a lightly-raced mare.
Sky Calling Bal Harbour mare, half-sister to winning hurdler Trevaisci and sprinter Bold Cheverak.
Just Dennis Superior Premium gelding, half-brother to 1m4f winner The Beduth Navi and sprinter Berties Brother.
Pete The Feat (IRE) 20-1 (10-12) Chased leaders, ridden 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 11th of 13, 17l behind Spanish Cruise (10-12) at Lingfield 1m 5f nhf (6) pol in Nov.
Wiesenfurst (GER) Artan gelding out of a lightly-raced mare.
Coco L'Escargot 20-1 (10-2) Held up in rear, driven and struggling over 3f out, 10th of 13, 16l behind Spanish Cruise (10-12) at Lingfield 1m 5f nhf (6) pol in Nov.
Missus Jones (IRE) King's Theatre filly out of a lightly-raced mare.