broke well and led early, soon disputed lead and raced freely, tracked leaders after 2f, headway to challenge over 2f out and soon led, edged right and faced challenge over 1f out, ridden out and ran on gamely final furlong
dwelt, soon recovered and close up on outer, raced freely, led after 2f, edged left under 3f out and soon headed, ridden in 4th over 1f out, weakened gradually final furlong and dropped to 5th close home
Lawful Command won a couple of nurseries last year but does look exposed. Dark Swansong should run his race again, however, while Wodeton has placed in three of his four starts to date, though will need to settle better than at Newmarket if he is to see out this extra furlong. The trip shouldn’t be a problem for WINEGLASS BAY, who was very progressive last season and could be well treated on a mark of 83 on his handicap debut. Zoom may also be on a fair mark but Barley has run his best races so far at Nottingham, which is left-handed, though he should be staying on at the death.
Wineglass Bay (IRE) 11-8 (9-5) Chased leaders, led going well inside final 2f, ran on well, won at Southwell 7f stks (5) pol in Dec beating Yantarni (9-5) by 1l, 11 ran.
Zoom 22-1 (9-5) Led until 2f out, soon lost 2nd, chased leading pair, well held and dropped to 4th final furlong, 4th of 17, 4 3/4l behind My Prospero (9-5) at Newbury 1m mdn stks (4) gd in Apr.
Dark Swansong (IRE) 5-6fav (9-5) Dwelt raced wide, soon tracked leaders, ridden and headway entering final furlong, ran on to lead towards finish, won at Wolverhampton 7f mdn stks (5) pol in Nov beating Roudemental (9-5) by 1/2l, 11 ran.
Lawful Command 7-2 (9-6) Led, ridden 2f out, headed 1f out, kept on, 3rd of 7, 1 1/2l behind Atrium (9-7) at Newcastle 7f (4) pol in Nov.
Wodeton (FR) 9-2 (9-0) Keen tracked leader, led over 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on one pace, 2nd of 6, 2 1/2l behind Out From Under (9-0) at Newmarket 7f mdn stks (4) gd in Apr.
Warhol (IRE) 15-2 (9-8) Raced keenly, chased leaders out wide, weakened final furlong, 9th of 13, 4 3/4l behind Thunder Queen (9-4) at Windsor 1m hcp (5) gd in Apr.
Jad Mahal (FR) 11-4 (8-8) Close up, switched wide 8f out, tracked leaders 5f out, ridden and hung left over 1f out, soon weakened, 8th of 10, 13 1/4l behind Swatch (8-8) at Lingfield 1m 2f mdn stks (5) pol in Mar.
Barley (IRE) 3-1 (9-5) Tracked leader, led approaching 2f out, soon 2 lengths clear, readily, won at Nottingham 1m stks (5) gs in Apr beating Post Impressionist (9-5) by 1l, 10 ran.