dwelt, towards rear, weakened 2f out
behind, some headway over 1f out, one pace
led, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on same pace
chased leaders, one pace from over 1f out
with leaders, ridden halfway, weakened 2f out, eased entering final furlong
mid-division, headway over 1f out, stayed on
chased leaders, weakened over 1f out
chased leaders, weakened over 1f out
held up behind, ridden and headway over 2f out, went second inside final furlong, no chance with winner
chased leaders, kept on same pace final furlong
always towards rear
chased leaders, edged left over 2f out, soon ridden, no extra from over 1f out
held up, headway 3f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, ran on well
mid-division, kept on same pace from over 1f out
This should prove to be a very competitive handicap, with new fewer than six course and distance winners taking to the turf but it is BUY ON THE RED we expect to be ahead at the post with Imperial Sword and Conjecture is close pursuit. The selection has been coming to the boil of late and shaped as though a return to winning ways was imminent when second over seven furlongs last time. Imperial Sword has a win over course and distance to his name - albeit three years ago - while Conjecture ran with credit on his first start of the campaign last time and should have come on for that.
Musca (IRE) 7-1 (10-0) In touch, effort over 3f out, soon weakened, last of 8, 18l behind She's Our Lass (9-13) at Haydock 1m hcap (5) hvy in Jul.
Woodsley House (IRE) 5-1 (8-11) Slowly into stride, always in rear, last of 7, 5l behind Cornus (9-4) at Thirsk 6f hcp 0-75 (5) fm in Apr.
Buy On The Red 12-1 (9-1) In touch, led over 2f, driven when headed inside final furlong, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 11, 1l behind Smarty Socks (9-12) at Doncaster 7f ldy hcp (4) gf in Apr.
Splash The Cash 5-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, led over 1f out, ridden out, won at Catterick 7f 3yo & 4yo sll (6) gf in Apr beating Lytton (9-0) by 1 3/4l, 14 ran.
King Kenny 16-1 (9-11) Chased leaders to halfway, last of 11, 14l behind Smarty Socks (9-12) at Doncaster 7f ldy hcp (4) gf in Apr.
Johnston's Glory (IRE) 6-1 (8-6) In touch, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 3rd of 7, 3l behind Cornus (9-4) at Thirsk 6f hcp 0-75 (5) fm in Apr.
The Bear 10-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, outpaced 2f out, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 9th of 12, 7l behind Nomoreblondes (9-0) at Musselburgh 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Apr.
Music Box Express 10-1 (8-2) Chased leader, every chance over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 13, 5l behind Sarah's Art (8-9) at Warwick 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Apr.
Imperial Sword 12-1 (7-12) Held up, headway 2f out, stayed on to lead inside final furlong, won at Ripon 5f app hcp (5) gf in Apr beating Strathmore (8-2) by 1l, 13 ran.
Conjecture 7-1 (8-12) In touch, led over 1f out, driven when headed well inside final furlong, no extra close home, 2nd of 10, 1 1/2l behind Mandalay King (9-0) at Catterick 5f app hcp (6) gf in Apr.
Thunder Bay 13-2 (8-13) Chased leaders, outpaced 2f out, soon weakened, 10th of 12, 8l behind Nomoreblondes (9-0) at Musselburgh 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Apr.
Virtuality (USA) 25-1 (9-6) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, stayed on same pace, 5th of 14, 7l behind Time Medicean (9-0) at Pontefract 6f mdn stks (5) fm in Apr.
Guest Connections 12-1 (8-8) Dwelt and behind, never a factor, 14th of 15, 11l behind Kyzer Chief (8-4) at Ripon 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Apr.
Royal Acclamation (IRE) 7-1 (8-11) Hampered at start and always behind, last of 10, 14l behind Mandalay King (9-0) at Catterick 5f app hcp (6) gf in Apr.
Rubenstar (IRE) 10-1 (9-0) Steaded start, held up behind, headway inside final 2f, kept on one pace, not troubled leaders, 7th of 14, 5l behind Grey Boy (9-4) at Kempton 7f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Apr.
Bid For Gold 14-1 (8-13) Always behind, last of 17, 32l behind Pickering (8-7) at Pontefract 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Apr.