Gunnerside finished well ahead of Lord Of The Glen when third over 6f at Ayr while Star Citizen was beaten only a length over the same distance at Catterick. But REFUGE returned to action with another good effort over today’s minimum trip at Nottingham and Mick Easterby’s charge will be winning again soon on that evidence. Rockley Point still looks high enough in the weights while Gleniffer remains a maiden but Popping Corks has a shout on her return to action.
My Thought (IRE) 100-1 (10-0) Led, pushed along and headed 2f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 14, 13 1/4l behind Great King (9-1) at Newcastle 7f mdn stks (5) pol in Apr.
Quanah (IRE) 9-1 (9-5) Close up, ridden over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 6th of 10, 5 1/4l behind Phoenix Star (9-9) at Newcastle 5f hcp (6) pol in Apr.
Gunnerside (IRE) 5-4fav (9-8) Hampered start, chased leaders, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed final 110 yards, lost 2nd final strides, 3rd of 7, 1/2l behind Paddy Power (9-3) at Ayr 6f hcp (6) gf in Apr.
Refuge 4-1 (9-7) Edged left start, soon led, headed inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 9, 1l behind Good Earth (9-7) at Nottingham 5f hcp (6) gf in Apr.
Gleniffer 4-1 (8-6) Held up, outpaced over 2f out, beaten over 1f out, 3rd of 5, 7 3/4l behind Pearl Of Qatar (8-11) at Ayr 6f hcp (5) gf in Apr.
Rockley Point 11-2 (8-11) Prominent, led approaching 2f out, ridden and headed inside final furlong, one pace and lost 2nd close home, 3rd of 10, 3 1/4l behind Phoenix Star (9-9) at Newcastle 5f hcp (6) pol in Apr.
Star Citizen 50-1 (8-5) Dwelt held up, ridden and headway approaching final furlong, ran on, 4th of 12, 3/4l behind It Must Be Faith (8-8) at Catterick 6f hcp (5) sft in May.
Hard Solution 33-1 (8-9) Towards rear, struggling over 2f out, last of 10, 7 1/4l behind Good Earth (9-4) at Wetherby 5f hcp (6) gd in Apr.
Lord Of The Glen 28-1 (9-0) Chased leader, every chance 2f out, soon lost 2nd, weakened final furlong, last of 7, 4 1/4l behind Paddy Power (9-3) at Ayr 6f hcp (6) gf in Apr.
Popping Corks (IRE) 25-1 (8-13) Prominent, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 5th of 12, 1 1/4l behind Shesadabber (9-5) at Hamilton 5f hcp (6) gs in Sep.
Guardia Svizzera (IRE) 66-1 (9-0) Dwelt towards rear, never on terms, 6th of 8, 15 1/4l behind Brandy Station (9-5) at Southwell 5f stks (6) pol in Apr.
De Latour 18-1 (8-12) Held up in rear, ridden over 1f out, no impression, 9th of 12, 13l behind Cool Spirit (9-1) at Musselburgh 5f hcp (6) gd in Apr.
Laoise (USA) 40-1 (8-12) Held up in rear, ridden over 2f out, never dangerous, 7th of 12, 9l behind Cool Spirit (9-1) at Musselburgh 5f hcp (6) gd in Apr.
Angel Eyes 50-1 (8-12) Pressed leader, ridden and led 2f, headed 1f out, weakened, 5th of 12, 6 3/4l behind Cool Spirit (9-1) at Musselburgh 5f hcp (6) gd in Apr.
Oriental Relation (IRE) 80-1 (8-12) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, never threatened, 8th of 12, 10 1/4l behind Cool Spirit (9-1) at Musselburgh 5f hcp (6) gd in Apr.