held up, ridden and outpaced from 5th
led, ridden approaching 2 out, headed approaching last, kept on same pace
held up, headway approaching 4 out, one pace
held up, headway halfway, challenged 2 out, one pace flat
towards rear, pulled up before 8th
chased leaders, weakened approaching 2 out
held up in touch, lost place 8th
behind, jumped 2nd slow, stayed on from last, never dangerous
mid-division, weakened approaching 4 out, pulled up before 2 out
mid-division, headway approaching 3 out, led approaching last, kept on well
chased leaders, behind from halfway
chased leaders, one pace from last
chased leaders, outpaced 3 out, no impression
chased leaders, weakened 3 out
chased leaders, driven halfway, soon lost place
chased leaders, lost place after 2nd
in rear, ridden after 3 out, stayed on from last
Bafana Boy is preferred to Commercial Express and Prince Adjal. Nicky Richards looks to have a useful individual on his hands and while he made hard work of landing the odds on his most recent start, a genuine run race should play to his strengths and he can cope with yet another rise up the handicap. Commercial Express finished behind him on that day and could be expected to have come on for that first run for a new stable. Prince Adjal lost no caste in defeat to Dalawan at Ayr. The drying ground might not be too his advantage. Cha Cha Cha Dancer emphatically landed a seller but failed to deliver on a subsequent return. Polly Whitefoot is an infrequent winner and might find this trip stretching her stamina so the percentage call is to oppose. Bob's Dream has fewer miles on the clock than most and could be a player if learning how to settle. Talarive has a habit of popping up occasionally at bigger prices and could be worth an each-way look if the market speaks in his favour. Berkeley House has been on a long losing run and recent form is hardly inspiring. Plenty of deadwood among those that go to post and Bafana Boy is taken to continue his progression through the grades.
Cha Cha Cha Dancer 5-6fav (10-6) Chased leaders, blundered 3 out, went 2nd 2 out, weakened towards finish, 3rd of 7, 2 1/2l behind Political Pendant (10-0) at Sedgefield 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Mar.
Kempski 12-1 (11-12) In touch, weakened and pulled up in race won by Something Silver (10-2) at Ayr 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) hvy in Mar, 6 ran.
Bafana Boy 10-11fav (11-4) Towards rear, ridden and smooth headway approaching 3 out, challenged next, kept on to lead approaching last, driven out flat, won at Musselburgh 3m nov hcp hdl (3) gd in Feb beating Humourous (10-6) by 1/2l, 10 ran.
Commercial Express (IRE) 6-1 (11-5) Towards rear, headway from 10th to track leaders, every chance 3 out, soon ridden, kept on to lead run-in, won at Musselburgh 3m ldy hcp hdl (5) gs in Feb beating Essifer (11-3) by 3/4l, 10 ran.
Justupyourstreet (IRE) 50-1 (11-11) Mid-division, headway 9th, mistake 10th, hit 12th, soon weakened, behind when mistake 4 out, 6th of 13, well behind Abbey Days (12-4) at Bangor 3m hts chs (6) gd in May.
Bob's Dream (IRE) 10-1 (11-3) Tracked leader, led 2nd, headed before 3 out, soon weakened, 10th of 12, well behind Silver Sedge (11-4) at Newcastle 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Mar.
Talarive (USA) 25-1 (11-2) Mid-division, weakened from 4 out, 11th of 16, 25l behind Kyber (10-6) at Musselburgh 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in Feb.
Berkeley House (IRE) 16-1 (10-3) Mid-division best, never a factor, 18th of 23, well behind Dante Hall (10-12) at Cork 3m hcp hdl 0-116 hvy in Jan.
Festival King (IRE) 50-1 (11-4) Towards rear, ridden after 3 out, kept on from next, never dangerous, 7th of 16, 48l behind Sir Boreas Hawk (11-4) at Catterick 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Feb.
Kidithou (FR) 16-1 (10-9) Mid-division, close up 4th, upsides 3 out, 9 lenghts down in 6th when fell 2 out in race won by Oscar The Boxer (10-8) at Catterick 3m 1f cnd hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gs in Dec, 13 ran.
Zaffran Lady (IRE) 14-1 (11-4) Refused to race refused in race won by Rebelle (11-11) at Hexham 3m hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft in Mar, 12 ran.
Polly Whitefoot 13-2 (9-7) Mid-division, headway to lead before 3 out, ridden and headed last, kept on, no extra towards finish, 2nd of 12, 1/2l behind Silver Sedge (11-4) at Newcastle 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Mar.
Shelomoh (IRE) 8-1 (11-3) Chased leaders, outpaced 7th, kept on from 2 out, 3rd of 14, 20l behind Ring The Boss (11-7) at Catterick 2m 3f nov hdl (4) hvy in Feb.
Lerida 14-1 (10-9) Tracked leaders, weakening when hit 9th, 6th of 16, 18l behind Kyber (10-6) at Musselburgh 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in Feb.
Palieter (BEL) 66-1 (11-1) Always towards rear, tailed off when pulled up at the last in race won by Minster Abbi (9-11) at Carlisle 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-110 (4) hvy in Mar, 13 ran.
Paint The Lily (IRE) 16-1 (10-13) Chased leaders, lost place 4th, no danger after, 11th of 16, 46l behind Barracat (10-6) at Newcastle 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Mar.
Balmoral Queen 18-1 (9-13) Led until after 2nd, pushed after 4th, soon weakened and behind when pulled up 2 out in race won by Bollin Ruth (10-2) at Hexham 2m cnd hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft in Mar, 8 ran.
Prince Adjal (IRE) 9-2jt-fav (11-5) Mid-division, headway to lead 7th, ridden and challenged 3 out, kept on until headed last 100 yards, 2nd of 11, shd behind Dalawan (11-4) at Ayr 3m cnd hcp hdl 0-95 (5) hvy in Mar.