took keen hold, held up towards rear, headway on inside when not clear run and switched left inside final 2f, switched back right over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, not reach leaders
slowly into stride, held up in mid-division, headway chasing leaders over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, ran on under pressure inside final furlong, went 2nd final 100 yards, no chance with winner
Under Siege has his first start since winning at Newmarket in September and is 3lb higher today. Born To Finish has been raised a further 5lb having landed a hat-trick of Class 6 handicaps with a recent course and distance success while Dutch Golden Age is another winner over track and trip, though failed to cope off today’s higher mark on his latest start. ORIENTAL RELATION has gone close the last twice having finished ahead of Fairway To Heaven when runner-up in this grade at Wolverhampton last time. He makes most appeal in this given Darma is another returning from a lay-off.
Oriental Relation (IRE) 20-1 (9-5) With leader, led over 3f out, edged right from over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, held near finish, 2nd of 10, nk behind Fast Track (9-7) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (4) pol in Jan.
Highland Acclaim (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) Keen, raced wide tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 10, 4 1/4l behind Jordan Sport (9-2) at Lingfield 6f hcp (3) pol in Jan.
Dutch Golden Age (IRE) 5-1 (9-5) Went left start, tracked leaders, effort approaching final furlong, no extra towards finish, 7th of 13, 2 1/4l behind Make Music (9-2) at Lingfield 7f hcp (4) pol in Jan.
Under Siege (IRE) 9-1 (9-2) Tracked leader, ridden to challenge over 1f out, led just inside final furlong, driven out, won at Newmarket 6f hcp (4) gd in Sep beating Ice Age (9-1) by hd, 12 ran.
Darma (IRE) 5-2 (9-8) Tracked leaders, effort over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 4th of 5, 7l behind Southern Belle (9-6) at Nottingham 6f hcp fll (4) gd in Aug.
September Issue 11-4 (8-13) Chased leaders, effort on near side rail when badly hampered inside final furlong, switched left and kept on towards finish, not recover, 4th of 9, 3l behind Rich Again (9-2) at Newcastle 5f hcp (4) pol in Jan.
Salvatore Fury (IRE) 16-1 (9-3) Held up, closed 3f out, driven entering final furlong, kept on, edged right, unable to get on terms, 4th of 7, 2l behind Captain Dion (9-7) at Newcastle 6f hcp (4) pol in Jan.
Very Honest (IRE) 20-1 (9-5) Close up, ridden to chase leader over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 10, 12 1/4l behind Eljaddaaf (8-13) at Kempton 6f hcp (4) pol in Jan.
Fairway To Heaven (IRE) 25-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, driven over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 1l behind Fast Track (9-7) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (4) pol in Jan.
Born To Finish (IRE) 7-4fav (9-13) Held up, headway 2f out, not clear run and switched left over 1f out, quickened to lead inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Kempton 6f hcp (6) pol in Jan beating New Rich (9-5) by 1l, 10 ran.
King Of Swing 100-1 (9-0) Towards rear, ridden 4f out, well beaten final 2f, 9th of 10, 5 1/4l behind Fast Track (9-7) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (4) pol in Jan.
Yeeoow (IRE) 7-2 (9-2) Led 1f, tracked winner, ridden 2f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 7, 2 3/4l behind Monumental Man (9-4) at Lingfield 6f stks (6) pol in Jan.