slowly into stride, switched sharply right after start and went to inside, towards rear, effort on inside over 2f out, ridden chasing leaders and head high over 1f out, hung both ways and not run on
You Don't Own Me has been beaten in France since winning over track and trip last month while Cliff Wind went close here earlier but returned a losing favourite at Lingfield last time. Lord P had struggled on Polytrack before making a winning start in handicaps with a victory on the Fibresand at Southwell but SIR RODNEYREDBLOOD is preferred. The latter has been raised 8lb for winning at Lingfield but John Jenkins’ charge won by a wide-margin eased down on that occasion and can go in again. Funny Little Ways finished closer at Dundalk on her handicap debut and should be noted representing Joseph O’Brien’s yard.
You Don't Own Me (IRE) (8-11) 6th of 11, 5 1/4l behind Hernan (9-1) at Deauville 6f stks pol in Jan.
Giovanni Tiepolo 12-1 (8-10) Mid-division, headway chasing leaders over 2f out, kept on into 2nd inside final furlong, outpaced into 3rd entering final 100 yards, 3rd of 10, 2 3/4l behind Notforalongtime (9-3) at Kempton 7f stks (5) pol in Jan.
Sir Rodneyredblood 15-8fav (9-7) Made all, clear final 2f, ran on well, unchallenged, won at Lingfield 6f hcp (6) pol in Jan beating Inevitable Outcome (9-8) by 3 1/4l, 9 ran.
Lord P 4-1 (9-1) Held up, headway over 2f out, led well over 1f out, drew clear final furlong, easily, won at Southwell 6f hcp (6) pol in Jan beating Yukon Mission (9-12) by 2 3/4l, 7 ran.
Upstage (IRE) 16-1 (9-4) In rear, pushed along 2f out, not trouble leaders, 6th of 9, 4l behind You Don't Own Me (9-5) at Kempton 6f hcp (6) pol in Jan.
Broughton Sunpearl 40-1 (8-7) Behind, shaken up over 1f out, hampered inside final furlong, no impression, 6th of 10, 10 1/2l behind Will To Win (9-5) at Wolverhampton 6f stks (5) pol in Jan.
Funny Little Ways (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Dwelt, soon raced in 7th, headway straight, kept on without threatening on inner inside final furlong, 6th of 14, 2 1/4l behind Eglish (8-4) at Dundalk 7f hcp pol in Jan.
Cliff Wind 3-1fav (9-9) Steadied and switched left from wide draw, held up in rear, some late headway, never on terms, 5th of 9, 3l behind Passing Nod (9-6) at Lingfield 6f hcp (6) pol in Jan.
Chocolaat Heer 66-1 (9-2) Towards rear, never on terms, 8th of 10, 8 1/2l behind It'smabirthday (9-2) at Wolverhampton 5f stks (5) pol in Dec.
Lady Stark (IRE) 22-1 (9-0) Prominent, effort straight, no extra inside final furlong, 8th of 14, 9 1/2l behind Corrienthes (9-5) at Dundalk 5f mdn pol in Nov.
Star Of St Louis (FR) 6-1 (8-12) Off the pace in mid-division, pushed along halfway, never on terms, 7th of 9, 3 3/4l behind Passing Nod (9-6) at Lingfield 6f hcp (6) pol in Jan.