keen close up, ridden over 1f out, kept on one pace
tracked winner, pressed winner from 3f out, every chance when edged left over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong
taken to post early, made all, pressed from 3f out, asserted towards finish
towards rear, ridden over 1f out, never on terms
raced wide close up, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong
held up, pushed along 2f out, never a factor
slowly away held up, headway 2f out, ran on final furlong, nearest finish
slowly away towards rear, headway 2f out, no impression after
slowly away and very slow into stride, raced very green and soon tailed off
tracked leading pair, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong
close up, lost place over 3f out
took keen hold raced wide in touch, weakened 2f out
slowly away towards rear, pushed along 2f out, never a factor
raced wide towards rear, pushed along 2f out, kept on final furlong, improve
HERECOMESTHESUN made a successful debut at Salisbury in September before running respectably at Group 3 and Listed level. He sets the standard in what could be an informative contest. The well-bred Lovely Approach has the advantage of a recent run having defied inexperience to run very well at Newcastle while Lawn Ranger followed his Lingfield victory with a narrow defeat over this track and trip where he stayed on strongly. Chess Move scored at Epsom in July and was sent to Turkey for a Listed contest but was obviously nowhere near his best. There are several newcomers to note including Martineo, who is by Declaration Of War out of a superbly-bred mare while Mozzafiato is a half-brother to a Listed winner. The fillies Culdrose and Dono Di Dio are also respected, the former being the first foal of a 6f winner and the latter a half-sister to a Listed winner.
Chess Move (IRE) (9-0) last of 8, 17l behind Another Batt (9-0) at Veliefendi 6f Grp 3 gs in Sep.
Lawn Ranger 9-1 (9-6) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, edged right, stayed on, challenged towards finish, just held, 2nd of 9, nk behind Bobby Biscuit (9-2) at Kempton 1m stks (5) pol in Jan.
Herecomesthesun (IRE) 5-1 (9-0) Raced far side, chased leaders, every chance in group 2f out, ridden in 3rd and stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 11, 2l behind Hadith (9-0) at Newmarket 1m lst fll stks (1) gs in Nov.
Braemar 12-1 (9-2) Held up, pushed along over 2f out, never dangerous, 6th of 12, 11 1/2l behind Glencadam Master (9-2) at Kempton 1m stks (5) pol in Dec.
Grandscape 5-1 (9-5) Held up, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 10, 4 1/4l behind Breath Caught (9-5) at Doncaster 7f mdn stks (5) gs in Oct.
Lovely Approach 8-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, closed 4f out, went 2nd over 2f out, edged left and no impression on winner inside final furlong, 2nd of 5, 2 1/2l behind Casey Jones (9-5) at Newcastle 1m stks (4) pol in Feb.
Martineo Declaration Of War colt out of Woodland Scene.
Mozzafiato (IRE) Shamardal gelding out of Eilean Ban.
Open Handed Sakhee gelding out of Naemi.
Sopranos Rock (IRE) 16-1 (9-2) Raced wide in mid-division, pushed along and struggling halfway, weakened over 2f out, 10th of 14, 20 1/4l behind Walk In The Sun (9-2) at Kempton 7f stks (5) pol in Jan.
Storm Again 66-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, lost place over 6f out, ridden over 4f out, weakened over 2f out, 11th of 12, 9 3/4l behind Sovereign Duke (9-2) at Kempton 1m stks (5) pol in Jan.
Zenith One (IRE) 16-1 (9-2) Mid-division, driven to chase leaders over 2f out, ridden and stayed on to dispute 3rd inside final furlong, no chance with front pair, 4th of 12, 9 1/4l behind De Medici (9-2) at Lingfield 1m stks (5) pol in Feb.
Culdrose Mastercraftsman filly out of At A Clip.
Dono di Dio Nathaniel filly out of Sweet Cecily.