towards rear, pushed along 3f out, never on terms
slowly away, towards rear, pushed along and stayed on final furlong, nearest finish
close up, badly hampered after 1f, ridden over 1f out, weakened final furlong
led, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened final furlong
tracked leaders, hampered after 1f, ridden over 1f out, kept on one pace
tracked leader, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed near finish
dwelt, soon recovered, close up, chased leader approaching final furlong, ridden and stayed on to lead near finish
soon pushed along towards rear, pushed along and kept on final furlong, never nearer
in touch, ridden and headway approaching final furlong, stayed on
slowly away, always in rear
All four horses with experience have been beaten by the progressive Izzer. Gingersdunthelot and Arbuckle finished well down the field behind him at Doncaster but John Betjeman was beaten only a length at Bath with Lihou the same distance further back. Mick Channon should have good handle on the form given he trains Izzer and, having won with all three of his two-year-old runners so far this year, KINKS gets the nod to make a winning start with Dixieland, Sir Ox and Disruptor other newcomers to keep an eye on.
Arbuckle 50-1 (9-2) Slowly into stride, outpaced in rear, weakened halfway, 6th of 7, 18l behind Izzer (9-6) at Bath 5f stks (2) hvy in Mar.
Disruptor (FR) Siyouni colt out of Ultradargent.
Dixieland (IRE) Red Jazz colt out of Signora Lina.
Gingersdunthelot (IRE) 14-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 9th of 13, 13 3/4l behind Izzer (9-3) at Doncaster 5f stks (4) sft in Mar.
John Betjeman 25-1 (9-2) Soon led, headed over 1f out, rallied inside final furlong, no extra closing stages, 2nd of 7, 1l behind Izzer (9-6) at Bath 5f stks (2) hvy in Mar.
Kinks Sixties Icon colt out of Crazee Diamond.
Lihou 14-1 (9-3) Towards rear, headway over 1f out, kept on towards finish, 4th of 13, 2l behind Izzer (9-3) at Doncaster 5f stks (4) sft in Mar.
Sir Ox (USA) Oxbow colt out of Lady Melesi.
Luchador Holy Roman Emperor filly out of Bride Unbridled.
Vena d'Amore (IRE) Exceed And Excel filly out of Sues Surprise.