mid-division, driven over 2f out, never on terms, weakened over 1f out
tracked leaders, effort to challenge on inside 2f out, soon led, ridden over 1f out, stayed on well under pressure final furlong
led, ridden and headed inside final 2f, kept on, not pace of front pair inside final furlong
behind, headway under pressure over 1f out, ridden and stayed on to dispute 4th inside final furlong, no impression
tracked leaders, outpaced 2f out, kept on under pressure final furlong, no impression
in rear, outpaced 3f out, never a threat
towards rear, ridden over 2f out, never threatened leaders
mid-division, ridden over 2f out, never on terms, weakened final furlong
pressed leader, ridden 2f out, kept on under pressure final furlong, always just held
The betting suggested DAHAWI was expected to make a winning start at Chelmsford last month and he duly obliged. Further progress is expected and Hugo Palmer’s charge can defy a penalty in this company. Orange Blossom’s form deteriorated last year having started life in Pattern company and the less-exposed Fury And Fire is preferred on a recent debut fourth at Lingfield when finishing in front of Turn To Rock. The others with experience have yet to threaten while the newcomer Brigadier is a half-brother to a couple of winners over further.
Western Dynamisme (FR) 200-1 (8-11) Slowly into stride, held up, beaten over 2f out, last of 11, dist behind Maaward (9-2) at Kempton 1m stks (4) pol in Aug.
Dahawi 6-4fav (8-12) Mid-division, pushed along and headway over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, led post, won at Chelmsford City 6f stks (4) pol in Jan beating Sea of Reality (8-7) by shd, 8 ran.
Brigadier Sepoy gelding out of Nasheej.
Fury And Fire 9-1 (9-2) Tracked front pair, driven over 2f out, ridden and no impression final furlong, lost well held 3rd near finish, 4th of 7, 4 3/4l behind St Peters Basilica (9-2) at Lingfield 6f stks (5) pol in Jan.
Guiding Spirit (IRE) 10-1 (8-12) Slowly into stride, in rear, effort over 1f out, never dangerous, 7th of 8, 12 1/4l behind Dahawi (8-12) at Chelmsford City 6f stks (4) pol in Jan.
Passive (IRE) 50-1 (9-2) Dwelt, green, outpaced and always behind, 12th of 14, 27 1/4l behind Rectory Road (9-7) at Kempton 7f stks (5) pol in Jan.
Turn To Rock (IRE) 7-4 (9-2) Mid-division, outpaced over 3f out, soon behind, 6th of 7, 11 1/2l behind St Peters Basilica (9-2) at Lingfield 6f stks (5) pol in Jan.
Apron Strings 66-1 (8-12) Pulled hard close up, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, 9th of 11, 10 3/4l behind Listen To The Wind (8-12) at Lingfield 7f fll stks (5) pol in Nov.
Orange Blossom 9-2 (8-11) Raced wide close up, pushed along 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 5 3/4l behind Lorna Cole (8-11) at Lingfield 5f stks (5) pol in Nov.