started slowly, held up last, headway into 5th over 2f out, ridden well over 1f out, soon struggling
started very slowly, reluctant and early reminders, just about in touch 10f out, ridden and weakened over 2f out
slowly into stride, held up 5th, weakened over 2f out
raced keenly, led, joined 2f out, kept narrow advantage until headed inside final furlong, stayed on same pace
tracked leading pair, ridden on inside and unable to quicken 1f out, kept on in closing stages
took keen hold tracking leading trio, effort on outside over 2f out, ridden and one pace over 1f out
tracked leader, challenged 2f out, ridden to challenge over 1f out, led inside final furlong, stayed on, pushed out
Diamond Joel improved on last year's form to finish second at Wolverhampton earlier in the month. But he was less than a length ahead of SOUL SEARCHER on that occasion and Charlie Hills' filly can find enough to turn the tables on only her second start. The 320,000 euros colt and Derby entry Havisham makes his racecourse debut and Andrew Balding has trained two of the previous three winners while Nutcracker Prince won a bumper at Bangor last month and is another to consider.
Crashing Thew Life 16-1 (11-0) Held up, headway 6f out, challenged 4f out until edged right over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 5, 10l behind Seaviper (11-0) at Stratford 2m NH flat (6) gd in Sep.
Nutcracker Prince 5-4fav (10-4) Chased leaders, pushed along 9f out, ridden to lead 3f out, stayed on, clear inside final 100 yards, won at Bangor 2m 1f NH flat (6) sft in Feb beating Missesgeejay (10-7) by 4l, 9 ran.
Izzy Too 80-1 (8-9) Slowly into stride, chased leaders, pushed along 3f out, one pace final 2f, lost modest 3rd inside final furlong, 4th of 5, 14l behind Candy Kitten (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 3yo mdn auc stks (5) pol in Oct '13.
Diamond Joel 3-1 (8-5) Took keen hold, tracked leader, led after 2f, pushed 3 lengths clear 2f out, ridden 1f out, no extra and headed well inside final furlong, 2nd of 7, 1 1/4l behind Diaktoros (10-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f mdn auc stks (5).
Havisham Mount Nelson colt out of Ile Deserte.
Goddess Epona 66-1 (9-0) Held up, pushed along over 2f out, never near leaders, 8th of 12, 8l behind Atwix (9-0) at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo mdn fll (5) pol in Feb.
Soul Searcher (IRE) 13-8fav (7-11) Held up, headway 2f out, ridden over 1f out, went 3rd inside final furlong, stayed on, never nearer, 3rd of 7, 2l behind Diaktoros (10-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f mdn auc stks (5).
Greengage Summer 66-1 (9-1) In rear, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, last of 8, 15l behind Wajeeh (8-9) at Lingfield 1m mdn stks (5) pol in Feb.
Salutamasoreta (USA) 20-1 (9-9) Held up mid-division and keen, pushed along over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 7, 21l behind Final (8-11) at Wolverhampton 7f mdn auc stks (5) in Feb.