DREAMING AGAIN made up plenty of ground in the closing stages here a fortnight ago when just behind Chandrayaan, who won this in 2013. Jimmy Fox' charge can turn the tables in this on better terms and also confirm running with Tax Reform and last year's winner Crowning Star in the process. My Time had not won since 2013 before returning a shock 66/1 winner at Southwell on his latest start. Raised only 2lb, he has yet to race over this far, while Mount Cheiron is back on a winning mark but is less than consistent and ran poorly at Wolverhampton last week.
Virgil Earp 7-1 (11-7) Waited with towards rear, moderate 5th approaching 2 out, moderate 4th and no impression from before straight, kept on same pace, 4th of 8, 15l behind Best Served Cold (11-0) at Galway 2m 4f hvy in Oct.
Mount Cheiron (USA) 12-1 (9-2) Held up towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, no impression, 6th of 12, 10 1/4l behind Hazel Blue (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (6) pol in Mar.
Dreaming Again 3-1 (9-6) Towards rear, headway over 1f out, ridden and kept on towards finish, 2nd of 12, 1/2l behind Chandrayaan (9-2) at Kempton 1m hcp (7) pol in Mar.
My Time 66-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, led 2f out, ridden and stayed on gamely final furlong, held on, won at Southwell 7f hcp (6) pol in Mar beating Tasaaboq (9-5) by 1/2l, 12 ran.
Chandrayaan 25-1 (9-2) Towards rear, headway over 1f out, soon ridden, kept on to lead towards finish, won at Kempton 1m hcp (7) pol in Mar beating Dreaming Again (9-6) by 1/2l, 12 ran.
Theydon Thunder 12-1 (9-4) Raced wide prominent, ridden 4f out, weakened over 2f out, last of 9, 30 1/4l behind Prayer Time (9-6) at Southwell 1m hcp (6) pol in Mar.
Tax Reform (IRE) 8-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on towards finish, 6th of 12, 1 1/2l behind Chandrayaan (9-2) at Kempton 1m hcp (7) pol in Mar.
Crowning Star (IRE) 8-1 (9-2) Held up in touch, ridden and weakened when hampered over 1f out, 10th of 12, 7 1/2l behind Chandrayaan (9-2) at Kempton 1m hcp (7) pol in Mar.
Water For Life 150-1 (10-12) Took keen hold, led until 2nd, led again next, headed when mistake 2 out, soon weakened, pulled up before last, at Leicester 2m (5) hvy in Feb.
Sixties Queen 50-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders in 3rd, outpaced over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 6, 17 1/4l behind Eastern Dragon (10-2) at Lingfield 1m hcp (6) pol in Mar.
Let It Go 25-1 (8-12) Prominent, lost place over 2f out, 9th of 10, 34 1/4l behind Giovanni Di Bicci (9-7) at Kempton 1m hcp (6) pol in Jan.