slowly into stride, behind, ran on inside final furlong, nearest finish
chased leaders on inside, went 2nd going well over 2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, all out
switched right start, held up towards rear, closer in mid-division halfway, hung right and unable to quicken inside final 2f, never troubled leaders after, eased towards finish
chased leaders, ridden and kept on inside final furlong, not quite pace to challenge, lost 4th post
held up in mid-division, headway between horses over 1f out, strong run inside final furlong, finished well, went 2nd post, just held
held up towards rear, good headway on inside over 1f out, hard ridden and strong run inside final furlong, just held, lost 2nd post
started very slowly and lost many lengths, pulled hard in rear, wide on home turn, never a factor
mid-division, headway on inside chasing leaders over 2f out, ridden and weakened final furlong
led, joined 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, lost 2nd inside final furlong, weakened towards finish
chased leader until pushed along over 2f out, ridden and weakened over 1f out
Bond Street Beau is creeping closer as he slips further down the weights and can figure while King Of Rooks has an apprentice’s allowance helping his cause today, though hasn’t won since 2015. MAGICINTHEMAKING found one too good over 7f last time but has won twice over today’s trip at Chelmsford since joining John Long and another bold bid looks likely. Elliot The Dragon only won a lowly Class 7 sprint here last month but Monarch Maid is usually in the mix at this level.
Qallaab (IRE) 6-1 (10-0) Slowly into stride, towards rear, ridden over 2f out, never dangerous, 5th of 7, 7l behind Gorgeous General (9-7) at Southwell 6f hcp (6) pol in Feb.
Bond Street Beau 7-1 (9-6) Held up in rear, pushed along 2f out, ridden just over 1f out, late progress on outside, not troubled leaders, 6th of 9, 1 1/4l behind Spirit Of Zebedee (9-2) at Lingfield 6f hcp (6) pol in Feb.
King Of Rooks 8-1 (9-0) Held up towards rear, headway on inside chasing leaders over 2f out, ran on inside final furlong, not quite pace to challenge, 4th of 13, 2 1/4l behind Elusif (8-2) at Kempton 7f hcp (6) pol in Feb.
Divine Call 9-1 (9-10) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, one pace and beaten over 1f out, lost 3rd inside final furlong, 4th of 8, 6 1/4l behind Point Zero (9-6) at Southwell 5f stks (5) pol in Feb.
Magicinthemaking (USA) 5-2 (9-8) Chased leaders, effort over 1f out, went 2nd approaching final furlong, never reached winner, 2nd of 9, 3 1/4l behind Mochalov (9-9) at Chelmsford City 7f hcp (6) pol in Feb.
Storm Boy 66-1 (10-0) Chased leaders to over 3f out, behind final 2f, 11th of 13, 28 1/4l behind Songkran (8-10) at Kempton 7f mdn stks (5) pol in Jan.
Elliot The Dragon (IRE) 7-1 (9-2) Took keen hold, held up rear of mid-division, headway 2f out, ran on to lead well inside final furlong, held on, won at Kempton 6f hcp (7) pol in Jan beating Dalness Express (9-6) by nk, 10 ran.
Deer Song 40-1 (9-4) Outpaced and always behind, 9th of 11, 10 1/4l behind Naralsaif (9-3) at Kempton 7f hcp (7) pol in Feb.
Monarch Maid 13-2 (9-3) With leaders, led 4f out, headed over 2f out, chased leader, ridden and every chance over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Brockey Rise (9-10) at Lingfield 6f hcp (6) pol in Jan.
Pranceabootthetoon (IRE) 10-1 (9-2) Mid-division on inside, headway over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Foxy Boy (9-4) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp (7) pol in Jan.
Our Man In Havana 18-1 (9-0) Behind, headway over 1f out, no impression, 9th of 12, 9 1/4l behind Turanga Leela (9-2) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (5) pol in Jan.