Scenery showed promise last year but produced a disappointing effort on his reappearance at Kempton. BEACHWALK (NAP), who cost 87,000gns last year, will almost certainly do better as a three-year-old and the booking of Ryan Moore suggests he’ll be ready for this. Oswald was placed in four of his six starts last year but is having his first run for a new yard. New Orleans has had his limitations exposed lately but there should be more to come from Maypole and there is no reason why Emerald Rocket can’t replicate his all-weather form on Turf.
Ragstone Road (IRE) 50-1 (9-4) Pulled hard, headway on outside into mid-division 4f out, weakened over 2f out, last of 10, 10 3/4l behind Airshow (8-13) at Kempton 6f hcp (4) pol in Apr.
Oswald (IRE) 25-1 (9-2) Held up stands side, headway to lead this group over 1f out, ridden and ran on, not reach winner, 2nd of 20, 1 1/4l behind Lexington Grace (9-6) at Newmarket 7f (5) gf in Oct.
Emerald Rocket (IRE) 11-8fav (9-6) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 10, 10 3/4l behind Enrolment (8-12) at Newcastle 7f (4) pol in Nov.
Maypole 4-1 (8-13) Held up in touch, took keen hold, improved on outside 3f out, every chance over 1f out, edged right inside final furlong, ran on towards finish, 2nd of 8, 1/2l behind Brigand (9-0) at Chelmsford City 6f stks (6) pol in Nov.
Beachwalk 5-2 (9-2) Held up towards rear, outpaced halfway, ran on inside final furlong, never troubled leaders, 4th of 7, 3/4l behind Montague (9-2) at Wolverhampton 7f stks (5) pol in Oct.
Inviolable Spirit (IRE) 16-1 (9-7) Awkwardly away always in rear, last of 11, 7 3/4l behind Jungle Room (9-0) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (5) pol in Apr.
New Orleans (IRE) 13-8 (8-11) Held up and always last, pushed along and outpaced over 2f out, no chance after, edged left inside final furlong, last of 4, 4l behind Golden Iris (8-6) at Lingfield 7f stks (5) pol in Apr.
Catapult 150-1 (9-0) Keen, always towards rear, last of 13, 17 1/2l behind Porth Swtan (9-0) at Newmarket 7f mdn stks (4) gs in Apr.
Scenery 13-2 (8-12) Always towards rear, never on terms, 9th of 10, 6 1/4l behind Airshow (8-13) at Kempton 6f hcp (4) pol in Apr.
Railport Dolly 33-1 (9-0) Led, headed over 4f out, kept on same pace over 1f out, 6th of 9, 13 1/4l behind Al Hajar (9-5) at Redcar 7f mdn stks (4) gs in Sep.