close up, headway to challenge entering final furlong, soon every chance, one pace
soon led, ridden and headed 2f out, kept on same pace
held up in touch in rear, headway entering final furlong, quickened between horses to lead inside final furlong, readily
tracked leader, led 2f out, ridden and headed inside final furlong, one pace
tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace
in touch in rear, pushed along and outpaced 2f out
The top four in the weights have been competing against each other with different outcomes but it could be the turn of FIRST EXPERIENCE this time. He meets last year’s winner Skidby Mill and also Simply Me on better terms for recent defeats and had little chance with a much higher rated winner in a conditions race last time. Remember Me and Skidby Mill have been taking it turns to outdo each other with the former coming out best last time but Rustique and Smart Move will do well to figure.
First Experience 9-2 (9-0) Held up in 3rd, chased clear leader over 4f out until 3f out, went 2nd again and kept on from over 1f out, no impression, 2nd of 4, 2l behind Carolinae (9-0) at Lingfield 1m fll stks (2) pol in Feb.
Skidby Mill (IRE) 7-2 (9-7) Led, ridden over 1f out, headed and no extra final 100 yards, lost 2 places nearing finish, 4th of 8, 1 1/4l behind Simply Me (9-2) at Lingfield 1m hcp fll (5) pol in Feb.
Simply Me 5-4fav (9-2) Took keen hold, settled tracking leaders, good headway on outside over 1f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, ran on to lead final 100 yards, readily, won at Lingfield 1m hcp fll (5) pol in Feb beating First Experience (9-8) by 3/4l, 8 ran.
Remember Me 6-5fav (9-2) Tracked leader early, ridden 1f out, soon led, kept on, won at Lingfield 1m hcp fll (5) pol in Feb beating Skidby Mill (9-7) by 1 1/2l, 4 ran.
Rustique 8-1 (9-7) Led early, prominent, ridden over 2f out, lost place entering final furlong, 8th of 9, 9 3/4l behind Papou Tony (9-6) at Kempton 1m hcp (6) pol in Feb.
Smart Mover (IRE) 100-1 (10-12) Always behind, 9th of 10, 15 3/4l behind Castafiore (10-12) at Ludlow 2m fll (4) sft in Jan.