held up in touch, effort when hampered over 1f out, soon switched right, went 2nd well inside final furlong, not reach winner
held up in rear, headway over 2f out, went 4th inside final furlong, never troubled leaders
in rear, ridden on outside over 3f out, soon weakened
chased leaders, challenged over 7f out, led over 3f out, headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong
held up in mid-division, weakened over 2f out
pulled hard, soon led and went clear, headed over 7f out, weakened quickly
held up in mid-division on inside, pushed along over 4f out, not much room over 2f out, no impression
held up in rear of mid-division, headway over 3f out, hung left over 1f out, soon led, stayed on
chased leaders, went 2nd 3f out, led over 1f out, soon headed, stayed on same pace inside final furlong
led early, chased clear leader, led over 7f out, headed over 3f out, lost place over 2f out
NORTHERN POET beat Ace Time, Ballycloven Beat and Gorgeous George here on debut. As the second started favourite for a Newbury bumper on debut, the form may be decent and Nick Gifford’s charge is fancied to defy his penalty. Both Mr Perfect and Dancing Doris found only one too good on their bumper debuts last season while Minella Tara had every chance when falling at the last in a maiden point at Stowlin in May. Millstone will need to reverse Huntingdon form with Mr Perfect in April and his stable is in the doldrums at present.
Northern Poet (IRE) 6-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear, headway over 3f out, led inside final furlong, quickened well inside final furlong, won at Lingfield 2m (5) pol in Nov beating Global Harmony (10-7) by 1 1/4l, 13 ran.
Ace Time 16-1 (11-0) Held up mid-division, headway over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 13, 7 1/4l behind Northern Poet (11-0) at Lingfield 2m (5) pol in Nov.
Arc Of Bubbles (IRE) 100-1 (11-2) Towards rear, headway chasing leaders 6f out, weakened 3f out, 11th of 18, 20 3/4l behind Confirmation Bias (11-2) at Wincanton 1m 7f (5) gs in Nov.
Ballycloven Beat (IRE) 20-1 (11-0) Always behind, 5th of 13, 8 1/4l behind Northern Poet (11-0) at Lingfield 2m (5) pol in Nov.
Edward Blue (IRE) Vinnie Roe gelding out of Gold Shot.
Gorgeous George 50-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear, pushed along and lost place over 4f out, last of 13, dist behind Northern Poet (11-0) at Lingfield 2m (5) pol in Nov.
Millstone 12-1 (11-4) Held up towards rear, pushed along over 3f out, headway over 2f out, went 3rd inside final furlong, kept on, 3rd of 10, 2 1/2l behind Willie Butler (11-4) at Huntingdon 2m mdn (5) gd in Apr.
Minella Tara (IRE) 6-1 (11-6) Pr, 4th 1/2way, prog to cl 2nd bef 2out, ev ch in 1l 2nd on outer when fell last, at Stowlin 3m mdn gd in May.
Mr Perfect (IRE) 8-1 (10-12) Held up towards rear, pushed along 5f out, headway over 3f out, chased winner over 1f out, kept on, no impression towards finish, 2nd of 10, 1 3/4l behind Willie Butler (11-4) at Huntingdon 2m mdn (5) gd in Apr.
Dancing Doris 7-1 (10-11) In touch, headway over 3f out, ridden to chase clear winner over 1f out, kept on one pace, 2nd of 9, 4 1/2l behind Sopat (11-2) at Fakenham 2m mdn (4) gf in Apr.