THE KING’S STEED came out best in a scrap to the line at Chelmsford only four days ago. This looks less competitive and Shaun Lycett’s charge can defy a penalty. Tarseekh finally got off the mark when landing a Class 7 event at Kempton and Ertidaad’s earlier double came at the same lowly level. Rattle On won off a higher mark here at this time last year and Rocksette should be sharper for a recent comeback but Bookmaker was due to run here yesterday.
The King's Steed 4-1 (8-13) Led, hard ridden when headed 1f out, soon rallied, stayed on under pressure to lead again well inside final furlong, all out, won at Chelmsford City 1m hcp (6) pol in Mar beating Mr Potter (9-0) by nk, 8 ran.
Bertie Blu Boy 50-1 (9-5) Pushed along to lead over 5f out, ridden and headed entering final furlong, kept on one pace, 4th of 7, 4l behind Air Of York (9-7) at Lingfield 7f hcp (6) pol in Mar.
Tarseekh 8-1 (9-7) Made all, ridden 2f out, stayed on, held on, won at Kempton 1m hcp (7) pol in Mar beating De Little Engine (9-7) by nk, 14 ran.
Ertidaad (IRE) 11-4fav (10-1) In rear, pushed along halfway, ridden 3f out, some late headway, never nearer, 4th of 8, 5 3/4l behind Poppy May (9-4) at Southwell 7f hcp (6) pol in Mar.
Rocksette 10-1 (8-4) Close up, ridden to chase leader over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 9, 6 1/4l behind Secret Return (9-5) at Lingfield 1m hcp fll (5) pol in Mar.
Rattle On 14-1 (9-9) Tracked leader, led over 1f out, headed entering final furlong, stayed on same pace, lost 3rd close home, 4th of 11, 2 3/4l behind Tilsworth Lukey (9-5) at Chelmsford City 1m 2f hcp (7) pol in Mar.
How's Lucy 12-1 (9-3) Prominent, pushed along over 2f out, lost place over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 10, 9 1/4l behind Kafoo (9-8) at Chelmsford City 1m hcp (6) pol in Mar.
Bookmaker 16-1 (9-6) Prominent, every chance over 1f out, no impression on winner and lost 2nd towards finish, 3rd of 14, 1 1/2l behind Tarseekh (9-7) at Kempton 1m hcp (7) pol in Mar.
Mowhoob 15-2 (9-5) Led until well over 1f out, faded final furlong, 8th of 11, 11 1/2l behind Ertidaad (9-7) at Lingfield 7f hcp (7) pol in Feb.
Excellent World (IRE) 25-1 (8-12) Slowly into stride, outpaced and always behind, last of 10, 12l behind Kafoo (9-8) at Chelmsford City 1m hcp (6) pol in Mar.
Caius College Girl (IRE) 33-1 (8-12) Held up in last pair, some headway over 1f out, never dangerous, 6th of 9, 5 1/2l behind Emigrated (8-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (6) pol in Mar.