close up, ridden 2f out, edged right inside final furlong, kept on same pace
led, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, ran on
dwelt towards rear, ridden and headway entering final furlong, ran on
slowly away in rear, headway on inner over 1f out, ridden and kept on one pace
dwelt towards rear, headway when not clear run entering final furlong, ran on close home
towards rear, never a factor
tracked leader, ridden 2f out, keeping on same pace when short of room inside final furlong
in touch, effort over 1f out, edged left inside final furlong, weakened towards finish
keen tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, ran on
mid-division, headway on inner over 1f out, switched right entering final furlong, ridden to lead inside final furlong, ran on
A few of these arrive in good form, but none more so than EX EX. He posted his best effort yet with a ready win at Kempton last time and a 9lb hike in the weights may not be enough to prevent him landing a treble. Roy's Legacy has been winning over 5f here but has yet to score over today's trip while Spellmaker is yet another chasing a hat-trick after landing a couple of lesser grade sprints at Kempton. Multitask and Compton Prince won their respective divisions of the same handicap over track and trip a fortnight ago and also step up in class for this while Haadeeth is capable at this level if the mood takes him.
Ex Ex 11-10fav (9-7) Tracked leader, ridden to lead over 1f out, ran on, won at Kempton 6f hacp 0-70 (5) pol beating Daring Dragon (9-7) by 2 1/2l, 10 ran.
Roy's Legacy 10-1 (8-11) Quickly away from wide draw, made all, ridden and in command when edged right briefly inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Lingfield 5f hacp 0-70 (5) pol beating Secret Millionaire (8-13) by 1 3/4l, 7 ran.
Temple Road (IRE) 7-1 (9-2) Towards rear, headway over 1f out, soon ridden, kept on to go 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 7, 5l behind Expose (8-11) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jan.
Meridius (IRE) 6-1 (9-5) Tracked leader, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 12, 3l behind Jay Bee Blue (9-2) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Oct.
Multitask 9-4fav (9-2) Behind, smooth headway over 1f out, ran on to lead inside final furlong, easily, won at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol beating Welsh Inlet (8-8) by 1 1/2l, 9 ran.
El Mirage (IRE) 25-1 (9-6) Took keen hold, held up, ridden 2f out, never a factor, 7th of 10, 6l behind Ex Ex (9-7) at Kempton 6f hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
Haadeeth 11-4 (9-8) Tracked winner, edged right on bend over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on, always held, 2nd of 3, 1/2l behind Where's Reiley (9-8) at Wolverhampton 6f sell stks (6) pol.
Compton Prince 6-1 (8-11) Took keen hold tracking leaders, led inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol beating Where's Reiley (9-4) by 2l, 9 ran.
Shifting Star (IRE) 20-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders in 3rd, went 3rd over 2f out, chased winner inside final furlong, kept on towards finish, 2nd of 9, nk behind The Happy Hammer (8-12) at Lingfield 7f hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
Spellmaker 4-1 (9-5) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, led over 1f out, stayed on well, won at Kempton 6f hcp (0-55) (6) pol beating Volito (9-7) by 3/4l, 10 ran.
Dark Lane 4-1fav (9-6) Soon chasing leader, ridden and lost 2nd over 1f out, no impression when lost 3rd inside final furlong, weakened, 6th of 9, 5l behind Putin (9-0) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jan.
Star Up In The Sky (USA) 9-4fav (9-6) Tracked leaders, driven to challenge over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 11, 11l behind Sweet Talking Guy (9-6) at Kempton 6f hcp (0-55) (6) pol.