held up in mid-division on outside, hard ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out
always close up on inside, pushed along 2f out, ridden just over 1f out, weakened well inside final furlong
keen early towards rear, good headway on outside well over 1f out, led entering final furlong, ridden and ran on well
held up towards rear, pushed along over 1f out, ridden and ran on inside final furlong, never able to challenge
led, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened quickly final furlong
steadied soon after start, pulled hard in rear, came wide straight, ridden and stayed on inside final furlong, not trouble leaders
tracked leading pair, pushed along over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, faded well inside final furlong
pressed leader, led over 2f out, pushed along and headed entering final furlong, not quicken and lost 2nd close home
held up in mid-division, pushed along when not clear run and switched right over 1f out, ran on to take 2nd close home, not trouble winner
held up in mid-division on inside, niggled along 2f out, ridden over 1f out, no headway
Limerick Lord is best at Southwell but managed to win a lowly Class 7 event at Wolverhampton last time. First Link scored over 7f here recently and is worth another try over today’s longer trip but Jai Hanuman has yet to race over this far after finishing runner-up over 7f at Newcastle. Big Bad Lol will likely be in the mix again but, like Herm, rarely wins so a chance is taken on CLAUDINE. The latter has switched yards after a comeback run at Kempton and could go close back in this lower grade having finished second off a 6lb higher mark on Turf last year.
Kafeel (USA) 40-1 (9-2) Held up, pushed along over 3f out, hung right over 2f out, lost action and pulled up over 1f out, at Kempton 1m hcp (5) pol in Jan.
Claudine (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) Led 1f, tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, gradually weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 9, 4 1/4l behind Elenora Delight (9-4) at Kempton 1m hcp (5) pol in Jan.
First Link (USA) 13-2 (8-8) Held up in last pair, wide into straight, headway on outside over 1f out, ridden to lead when edged left inside final 110 yards, ran on, won at Lingfield 7f hcp fll (5) pol in Jan beating Chica De La Noche (9-2) by 1 1/2l, 9 ran.
Big Bad Lol (IRE) 4-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, went 2nd over 6f out until over 1f out, stayed on same pace, 3rd of 12, 1l behind Arrowzone (9-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (6) pol in Jan.
Soaring Spirits (IRE) 4-1 (9-1) Led early, tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 9, 3 1/2l behind Storm Melody (9-4) at Lingfield 7f hcp (6) pol in Dec.
Ubla (IRE) 16-1 (9-3) Pressed leader, ridden inside final 2f, soon lost place, weakened final furlong, last of 10, 13 3/4l behind Harbour Vision (9-8) at Chelmsford City 7f hcp (6) pol in Jan.
Herm (IRE) 7-1 (9-5) Held up mid-division, headway under pressure over 1f out, ran on towards finish, 3rd of 11, 3l behind Collate (9-4) at Lingfield 1m hcp (6) pol in Jan.
Limerick Lord (IRE) 16-1 (9-2) Made all, ridden inside final furlong, kept on well, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (7) pol in Jan beating Blue Harmony (9-2) by 2l, 13 ran.
Jai Hanuman (IRE) 7-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, went 2nd inside final furlong, stayed on, not trouble winner, 2nd of 12, 3/4l behind False Id (9-8) at Newcastle 7f hcp (7) pol in Dec.
Haraz (IRE) 20-1 (9-5) In touch on outside, driven to chase leader over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on, held when lost place towards finish, 5th of 14, 2 1/4l behind Mr Andros (9-7) at Lingfield 7f hcp (6) pol in Jan.