f chased leaders, effort over 2f out, weakened over 1f out
held up in rear, headway over 1f out, never dangerous
tracked leader, ridden to lead entering final furlong, ran on well
led until over 2f out, weakened over 1 fout
mid-division, soon pushed along, outpaced over 4f out, behind final 3f
mid-division, headway over 3f out, chased leaders over 2f out, stayed on same pace final furlong
chased leaders, smooth progress to lead over 2f out, headed entering final furlong, no extra closing stages
in touch, lost place over 2f out
tracked leader, lost place over 3f out
held up, outpaced over 6f out, headway over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, never able to challenge
raced wide in mid-division, headway on outside over 9f out, tracked leader over 7f out, every chance over 2f out, quickly lost place over 1f out
mid-division, headway on wide outside over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, ran on into 2nd inside final furlong, no chance with winner
ARKYN opened his account with an easy success in a similar event over track and trip last month. Alan King’s charge is penalised today but is proven on the Polytrack unlike Pour Joie, who made a winning start in bumpers with a victory at Warwick. The latter looks sure to be in the mix but Ehmaj steps up in trip after finishing fourth at Huntingdon on his recent debut and has been gelded subsequently. Steady Away is a likely improver if taking to the surface and Lantiern has undergone wind surgery since disappointing at Southwell having ran well on an earlier debut at Ascot.
Eye Of An Eagle (FR) Linda's Lad gelding out of Vie Des Aigles.
Glengar (IRE) 7-1 (11-0) In touch, lost place over 4f out, tailed off, 8th of 11, dist behind Jelski (11-0) at Ffos Las 2m (5) sft in Jan.
Lantiern (IRE) 10-1 (10-12) In rear, headway over 4f out, ridden 2f out, soon weakened, 5th of 8, 24 1/4l behind Whitehotchillifili (10-5) at Southwell 2m (5) gs in Dec.
Richie Valentine 16-1 (10-7) Chased leaders, reminders when lost place halfway, soon behind, tailed off 4f out, 7th of 8, dist behind Katahdin (11-2) at Southwell 2m (5) sft in Feb.
Steady Away (IRE) 7-2 (11-4) Held up, headway chasing leaders over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 7th of 9, 8 1/4l behind Faire Part Sivola (10-7) at Wincanton 1m 7f (5) gd in Jan.
Arkyn (FR) 9-4fav (10-4) Held up towards rear, smooth headway over 4f out, went 2nd inside final 3f, shaken up to lead over 1f out, soon clear, easily, won at Lingfield 2m (5) pol in Jan beating Millers Bank (11-2) by 7l, 11 ran.
Pour Joie 4-1 (10-7) Held up in rear, headway over 2f out, switched right over 1f out, soon led, ran on well, won at Warwick 2m (5) gd in Jan beating Frau Georgia (10-12) by 3 1/2l, 6 ran.
Ehmaj (JPN) 5-1 (10-7) Held up towards rear, headway over 4f out, went 4th over 1f out, not trouble leaders, 4th of 13, 6 1/2l behind Rootless Tree (10-7) at Huntingdon 1m 6f (5) gs in Jan.
Ethandexter 33-1 (10-7) Rear of mid-division, headway on outside 6f out, soon weakened, 11th of 12, dist behind The Macon Lugnatic (11-4) at Newbury 2m (5) gd in Jan.
Reeceltic 33-1 (10-12) Prominent, ridden 4f out, weakened 2f out, 8th of 16, 21 1/2l behind Cascova (10-12) at Huntingdon 1m 6f (5) gd in Nov.
Libbretta 125-1 (10-5) Keen tracked leaders, weakened quickly 3f out, 13th of 16, dist behind Cascova (10-12) at Huntingdon 1m 6f (5) gd in Nov.
Parisian Affair 9-1 (10-12) Led and set steady pace, pushed along and headed over 2f out, soon weakened, 11th of 12, 29 3/4l behind Who What When (10-12) at Newbury 1m 5f fll (5) sft in Dec.