close up, pushed along over 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong
in rear, ridden over 2f out, never a factor
dwelt in rear, pushed along over 2f out, never a factor
raced wide tracked leaders, pushed along to lead entering final furlong, headed inside final furlong, one pace
keen tracked leader, ridden and every chance when edged left entering final furlong, stayed on one pace
in touch, ridden over 2f out, weakened approaching final furlong
soon led, ridden 2f out, headed entering final furlong, soon weakened
tracked leader, ridden 2f out, short of room entering final furlong, no extra
in touch, headway approaching final furlong, ridden to lead inside final furlong, driven out
keen close up, ridden 2f out, kept on one pace
Coorg notched-up a hat-trick over longer trips at Chelmsford but that was over three years ago now. Rakematiz has been winning over 1m2f here and is 3lb higher than last month’s success but Music Major scored over course and distance recently though beat the re-opposing GENDARME by only a nose. The latter is slightly better off at the weights and having only his second start for new connections is fancied to reverse running. Sauchiehall Street and Sotomayor have been thereabouts of late but Harbour Quay’s improved recent form has come on the Fibresand at Southwell.
Rakematiz 7-2 (9-6) Chased leaders, led over 1f out, headed approaching final furlong, soon rallied, stayed on gamely to lead again towards finish, won at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp (5) pol in Feb beating Hackbridge (9-7) by hd, 11 ran.
Ace Combat 100-1 (10-12) Mid-division, weakened before 3 out, tailed off and pulled up before next, at Kempton 2m (2) gs in Dec.
Coorg (IRE) Evensfav (9-4) Slowly into stride, switched right and headway to lead after 3f, ridden over 1f out, clear inside final furlong, comfortably, won at Chelmsford City 2m hcp (5) pol in Jan beating Megara (9-2) by 3 3/4l, 6 ran.
Sauchiehall Street (IRE) 7-1 (9-3) Led 1f, tracked leaders, ridden and unable to quicken over 1f out, 5th and no impression inside final furlong, 5th of 8, 4 1/4l behind Nylon Speed (9-7) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp (5) pol in Mar.
The Jean Genie 33-1 (9-8) Soon prominent from wide draw, pushed along over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 14, 4 1/4l behind The Night King (9-7) at Chelmsford City 1m 2f hcp (5) pol in Mar.
Outofthequestion 25-1 (9-2) Held up behind, ridden over 2f out, stayed on into mid-division inside final furlong, never nearer, 7th of 12, 6 1/2l behind Unit of Assessment (9-5) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp (5) pol in Feb.
Gendarme (IRE) 25-1 (9-6) Always close up on inside, pushed along to lead just over 1f out, soon ridden, edged right and headed inside final furlong, ran on, 2nd of 13, shd behind Music Major (9-0) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp (6) pol in Feb.
Harbour Quay 11-4 (9-0) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 9f out, ridden and no chance with winner final 2f, lost 2nd close home, 3rd of 6, 7 1/2l behind Purple Rock (9-9) at Southwell 1m 4f hcp (5) pol in Feb.
Sotomayor 10-1 (9-1) Slowly away in rear, ridden over 1f out, stayed on final furlong, nearest finish, 3rd of 7, 3 1/2l behind King's Advice (9-9) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp (5) pol in Mar.
Music Major 7-1 (9-0) Held up in mid-division, steady progress over 4f out, pushed along on outside 2f out, hard ridden just over 1f out, edged left and led inside final furlong, ran on, won at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp (6) pol in Feb beating Gendarme (9-6) by ns, 13 ran.