held up, never dangerous
prominent, led over 3f out, ridden clear over 1f out, ran on strongly
tracked leader, led over 5f out, headed over 3f out, weakened over 1f out
mid-division, headway over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, never able to challenge
in touch, chased leaders over 2f out, kept on well, no chance with winner
in touch, headway over 3f out, chased leaders over 2f out, stayed on same pace
held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, never on terms
mid-division, weakened over 2f out
slowly into stride, behind, some late headway, never dangerous
led until over 5f out, weakened over 3f out, eased over 2f out
Caracas went close over 2m at Kempton in November but has posted a couple of below-par efforts since. Miss Dusky Diva is back on the same mark as when scoring at Wolverhampton at this time last year and was runner-up at the latter track recently while Tommys Geal passed the post in fourth at Kempton last time but was disqualified with her jockey failing to weigh-in. SHEILA’S FANCY was well beaten in second last month but finished a lot closer when fifth behind the progressive Noble Behest over course and distance on his latest outing. Facing an easier task today, Stan Moore’s charge may well be good enough.
Quebec 25-1 (8-12) Pushed along leaving stalls, soon towards rear, never a factor, tailed off, 6th of 12, 16 1/4l behind Flight Of Fantasy (9-7) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp (5) pol in Jan.
Deebaj (IRE) 20-1 (9-6) In touch, ridden 3f out, never near leaders, 5th of 8, 16l behind Author's Dream (9-10) at Lingfield 2m hcp (5) pol in Jan.
Running Wolf (IRE) 5-1 (10-9) Tracked leaders to 4th, mid-division, chased leaders after 4 out, outpaced and held when blundered and unseated rider next, at Market Rasen 2m 5f hcp (3) sft in Dec.
Caracas 4-1 (9-7) Led early, tracked leader, led again inside final 2f, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 8, 8 1/4l behind Western Way (9-12) at Chelmsford City 2m hcp (6) pol in Jan.
Miss Dusky Diva (IRE) 16-1 (9-7) Mid-division, headway over 5f out, 2nd 2f out, no impression on winner, stayed on, 2nd of 13, 3 1/4l behind Indian Red (9-2) at Wolverhampton 2m 1f hcp (6) pol in Jan.
Sheila's Fancy (IRE) 6-1 (8-6) In touch, ridden and no impression over 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, 5th of 7, 3 1/2l behind Noble Behest (9-6) at Lingfield 2m hcp (5) pol in Dec.
Tommys Geal 25-1 (9-3) Held up in rear, switched right and headway 2f out, stayed on same pace final 100 yards (disqualified following an objection by the clerk of the scales), 4th of 14, 3 1/4l behind Aumerle (9-8) at Kempton 2m hcp (6) pol in Dec.
Ladofash 8-1 (10-12) Mid-division, reminders after 5th, soon struggling in rear, tailed off 3 out, 7th of 9, dist behind Aiguille Rouge (10-5) at Fontwell 2m 2f (4) hvy in Dec.
Maison Brillet (IRE) 40-1 (9-3) Held up mid-division, ridden over 1f out, soon faded, last of 11, 8 3/4l behind Graceful Lady (9-6) at Yarmouth 1m 6f hcp (6) gf in May.
Topalova 12-1 (8-11) In touch, headway into 3rd after 7f, weakening when hampered inside final furlong, 5th of 8, 8 3/4l behind Western Way (9-12) at Chelmsford City 2m hcp (6) pol in Jan.
Movie Magic 100-1 (8-13) Raced wide in touch, ridden and weakened 2f out, last of 7, 26l behind Every Chance (9-7) at Lingfield 1m 4f stks (6) pol in Jan.
Kwikstep 40-1 (8-5) Held up in rear, moderate late headway, never involved, 6th of 8, 15 1/2l behind Marshall Aid (9-0) at Chelmsford City 1m 5f hcp (6) pol in Jan.