made most, joined turning in, driven 3 lengths clear last, ridden flat, edged left and held on near finish
pressed winner, led briefly after 3rd, in touch, driven and lost place before 2 out where not fluent, soon no impression, well beaten 4th when mistake last
tracked leaders, outpaced by front pair before 2 out, ridden and kept on under pressure flat, no impression
chased leaders to after 3 out, soon ridden, weakened before next
reminders after 1st, held up in last pair, outpaced when ridden after 3 out, never near leaders, weakened from next
held up in last pair, tracked leaders 4 out, challenged turning in, every chance when blundered 2 out, soon ridden, 3 lengths down last, rallied closing stages, just held
This might be a close-run thing between MON PORT and the four-year-old Ormesher but the later is having a first run since losing his unbeaten record in a Listed race at Wetherby in November whereas the former beat a subsequent winner here last month. Al Kherb was well beaten at Ascot after winning a Catterick maiden but is back in the right grade so can’t be ignored.
Mon Port (IRE) 7-2 (11-7) won at Market Rasen 2m 1f (4) gd in Mar beating Peppay Le Pugh (11-7) by 3 1/2l, 7 ran.
Ormesher 8-1 (10-12) 5th of 8, 27 3/4l behind Cracker Factory (10-12) at Wetherby 2m lst (1) gd in Nov.
Al Kherb 33-1 (11-2) 13th of 15, 29 1/4l behind Legal History (10-4) at Ascot 2m hcp fll (2) gd in Mar.
Port Lairge 100-1 (10-0) 5th of 10, 21 1/2l behind Haasab (11-12) at Market Rasen 2m 3f hcp (5) gd in Apr.
Doctor Jazz (IRE) 50-1 (11-0) 9th of 12, dist behind Tiffin Top (11-0) at Hereford 2m mdn (4) gd in Mar.
Oskemen 50-1 (10-8) 10th of 15, 32 1/2l behind Elusive Belle (10-13) at Warwick 2m (4) gd in Apr.
Steel Helmet (IRE) 8-1 (9-10) 5th of 9, 5l behind Chakrii (8-6) at Chelmsford City 1m 2f hcp (7) pol in Feb.