with winner until ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace
always towards rear
in touch, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong
made all, kept on well, ridden out
tracked leaders, ridden to chase winner over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, held towards finish
chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened well inside final furlong
towards rear, ridden over 1f out, never dangerous
slowly into stride, towards rear, ridden over 1f out, never dangerous
slowly into stride, held up towards rear, mid-division halfway, ridden over 1f out, no impression
held up in touch, ridden 1f out, no extra inside final furlong
There are one or two unexposed runners in the field but it may pay to concentrate on the last time out winners JIGAJIG, Monte Mayor One and Lees Anthem with preference for Kevin Ryan's runner. The selection didn't shape with an awful lot of promise last season but has proved a different proposition this term winning two of his last three starts and finishing second on the other. He's 6lbs higher than when winning narrowly at Wolverhampton but that penalty is negated, in part, by Amy Ryan's claim and may be able to go in again. His supporters will have to fear Lees Anthem who got the better of him over course and distance at the end of last month in a race where Dower Glen was back in third; Lees Anthem is better off at the weights following subsequent rises for Jigajig but he played up at the start prior to winning here and can't be relied upon to run up to the same level. Monte Mayor One has her first run for a new yard following a win in a claimer and may be best watched whilst the market should be watched to see if there's any support for North Central with the yard's horses going well but preference is for Jigajig.
North Central (USA) 9-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, under pressure halfway, never able to challenge, 4th of 14, 10l behind Tasmeem (9-3) at Ripon 6f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Aug.
Royal Holiday (IRE) 33-1 (8-9) Always behind and outpaced, 12th of 14, 13l behind Diman Waters (8-12) at Haydock 5f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Apr.
Monte Mayor One 25-1 (8-1) Tracked leaders, ridden to lead inside final, just held on, won at Wolverhampton 5f clm stks (6) pol beating Chjimes (9-2) by hd, 10 ran.
Jigajig 11-8fav (8-13) Made all, ridden 2 lengths clear over 1f out, driven out, won at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol beating Miss Polly Plum (8-4) by hd, 13 ran.
Lees Anthem 33-1 (8-11) Mid-division, headway halfway, eoon edged left, hard ridden to challenge over 1f out, ran on to lead close home, won at Musselburgh 5f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Apr beating Jigajig (8-1) by hd, 11 ran.
Dower Glen 11-4fav (8-8) Held up in touch, effort when not clear run from over 1f out, soon chasing leaders, stayed on strongly, 3rd of 11, 2l behind Lees Anthem (8-11) at Musselburgh 5f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Apr.
Blue Neptune 22-1 (9-0) Led far side, headed over 1f out, weakened inisde final furlong, 13th of 16, 13l behind Tamarind Hill (8-13) at Nottingham 5f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Luv U Noo 22-1 (9-2) Chased leader until over 3f out, ridden 2f out, weakened well over 1f out, 7th of 14, 10l behind Sir Louis (8-13) at Redcar 5f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) sft in Apr.
Classlin 6-1 (8-8) Mid-division, under pressure halfway, soon beaten, 9th of 11, 11l behind Lees Anthem (8-11) at Musselburgh 5f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Apr.
Kristen Jane (USA) 40-1 (8-4) Chased leaders on wide outside, hard driven and effort over 1f out, soon one pace, 5th of 11, 5l behind Lees Anthem (8-11) at Musselburgh 5f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Apr.