raced keenly, held up mid-division, driven to chase leaders 2f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on to challenge and every chance inside final furlong, lost 2nd and just held final strides
GUNMAKER has now been beaten less than a length on his last three outings after just missing out over track and trip last time. He’s the most likely to run his race and may get his head in front on this occasion given the weakness of today’s opposition. Stablemate Zebulon hasn’t been at this best lately but has past form at the track while One One Seven won a classified event at Wolverhampton earlier and Ishebayorgrey scored over 7f at the same track back in November. Strawberryandcream was placed over 7f here recently and Loretta is the least exposed dropping back down in trip.
Zebulon (IRE) 5-1 (8-13) In touch in rear, pushed along 2f out, not trouble leaders, 5th of 7, 4 1/4l behind Lucky Lodge (9-8) at Newcastle 6f hcp (5) pol in Jan.
Scorched Breath 9-1 (8-11) Keen tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 9, 4 3/4l behind Ballet Red (8-11) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f stks (5) pol in Jan.
Swinging Eddie 14-1 (9-7) Went left start, prominent, lost place over 2f out, last of 9, 15 1/4l behind Klopp (9-6) at Newcastle 5f hcp (6) pol in Jan.
Loretta (IRE) 5-2 (9-0) Chased leaders, effort over 1f out, no extra closing stages, 4th of 5, 8 1/2l behind I Love You Baby (9-0) at Wolverhampton 7f fll stks (5) pol in Dec.
Highland Acclaim (IRE) 9-1 (9-4) Soon led, ridden and headed inside final furlong, no extra, 9th of 10, 3 3/4l behind Knockabout Queen (9-7) at Lingfield 6f hcp (6) pol in Jan.
Montalvan (IRE) 7-1 (9-7) Chased leader, ridden and every chance over 1f out, weakened final furlong, last of 10, 8 3/4l behind Jan Van Hoof (9-9) at Newcastle 5f hcp (6) pol in Jan.
One One Seven (IRE) 4-1 (9-3) Held up, headway under pressure over 1f out, never on terms, 6th of 12, 6 1/4l behind Almurr (9-9) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (6) pol in Jan.
Gunmaker (IRE) 7-2 (9-4) Keen in touch centre, headway 2f out, pushed along and headway to lead over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, headed post, 2nd of 13, hd behind Atwaar (9-11) at Newcastle 6f hcp (6) pol in Jan.
Olivia R (IRE) 50-1 (9-1) Raced wide in touch, effort over 2f out, no impression, 6th of 14, 5 1/2l behind Atalanta Queen (8-9) at Southwell 1m hcp (6) pol in Oct.
Kommander Kirkup 10-1 (9-3) Held up in rear, not much room well over 2f out, headway over 1f out, no extra well inside final furlong, 7th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Star Cracker (8-7) at Newcastle 6f hcp (6) pol in Jan.
Patrick (IRE) 14-1 (9-6) Keen tracked leader centre until pushed along over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 10th of 13, 10 1/2l behind Atwaar (9-11) at Newcastle 6f hcp (6) pol in Jan.
Strawberryandcream 10-1 (8-10) Tracked leaders, went 2nd over 1f out, kept on, no impression on winner, 2nd of 8, 3 3/4l behind Siena Mia (8-9) at Newcastle 7f hcp fll (5) pol in Jan.
Dream Mount (IRE) 7-2 (9-6) Raced keenly, chased leaders, went 2nd halfway until ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 11, 6 3/4l behind Billyoakes (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (6) pol in Jan.
Ishebayorgrey (IRE) 7-1 (9-3) Keen towards rear, headway and switched right inside final furlong, never nearer, 7th of 11, 4l behind Tanqeeb (9-7) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (6) pol in Jan.