close up, headway 2f out, ridden and every chance from over 1f out, led inside final furlong, stayed on
close up, headway 2f out, ridden and every chance inside final furlong, stayed on
held up, ridden 2f out, never a factor
held up, effort 2f out, weakened inside final furlong
led, ridden 2f out, headed and no extra inside final furlong
prominent, pushed along over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong
in touch, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and ran on final furlong, not reach leaders
tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, soon weakened
tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong
steadied start, raced towards far side alone, held up, ridden 2f out, never a factor
Warsaan seemed to improve for the step up to a mile when beaten a length at Kempton and the drop back to 7f may not prove ideal. By contrast, CHARLES FOX scored over today’s trip at Kempton before beaten over 6f and James Fanshawe’s charge gets the vote on that earlier success. Onefootinparadise ran well for second at Beverley last time and Global Spirit went close on that track at the end of last year but Lethal Angel is less exposed than both as she makes her handicap debut. Austin Powers is another returning to action having been gelded over the winter.
Warsaan 2-1fav (9-9) Keen, led for 2f, tracked leaders, ridden and went 2nd 2f out, every chance well inside final furlong, not quicken and lost 3rd final strides, 4th of 10, 3/4l behind Harbour Pilot (9-4) at Kempton 1m hcp (5) pol in Apr.
Austin Powers (IRE) 9-2 (9-7) Tracked leader, led 5f out, ridden and headed approaching final furlong, faded inside final furlong, 5th of 6, 6l behind Lord Caprio (8-11) at Newcastle 1m (5) pol in Nov.
Charles Fox 5-1 (9-3) Not much room start, held up behind, driven over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, never reached leaders, 5th of 9, 5l behind Citron Major (9-2) at Newcastle 6f hcp (5) pol in May.
Onefootinparadise 7-1 (9-4) Towards rear, headway over 1f out, soon switched left, ridden and stayed on to go 2nd close home, 2nd of 13, 1 1/4l behind Arabian Jazz (9-6) at Beverley 7f hcp (5) gd in Apr.
Global Spirit 11-2fav (8-12) In touch, pushed along over 2f out, not trouble leaders, 7th of 13, 5 1/2l behind Insurgence (9-4) at Lingfield 7f (5) pol in Nov.
Sunstorm 22-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, ridden and outpaced over 1f out, 7th of 11, 9l behind Gowanbuster (9-2) at Newcastle 6f stks (4) pol in Nov.
Lethal Angel 33-1 (8-11) Behind and outpaced, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 3l behind Mushtaq (9-2) at Chelmsford City 6f stks (4) pol in Dec.
Strategic (IRE) 16-1 (8-13) In touch, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 9, 6 1/2l behind Zalshah (9-9) at Chelmsford City 7f (5) pol in Dec.
Comporta 80-1 (9-2) Led until over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 8, 24 1/2l behind Celestial Force (9-2) at Newcastle 1m 2f stks (5) pol in May.
Affluence (IRE) 10-1 (8-13) Mid-division, under pressure over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 16th of 17, 15 3/4l behind Blacklooks (9-4) at Leicester 7f (5) gs in Oct.