towards rear, pushed along 2f out, never on terms
tracked leaders, ridden to lead inside final furlong, headed towards finish
went left start, took keen hold pressed leader, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out
in touch, not clear run and switched right over 1f out, ran on strongly to lead towards finish
raced wide tracked leaders, pushed along over 2f out, weakened final furlong
keen towards rear, never a factor
raced wide held up, headway halfway, ridden 2f out, ever chance inside final furlong, no extra towards finish
led, pushed along over 1f out, headed and no extra inside final furlong
raced wide tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace
raced wide held up, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out
close up, pushed along halfway, headway approaching final furlong, stayed on
hampered start, in rear, pushed along 2f out, never on terms
BILLY ROBERTS won a division of this race in 2017 and has leading claims back on a winning mark having gone close at Wolverhampton on his reappearance. Arctic Sea has a similar chance on the back of last week’s length defeat at Chelmsford having been gelded since last year while Celtic Artisan finished closer at Newcastle last time but is without a win on Turf in 19 attempts and Buckland Beau is another to have done all his winning so far on the all-weather. Thornaby Nash is not badly treated on his return to action with Farhh Away and Straight Ash others to note making their seasonal debuts.
Quoteline Direct 40-1 (8-10) Keen raced wide close up, ridden and weakened 2f out, last of 17, 26 1/4l behind Deja (9-2) at Pontefract 1m 2f hcp (4) gs in Oct.
Arctic Sea 12-1 (9-3) Close up, headway over 1f out, ridden and stayed on inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 1l behind Simoon (9-9) at Chelmsford City 1m hcp (5) pol in Apr.
Farhh Away 9-2 (9-9) Tracked leader, pushed along over 2f out, soon ridden, weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 5, 8 1/2l behind Black Lotus (9-0) at Haydock 1m 2f hcp (5) gf in Jul.
Mont Kinabalu (IRE) 10-1 (8-9) Slowly into stride, last pair, ridden and no headway over 1f out, eased, last of 7, 8l behind Merchant Of Venice (9-2) at Kempton 1m hcp (4) pol in Mar.
Billy Roberts (IRE) 7-2 (8-10) Chased winner, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and edged left over 1f out, stayed on, 2nd of 12, 3/4l behind Oneovdem (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (5) pol in Feb.
Straight Ash (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) Close up 2f, in touch, ridden and weakened 2f out, 10th of 13, 6 1/2l behind New Orleans (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (5) pol in Oct.
Buckland Beau 33-1 (8-13) Always towards rear, 12th of 14, 6 1/2l behind Etisalat (9-4) at Kempton 1m hcp (5) pol in Oct.
Star Of Valour (IRE) 66-1 (10-0) Mid-division, pushed along over 2f out, not much room over 1f out, soon well beaten, 10th of 13, 13 1/2l behind Rux Power (8-8) at Chelmsford City 7f mdn stks (4) pol in Mar.
Thornaby Nash 6-1 (9-0) Keen, raced wide in touch, ridden and weakened 3f out, last of 9, 13 3/4l behind Stringybark Creek (9-5) at Beverley 1m hcp (5) gs in Sep.
Pumaflor (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Tracked leader, ridden 2f out, edged left entering final furlong, soon weakened, 7th of 8, 8 3/4l behind Detachment (9-12) at Beverley 1m hcp (5) gs in Sep.
Celtic Artisan (IRE) 16-1 (9-6) Mid-division, tracked leaders over 2f out, close up when short of room and lost place entering final furlong, kept on same pace after, 7th of 14, 4 1/4l behind Insurplus (9-7) at Newcastle 1m hcp (6) pol in Mar.
Magwadiri (IRE) 10-1 (9-7) Very slowly away, always in rear, 11th of 13, 14 3/4l behind Turn Of Luck (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (6) pol in Dec.