with leader, led halfway, ridden and headed 2f out, soon beaten and eased final furlong
led, headed halfway, led again 2f out, driven and headed over 1f out, soon no extra
slowly into stride and always to rear
dwelt, soon chasing leaders, kept on final furlong, no chance with winner
chased leaders, ridden and no impression final 2f
mid-division, ridden over 2f out, stayed on final furlong one pace
chased leaders, ridden to lead over 1f out, driven out final furlong
went right start, soon outpaced and always behind
Henry Cecil's ALPHA TAURI is taken to collect the finale, with Reject and Midnight Fantasy the dangers, while the market should be heeded regarding the chances of speedily bred debutant Monsieur Harvey from a respected yard. Midnight Fantasy showed improved form through last year, but appeared just a touch one paced and is opposed. Reject finished well after a tardy start on debut at Pontefract, and looks a threat though that form is hard to weigh up and he may need further. Alpha Tauri showed some promise as a juvenile, and was made favourite to score on his seasonal debut, but was a close second. He drops back in trip here, and he may have sufficient quality to see off his rivals here.
Alpha Tauri (USA) 9-4fav (9-3) Pressed leader, led after 2f, ridden and edged right over 1f out, no extra when headed inside final furlong, 2nd of 11, 1 1/4l behind Mull Of Killough (9-3) at Warwick 7f 3yo mdn (5) gf in Apr.
Diamond Blade 80-1 (9-1) Tracked leader, led halfway, ridden, headed over 1f out, soon outpaced by winner, 2nd of 11, 5l behind All The Nines (8-10) at Southwell 6f mdn auc stks (5) fbs in Apr.
Monsieur Harvey Monsieur Bond gelding out of Annie Harvey.
Reject 4-1 (9-0) Dwelt and towards rear, soon chased along, headway on outer over 1f out, stayed on towards finish, 6th of 14, 8l behind Time Medicean (9-0) at Pontefract 6f mdn stks (5) fm in Apr.
Choree (IRE) Choisir filly out of Reem Al Fala.
Cry Of Truth (IRE) 40-1 (8-12) In touch, ridden halfway, never trouble leaders, 8th of 13, 12l behind Ishe Mac (8-5) at Thirsk 7f 3yo mdn (4) gf.
Midnight Fantasy 11-2 (8-12) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, stayed on to take 3rd towards finish, 3rd of 14, 1 1/2l behind Merry Diva (8-12) at Yarmouth 6f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Oct.
Pennine Rose 66-1 (7-13) Always behind, last of 10, 14l behind Compton Ford (9-4) at Catterick 5f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Apr.