led, edged right approaching final 2f, soon headed, faded inside final furlong
tracked leaders, effort on inner when short of room approaching 2f out, headway to chase clear winner inside final furlong
in touch, headway to track leaders over 3f out, ridden and weakened over 1f out
raced wide in touch towards rear, weakened 2f out
pressed leader, led 2f out, clear entering final furlong, ran on
raced wide tracked leaders, lost place 3f out
in touch in rear, pushed along and outpaced over 3f out, tailed off
Second on debut at Ffos Las, SIR RON PRIESTLEY was still green when fourth at Goodwood on his second start last year. He should make a decent three-year-old over middle-distances and will likely be a short price to make it third-time lucky today. Babbo's Boy is another almost certain to relish the extra distance having stayed on over a mile at Newbury in October, though did finish more than four lengths behind Global Express at Salisbury earlier. Arthur Pendragon never figured at Leicester but did cost 130,000gns so it will be disappointing if he’s not capable of better.
Arthur Pendragon (IRE) 40-1 (9-2) 4th of 6, 12l behind Technician (9-2) at Leicester 1m 4f stks (3) gd in Apr.
Babbo's Boy (IRE) 16-1 (9-2) 4th of 14, 3 1/4l behind Good Birthday (9-2) at Newbury 1m stks (4) gs in Oct.
Global Express 16-1 (9-2) 3rd of 14, 3 3/4l behind Stormwave (9-2) at Salisbury 1m stks (4) gd in Oct.
Night Fury Sir Percy gelding out of Hell Hath No Fury.
Sir Ron Priestley 8-1 (9-5) 4th of 10, 4 1/4l behind Line Of Duty (9-5) at Goodwood 1m mdn stks (2) gd in Sep.
Tidal Point (IRE) 150-1 (9-2) last of 6, 15 1/2l behind Technician (9-2) at Leicester 1m 4f stks (3) gd in Apr.
Two For Three (IRE) 125-1 (8-9) 12th of 14, 22 1/4l behind Private Secretary (8-9) at Redcar 1m 2f stks (5) gd in Apr.
Soft Summer Rain 100-1 (9-0) 13th of 17, 32 3/4l behind Bangkok (9-5) at Doncaster 1m 2f mdn stks (5) gd in Mar.