held up, effort over 3f out, no impression over 1f out
held up behind, pushed along over 3f out, headway well over 2f out, no extra inside final furlong
tracked leader, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 2f
tracked leaders, ridden to lead over 2f out, hard ridden and under pressure when edged left inside final furlong, caught post
soon led, ridden, headed over 2f out, weakened final furlong
tracked leaders, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 2f out
held up, ridden, headway over 2f out, switched left to chase winner over 1f out, challenge when bumped inside final furlong, stayed on to lead post
Grand Passion, Blue Monday and Chrysander look the three to concentrate on in this conditions event and the confident vote is given to Blue Monday. The selection won well last time out when beating Evaluator, goes well on the ground and with his yard already in fair form he is taken to make all and win before going on to better things. Grand Passion rates the main danger as at least he is race fit having been third in a Group 3 on the all-weather at Lingfield last time behind Sri Diamond. However his form on turf is not up to that mark and at likely odds he looks worth taking on. Chrysander is another worthy of respect on his best form but he disappointed on his first run of the season and has yet to prove he stays this far. The remainder have plenty to find and for the winner we return to Blue Monday.
Grand Passion (IRE) 9-1 (8-12) In touch, ridden over 2f out, chased winner entering final furlong, unable to quicken near finish, 2nd of 14, 1/2l behind Sri Diamond (8-12) at Lingfield 1m 2f Grp 3 (1) pol in Mar.
Chrysander 33-1 (9-10) Mid-division, driven halfway, soon beaten, 26th of 30, 38l behind Blythe Knight (8-10) at Redcar 1m hcap (2) sft in Mar.
Traytonic 33-1 (9-4) Held up mid-division, ridden 2f out, no headway, 8th of 13, 6l behind Something (9-3) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-100 (2) pol in Mar.
Blue Monday 5-1fav (9-3) Raced far side, held up mid-division, headway over 2f out, overall leader over 1f out, drew clear final furlong, won at Newmarket 1m 1f hcp (2) sft in Oct beating Evaluator (9-1) by 2 1/2l, 30 ran.
Lord Mayor 10-1 (8-12) In touch, hampered over 1f out, not recover and eased final furlong, last of 7, 12l behind dhtrs Kandidate (8-12) & Vanderlin (9-5) at Lingfield 1m lst stk (1) pol in Mar.
Mudawin (IRE) 28-1 (8-13) Held up, headway over 6f out, driven over 4f out, weakened over 2f out, 3rd of 4, 19l behind Into The Shadows (8-8) at Southwell 1m 4f Cond Stakes (3) hvy in Mar.
Profit's Reality (IRE) 25-1 (8-10) Tracked leader, led after 2f, hard pressed over 2f out, headed over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 16, 4 1/2l behind Kandidate (9-10) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-105 (2) pol.