led, ridden and headed over 1f out, soon lost 2nd place, no extra
in rear, went 3rd over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, soon chased winner, no impression
tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden over 3f out, soon weakened
tracked leader, quickened to lead over 1f out, soon clear
Knights Table was two from two over course and distance last summer but was comfortably seen off by FIRE FIGHTING at Newmarket later having climbed the weights. On similar terms today, Mark Johnston’s six-year-old is fancied to hold sway again having already had three runs this year. Cymro is an interesting runner having won at Thirsk and Haydock over this trip last year. He wasn’t disgraced at Pontefract earlier this month and Tawdeea is another to consider after a better effort at Newcastle. Noble Gift won this last year and is 2lb lower so is also worth a second look.
Fire Fighting (IRE) 10-1 (9-10) Held up towards rear, switched wide and ridden over 2f out, short lived effort over 1f out, 7th of 9, 3 3/4l behind Poet's Word (9-4) at Chelmsford City 1m 2f hcp (2) pol in Apr.
Tawdeea 25-1 (9-10) Behind, effort over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, never dangerous, 7th of 14, 35 1/4l behind Wild Hacked (9-4) at Newcastle 1m 4f hcp (2) pol in Apr.
Vettori Rules 50-1 (9-1) Keen, tracked leader, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, 13th of 14, dist behind Winning Story (9-1) at Lingfield 2m stks (2) pol in Apr.
Knights Table 7-2 (8-8) Close up, went centre 8f out, ridden to join leaders over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 9, 15l behind Yorkidding (9-3) at Newmarket 1m 5f hcp (2) gf in Aug.
Noble Gift 16-1 (9-2) Pulled hard mid-division, lost place over 4f out, short of room over 3f out, headway over 1f out, nearest finish, 6th of 14, 7l behind Big Country (8-6) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp (2) pol in Apr.
Cymro (IRE) 6-1 (9-5) Held up and behind, never on terms, 6th of 9, 6 3/4l behind Snoano (8-13) at Pontefract 1m 2f hcp (2) gd in Apr.