in touch, pushed along halfway, ridden 2f out, no impression
raced wide in touch towards rear, reminders 3f out, headway under pressure over 1f out, kept on one pace final furlong
ridden along and slightly outpaced in rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on to go 2nd inside final furlong, no threat to winner
held up, ridden 3f out, weakened 2f out
keen early tracked winner, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong
tracked winner, ridden 2f out, no impression and lost two places inside final furlong
raced wide tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out
made all, travelled strongly, clear entering final furlong, ridden out
Ziggys Star beat a subsequent dual winner when scoring at Wolverhampton and bids for hat-trick raised a further 5lb. He'll go close again if taking to the surface but the less exposed FINAL is just preferred. The latter has his first start since winning early last year but Mark Johnston's decent strike rate at the track suggests his four-year-old will be ready for action and any strong support in the betting could prove significant. Elusivity was placed over 6f here recently but hasn't won since 2012 now while Burning Blaze's only win since 2012 came in the snow at St Moritz. Course specialist Alpha Tauri is back on a winning mark if in the mood.
Ziggys Star 3-1fav (9-7) Tracked leader, joined leader over 2f out, led over 1f out, driven out, won at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (5) pol in Jan beating Jammy Guest (9-7) by hd, 11 ran.
Burning Blaze 8-1 (9-7) Slowly into stride, outpaced towards rear, headway over 1f out, never on terms, 5th of 12, 2 1/4l behind Age Of Innocence (8-11) at Southwell 6f hcp (5) pol in Dec.
Final 10-11fav (8-11) Tracked leader, pushed along over 2f out, led over 1f out, ran on strongly, won at Wolverhampton 7f mdn stks (5) pol in Feb beating Starlight Genie (8-6) by 4 1/2l, 7 ran.
Elusivity (IRE) 4-1 (9-7) Tracked leader, led over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on one pace, 3rd of 8, 3 3/4l behind Boolass (8-13) at Southwell 6f hcp (5) pol in Jan.
Golden Spun (USA) 18-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders stand side, pushed along over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 12th of 14, 15 1/4l behind Exotic Guest (8-13) at Ayr 6f hcp (5) gd in Jul.
Alpha Tauri (USA) 13-8fav (8-13) Chased leaders, effort well over 1f out, faded final furlong, 5th of 7, 8 1/2l behind Jaarih (8-13) at Southwell 5f stks (6) pol in Jan.
Ypres 12-1 (9-6) Held up in mid-division, some headway far side over 1f out, soon ridden, no extra inside final furlong, 12th of 15, 5 1/2l behind Burtonwood (8-10) at Ripon 6f hcp (5) gd in Sep.
Llewellyn 10-1 (9-4) Led until 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 6th of 7, 26l behind Billy Bond (8-11) at Southwell 1m hcp (5) pol in Jan.