held up towards rear, steady headway approaching 3 out, 3rd after 3 out, 5 lengths 2nd and plenty to do 2 out, stayed on and 2 lengths down approaching last, kept on run-in to lead towards finish
The consistent Echo Foxtrot finished ahead of Don't Panic and Ofcoursewecan when third at Newton Abbot a couple of weeks ago. He's been placed in five of his last six starts but is still a maiden and may have to settle for a place on the podium again behind SHOT IN THE DARK. Jonathan Geake's charge scored over track and trip in November and a return to winning ways looked imminent when he was only headed on the run-in behind Frozen Over and Vodka 'n Tonic over 2m1f here last month. Hot Pepper won here in February but reverted to type when only beating one home next time.
Dunmallet Belle 33-1 (11-4) Held up in rear, headway 3 out, no impression from next, no extra last, 6th of 9, 25l behind Pagham Belle (10-0) at Wincanton 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Mar.
Prince Pippin (IRE) 5-1 (11-5) Prominent, not fluent 7th, ridden and one pace when not fluent 3 out, no extra and not fluent next, 7th of 10, 29l behind Annaluna (11-1) at Ludlow 2m 5f am hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Nov.
Exemplary 14-1 (11-5) Chased leaders, ridden and weakened well before 4 out, tailed off and pulled up before next, in a race won by Tanit River (11-5) at Chepstow 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Mar, 12 ran.
Hot Pepper 11-4 (11-7) Led until before 2 out, soon beaten, 7th of 8, 27l behind Its A Long Road (12-3) at Taunton 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy in Feb.
Shot In The Dark (IRE) 18-1 (10-0) Led and keen, headed 5th, ridden to lead 2 out, headed last, kept on towards finish, 3rd of 9, 1l behind Frozen Over (10-11) at Taunton 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Mar.
Definitley Lovely 20-1 (10-0) Tracked leader, weakened 4 out, tailed off and pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Dewala (10-9) at Doncaster 2m 3f mrs hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Jan, 11 ran.
Haverstock 16-1 (11-6) Led to 2nd, with leaders, led again 4th, headed after last (usual 2 out), soon ridden and weakened, tailed off, 14th of 16, well behind Seymour Legend (11-0) at Stratford 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Mar.
Echo Foxtrot 11-2 (10-6) Chased leaders in 3rd, ridden last, kept on run-in, 3rd of 12, 3l behind Kapstadt (11-2) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gs in Mar.
Ofcoursewecan (USA) 14-1 (10-11) Held up in touch, ridden before 2 out, soon weakened, 7th of 12, 18l behind Kapstadt (11-2) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gs in Mar.
Don't Panic (IRE) 33-1 (10-5) Towards rear, blundered 4 out, effort 2 out, never dangerous, 6th of 12, 16l behind Kapstadt (11-2) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gs in Mar.
Lightning Glance 50-1 (10-7) Held up in mid-division, brief effort 3 out, no impression, soon weakened, 10th of 12, 23l behind Mighty Mambo (11-1) at Towcester 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Mar.
Henry Oliver (IRE) 25-1 (10-4) In rear, ridden 5th, struggling from next, tailed off, 6th of 10, 49l behind Moon Trip (11-6) at Plumpton 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Mar.
Wheelavit (IRE) 18-1 (10-0) Led until before 3 out, soon weakened, 11th of 12, well behind Grand Gigolo (11-12) at Ludlow 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Nov.