tracked leader, led over 2f out, ridden and edged left over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra
dwelt, soon outpaced, never near to challenge
led, ridden and headed over 2f out, one pace final furlong
outpaced, driven along halfway, ridden and stayed on final furlong
dwelt, soon chasing leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened inside final furlong
slowly into stride, behind, never dangerous
tracked leaders, pushed along 2f out, ridden over 1f out, quickened to lead inside final furlong, ran on
It should pay to stick with experience here, with Smokincanon and Bold Marc making the most appeal; although World At My Feet and Special Gold should know a little bit more about the task in hand today and support for either will be interesting. However, Smokincanon just edges the vote today after showing a good deal of speed in both his previous starts; the last being the most eye-catching when he overcame steering problems on the turn for home to score decisively over a fairly useful form book guide in Lateral Thinker, who subsequently went well in defeat in a better race at Warwick. Normal improvement will be enough to ensure that Smokincanon does himself justice and he could be a little nippy for Bold Marc, who is sure to need another furlong at least judging by his pedigree. Out of the others, Melandre is one to note in running as the daughter of Lujain is bred to make an impact at this sort of trip. She may be the one to benefit the most from the experience today and is probably best watched for now. Therefore, Smokincanon is taken to build on the promise shown in his previous starts and add to his trainer's 17% strike-rate with his juveniles from this season.