LEGEND'S GATE failed to land the odds at Lingfield on his reappearance but still finished eight lengths clear of the rest. A handicap mark of 88 suggests he will be good enough in this. The Special House improved for the step up to 1m2f last time and further progress is expected from her while dual hurdles winner Apterix ran well over today's trip at Wolverhampton on her debut on the Flat. Bumper winners Crockett and Sherry have their first starts under Flat rules and another winning bumper One More Go sneaked into a place at Haydock last week.
Apterix (FR) 9-2 (9-10) Chased leaders, outpaced over 2f out, stayed on well inside final furlong, never a threat, 3rd of 4, 4 1/2l behind Altaayil (9-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f mdn stks (5) in Apr.
Crockett 4-1 (10-11) Slowly away in touch in rear, headway when not clear run briefly2f out, hung right and kept on one pace final furlong, 3rd of 5, 4l behind Gingili (11-10) at Musselburgh 2m NH flat (6) gd in Feb.
Hartford Starts (IRE) 16-1 (8-7) Mid-division, pushed along and outpaced halfway, ridden and weakened over 3f out, 9th of 10, 16l behind With Hindsight (8-11) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Jan.
Jefferson City (IRE) 7-2 (9-5) Towards rear, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, ran on final furlong, not reach leaders, 3rd of 11, 1 1/4l behind Shimba Hills (9-2) at Nottingham 1m 2yo mdn (5) sft in Nov '13.
Joyful Star 66-1 (9-12) Held up mid-division, weakened over 2f out, 7th of 8, well behind Mount Shamsan (9-12) at Ripon 1m 2f 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) gd in Aug.
One More Go (IRE) 10-1 (9-13) Held up in touch, ridden to chase winner over 3f out until no extra over 1f out, 3rd of 7, 7l behind The Lampo Genie (8-5) at Haydock 1m 4f mdn stks (5) gf in Apr.
Sherry 100-1 (10-5) Held up mid-division, ridden over 2f out, never dangerous, 12th of 19, 32l behind Hollies Pearl (10-11) at Aintree 2m 1f N H flat lst (1) gd in Apr.
Century Fighter 33-1 (8-7) 3rd and last throughout, struggling over 5f out, no chance after, tailed off, last of 3, well behind Secateur (8-7) at Doncaster 1m 4f mdn stks (5) gf in Apr.
Legend's Gate (IRE) 4-6fav (9-5) Went right start, led, ridden over 1f out, edged right and headed entering final furlong, one pace after, 3rd of 6, 3 1/2l behind Putting Green (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol in Apr.
The Special House (IRE) 7-1 (8-11) Slowly away, in rear, tracked leader after about 2f, ridden over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 5, 6l behind Dawn Missile (9-0) at Chelmsford City 1m 2f 3yo mdn auc stks (5) pol in Apr.