towards rear, effort over 1f out, never dangerous
held up in touch, weakened over 1f out
towards rear, one pace from over 1f out, no impression
led, ridden and edged left over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on
tracked leader, led inside final furlong, kept on well towards finish
tracked leaders, ridden and kept on inside final furlong
dwelt, in rear and in touch, ridden and kept on inside final furlong
MILITIA finished thereabouts in all four starts last year with his best effort coming at York. Richard Fahey’s colt is weighted to beat Catterick runner-up Paco Escostar on today’s terms and gets the nod. Hop Maddocks has the more recent form having attempted to make all over 6f here last week but was caught in the closing stages. He’s preferred to Liamba while Madam Devious and Fairy Falcon, a half-sister to top-class sprinter Tangerine Trees, are newcomers to keep an eye on.
It's Never Enough 5-2 (10-12) Took keen hold, held up in last pair, steady headway over 2f out, plugged on one pace in 4th final 2f, 4th of 6, 14 1/4l behind Emissaire (10-12) at Ayr 1m 6f (6) hvy in Nov.
Redeeming 50-1 (9-5) Led, hung right and headed over 2f out, soon weakened, last of 14, 37 1/4l behind Equitation (9-5) at Doncaster 6f mdn stks (5) gd in Aug.
Gorgeous General 100-1 (9-1) Mid-division, effort over 2f out, soon beaten, 9th of 10, 17 1/4l behind Emaraaty (9-8) at Newcastle 7f stks (5) pol in Apr.
Hop Maddocks (IRE) 17-2 (9-4) Led, ridden 2f out, joined inside final furlong, headed and no extra final 100 yards, lost 2nd post, 3rd of 9, 1 1/4l behind I Know How (9-1) at Thirsk 6f mdn stks (6) gs in Apr.
Militia 4-6fav (9-2) Pressed leader, ridden to lead entering final furlong, headed and no extra inside final furlong, 3rd of 10, 1 1/4l behind Towelrads Boy (9-2) at Wolverhampton 5f stks (5) pol in Nov.
Liamba 40-1 (8-10) Pressed leader, driven and every chance 2f out to over 1f out, ridden and no impression when lost place inside final furlong, 5th of 17, 7 1/4l behind Indian Tygress (8-10) at Doncaster 6f fll stks (5) sft in Apr.
Madam Devious Dutch Art filly out of Bouyrin.
Capla Demon 20-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, ridden and went 2nd 2f out, every chance inside final furlong, kept on into 2nd again post, never going pace of winner, 2nd of 9, 1 1/4l behind I Know How (9-1) at Thirsk 6f mdn stks (6) gs in Apr.
Cavendish Place 100-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders in 3rd place, ridden entering final furlong, soon weakened, 9th of 13, 11 3/4l behind Stormbringer (9-2) at Redcar 6f stks (5) gs in Aug.
Fairy Falcon Sepoy filly out of Easy To Imagine.
Paco Escostar 20-1 (8-11) Held up, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on to go 2nd towards finish, 2nd of 9, 1 1/2l behind Fool For You (8-11) at Catterick 5f stks (5) gs in Oct.