close up, headway to lead over 2f out, pushed 2 lengths clear approaching final furlong, ridden out
tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong
in touch, pushed along 3f out, weakened 2f out
towards rear, pushed along 2f out, headway and switched right approaching final furlong, ridden and stayed on towards finish
in touch, pushed along 2f out, kept on final furlong, not trouble leaders
keen led, pushed along and headed over 2f out, weakened final furlong
tracked leader, pushed along to chase winner 2f out, weakened final furlong
towards rear, pushed along 2f out, switched right inside final furlong, never on terms
held up in rear, wide and headway over 1f out, ridden to chase winner entering final furlong, ran on
KING’S ADVICE has won all three starts since joining Mark Johnston in February. The style of his latest success at Wolverhampton suggests a 7lb rise may not be enough to anchor him in this and a four-timer beckons. Stonific made a winning reappearance at Doncaster and should go well again while Desert Ruler was successful at Newcastle before failing to figure in this higher grade at Leicester. Both Benadalid and Multellie recorded doubles last year with the former preferred at this level having won a Class 2 race at Ripon last summer while the unexposed Celestial Force should be winning a handicap this season having landed a novices' race over track and trip last year.
King's Advice 9-4 (8-13) Led, 1f, remained prominent, led again inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp (3) pol in Apr beating Bartholomeu Dias (9-7) by 3l, 5 ran.
Benadalid 9-2 (9-4) Prominent, ridden 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 7, 11l behind Rare Groove (8-12) at Newcastle 1m 4f hcp (3) pol in Sep.
Multellie 14-1 (8-13) Soon led, pushed along and headed over 3f out, soon weakened, tailed off, 9th of 10, 36l behind Morning Wonder (8-6) at Doncaster 1m 4f hcp (2) gs in Oct.
Desert Ruler 10-1 (9-2) Dwelt in rear, pushed along and headway over 1f out, nearest finish, 5th of 11, 8 1/4l behind Eddystone Rock (9-2) at Leicester 1m 4f hcp (3) gd in Apr.
Stonific (IRE) 14-1 (9-1) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, headway over 2f out, edged left and led 1f out, ridden and ran on, won at Doncaster 1m 2f hcp (4) gd in Mar beating Employer (9-3) by 1l, 12 ran.
Celestial Force (IRE) 14-1 (9-1) Slowly into stride, soon chasing leaders on outside, 2nd halfway until ridden 2f out, weakened, 6th of 9, 9 1/2l behind Francis Xavier (9-10) at Pontefract 1m 2f hcp (3) gd in Sep.
Armandihan (IRE) 25-1 (9-6) Held up in touch, ridden 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 11th of 12, 27l behind Stonific (9-1) at Doncaster 1m 2f hcp (4) gd in Mar.
Super Kid 22-1 (8-7) In rear, pushed along over 3f out, well beaten over 2f out, 8th of 10, 15 1/4l behind Grey Britain (9-9) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp (2) pol in Dec.
Starcaster 8-1 (8-13) Tracked leader, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 11th of 14, 16 1/4l behind Shabbah (9-4) at Nottingham 1m 2f hcp (4) gd in Oct.
Starplex 150-1 (8-8) Held up towards rear, beaten over 3f out, eased, last of 8, dist behind Grandee (9-3) at Newcastle 1m 2f hcp (4) pol in Apr.