in touch, effort when short of room and bumped over 1f out, not trouble leaders
fly leapt start and went badly left start and lost all chance
tracked leaders towards stand side, ridden 2f out, weakened approaching final furlong
tracked leader, led entering final 2f, ridden out
tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace
soon led, pushed along and headed entering final 2f, weakened final furlong
in touch, ridden over 1f out, no impression
held up towards rear, pushed along and headway over 1f out, ridden and ran on to go 2nd towards finish
in touch, ridden and headway over 1f out, soon chased winner, ridden and no extra towards finish
towards rear, pushed along and headway over 1f out, ran on, nearest finish
Kevin Ryan sent out last year’s winner but Three Card Trick finished behind Princess Power and third-placed Triggered in a handicap at York in October. The latter could go well and Mutawaffer has been gelded since failing to land the odds at Sandown in August and goes handicapping for the first time along with dual novice winner Leodis Dream and also LITTLE LEGS. Brian Ellison’s filly ran well for fourth behind higher-rated rivals than these in Listed company at York on her first outing after wind surgery and could close on her reappearance. Michael Dods has a good recent record in this and Que Amoro is preferred to January’s all-weather winner Yolo Again.
Triggered (IRE) 8-1 (9-7) Towards rear, headway and switched left over 2f out, driven over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, 3rd and held towards finish, 3rd of 13, 1l behind Blyton (9-5) at York 5f (3) gd in Oct.
Mutawaffer (IRE) 8-15fav (9-9) Led and soon 2 lengths clear, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on same pace, 2nd of 6, 3 1/4l behind Good Luck Fox (9-9) at Sandown 5f stks (5) gs in Aug.
Little Legs 16-1 (8-9) Raced alone on near side rail, led, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, lost 2nd and weakened final 110 yards, 4th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Well Done Fox (9-3) at York 5f lst stks (1) gf in Aug.
Leodis Dream (IRE) 8-15fav (9-9) Made all, switched right to race in middle of track over 1f out, driven clear, ran on well, won at Wolverhampton 5f stks (5) pol in Nov beating Celtic Manor (9-2) by 1 1/4l, 10 ran.
Yolo Again (IRE) 40-1 (9-7) Pressed leader, led 4f out, headed over 1f out, rallied inside final furlong, led towards finish, won at Wolverhampton 5f hcp (4) pol in Jan beating Wedding Date (9-4) by shd, 8 ran.
Que Amoro (IRE) 20-1 (8-4) Led, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, soon lost place, no extra, 8th of 21, 4 3/4l behind Summer Daydream (8-9) at Redcar 6f lst (1) gd in Oct.
Three Card Trick 3-1fav (9-2) Rousted away from stalls, chased leaders, pushed along and one pace over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 13, 12l behind Blyton (9-5) at York 5f (3) gd in Oct.
Princess Power (IRE) 8-1 (8-12) Slowly into stride and not much room, towards rear, some headway 2f out, never dangerous, 7th of 13, 5 3/4l behind Blyton (9-5) at York 5f (3) gd in Oct.
Coolagh Magic 4-1 (8-7) Held up in touch, weakened over 1f out, last of 9, 9 3/4l behind Reflektor (10-0) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (3) pol in Mar.
Tenax (IRE) 7-2jfav (9-7) Tracked leaders, soon 4th, closed on inner straight, switched left under 2f out, chased winner and no impression final furlong, one pace and dropped to 3rd close home, 3rd of 9, 3 1/2l behind Recon Mission (9-9) at Fairyhouse 6f hcp Good - Yielding in Sep.