went left start, pushed along in rear, ridden 2f out, not trouble leaders
led until over 3f out, lost place and dropped to rear halfway, ridden and headway inside final furlong, kept on
went left start, in touch, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong
raced wide until led over 3f out, soon raced against stand side rail, ridden and ran on
squeezed out start, never a factor
keen, prominent, tracked winner 3f out, ridden over 1f out, switched left inside final furlong, kept on one pace
keen close up, headway 2f out, ridden and kept on one pace final furlong
A tricky handicap in which most can be given some sort of chance. I'll Be Good is proven on the ground and wasn't beaten far at Nottingham 10 days ago while Waseem Faris has been placed a couple of times on the Polytrack already this year. Last Bid rattled up a hat-trick last summer and ended the campaign in Listed company but Kool Henry may have too much weight and Amadeus Denton could just need this. O'GORMAN also returns from a break but should have more to offer this year and easily beat I'll Be Good to land his maiden over C&D last July. He's a very tentative selection, however, as Parc De Launay should improve significantly for his comeback run at Pontefract and Free Zone also had decent form as a two-year-old.
Last Bid 8-1 (8-11) Pressed leader, driven over 2f out, lost place over 1f out, ridden and kept on same pace final furlong, 5th of 9, 5l behind Gerfalcon (9-2) at Ripon 6f Listed stks 2yo (1) sft in Aug.
Kool Henry (IRE) 40-1 (8-3) Always behind, last of 22, 21l behind Bogart (8-12) at Redcar 6f Lstd auc stks (1) gf in Oct.
Parc de Launay 11-2 (9-1) Steadied start, held up in rear, never involved, 12th of 15, 23l behind Es Que Love (8-11) at Pontefract 6f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gd.
Free Zone 9-4fav (9-7) Led, ridden over 1f out, pressed inside final furlong, held on near finish, won at Musselburgh 5f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Oct beating I'll Be Good (8-13) by hd, 6 ran.
Amadeus Denton (IRE) 13-2 (9-0) Held up in rear, headway halfway, soon weakened, 7th of 8, 8l behind Bubbly Ballerina (9-0) at Chester 5f 2yo hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Sep.
I'll Be Good 20-1 (9-4) Towards rear, ridden halfway, headway over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, 4th of 13, 3/4l behind Rusty Rocket (8-8) at Nottingham 5f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
Waseem Faris (IRE) 8-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden to lead 1f out, headed well inside final furlong, 2nd of 7, 1 3/4l behind Pale Orchid (9-7) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Feb.
O'Gorman 11-10fav (9-6) Led, 3 lenghts clear 3f out, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, unable to quicken, 2nd of 4, 2l behind Rent Free (9-0) at Beverley 5f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Aug.