HIGH BRIDGE won two bumpers for John Ferguson before a cracking effort in the championship bumper at Cheltenham. He's transferred back to Godolphin and has been found an ideal opportunity to gain his first victory under Flat rules though he has another bumper winner, Happy Hollow, to beat. Alan Swinbank's charge has won both starts in impressive fashion and will ensure the selection has a race. Prairie Town looked a potentially smart hurdler when scoring at Sandown in November but ran very poorly when reverting to the Flat at Windsor earlier this month though that didn't look his form. Not Another Bill has only had one run and that was two years ago but wouldn't have been kept in training unless thought capable of doing well.
High Bridge 12-1 (11-5) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 3f out, ridden and every chance over 1f out until outpaced by front pair inside final furlong, lost place closing stages, 6th of 23, 4 1/2l behind Ballyandy (11-5) at Cheltenham 2m (1) gd in Mar.
Not Another Bill 33-1 (8-11) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, never on terms, 8th of 11, 8 3/4l behind Gallic Destiny (8-11) at Kempton 1m 3f mdn stks (5) pol in May.
Prairie Town (IRE) 5-1 (9-5) Soon pushed along towards rear, ridden and struggling final 4f, tailed off, 10th of 12, 28 1/4l behind Slunovrat (9-5) at Windsor 1m 4f hcp (5) sft in Apr.
Desert Sensation (IRE) 17-2 (10-12) Led, ridden 2f out, headed over 1f out, no impression on winner inside final furlong, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 6, 6l behind Vanilla Run (10-10) at Sedgefield 2m 1f (6) gs in Apr.
Life Story New Approach gelding out of Storyland.
Cosmic Tigress 15-2 (10-0) Led, pushed along over 2f out, headed well over 1f out, lost 2nd entering final furlong, soon weakened, 5th of 7, 6l behind Rock 'n Red (8-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f mdn fll stks (5) pol in Apr.
Question Of Faith 66-1 (9-9) Very slowly away in rear, never on terms, 8th of 9, 17 3/4l behind Gunnery (8-8) at Haydock 1m 4f mdn stks (5) gd in Apr.
Rosette 12-1 (8-12) Prominent, under presure over 4f out, soon lost place, last of 6, 28 3/4l behind Signed Sealed (9-3) at Southwell 1m 4f mdn stks (5) pol in Jan.
The Tartan Spartan (IRE) The Carbon Unit colt out of The Real Thing.
Transpennine Star 80-1 (9-5) Slowly away, ran green in rear, ridden and struggling halfway, never a factor, 8th of 10, 21 1/4l behind Play Gal (9-0) at Redcar 1m 1f mdn stks (5) sft in Oct.
Happy Hollow 7-2jfav (11-2) Held up towards rear, headway over 4f out to chase leaders, edged left over 1f out, led inside final furlong, kept on well, won at Wetherby 2m (6) gs in Mar beating Competition (10-9) by 4 1/2l, 14 ran.