took keen hold, held up in rear, headway after 3rd, left in lead 3 out, soon headed, no impression on winner 2 out
tracked leaders, left 2nd 3 out, soon led, clear 2 out, ran on well, comfortably
held up towards rear, took keen hold, headway when blundered and hampered 3 out, well held 5th 2 out, weakened
mid-division, weakened after 3rd, behind when mistake next, soon pulled up
held up in rear, not fluent 5th, headway after 3 out, no impression in 4th 2 out, blundered last
held up towards rear, headway on outside when hampered 3 out, 3rd and no impression 2 out
took keen hold, chased leader, led after 2nd until fell 3 out
took keen hold, tracked leaders, went 2nd after 2nd until brought down 2 out
held up towards rear on outside, headway when hampered 3 out, soon weakened
led, wandered into 1st, headed after next, hampered 3 out, soon weakened, mistake 2 out
mid-division, hampered 3 out, weakened before next
Alan King looks to hold the key to this as he saddles both French import JABOTICABA and Doctor Bartolo. Wayne Hutchinson has twice opted to ride a stablemate rather than the latter, second at both Wetherby and Newbury so far, and he again declines the mount in favour of last month’s Cagnes-sur-mer winner, who can defy his penalty. Working Class was well ahead of Simafar and Zoltan Varga when third at Market Rasen and should improve for the experience. Zamalight and Thistimenextyear could be interesting recruits from the Flat with the latter scoring over 1m4f last summer.
Jaboticaba (FR) (10-10) won at Cagnes-sur-Mer 2m hvy in Dec beating Path (10-10) by 8 1/2l, 10 ran.
Doctor Bartolo (IRE) 7-4 (10-12) Took keen hold in mid-division, headway chasing leaders 3rd, went 2nd 2 out, kept on same pace, no chance with easy winner, 2nd of 12, 8l behind Style De Garde (11-4) at Newbury 2m (4) sft in Dec.
Eolian 2-1fav (9-2) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, no chance with front pair inside final furlong, 3rd of 5, 6 3/4l behind Bazooka (9-2) at Ffos Las 1m 4f hcp (5) hvy in Sep.
Max Liebermann (IRE) 16-1 (9-5) Held up behind leaders, dropped towards rear 5 1/2f out, ridden 4f out, no impression over 3f out, kept on one pace straight, 5th of 8, 17 3/4l behind Venice Beach (9-5) at Tipperary 1m 4f mdn gd in Apr.
Never A Word (USA) 9-1 (9-2) In touch, led after 2f, headed over 7f out, tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, no impression, 6th of 10, 2 1/2l behind Daily Trader (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp (6) pol in Dec.
Simafar (IRE) 10-1 (10-12) Held up in 5th, jumped slowly and outpaced 5th, struggling in 6th next, soon lost touch, tailed off, 6th of 7, dist behind Oistrakh Le Noir (11-4) at Market Rasen 2m 1f (4) sft in Feb.
Thistimenextyear 14-1 (9-5) Keen led early, tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, 10th of 12, 8 1/4l behind Island Brave (9-1) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp (4) pol in Nov.
Working Class 22-1 (10-12) Took keen hold, tracked leaders, 2nd before 2 out, shaken up and well held between last 2, mistake last and lost 2nd soon after, kept on same pace in 3rd, 3rd of 7, 9l behind Oistrakh Le Noir (11-4) at Market Rasen 2m 1f (4) sft in Feb.
Zamalight 100-1 (8-8) Held up towards rear, pushed along over 3f out, never a factor, last of 12, 8l behind Jus Pires (9-3) at Windsor 1m 2f hcp (4) gd in Oct.
Zoltan Varga 20-1 (10-12) Chased winner until pushed along before 2 out, weakened 2 out, 4th of 7, 23l behind Oistrakh Le Noir (11-4) at Market Rasen 2m 1f (4) sft in Feb.
Let's Be Happy (IRE) 12-1 (10-10) Chased leaders, mistake 3rd, went 2nd after next until not fluent 5th, ridden before 3 out, weakened 2 out, jumped left and bumped into rival last, 5th of 8, 27l behind Shambra (10-10) at Ludlow 2m fll (4) sft in Jan.