Spirit Of Rowdown remains in fine form and finished in front of Arthur's Angel before going close again here a fortnight ago. We Still Believe is upped in class after scoring at Newcastle on his handicap debut while Woodview placed in a lower grade contest at Kempton and has been raised 5lb. MUSAYTIR (NAP) faced a more difficult task upped to a mile at Newcastle for his handicap bow but ran well for second. Richard Fahey’s unexposed grey looks the one to side with in this grade with more to come over today’s trip.
Destacado (IRE) 10-3 (9-0) Held up in touch, ridden over 2f out, effort over 1f out, led inside final furlong, soon headed, 3rd and held towards finish, 3rd of 11, 1 1/4l behind New Dynasty (9-5) at Newcastle 7f stks (5) pol in Jan.
Aviary 6-1 (9-7) Mid-division, pushed along over 3f out, ran on late but not able to challenge, 7th of 10, 3 3/4l behind Muay Thai (9-9) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (5) pol in Jan.
Go Oscar Go (IRE) 14-1 (8-10) Mid-division, headway on inside over 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, almost snatched 3rd, 4th of 10, 5 1/2l behind Year Of The Dragon (8-10) at Kempton 7f stks (5) pol in Jan.
Bodroy (IRE) 10-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride and pushed along, headway to chase leader 6f out, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and lost 2nd inside final 2f, chased leaders, weakened over 1f out, last of 5, 6 1/4l behind Babajan (9-3) at Kempton 1m hcp (4) pol in Jan.
Musaytir (IRE) 16-1 (8-10) Held up, nudged along 2f out, headway to chase leader 1f out, ran on, 2nd of 5, 1/2l behind Apatite (9-3) at Newcastle 1m hcp (5) pol in Jan.
Spirit Of Rowdown 4-1 (8-13) In rear, ridden and headway approaching final furlong, ran on, not quite reach winner, 2nd of 8, hd behind Nurse Dee (8-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (5) pol in Jan.
Doonbeg Farmer (IRE) 2-1 (8-12) Held up, headway to chase leaders over 2f out, ran on well inside final 2f, kept on into second inside final 110 yards, 2nd of 6, 1/2l behind Eyes (8-7) at Chelmsford City 1m stks (6) pol in Jan.
Woodview (IRE) 15-2 (9-7) Mid-division, ridden and headway 2f out, ran on well inside final furlong, just denied, 2nd of 10, 1/2l behind Nortonthorpe Boy (10-1) at Kempton 1m hcp (6) pol in Jan.
Roman Mist (IRE) 18-1 (8-5) Chased leader, every chance 2f out, soon ridden, lost 2nd inside final 2f, no impression in 3rd, 3rd of 10, 5 1/2l behind Year Of The Dragon (8-10) at Kempton 7f stks (5) pol in Jan.
Arthur's Angel (IRE) 10-3jfav (9-7) Held up, ridden and headway inside final furlong, no impression towards finish, 3rd of 12, 2 1/2l behind Vina Bay (9-5) at Lingfield 1m hcp (6) pol in Jan.
We Still Believe (IRE) 7-1 (9-10) Midfield, not much room 3f out, ridden and switched left over 2f out, headway between horses over 1f out, ran on strongly to lead final 100 yards, kept on, won at Newcastle 1m hcp (6) pol in Jan beating Heatherdown Matron (9-2) by 1 1/4l, 11 ran.