held up in touch, headway over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, stayed on well closing stages, never reached winner
held up, never dangerous
behind, headway to chase leaders over 1f out, led entering final furlong, ran on well
led, driven when challenged over 1f out, headed entering final furlong, faded closing stages
chased leaders, hard ridden over 1f out, stayed on under pressure, never able to challenge
chased leaders, effort over 1f out, stayed on same pace
slowly into stride, chased leaders, headway on inside over 1f out, soon every chance, no extra towards finish
tracked leader, drivenn to challenge over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, eased final furlong
BUSH WARRIOR made all to score over 6f at Lingfield last week. Clear of the field at today's shorter distance, he returned a decisive winner and can hold off the attentions of Point North. The latter will be looking to keep tabs on the selection having won a lower grade sprint over track and trip recently and is preferred to Elusivity, who won a claimer at Southwell last time, his first success since 2012. Pearl Noir won three times over the minimum trip last year and is back on a winning mark if at his best.
Bush Warrior (IRE) 5-1 (9-5) Made all, ridden and clear over 1f out, kept on well, won at Lingfield 6f hcp (5) pol in Feb beating Summerinthecity (9-7) by 1 1/2l, 7 ran.
Orient Class 15-2 (9-8) Chased leaders, every chance over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 4th of 5, 7l behind Bronze Beau (9-7) at Hamilton 5f hcp (5) sft in Aug.
Point North (IRE) 12-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, led towards finish, won at Wolverhampton 5f hcp (6) pol in Feb beating Frank The Barber (8-12) by 3/4l, 10 ran.
Thataboy (IRE) 8-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 8, 3l behind Rich Again (9-5) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp (5) pol in Feb.
Viva Verglas (IRE) 9-2 (9-6) In touch, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, not trouble leaders, 3rd of 9, 6 1/2l behind Borough Boy (9-7) at Southwell 6f hcp (5) pol in Feb.
Elusivity (IRE) 11-8fav (9-1) Made all, clear inside final furlong, ran on, readily, won at Southwell 5f stks (6) pol in Feb beating Imjin River (8-12) by 3 1/4l, 5 ran.
Pearl Noir 14-1 (8-10) Led, headed over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, faded inside final furlong, last of 9, 6 1/4l behind Something Lucky (9-7) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp (5) pol in Feb.
Lydiate Lady 25-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, 3rd and one pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 16, 3 1/4l behind Prigsnov Dancer (9-4) at Nottingham 5f hcp (6) gs in Oct.