tracked leader, led over 1f out, ridden out
led, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened final furlong
raced wide close up, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace
close up, switched right entering final 2f, ridden to chase winner when edged left inside final furlong, no impression towards finish
in touch in rear, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace
wide and headway to press leaders 3f out, ridden 2f out, kept on one pace
CAPTAIN LARS made the most of favourable terms when beating only two rivals in a claimer at Lingfield earlier in the week. He has a similar chance in this and gets the vote ahead of the veteran Silvanus. The latter drops in class but was still well beaten when placed here last time. Monumental Man comes out best of the rest at the weights but was well beaten in a seller here a fortnight ago.
Captain Lars (SAF) 2-11fav (9-10) Made all, ridden and ran on, won at Lingfield 6f stks (6) pol in Mar beating Alkashaaf (9-9) by 2 1/4l, 3 ran.
Archie Stevens 5-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, effort over 1f out, soon one pace, 7th of 11, 4 1/4l behind Archimedes (9-5) at Southwell 5f hcp (6) pol in Feb.
Silvanus (IRE) 33-1 (9-7) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, kept on towards finish, 3rd of 10, 3 3/4l behind Liquid (9-6) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp (5) pol in Feb.
Newstead Abbey 10-1 (9-2) Led early, tracked leader, ridden over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 8th of 11, 2 3/4l behind Indian Affair (9-6) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (5) pol in Feb.
Point North (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) Dwelt towards rear, ridden halfway, wide and headway over 1f out, stayed on towards finish, not reach leaders, 3rd of 11, 2l behind Krystallite (9-2) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp (6) pol in Jan.
Monumental Man 18-1 (9-4) Soon led, edged right and headed over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 9, 4 1/4l behind Trotter (9-4) at Wolverhampton 6f stks (5) pol in Feb.
Strictly Carter 3-1jfav (9-5) Mid-division, ridden and headway over 1f out, led inside final furlong, kept on strongly, won at Chelmsford City 5f hcp (6) pol in Feb beating Firesnake (8-11) by 2 1/2l, 9 ran.