raced wide in touch, headway to lead approaching final furlong, ridden and ran on
towards rear, ridden and headway entering final furlong, stayed on towards finish
slowly away in rear, ridden 2f out, never nearer
led, ridden and headed approaching final furlong, no extra inside final furlong
tracked leader until pushed along 2f out, faded final furlong
in touch, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on to go 2nd inside final furlong
raced wide tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened final furlong
close up, ridden and weakened over 1f out
towards rear, ridden over 1f out, stayed on final furlong, nearest finish
LANCELOT DU LAC won a couple of times on the all-weather early last year before landing the Stewards’ Cup later in the season. He has a recent outing under his belt and should have the measure of these if at his best. Naadirr looks to end a long losing run on his first start since December and stablemate Nautical Haven is preferred having returned a losing favourite here last month when his saddle slipped. Swift Approval drops back in trip having won over 7f in January and Mickey also returns to 6f while Erissimus Maximus has shown his best form over the minimum distance.
Lancelot Du Lac (ITY) 6-1 (9-0) Held up in touch, driven to chase leaders 2f out, ridden and kept on under pressure on outside final furlong, never reached leaders, 6th of 12, 1l behind Kachy (9-0) at Lingfield 6f lst stks (1) pol in Feb.
Suzi's Connoisseur 14-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, driven 2f out, not much room and lost place over 1f out, 10th of 14, 6 1/4l behind Straight Right (9-10) at Newcastle 7f hcp (2) pol in Feb.
Naadirr (IRE) 11-4fav (9-7) Raced in 6th early, 7th approaching straight, soon effort, kept on same pace from over 1f out, 6th of 11, 2 1/2l behind Togoville (9-0) at Dundalk 6f hcp pol in Dec.
Swift Approval (IRE) 16-1 (9-4) Prominent, ridden 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 14, 15 1/4l behind Straight Right (9-10) at Newcastle 7f hcp (2) pol in Feb.
Erissimus Maximus (FR) 10-1 (9-9) Chased leaders on near side of group, ridden and outpaced over 1f out, rallied inside final furlong, ran on well towards finish, not reach winner, 3rd of 7, 3/4l behind Foolaad (10-0) at Southwell 5f hcp (3) pol in Feb.
Mickey (IRE) 9-2 (9-4) Chased leaders, driven to challenge over 1f out, led inside final furlong, headed and no extra towards finish, 2nd of 14, nk behind Eljaddaaf (9-9) at Lingfield 7f hcp (3) pol in Feb.
Human Nature (IRE) 8-1 (9-6) Prominent and keen, went 2nd 5f out, ridden over 1f out, every chance until winner quickened on final 75 yards, dead heated for 2nd post, 2nd of 9, 1 1/4l behind Eljaddaaf (9-5) at Chelmsford City 6f hcp (3) pol in Feb.
Nautical Haven 9-4fav (9-7) Pulled hard in rear, saddle slipped over 4f out, wide on bend from halfway, no chance after, behind and eased well inside final furlong, last of 8, 9 1/4l behind Upavon (9-7) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (4) pol in Feb.
Hammer Gun (USA) 9-2 (10-0) Well outpaced in rear, kept to inside in straight, last and still plenty to do 2f out, headway over 1f out, ran on under pressure inside final furlong, hung right, led near finish, won at Southwell 6f hcp (4) pol in Jan beating Kommander Kirkup (9-1) by nk, 7 ran.
Udontdodou 5-2fav (9-4) Towards rear, pushed along and wide into straight 2f out, never near leaders, 5th of 9, 8l behind Kachy (9-7) at Lingfield 6f hcp (2) pol in Jan.