led, ridden inside final furlong, headed final 75 yards, held close home
chased leaders, ridden 2f out, went 2nd entering final furlong, led final 75 yards, ran on
mid-division, headway over 1f out, kept on, not trouble leaders
held up in mid-division, outpaced over 2f out, well beaten over 1f out
slowly into stride, soon mid-division, outpaced and no impression final 2f
pressed leader until 3f out, stayed on same pace from over 1f out
mid-division, well beaten final 2f
tracked leaders, went 2nd over 3f out until entering final furlong, no extra towards finish
always towards rear
held up in rear, ridden and wide on last bend, well beaten and hung right over 1f out
tracked leaders, not clear run over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong
steadied start and switched left, held up in rear, never involved
held up towards rear, headway 1f out, ran on inside final furlong
Sir Lancelott won this in 2017 and scored at Wolverhampton at this time last year. He finished behind runner-up Cockney Boy in an amateurs' race at Chelmsford last month and the latter could go well again but patience has run out with Big Bad Lol, placed yet again when starting favourite at Lingfield last time. CAPE GRECO gave notice he’d been winning soon with a couple of placed efforts before duly obliging at Lingfield a fortnight ago. This longer trip should suit on that evidence and an apprentice’s allowance negates a rise in the weights.
Big Bad Lol (IRE) 6-4fav (9-8) Led, pushed along over 1f out, headed well inside final furlong, lost 2nd towards finish, 3rd of 9, 3/4l behind Chetan (10-0) at Lingfield 1m hcp (6) pol in Dec.
Cape Greco (USA) 7-2 (9-7) In touch, headway and close up 4f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on to lead towards finish, ran on, won at Lingfield 7f hcp (6) pol in Dec beating Daring Guest (9-9) by 1 1/2l, 11 ran.
Snooker Jim 12-1 (9-5) Close up, pushed along over 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 5th of 11, 4 1/4l behind Anif (9-5) at Lingfield 1m hcp (6) pol in Dec.
Lord Murphy (IRE) 7-1 (9-3) In rear, ridden and headway entering final furlong, nearest finish, 6th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Anif (9-5) at Lingfield 1m hcp (6) pol in Dec.
Polly's Gold (IRE) 14-1 (8-12) Steadied start, always in rear, last of 11, 15 1/4l behind Anif (9-5) at Lingfield 1m hcp (6) pol in Dec.
Cockney Boy 6-1 (10-5) Chased leaders, disputing 2nd over 3f out, every chance over 1f out, kept on, 3rd of 15, at Chelmsford City 7f hcp (6) pol in Dec.
Jacksonfire 50-1 (9-8) Led to post, always in rear, last of 10, 16 3/4l behind New Rich (9-8) at Wolverhampton 6f stks (6) pol in Jan.
Madame Jo Jo 9-1 (9-0) In touch, outpaced over 2f out, soon beaten, 9th of 12, 8 3/4l behind Magical Molly Joe (9-4) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (6) pol in Dec.
Moonbi Creek (IRE) 22-1 (8-12) Close up, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 12, 5 1/2l behind Peachey Carnehan (9-8) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (6) pol in Dec.
Cookie Ring (IRE) 40-1 (9-2) Mid-division, outpaced over 2f out, well beaten over 1f out, 8th of 12, 7l behind False Id (9-8) at Newcastle 7f hcp (7) pol in Dec.
Sir Lancelott 6-1 (10-0) Broke well enough, soon mid-division, headway over 1f out, no impression on leaders, 6th of 15, at Chelmsford City 7f hcp (6) pol in Dec.
Willsy 50-1 (8-12) Raced wide, in touch, pushed along 3f out, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 9th of 11, 14 1/2l behind African Blessing (9-6) at Chelmsford City 7f hcp (6) pol in Jan.
Amor Fati (IRE) 6-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders on inside, effort 2f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 14th of 15, 18 1/2l behind Ertidaad (9-2) at Chelmsford City 7f hcp (7) pol in Dec.