THOMAS BLOSSOM went close to defying a 6lb rise when third over 1m6f here last time. He had earlier scored over today's trip at Lingfield. The Yank's winning run came to an end with a poor effort at Lingfield last month but Paris Snow found some form at last when narrowly beaten at Kempton having tumbled down the weights. A 3lb rise proved too much for the veteran Snow Dancer last time having won here before that while Bowberry has also struggled since scoring here in February.
Thomas Blossom (IRE) 4-1 (8-11) Held up towards rear, headway when switched right over 1f out, ran on, nearest finish, 3rd of 6, 3/4l behind Gabrial The Terror (9-9) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp 0-85 (4) in Mar.
The Yank 7-4fav (8-13) Keen chased winner until over 2f out, soon short of room, weakened over 1f out, last of 6, 14l behind Dumbfounded (8-12) at Lingfield 1m 5f app hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Mar.
Taweyla (IRE) 7-1 (9-0) Tracked leader, pushed along over 4f out, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 5th of 8, 14l behind Yes Daddy (9-8) at Lingfield 1m 4f mdn stks (5) pol in Feb.
Paris Snow 7-1 (8-13) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, kept on to take 3rd place towards finish, 2nd of 12, nk behind Maison Brillet (9-5) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Mar.
Bowberry 11-1 (8-11) In touch, ridden 2f out, no impression final furlong, 7th of 9, 2 1/4l behind Oly'roccs (8-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) in Mar.
Cascadia (IRE) 25-1 (8-8) In touch, headway on outer 3f out to chase leading pair, ridden and no impression from over 1f out, 3rd of 9, 7l behind Caged Lightning (9-9) at Southwell 1m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs in Mar.
Snow Dancer (IRE) 16-1 (8-13) Dwelt in rear, headway over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 11, 18l behind Ninepointsixthree (8-10) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) in Mar.
Celtic Artisan (IRE) 10-1 (9-6) Dwelt, towards rear, 11th approaching straight, no impression and kept on same pace from 1 1/2f out, 10th of 12, 19l behind Oceania Queen (8-7) at Clonmel 1m 2f 3yo hcp 47-65 gd in Sep.
Maison Brillet (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) Towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on to lead towards finish, won at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Mar beating Paris Snow (8-13) by nk, 12 ran.