tracked leader until ridden over 3f out, weakened 2f out
steadied start, in rear, ridden 3f out, never near leaders
dwelt, in rear, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, not troubled leaders
awkward start, held up, headway on outer over 3f out, led 2f out, clear over 1f out, ridden and ran on
led, ridden and headed 2f out, stayed on
tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, stayed on same pace
mid-division, outpaced 3f out, ridden and kept on inside final furlong
raced wide, raced keenly, held up, headway to press leaders over 5f out, went 2nd over 3f out, every chance over 2f out, weakened over 1f out
tracked leaders, ridden over 3f out, weakened final furlong
COTTON KING made a mockery of his 6lb penalty for an earlier win here when trouncing the opposition over C&D last month. He's been raised a further 11lb but there looks plenty more in the locker and he's taken to land his hat-trick. Phoenix Flight had Porgy behind when scoring over 2m at Kempton but this drop back in trip may not suit, though Muzo might find it to his liking after finishing a close-up third over 2m last time. Bedouin Bay has some decent form over 1m4f and there should be more to come from him.
Sherman McCoy 5-1 (9-1) Tracked leader, ridden and every chance from over 1f out until inside final furlong, 3rd of 7, 2l behind Martyr (9-2) at Newmarket 1m 4f hcp 0-90 (3) gf in May.
Phoenix Flight (IRE) 9-1 (10-0) Steadied start, held up towards rear, headway on inner over 2f out, ridden to lead 1f out, held on well, won at Kempton 2m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Jan beating High On A Hill (8-11) by 1 1/2l, 12 ran.
Porgy 5-1 (9-11) Steadied start, held up in rear and keen, not much room ove 2f out, soon switched left, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, nearest at finish, 3rd of 12, 1 3/4l behind Phoenix Flight (10-0) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Jan.
Admirable Duque (IRE) 11-1 (9-10) Held up in rear, headway on outer 5f out, chased leaders over 3f out, ridden and one pace from over 1f out, 3rd of 6, 10l behind Exemplary (9-4) at Wolverhampton 2m hcap (4) pol in Jan.
Muzo (USA) 11-2 (9-5) Tracked winner, ridden 2f out, lost 2nd inside final furlong, stayed on, 3rd of 7, 1l behind Exemplary (9-11) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Feb.
Bedouin Bay 9-1 (8-9) Tracked leader, led 2f out, ridden and headed inside final furlong, no extra, 5th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Cosmic Sun (9-0) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Feb.
Record Breaker (IRE) 11-1 (8-10) Always in rear, struggling final 3f, 8th of 10, 26l behind Scamperdale (9-1) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Feb.
Cotton King 10-11fav (9-9) In touch, headway to lead over 3f out, clear 2f out, easily, won at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Feb beating Leyte Gulf (9-8) by 10l, 9 ran.
Accompanist 12-1 (9-3) Held up in touch, lost place 6f out, ridden over 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, went 2nd near finish, 2nd of 7, 1 1/2l behind Dart (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jan.