tracked leader, ridden over 1f out, stayed on to lead close home
close up, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong
tracked leaders, pushed along over 2f out, weakened over 1f out
keen held up towards rear, ridden 2f out, never on terms
raced wide in touch, ridden 2f out, headway inside final furlong, never nearer
held up in rear, ridden over 1f out, edged left and stayed on to go 3rd close home, not threat to leading pair
keen in touch, pushed along over 2f out, weakened over 1f out
raced wide tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, kept on one pace final furlong, lost 3rd close home
led, ridden over 1f out, headed close home
Bernie's Boy looks sure to go well again having won twice over 6f this year and beating Lucky Lodge and Prazeres in the process. But MUHAJJAL scored at Lingfield before finishing runner-up over track and trip and he get the nod in his current form with an apprentice’s allowance further helping his cause. Compass Hill was beaten less than a length when third over course and distance and is preferred to Critical Thinking, a runner-up over a longer trip here recently, while better is expected from the unexposed Cobalty Isle now handicapping having failed to act on the Fibresand on last month’s reappearance.
Bernie's Boy 7-1 (9-9) Prominent, led after 1f, driven and pressed from over 1f out, headed last strides, 2nd of 8, hd behind Glory of Paris (9-11) at Chelmsford City 6f hcp (5) pol in Mar.
Cobalty Isle (IRE) 12-1 (10-0) Chased leader, pushed along 3f out, ridden and lost 2nd over 2f out, hung left and weakened soon after, last of 6, 24 1/4l behind Assimile (8-11) at Southwell 7f stks (5) pol in Feb.
Mr Orange (IRE) 28-1 (9-4) Chased leader, effort over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 12, 6 1/4l behind Major Crispies (9-2) at Newcastle 6f hcp (5) pol in Oct.
Muhajjal 4-1 (9-5) Mid-division, effort on inside 2f out, went 2nd and stayed on inside final furlong, no impression on winner, 2nd of 10, 1 1/4l behind Murdanova (9-7) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (5) pol in Jan.
Dream Farr (IRE) 8-1 (9-2) Mid-division, driven to chase leaders 2f out, ridden and kept on same pace final furlong, no impression, 5th of 12, 4 1/4l behind Very Honest (9-4) at Lingfield 6f hcp (5) pol in Feb.
Compass Hill (USA) 15-8fav (9-8) Started slowly, held up towards rear, headway on outside under pressure over 1f out, ran on well in 3rd towards finish, not reach winner, 3rd of 12, 1/2l behind Viola Park (8-13) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (6) pol in Feb.
Lucky Lodge 16-1 (9-1) Led after 1f, ridden and headed entering final furlong, no extra close home, 5th of 9, 1 1/2l behind Bernie's Boy (9-5) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (5) pol in Mar.
Critical Thinking (IRE) 11-4fav (9-5) Led early, chased leader over 1f, remained prominent, led again over 1f out, edged right and headed towards finish, 2nd of 10, nk behind Shamlan (9-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (6) pol in Feb.
Prazeres 18-1 (9-3) Led, ridden over 2f out, edged right over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, lost 3rd last stride, 4th of 11, 1l behind Dazeekha (8-7) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (6) pol in Feb.