slowly into stride, headway on outside over 4f out, ridden 2f out, edged left 1f out, hampered inside final furlong, soon edged right and no impression
towards rear, headway 1f out, edged left and ran on inside final furlong to lead close home
chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out
led early, took keen hold tracking leaders, weakened entering final furlong
tracked leaders, lost place over 4f out, headway over 1f out, led well inside final furlong, headed close home
held up, headway when not clear run inside final furlong, switched right and ran on
prominent, led over 4f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, stayed on same pace
prominent, ridden over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong
soon towards rear, never on terms
took keen hold, mid-division, headway over 4f out, ridden 2f out, switched right 1f out, stayed on
took keen hold, soon led, headed over 4f out, prominent, led again over 1f out, headed well inside final furlong, unable to quicken
Towbee scored at Redcar last time with a bit in hand though he's upped in distance and has a wide draw to over come here. MAYO LAD makes more appeal as he went close over today's distance at Folkestone on his reappearance and handicap debut and has plenty of scope for further progress on only his fifth start. Absent Amy was much improved when runner-up at Lingfield in February and there should be more to come from her while Homeward Strut and Persidha are a couple of more exposed types who may well figure. Classic Falcon could prove best of the rest.
Towbee 3-1 (9-3) Prominent, led over 1f out, kept on well, won at Redcar 5f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gs beating Phoenix Clubs (9-7) by 2l, 9 ran.
Mayo Lad (IRE) 11-4fav (8-11) Mid-division, ridden and headway over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, kept on towards finish, 2nd of 11, 1/2l behind Dishy Guru (9-7) at Folkestone 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) sft.
Courtland King (IRE) 11-2 (9-3) Towards rear, ridden halfway, some late headway, nearest finish, 4th of 9, 8l behind Rougini (8-12) at Wolverhampton 5f 2yo clm stks (6) pol in Oct.
Persidha 3-1 (9-6) Held up, headway on inside to 3rd over 1f out, one pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 5, 1 3/4l behind J J Leary (8-13) at Wolverhampton 5f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Homeward Strut 7-4fav (9-7) Held up, headway over 3f out, ridden to chase winner 1f out, edged left inside final furlong, no impression, 2nd of 6, 3 1/2l behind Poker Hospital (8-9) at Wolverhampton 7f 3yo clm stks (6) pol.
Absent Amy (IRE) 9-2 (8-8) Dwelt soon outpaced, plenty to do 2f out, ran on strongly final furlong, went 2nd post, not reach winner, 2nd of 8, 1/2l behind Cut Across (9-13) at Lingfield 5f mdn stks (5) pol in Feb.
One Kool Dude 5-1 (8-10) Steadied start, soon pushed along in rear, outpaced over 3f out, kept on to go a never nearer 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 4, 9l behind Half A Billion (9-0) at Southwell 6f 3yo mdn stks (5) fbs in Mar.
Classic Falcon (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Lollina Paulina (9-0) at Kempton 6f 2yo mdn fll (5) pol in Oct.
Pendle Lady (IRE) 16-1 (9-6) Slowly into stride, outpaced, 10th of 11, 12l behind Sonsie Lass (8-8) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Nov.
Trending (IRE) 9-2 (8-4) Towards rear and keen, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on well to take 2nd towards finish, 2nd of 10, nk behind Phebes Wish (8-7) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Miserere Mei (IRE) 20-1 (8-7) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 9, 3 1/2l behind Towbee (9-3) at Redcar 5f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gs.
Goal Hanger 5-2fav (9-6) Pulled hard and prominent, every chance 2f out, hung right inside final 2f, soon weakened, 9th of 11, 17l behind Sweet Ovation (8-9) at Chepstow 6f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Aug.
Atlantis Crossing (IRE) 13-2 (7-7) Took keen hold, tracked leaders, hampered over 5f out, ridden 2f out, edged left over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 9, 10l behind Asifa (9-7) at Lingfield 7f 2yo hco 0-75 (5) pol in Nov.