mid-division, took keen hold, headway over 2f out, led well over 1f out, soon headed, no extra well inside final furlong
prominent, led after 1f, headed over 8f out, stayed in chasing pack, weakened entering final furlong
held up towards rear, headway on outside over 2f out, every chance over 1f out, stayed on, not pace of winner
not much room start, held up in rear, headway over 2f out, outpaced over 1f out, stayed on same pace
bumped start, held up in rear, ridden over 2f out, never on terms
tracked leaders, led over 1f out, ran on well
bumped start, held up, struggling over 2f out
led 1f, prominent, ridden 3f out, weakened inside final furlong
prominent, ridden over 3f out, weakened inside final furlong
soon prominent, led over 8f out, clear over 7f out until over 2f out, headed well over 1f out, soon weakened
not much room start, held up in rear, headway over 1f out, never nearer
in touch, ridden over 4f out, weakened over 3f out
Khun John brought nearly a two year drought to an end when scoring at Kempton last time and remains on a winning mark despite a 4lb rise while Visions Of Johanna is always capable of popping up at this level as he did over C&D last month. However, GOWER RULES was winning off a higher mark at Windsor last year and, after posting a better effort at Kempton last time, it could be his turn today. Black Iceman has gone off the boil since registering a C&D double earlier in the year but Irish import and hurdles winner Teak is worth a second glance on his return to the Flat and first start for Ian Williams.
Khun John (IRE) 5-2 (9-4) Held up mid-division, headway on inside 2f out, led 1f out, ridden out, won at Kempton 1m 4f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Mar beating Laser Blazer (8-13) by 1l, 9 ran.
Gower Rules (IRE) 4-1 (9-4) Led 1f, chased leaders after 2f, headway to lead over 4f out, ridden clear 3f out, headed over 1f out, kept on one pace, lost 2nd post, 3rd of 6, 3 1/2l behind Isdaal (9-4) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Mar.
Visions of Johanna (USA) 15-2 (8-10) Held up in touch, headway over 4f out, led over 2f out, headed entering final furlong, kept on same pace, 3rd of 10, 2 1/2l behind Maid Of Meft (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Black Iceman 6-1 (8-9) Raced wide, held up towards rear, ridden on outside 3f out, soon beaten, last of 11, 13l behind Holden Eagle (8-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Mar.
Into The Wind 10-1 (8-10) Always towards rear, 7th of 9, 9l behind Tegan (8-13) at Bath 1m 2f fll hcp (5) gd in Oct.
Teak (IRE) 9-1 (11-12) Led and soon clear, reduced advantage approaching straight, headed under pressure 2f out, soon no extra, kept on one pace, 3rd of 10, 12l behind Bullock Harbour (12-5) at Bellewstown 1m 6f mdn stks gf in Aug.
Iguacu 25-1 (8-13) Slowly into stride, mid-division, outpaced over 3f out, headway to chase leaders over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 10, 4l behind Maid Of Meft (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Port Hill 7-1 (8-11) Led until over 2f out, soon under pressure and weakened, 7th of 10, 10l behind Maid Of Meft (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Pahente 25-1 (7-13) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, chased leaders entering final furlong, nearest finish, 4th of 8, 7l behind The Blue Dog (9-1) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Mar.
Endaxi Mana Mou 20-1 (8-5) Chased leader until 8f out, chased leaders until shuffled back on inside and lost place approaching final 5f, rallied over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 2 3/4l behind Spartan King (9-2) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Mar.
Four Steps Back 16-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders on inside, driven 4f out, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 11, 25l behind Bilidn (8-11) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Mar.
Disturbia (IRE) 8-1 (8-6) Towards rear, headway under stand side rail 3f out, ridden and keeping on when hampered over 1f out, 4th of 11, 7l behind On The Cusp (9-7) at Ffos Las 1m 2f hcp 0-65 (6) hvy in Nov.