held up, not clear run on inside over 2f out, headway chasing leaders when not clear run and and switched right over 1f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, edged right towards finish, ran on well
Invincible Ridge is best over 5f nowadays and though Masamah won over 7f here last month he has been well beaten since. ELUSIVITY won at Southwell on his penultimate start and was successful in a claimer here last year when beating Summerinthecity, who has his first outing since - Conor Dore’s charge may prove good enough. Masarzain has a chance at the weights but arrives in woeful form and the rest are even harder to fancy.
Elusivity (IRE) 5-1 (9-4) Led until narrowly headed 2f out, chased leader, ridden and every chance inside final furlong, ran on, 3rd of 5, 1/2l behind Piazon (9-5) at Southwell 5f stks (6) pol in Feb.
Masamah (IRE) 6-1 (9-3) Prominent, weakened over 1f out, last of 12, 8l behind Tripartite (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (5) pol in Feb.
Allen's Folly 33-1 (9-1) Close up, ridden halfway, weakened over 1f out, 13th of 14, 15 1/2l behind Pancake Day (9-5) at Southwell 5f hcp (6) pol in Jan.
Invincible Ridge (IRE) 9-1 (9-7) In touch, pushed along over 2f out, every chance well inside final furlong, just held close home, 2nd of 11, nk behind You're Cool (9-1) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp (5) pol in Feb.
Masarzain (IRE) 10-1 (9-8) Outpaced in rear, well behind over 1f out, last of 11, 10 1/4l behind Varsovian (9-6) at Lingfield 6f hcp (5) pol in Feb.
Spice Mill (IRE) 12-1 (9-7) Slowly into strdie, soon in touch on inside, ridden and weakening when hung left over 1f out, lost near side cheekpiece entering final furlong, 7th of 9, 9 1/4l behind Cliff (9-9) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (6) pol in Jan.
Summerinthecity (IRE) 11-4 (8-11) Tracked leader, driven to challenge 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 2nd of 7, 2 1/4l behind Elusivity (9-3) at Wolverhampton 5f stks (5) pol in Mar.
Viva Verglas (IRE) 12-1 (9-4) Reared start, mid-division, weakened over 2f out, last of 16, 11 1/4l behind Gaelic Wizard (9-2) at Thirsk 6f hcp (6) gf in Sep.
Pulsating (IRE) 15-2 (9-4) Pressed leader, ridden over 1f out, beaten and stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 5th of 11, 2 3/4l behind Lord Cooper (9-8) at Kempton 6f hcp (6) pol in Feb.